Saturday, March 26, 2011

Dreams Believed..

Hello and Happy Saturday! I am back from Los Angeles and boy did I miss home. I'm obviously not a big city girl even though I spent the first part of my life in Chicago. I just love the quiet, the open spaces, and the people of Tennessee. :)

Anywho, I am back today with another FYI Challenge card. Did you guys see that I won the first challenge? I was totally stoked. See my blinkie on the left? heehee. It was a great challenge, so I am playing again. You should head over there and take a peek. It really is a cool challenge and because it's an inspiration photo, you are not limited by colors or a sketch - only by your imagination.

So, here is this week's inspiration photo:





Isn't that lovely? The moment I saw it, I thought of graduation. You're looking out on your future. It's so vast and unknown..and all yours. The sky is the limit really right after college, right? It feels like you could do anything and go anywhere...and you can! That's the beauty of it. :)  So, the picture brought that to mind and here is what I was inspired to create:




I embossed the background and also the graduation cap.  Here is a closer picture of that part:



I tried to incorporate the "cloudy" nature of the photo on the sentiment panel, also. So..that's all I have. I have been stamping since I woke up this morning, so I have lots to show y'all in the next few days. :)  Thanks for stopping by..Laters!



Stamps: For the Graduate (Papertrey)
Card Stock: Pale Plum (SU); Black, Vanilla (Papertrey)
Ink: Black (Memento); Pale Plum (SU)
Extras: Ribbon from stash; Bling (want2scrap); Labels 4

12 brownkowments:

dstandard said...

Beautiful card - totally gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at FYI!

StephC said...

Another stunning card Keva! So glad to have you join us for our second FYI challenge! Just lovely!

Lisa Petrella said...

GORGEOUS graduation card! Love the way you inked the label and added the two types of embossing in the background----great details!

Kara said...

great card...love the textures and the color on the focal point!!

Valerie said...

Wow! You knocked this one out of the park too Keva!! Just gorgeous - totally see how you were inspired here :)

Mad for Paper said...

this is really stunning. I love the little grad cap, did you hand cut that?
TFS
Ang

Anne said...

You're sure making us proud over there on the FYI Blog!! Great work Keva, love how the photos inspire you!! Your card is awesome! Thanks for playing along again in the FYI Challenge!!
Hugs,
Anne

Wanda Cullen said...

Keva, you have a real gift for inspiration challenges! I LOVE your interpretation of the beautiful sunset photo! Thanks for playing along with us again and for promoting this new and unique challenge!

kasia c. said...

Hey Congrats on your win! It was a gorgeous card.
I love where your inspiration took you on this one! Beautiful sentiment. The colours are fab and I love the different textures.

 

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