Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Creative Confetti - Art imitating life!

For this week at Power Poppy, we are to take a photo and use the design or color as inspiration.  
Well, this one took a little thinking and lots of looking at photos that I took this summer.  I found one that interested me in the texture and color and when with that photo.  
We went to Ashville N.C. this summer and while there toured the Biltmore estate where Dale Chihuly had an exhibit.  I took many photos of his glass sculptures and this is the one that I took for inspiration. 
There were sculptures inside and outside as well.  This is one that was on a pond in the garden.  I loved the colors and the texture of the glass and I seemed to remember a stamp set that Marcella did recently.  I went right to the set, called Sassy Succulents.  
Here is the card that I did. 
I wanted more of the succulents to show, so I masked off the plant and stamped to two more times.  Making it bigger as my inspiration photo shows. When I saw this sentiment in the same set, I thought I would just let the plant stand out alone.  I did sponge a little extra color behind it and then heat embossed the sentiment with Platinum EP.  The layer under the image is embossed with an EF that I thought looked like the glass in the picture. Less is often better! 
I am adding this to the Creative Confetti for this week.  Not sure if there will be another one next week for this month long challenge.  We will be hitting the road for the winter.  Yes, I am a snowbird.  See you all after I unpack and get my craft room settled.  
Thanks for leaving a comment and for stopping by. I will be looking forward to reading the. 


  1. Wow, what a great take on the inspiration photo! This is beautiful and the color is glorious.

  2. So beautiful and it looks like you captured the inspiration photo perfectly too.

  3. OH MY GOSH...you nailed this challenge. Great CAS design too.

  4. What a beautiful interpretation Barb! Yes, we saw the Dale Chihuly exhibit in Seattle, WA a couple of years ago after returning from our Alaska Cruise and it was outstanding! Beautiful creation!!

  5. Well done, well done, well DONE!!! This card is a perfect rendition of that photo, with the color,the texture and the design. I LOVE it. And I LOVE Dale Chihuly. We saw an exhibit of his in Grand Rapids a few years ago. FABULOUS all the way around, as is your creation!!! Oh, and I love the greeting as well!

  6. Beautiful card and great interpretation of your photo and the colors. The ridges in the embossing and the succulent image is a perfect take on the photo. TFS

  7. Love your photo and I can see where you were inspired for sure! Saw the Chihuly exhibit in Seattle....so amazing! safe travels my friend and I look forward to our Third year together!

  8. LOVE that photo and those gorgeous glass sculptures, aren't they magnificent?!?! And your card! Nailed It!!! Looooove what you have created, from the background color and texture to that fabulous succulent! Awesome!!!