Sunday, June 3, 2012

Smooches Inspiration


I've seen some fabulous interpretations of the picture at the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge this week although I struggled with my own idea.  It required some masking that I just could not get right but I wanted to get an entry in so I abandoned the original and went for a simplified version.  I was inspired by the colours and the little vase on the piano and I used stamps from Vogue Abode and Perky Plants.  I'm also going to enter this over at Simon Says Stamp's Anything Goes Challenge.


We had a pretty lazy morning her as it was pouring outside. Hurrah for water in the tank!  We watched some of the festivities on the Thames in England and almost felt like we were there since the weather here was just as bad.  :)  Hope it clears up for the next two days for you guys!  


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Pumkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo) Stampin' Up

Stamps:  (Table, vase and sentiment from Vogue Abode, Flwer from Perky Plants) Paper Smooches
Ink:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Mat Stack 5 and Layerz Mat Stack 5) PTI
Gem:  (Tangerine Assortment) Doodebug
Copic:  Y38

23 comments:

Lindsey said...

What a sweet little scene! I don't even care what your first idea was, because this one turned out so well. :D

Ardyth said...

This is a great take on the inspiration - very CAS!

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

i love, love this card, must be all the white space ;) it really is gorgeous jen :)

Joyce said...

I really don't know what your original plan was, but I must say that I really love this simplified card. So crisp and clean. Thanks so much for all your comments on my blog. It was such fun to wake up to them all.

Jay Gee said...

This is fabulous Jen and I love the bling "I" in the sentiment :)

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Jen, I love this - so beautiful with the colors and the scene you created with the white space. The vase is beautiful too! Hope you have a great week and yay for water in the tank! (P.S. I still owe ya an e-mail so I'm going to e-mail you either tonight or tomorrow AM. *smile*)

Karen B. said...

LOVE this simplified version, so down to the point, graphic and modern and really, really cool!

Jen said...

I have no idea what your original idea was, but I think this one is genius! Love it!

Kim S said...

This works so well...that simple, tiny little vase is perfect!

Barb said...

wow! this is cas perfection!

~amy~ said...

Super fab take on the inspiration!!!

lostinpaper said...

Love it Jen! Great colours together and the CAS design is perfect!

Glenda J said...

PERFECT CAS card for the inspiration photo! LOVE!

Lynn said...

Your interpretation is awesome Jen! Love the sweet little pattern on the vase!

onecraftymama said...

I love it! That lonely little vase with its flower curving towards the sentiment...just right :) I haven't managed to play along once since SPARKS changed format - I keep running out of time & forgetting it's not 2 weeks long!

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Maureen Morton said...

Sweet take, Jen - you've got this clean and simple thing down to a science! This is simply lovely. Love that inspiration photo and the colors. You did good again, kiddo. We have rain today, too, which is so rare. This summer gal hates it.

Emm said...

Love this clean and simple card!! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge!

Lisa Arana said...

oh jen, this is pure perfection. everything is just the right color, size and pattern. LOVE it.

Marcea said...

What a fabulous creation and wonderful colours. Thankyou so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week
-x-

Jenny said...

This is an awesome interpretation of the photo and great sentiment too for the image:0)
So pleased you finall got some rain, I'm sure it was a tribute to the Queens Jubilee and the great British weather!!!
Jenny x

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love this, I have that set and it's not getting the love it deserves.

Emily Leiphart said...

Eeek, this is CAS perfection. Amazing.