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Friday, August 13, 2010

Etsy Inspired Challenge #100 & Simon Says Stamp - End of Summer Blues


The Etsy Inspired 100th Challenge is to be inspired by Cathy Walters.  If you take a look at her work you definitely will be inspired. Here are a few of the pieces that inspired my card:



The other challenge that caught my eye was the Simon Says Stamp - End of Summer Blues. The colors I wanted to pull from Cathy's work was the shading from her Paris inspired pendant. So they both work together beautifully.

I had so much fun creating these little scenes. Sponging, flowers, butterflies, dragonflies... what's not to love!  I also loved the silver around each of Cathy's pendants and wanted to pull that in as my accent colors.

The stamps are mostly Hero Arts with a few Cornish Heritage Farms thrown in. The colors of inks are Memento Blue Bahama, Ranger Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Memento Summer Sky, Versafine Blue.

Have a wonderful Friday with a nice weekend coming up...

Suzz


44 comments:

  1. This is lovely, Sue - like a little wall of art! Love that you edged each one in silver! Beautiful blues!

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  2. I love this piece Suzz. The blues are gorgeous and really enhanced by the use of the silver embossing. Wonderful work.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  3. that's a stunner Suzz. blue and silver look so lovely together.

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  4. This is so gorgeous it took my breath away! Absolutely gorgeous Suzanne! Gosh I love visiting your blog. :)

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  5. OhMy...Suzz....this is Gorgeous!!!

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  6. I Looove this. Those little pieces of art are wonderful.. I agree you can't go wrong with Butterflys and dragonflys.. This really is wonderful...
    Hope you have a great weekend!

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  7. *GASP* Wowza! This is absolutely stunning. Love, love, love..... still gaping here.... wow! Speechless, LOL!

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  8. Stunning Suzz love this collection. A beautiful blue experience.

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  9. Oh wow!! These are so beautiful!! I love those butterflies/dragonflies - especially the one with the pearl center!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!

    -Sarah

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  10. This has got to be one of the most beautiful cards you've ever made, Suzz! Seriously, it really is stunning! The silver around each little scene is brilliant and all the wonderful embossing, stamping and glittery shine makes for one amazing card! LOVE THIS!! (Can ya tell?)

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  11. This is SO pretty! I love the way you have layed it out! So original!


    Thanks so much for helping EtsyInspired celebrate our 100th challenge!

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  12. Oh my what a gorgeous card. Those butterflies are so pretty over all those shades of blue and the silver and pearls just the perfect touches. TFS

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  13. Wow! This is absolutely stunning, Sue! LOVE the gorgeous blues and the fabulous silver edges!!

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  14. Brilliant!!!! You pull this one together with panache Suzz... it is totally stunning.

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  15. the card is breath taking. so stunning and elegant and each little scene you created could stand alone and still look amazing.

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  16. wow! Sue, i am speechless... this is absolutely gorgeous! love love love it!

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  17. The silver embossing and shaded backgrounds remind me of cloisonne jewelry. Stunning.

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  18. WOW Suzz....this blue card is one of the most stunning that I have seen for quite some time. Love coming to visit you, friend!

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  19. Oh my goodness ... this is pure magic ... I would frame it for sure ... gorgeous inspired design.

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  20. Gasp.... another gorgeous piece of art, This needs to be framed, seriously!! What inspiration you provide to all of us!

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  21. Gasp is right, I agree with Lynn, this deserves to be framed as art! So gorgeous!
    blessings!

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  22. Wonderful cards (as allways) since my last visit to your blog Sue.However - the first card on your blog is my fave - Woooow!

    I haven´t been in the mood for card making since I came back from holiday hope it will come back to me ;0) It has been hard starting job after 4 weeks break and when I come home I just enjoy the sun and visit my friends. So for now I just enjoy my blogfriends creations!
    Big hug Sanne

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  23. Sue---this is simply STUNNING! I can't even tell you how amazing this is! Beautifully done:)

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  24. WOW Sue! Your card is gorgeous! I love all the various butterflies! Looks like a sample board in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History! Stunning!

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  25. This is just beautiful and I love the design of your card!

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  26. WOW! How I love your interpretation! The touches of silver add such a magical look!

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  27. GORGEOUS!!! Your work is amazing, Sue!

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  28. Absolutely beautiful Sue! The blues are so gorgeous and I love how you've used the pearls on the butterflies! Gorgeous!

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  29. I am in awe of this stunning card Sue - just breathtaking! As are all your recent creations! I followed your blog from Spain but couldn't get the comments to work. Hope all is well!

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  30. what an amazing job you did, so beautiful and very elegant.

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  31. As usual, utterly FABULOUS! Such wonderful depth and detail!

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  32. Stunning scenes you created in each panel - definately should be framed!

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  33. WOW! Very stunning! Love the colors you used on this masterpiece.

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  34. OMG... this is totally stunning, Sue! LOVE the blue and silver, perfect in every way!!

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  35. Love your colours, love your images, love your backgtrounds, love your layout. Guess what? I love it. So much I have had to become a follower - your work is amazing.

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  36. WOW that card is amazing.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon says stamps Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  37. That card is GORGEOUS! The silver is the perfect touch - I am not normally a big blue fan but you card is changing my mind!

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