Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Photo Synthesis Challenge #3 ~ Take 1

Woot, woot! It’s time for another challenge at the Photo Synthesis Challenge Blog. We’ve got 2 photos for you to draw inspiration from.
Choose one or pick up elements from both to inspire your card. The challenge runs for 2 weeks so you have until Monday, September 13th to play along. The added challenge with your creation is to reduce/reuse/recycle. Use up some of your old stash, recycle some junk mail, get creative. Help save the planet while creating something beautiful.

I was recouping from a flu bug recently and Mr. Gears wouldn’t let me do much of anything. Thankfully, crafting didn’t cause him to fret, so I was able to make THREE cards for this challenge. All 3 images were from my stash of ‘just waiting to be put onto a card’ and I tried to use mostly scraps for the other pieces and elements.

Today I’ll share the details of my Leaf Trio card. Stop by later this week to see the details and more photos on the others.

Photo Inspiration ~ Photo Synthesis Challenge #3
I used the second photo as my primary inspiration for the card. I picked up on the leaves and colors. The stucco beige, greens and dark metallic (interpreted as brown) from the candle holders. I even used a glittered cardstock base which was inspired by the stucco ‘feel’ of the wall.

365 Cards Day 155 ~ Card Recipe: 4.25 x 5.5 card, 3x3 patterned paper, stitching, 3 rhinestones, sentiment, 1 stamped image
A bit more Cat interpretation on the recipe. I did faux stitching and I tried to have my sentiment on the outside of the card, but the epoxy sticker wouldn’t stay stuck to the glittered CS, so I opted to move it to the inside. I used a 3x3 square, it's just rotated so you only see half.
Cute Card Thursday #127 ~ Dieing for a Punch (no punches or die cut machines just trimmers and scissors)
Rainbow Lady’s Challenge #116 ~ Sparkle and Shine
Moving Along with the Times #60 ~ Autumn Recipe: 3 flowers, 2 papers, 1 ribbon (flowers in the DP)
Totallly Paper Crafts #31 ~ Clean and Simple

My Creation

Image Detail

Ins and Outs ~ Leaf Trio
Stamps: SU Leaf Image (Sorry I don’t know the name of the set)
Paper: SU Whisper White, DCWV Linen Closet Stack and glittered card base, SU Scraps

Ink: SU Inks

Accessories: SU Ribbon, Misc Gems, Heidi Grace Epoxy Sticker


  1. Really great card I just love those leaves
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    hugs shell xx

  2. Beautiful card - gorgeous colours . Love the leaves and the ribbon. The inside is fabulous too.
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck
    Lisa ;)

  3. Hiya

    lovely card and gorgeous layout I love this!!! thanks for joining us at tpc


  4. Hi, WOW I love the card the leaves look stunning, Thanks so much for joining in with us on MAWTT this week HAzelxoxo

  5. Hi there, beatufiul autumnal card, great image and colours. Thanks for joining us over at MAWTT this week, good luck! hugs Heidi xx

  6. This is lovely Cat. I can see the sparkles so clearly too. Thanks for sparkling this week Love Cynthia x

  7. Hi Ya
    gorgeous card,lovely image & colours, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  8. Gorgeous card, very striking.
    Thankyou for joining in our challenge at MAWTT this week and hope to see you again soon.
    Luv Brenda xxx


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