Pages

Monday, May 21, 2012

OCL Inspiration Challenge


Hello everyone...hope you had a great weekend!!! I was real ambitions and cleaned out a couple of closets...I found lots of things for the church garage sale and tossed a bunch, too!! Now I have room for more stuff...LOL!!! Anyway.....
 This is my third week to post on the Our Craft Lounge's blog as the May Artist of the Month. I decided to play along with their Photo Inspiration challenge....isn't this a beautiful picture!! I knew right away that I wanted to use Our Craft Lounge's Asian Garden set...the cherry blossom branch reminded me of the beautiful pink blossoms on the tree in the photo. 


The lanterns were all paper pieced with paper from Webster's Pages Postcards from Paris dp and the details on the lanterns, blossoms, and sky were all colored with Copics. I can't believe I didn't use a single embellishment on this design but the stamps speak for themselves...they don't need anything else to make them shine!!!

Thanks for stopping by....have a great day!!!

16 comments:

Tammy said...

Beautiful CAS card Joan! Love the image and the paper you used is perfect for the lanterns.

Anne Temple said...

Stunning card! Love how you did the sky and your color choices.

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous Joan! The papers you chose are PERFECT! Love those lanterns!!!
I need to get ambitious like you and so some serious decluttering in my closets too. Maybe today? Oh no....maybe stamping? priorities...hehe!

Annette said...

WOW this is AWESOME...What a great design...love the cherry blossoms..

VanessaB said...

oh wow that is sooooooo beautiful!!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

An absolutely beautiful card Joan, I like the lanterns and blossom.
Kevin xx

Kathy and Lucky said...

This one just takes your breath away, so pretty, colorful and CAS, love this. Congrats on the closets, that is ambitious.

Becky said...

This is beautiful Joan! So soft.

jimlynn said...

Very pretty inspiration picture and a beautiful card! Love the little lanterns. So pretty with all that shading.
Lynn

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful card. I love the design of the branch with the hanging lanterns. Beautiful coloring.

Bev Gerard * TexasGrammy said...

Ms. Joan!! What a beautiful whisp of Spring beauty you have created! And CONGRATULATIONS on being recognized as an amazing papercrafter by OCL! Hear me clapping for you?!

~Bev

Donna Ellis said...

I've just spent an enjoyable early morning browsing of your blog for the first time. Love your clean, sleek and elegant style, and the assortment of techniques used. Just beautiful!

Paula Boudreaux said...

Very pretty cards!

Patrice said...

Those lanterns are gorgeous!

tina said...

Beautiful card.

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.net

Sue said...

Wow! this is beautiful Joan!! I love the soft sky background and those lanterns look wonderful with the paper-piecing!
Big Hugs
Sue xx