I hope your week is going well! It's been a bit crazy, as usual, but I have managed to find a good balance this week. I have to say it's kind of refreshing. :)
I'm excited to bring you my next FYI project. Here is the inspiration photo. And, for all of the details, click HERE.
I love how the dark and light contrast between the deep, rich colors, and the light bridge. The softness of the trees and the sharp lines of the architecture are wonderful as well. I would love to be sitting on this bridge, watching the day go by. *happy sigh*
For my card, I tried to incorporate all of the elements I saw in the photo. The light to dark reds, the earthy elements of the tree branches, the rocks peeking out from under the red leaves on the ground and the contrast of the bridge. I really like how my card turned out with the pop of green, kind of tying everything together from the photo. I'm a little disappointed that I fudged the top part of the red panel, at the top. I had too much water on the stamp, and it got blurry. Then again, I'm a bit OCD like that, but I'll get over it. lol I also wanted to put my sentiment in an off the wall kind of spot. It's not typical for me, and I kinda like it. All in all, it was a successful attempt at what I was attempting.
I've combined the following challenges into my card:
Ruby's Rainbow #24 - Lace
Scrapalicous - A Cut Above (different shape)
City Crafter Challenge #100 - Things In Your Heart (this was made for my friend, whom I miss terribly)
Crafty Sentiments - Things With Wings
Belle's & Whistles Challenge - Butterflies
My Lovelies have created some awesome cards today. I do hope you'll get the chance to visit the FYI blog to see what I'm talking about, and hopefully, play along with this challenge.