Wednesday, January 18, 2017

I'm baaaaack - and so is Card Concept

I'm baaaack from my rolling vacation on the high seas. After a short-lived career as a pirate, I've retired my eyepatch and have gotten back to work in my craft room. 

And no hard task it was - especially with the the beeeautiful new inspiration image up at the Card Concept. 

Check it:


Next to purple and teal, pink and orange is one of my fave color combos so I was totally stoked to soak in this image. 

Here's how I transformed it into card form:



At Card Concept, we celebrate all sorts of cardmaking styles. I chose to work in the Mixed Media style and created a background by making some orange watercolor swirls (a la the pillow in the inspiration photo). 

For my focal image, I masked and stamped a bouquet of tulips using Winnie & Walter's In Bloom: Addie's Garden. I colored them in with Distress Inks and a wet paintbrush, then I stamped a sentiment from Verve's Poppy Birthday set. 

I hope you'll come play along at The Card Concept using whatever style you like best!  

25 comments:

  1. I love the pretty shades of color on your tulips, Becca! This is so bright and fresh and totally reminds me of spring!
    Crafty Hugs!
    Michele

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  2. Gorgeous. Love how your black and white frames those bright pinks and oranges. This is fresh and pretty! Wonderful card, matey! Bev

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  3. Beautiful card!! I love the addition of the black and white elements in the pinks and oranges :)
    Cheers
    preety

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  4. Wow, Becca, this is pretty much perfect! I love it, Jo x

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  5. Simply gorgeous, Becca! Love that fabulous black and white frame.

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  6. Amazing design! Love the pink and orange swirls in the back and the contrast with that black and white frame!

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  7. So gorgeous Becca!! Your black frame really pops out those flowers! Glad you had a fabulous time on your trip! :)

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  8. Love the bold colors on your beautiful card!

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  9. Ahoy matey, welcome back!! Your card is packed full of so much prettiness. I like that you picked up the scribbles from the pillow and tucked them the back. Marvelous coloring on the tulips too!

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  10. I love this take from the photo. I love the colours and love the background which you took from the pillow.

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  11. Sounds like a great holiday! Piracy would be such fun;) Love your card....very pretty, and nice swirls in the bg there:):)

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  12. This is a wonderful stunner Becca - love how you have used the inspiration photo
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  13. Such a beautiful card the tulips are beautifully coloured and I love the swirly background. Piracy ! Sounds interesting.

    Marie

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  14. Welcome back, Becca ...so nice to have a post from you again ...hope you had a great time!!!!!
    Your tulips are simply stunning and I really like the layered bg and the beautiful ribbon!!! A lovely card!!!!!
    Have a great day and have fun being back in your craft room again!!!!
    Hugz

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  15. So pretty and cheerful :-) Love it!
    Hugs,
    Lena

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  16. What a gorgeous card Becca! I love your take on the inspiration photo!

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  17. This card is so gorgeous Becca!!! Absolutely love it!! :)
    Suchi xx

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  18. lovely card Becca! welcome home.

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  19. Gorgeous card Becca. I love how you manage to combine different colours and elements and make them cohesive and beautiful!

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  20. Beautiful card! Love the orange swirls in the background!!!

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  21. Love the tulips Becca, gorgeous colours. Love the background accents too.

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  22. You are so talented, I love your style! the mixed media on the tulips are awesome! I hope to be as talented as you are in a couple of years!

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