Thursday 3 November 2011

For Your Inspiration Guest DT

Today I have a Guest DT spot over at For Your Inspiration, which is a great fortnightly photo inspiration challenge if you haven't come across it before.

The current challenge is to use the following photo to inspire your project

I decided to interpret the colours, shapes and reflective surfaces and create a Christmas card.  Now I know the photo with the invited pool doesn't scream Christmas but the golds and shimmers (and the fact that I've been in Christmas card mode for a while) all lead me down the Christmas theme.

I started with a black pearl 6 x 4 base card and cut a black, cream and gold spotted shape from DP from Papermania using a Spellbinders Label, and then I drew around the outside on some shiny cream card and cut it out by hand to create a thin matt.  This echoed the colour of the building and the spots the lights.  I took a gold oval (again cut with a Spellbinders die) to represent the shape of the building and the reflective quality of the pool and stamped a Christmas sentiment from Waltzingmouse and embossed that with pewter embossing powder.  The reflections made the photography difficult but the sentiment reads "to aid in the attainment of PEACE on earth".

I hope you like the card and are inspired by the photo - can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with!

Tara (aka Craftilicious)


  1. Love your interpretation Tara, this photo would have me scratching my head! Brilliant Christmas card :)
    Jenny x

  2. If you've clicked the link and noticed a suspicious lack of my card, then I assure you I haven't made it up - something went wrong and my DT bit has been missed off :-(

  3. Lovely card! I like the gold piece with the embossing. Apologies for the tardiness in adding your card, but it's up now.

  4. Great interpretation Tara and it certainly is inspirational.


  5. great card you made here with the inspiration photo! It's very elegant!

  6. So elegant Tara - love it!

  7. Beautiful, elegant card Tara! ;)

  8. Tara - I absolutely love this card - so elegant, so beautiful. I think your interpretation of the photo is brilliant. I'm still thinking about my card!


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