Thursday, October 20, 2011

PPA Sketch Challenge 116



My friend Maria takes beautiful photographs. One of those beautiful pictures was the inspiration for this card above made for Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge.  Maria and I got together recently to talk about using her pictures as the focal point of cards. I made a quick sample for her which I have posted below. The photo is from her trip to Italy.  I love the sepia tone of it!  I trimmed her picture and just added some ribbon and a sentiment to create the bottom card.  So simple - yet so pretty!  Last I heard Maria was making friends with a brand new paper cutter, cardstock and ribbon and was going to introduce them to some gorgeous photos........can't wait to see her results!



17 comments:

LeAnne said...

Wowza! These are stunning---photos and interpretation!!! A little change of pace from your usual style and I love it!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Your friend sure DOES take great photos. Lucky her, getting to go to Italy.

I think you've done a great interpretation, with some rough textures, muted tones, black and white.

Pam~ said...

Gorgeous! Love the elegance and colors on this fabulous vintage looking card! Great pictures from Maria ... makes fabulous cards!

Carrie Gaskin said...

This is beautiful Linda! I love the focal point of this on the rich background paper. Lovely.

Ann Schach said...

Wow...this is a fabulous photo that Maria took! I love your distressed and layered card! Very rich!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Linda this is stunning and the photo card is just gorgeous. Love how crumb cake works so nicely. Just beautiful...and I look forward to seeing more of the same.
Hugs

maryr917 said...

2 beautiful cards Linda-love your sketch card and the distressing-the one you made for your friend is really pretty-love your ribbon treatment

Mary Fish said...

Both cards are beautiful.

Hugs, M

Margaret Moody said...

Love your card, Linda Callahan! Great use of the Mocha Morning DSP and I love the gold embossing! Love the beautiful card using Maria's gorgeous photograph,too! Two awesome cards from two very talented ladies!

Kim C said...

I love how you used the pictures - what a great idea! I have some fun photos from Europe that I now want to put on cards. :-) Thank you for the inspiration.

Tara Bilbao said...

Linda - This is amazingly chic. I just love the paper and the embossing combination. I am just... WOW , WOW, - speechless - Brilliant!

Debbie Henderson said...

Love all the cards and photo's Linda. Looks like the "teacher" in you keeps going even when retired!

Carla Bazhenow said...

I love both!!! I esp love the touch of gold on your card. I've been grazing and I have so missed your gorgeous creations! Hugs,

Anne Marie said...

Wow, Linda! Marie's photos are stunning!! You really made them take center stage on your card, too. I love how you used the inspiration from her photos to create your card. Gorgeous and elegant in every way! I can tell you were inspired and your have inspired me. Hope you had a great day! Hugs! :)

Rae said...

Love your Sketch Post Linda! Just gorgeous!

Edna M. said...

Beautiful elements Linda! I love every little detail and your fine art of adding just the right amount of special effects! Bravo!

Mike Funke said...

Beautiful job, Linda. Love the color palette. Really very edgy and modern looking with a hint of shabby chic!
Mike