Cloud9 Blog Hop


I'm so excited to be joining in the first Cloud 9 Blog Hop!  
If you love Wplus9 stamps, you should join too.  Check it out here.

This months hop is a photo inspiration challenge.

Here's the inspiration...


And my interpretation...


Admittedly, the pattern and color on the inspiration piece scared me a bit :)
 So, I made a toned down version pulling some of the colors from the inspiration.  I started by stamping my rainbow of flowers & butterflies using the Mother's Day Bouquet stamp set.  Then I die cut the Label Layers 3 die and stamped the frame through the negative portion onto another white layer.  I chose a fun birthday sentiment from Label Layers 4, as it seemed to fit with the inspiration.  It certainly looks like a party to me :) 

Stamps:  Mother's Day Bouquet, Label Layers 4, Very Vintage Greetings (Wplus9)
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Pool Party, Island Indigo (SU!)
Paper:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Island Indigo (SU!)
Accessories:  Label Layers 3 die (Wplus9), Button (PTI), Bakers Twine (SU!)


18 comments:

Renee said...

Gorgeous take on this pic...
love how you used the blues...
they're fabulous! :)
Beautiful card!

Suzanne D. said...

Maureen! I love this! That shade of dark blue is outstanding and I really need to get that frame and die now, huh? The stamping is so beautiful and I have such a sweet spot for rounded corners. Oh! And are those blueberries that you added? Perfect!

I didn't mean to scare you with the photo. I tried to pick something that had something for everyone...but even I was stumped! LOL! I am clearly new to this. :)

Thanks SO very much for playing along with us!!

Sue Ann said...

WOW I love the blue in this beauty and the pop of bright colors is just perfect. Beautiful take on the inspiration photo!!

Cassandra said...

Very, very nice, love the colours and the cut out sentiment.

Joyce said...

Gorgeous card. I love how you went with all that lovely white space.

Melissa said...

This is gorgeous! I love the inset with the sentiment!

Dawn said...

I agree, those blues with the hot pink are amazing! And the white space really calls attention to the perfection execution. Flawless girl!

Mum of 4 said...

WOW! Maureen another beautiful card! Love the colors you chose! :)

Kara said...

juat beautiful..love your work!

Wendy said...

Beautiful, beautiful card.

Christina said...

This is so incredible! I love the negative space framed by the florals and the perfect placement of the button. So fabulous!

Kim S said...

This is AMAZING!! The brilliant colors on the white...the diagonal splash of flowers and butterflies...your window for the sentiment. Wonderful!! (And now those stamp sets have moved to the top of my wishlist!)

Jean Martin said...

WOAH!!! This is gorgeous!!!! I have to say I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your work!!! This is absolutely beautiful! :)

anya said...

Outstanding! I love the negative die cut, and your pattern is just so beautiful. A perfect balance of colors and images! So glad you joined us for our first hop!

Gayatri said...

Amazing! I love the white space and the window. Just perfect.Love it. So glad you played with us @ Cloud9 :)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Wow, I love this. Congrats at winning at Cloud 9!

Michelle said...

Wow, Maureen, this is fabulous! Beautiful!

Pryn said...

This definitely has me ready for a Luau!!! Such happy and gorgeous colors!!! Love it!

xoxo

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