Monday, February 27, 2012

H2H Challenges: Photo Inspiration

There's a photo inspiration challenge over at Heart 2 Heart this week....and let me tell ya'...there's inspiration exploding all over this photo!
I was so inspired that it took me quite some time to settle on just one idea.  If I had more time, I could have made several projects based on this photo.  I think it's just stunning.  In fact, I wouldn't mind living there. :)  The main inspiration for my card came from the big and bold striped curtains and the colors (of course).  I was also quite drawn to the chalk board, the natural elements (like baskets, wood legs and log table), and the shiny  items (like the glazed items and table top).  

Even though I was highly inspired by the photo for the elements of my creation, I wanted a little help with the layout, so I found this sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.

Using the sketch and photo for inspiration, this is what I came up with......
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It's difficult to tell in the photo, but the squares behind the raffia were created using Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel, and have a glass-like appearance in real life.

Now...I challenge you to play along.  I look forward to seeing how you were inspired!

You have until 10 p.m. EST this Saturday to submit your entry.  Just click on the H2H link to link up your project.  It's important to remember the rules of the challenge.  1)  use the photo for inspiration AND 2) you must use mostly Close To My Heart products in your project, but it doesn't have to be 100% CTMH.  If you don't have Close To My Heart products and would like some, simply contact your Close To My Heart consultant or click here.

To celebrate the end of February - the month of love - we want to show our love to you! A surprise package of goodies will be heading to one lucky player, randomly chosen from ALL players in the month of February. The more you played along with our challenges, the more chances you have to win! And there's still time! Be sure to get your entries (to this and any other February challenge) added to the challenges by Saturday, Mar. 3rd at 10:00 pm EST to be eligible! This is also the final date to be eligible for February's Top Ten so get that artwork posted!

Have fun and until next time...


  1. Wow ... I love that raffia, what a great element to add .... lovew the clean lines and very stylish!
    Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  2. Such a great interpretation of the inspiration photo. That raffia is cool! Glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

  3. What a great card. I love the raffia and the "tiles" behind it look amazing. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  4. This is really pretty!! the raffia looks great!

  5. Very pretty! I love the floral stamp with the crisp clean and simple style. That raffia is cool too!

  6. Love the contrast on black and the touches of blue! Beautiful!


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