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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Getting Inspired By Nature


Hello lovely ladies...


In this article , I will share my tips for finding inspiration for crafting from Nature. Looking at the world we live in and finding a way to integrate it into a design requires seeing nature from a new and very different perspective. There is inspiration around everywhere around you and you just need to keep your eyes and minds open!! You can find loads of ideas,shapes,textures,color combos,themes,etc form various sources of nature.
The sunset and sunrise, the song of birds, their evening gatherings, the breeze that sways trees and the winds that blow your mind away…it’s all inspiration for you. Nature is serene, beautiful, lovely, unique and a gift to every one of us. Experiencing it and getting inspired by it should be a part of every crafter's life. Listen to the birds tweeting, the wind blowing, water lapping on the shore, the crickets cricketing all night long and the trees swaying....everything is so inspiring!! See the breathtaking sunrise and sunset-how in minutes a blanket of darkness overcomes light and how the light wins over darkness. See the birds in tens, hundreds and thousands , flying away home, the clouds each of them, having their own story to tell, the plants growing greener by the day, the flowers smiling, the stars twinkling in complete darkness. Feel the waves of the sea ,the shades of the trees and the lovely gentle breeze

Here is what I have come up with inspiration from the divine beauty of nature. Hope you like them. Making CAS cards,as you all know, is not my style but I tried to gave my best. All cards that I am sharing today are specially made for this post to inspire you all. All the inspiration pictures are taken from net.

INSPIRATION  (SUNRISE)
There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss  to get inspiration from these. 



I used my Technique Tuesday Stamp, IO stamp,Tim Holz stencil and Distress Inks to create this card. 





INSPIRATION  (SUNSET)

Sunrise paints the sky with pinks and reds, the sunset with peaches. It is  still and shadowy and sweet n cool !!



 I have used Memory Box Die Orchard Tree Frame , Memory Box Die Debutante Frame, and Distress Inks. The sentiment is from Tim Holz stamp set.  



How about this??
Nature changes its mood....a little warmer look now !!




For this I used Impression Obsession Hydrangea Stamp set and few Distress Inks.This was really a quick card. 



INSPIRATION 
(a little cool n foggy)

In this particular picture I loved the balance of black n red and fell in love with it. I used Tim Holz stencils,Hero Arts Stamp and PTI stamp. 






INSPIRATION (FALL LEAVES)


We all enjoy the colors of autumn leaves. The changing fall foliage never fails to surprise and delight us. Maple leaves turn bright red ,orange and deep yellow. Aren't they pretty enough to inspire us.





Another one...!!




I combined both and created a Thank You card. I have used Justrite Stamps and Distress Inks. Also used glossy accents to make that tiny droplets.




INSPIRATION  (OCEANS/WAVES)

 People of all ages love to watch the ocean waves and listen to them.I often feel refreshed by seeing scenes of the ocean. But what seems to influence me most is the sound of the ocean. The sound made by the ocean waves is really the natural sound of the universe. I feel ,the waves are singing...the rhythm they make is deep from the heart of ocean. 



Here is what I came up with...
The music die by Joycraft is complimenting the soothing and cool colors picked from ocean.
 When words fail...Music speaks!!How romantic!!




INSPIRATION (RAINBOW)

My teacher asked my favorite color. ... I said ‘Rainbow’.... and I was punished to stand out of my class.
How Iove Rainbowwwwws !!
Colors are my favorites.



And here is my card...!!
Background with all rainbow colors and the darkness I have given with black butterfly.
I have used Distress Inks, Tim Holz stencil ,Penny Black Stamp Set,Versamark Ink and Golden Heat Embossing Powder.





INSPIRATION  (WINDS)

The answer to everything, and to life itself, is blowing in the Wind....blowing with the Wind. So much of inspirations....give your thoughts a little creative look and
give your dreams a little flight.





The kites are hand drawn and hand cut and stamp used is Dylusion Stamp.




INSPIRATION
(flowers /gardens/butterflies) 

I'm grateful for always being surrounded by flowers....my handmade flowers. I consider myself quite blessed to be able to share what I know about flower making with you. I mostly use my handmade flowers on my cards. I'm sharing few of my old cards also to show how crazy I'm for flowers.
 

























There are tons and tons of inspirations that you can get from nature. Chirping birds, softness of their feathers,innocence in their eyes...these are all sources of inspiration. Bark of the trees, their widely spread branches, smaller to smaller vein of the leaf also inspires us....sometimes to pick the theme...sometimes to pick the color combo and sometimes textures. 
Inspiration is there everywhere. All you have to do is to spot it and capture it.
I hope I was able to inspire you from nature. Do leave your valuable comments...they mean a lot to me. Besides all inspiring things around, I feel more inspired and more confident with your love and support.


((Hugs ))

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards...love them all!

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  2. Wow!!! wow!! wow!!!!!!! So many of them !! All of them are indeed a perfect example of how nature can inspire us!!! OMG!! These are stunning and I can take my eyes off some of the cards!! Thanks for the post aunty!!! Big Huuugg!!

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  3. Good one Rajni..........the first & red n black are my favorites.

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  4. Always spellbound by ur creations .

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  5. Thnks for this valuable post mam luv all your cards

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  6. Brillaint...all the cards are just "Wow".

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  7. Fabulous cards and such an inspiring post, really really beautiful creations Rajni :)

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  8. fantastic...I also love the way you have photographed them - with the hay background and little easel - quite lovely

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  9. Beautiful cards :).. and loved all the inspirational photos too :)

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  10. Awesome , each & every card is soo inspiring !! Lovely creations !

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  11. Lovely cards with inspiration pics .. so beautiful :)

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  12. Brilliant post Rajni.....Love the way you have put the inspiration pictures and you inspired cards from them....they are looking fabulous...all are so pretty but i esp. love the INSPIRATION (SUNSET) African red sky ,INSPIRATION (a little cool n foggy) and INSPIRATION (OCEANS/WAVES) inspired Cards....they are so beautiful.... ;)

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  13. Stunning, you truly are an inspiration to me with your beautiful cards. I broke my foot on vacation and will be bummed up for awhile and not be able to hobble down the basement for supplies to play with, but I surly will keep your cards in mind for some inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

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