Thursday, August 18, 2011

FYI Challenge #12

A bittersweet post today with my last card for the FYI Challenge Blog as a member of the DT. I'm so glad Steph started that blog. It has really taken off and I know it's because of her interesting inspiration photo selections. I've really learned to stretch the way I see inspiration from her and definitely plan to play along in the weeks to come. Here's my project for this week's photo, a little tag in an envelope that is the perfect size for a gift card:
I was inspired by the color of the fall foliage in the photo (which you can view on the FYI blog). I used an ink color similar to the color palette in the photo to stamp the big elements on the envelope and to cover the tag. I used a water stamping technique to stamp these little leaves onto some Ranger Distress Ink:
materials: tag/envelope: Melissa Frances; stamps: Stampin Up; ink: Ranger; stickers: SRM; string: Divine Twine

Last week we had a record number of participants at FYI - hope you will join us this week. And I can't finish off this post without gushing about the design team's work. What a talented group of ladies - stop by and check them out - and link up your own project while you're at it!

Hope you are all having a good week. Be back soon, as I've been unusually crafty despite the hectic schedule :)


StephC said...

Always so beautiful! I'm so honored to have gotten to work with you at both Twisted Sketches and FYI. You're an inspiration, and I can't wait to see what you'll create next. Thanks for always being so supportive. I'm excited you'll be playing along when you can. Wishing you the best, always!
Big hugs!

Sara Mac said...

Valerie we are going to miss you and your beautiful work at FYI, but we'll be watching your blog for posts:) This is a great little thank you card.

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful gift card...I love the vibrant color! ;)

~jan said...

What a cool little project and of course, an incredible new technique!

Debby said...

You packed the colour in there Valerie! Sorry to see you go but will still be calling by.