Thursday, May 28, 2015

'You do amazing things'

Hi friends,
Hope you all are having a great time this summer vacation. I have been busy with my kids, too but, I did find time to play along with this time's Altenew May challenge which is From Places Abroad- Tunisia. Here's my take on this challenge.

The inspiration picture :

I have taken inspiration from the above picture quite literally, as you can see. I have not only tried to include the colours but kind of tried to create the design from the ceiling as well.
To make this card, I embossed a piece of watercolor paper which I had painted very lightly using Salty Ocean Distress Stain with lots of water. I used the Anna Griffin/Cuttlebug embossing folder- Foundry, then I distressed a piece of watercolor paper with Distress inks- Chipped Sapphire and Peacock feathers and used this paper to die cut my frame.
I, then die cut the Memory Box Amira Flourish die from a piece of white scrap paper and covered it entirely with Inka Gold. This creates the backdrop for my flowers.
The flowers are from the Altenew Doddle Flower set which I have stamped and heat embossed on a light blue paper using Super Fine Gold embossing powder. The leaves are heat embossed on vellum and fussy cut.
The sentiment 'You' has been die cut from a SSS die and I have stamped the sentiment from the coordinating stamp set. Have splattered some drops on my card base using Chipped Sapphire, Peacock feathers and Heidi Swapp- Gold Lame mist using a water brush.

Supplies used :
Cardstock- Fabriano Elle Erre Black ,Fabriano Brustro Watercolor paper.
Stamps- Altenew Doodle flower, SSS Expressions for you stamp.
Dies- Itsy Bitsy Venetian Label die, Memory Box Amira Flourish, SSS Expressions for you die.
Inks- Distress inks- Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers, Distress Stain- Salty Ocean, Versamark Dazzle embossing ink, Versafine Onyx black ink pad.
Anna Griffin/Cuttlebug Foundry embossing folder, Ranger Super Fine Gold embossing powder,  Heidi Swapp Gold Lame mist, Gems, Inka Gold.

I am entering my card in the SSS- Anything Goes challenge, Crafting When We Can- Bling it up

Have a nice day everyone!


  1. Oh wow...super cool colors and such lovely interpretation, Hussena!!! Gold embossing and flicking of inks in bg are great add ons to the already beautiful card :)

  2. Wow! Great inspiration pic and the card you made is fabulous Hussena! Love those flowers are the die-cut 'You' :)
    Suchi xx

  3. Absolutely perfect for the challenge! The embossing, the colors, the frame, the flowers, you name it, they fit perfectly!

  4. Brilliant interpretation of that challenge picture, Hussena. Loved your take ..and card!

  5. Elegant and gorgeous!! I love the colors and design!! Beautiful take on the inspiration photo!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Very interesting work. Greetings

  7. So pretty, love how you gathered your inspiration into this card. Perfect in every way.
    Julie x

  8. Beautiful background to your card and I just love all the light blue with the gold accenting and embossing, lovely layout!

  9. gorgeous, fabulous take on the inspiration photo, lovely flowers! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  10. I can totally see the inspiration on your card! Love the embossed background and the beautiful composition of the card!

  11. Gorgeous embossed background. I love those vellum flowers with the one colored one.

  12. Hi, Hussena! I miss you tks for the blog visit! :)
    This is so gorgeous! Love the colors and the details!!
    Love it!!

  13. WOW so soothing and beautiful to look at
    Dr Sonia
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