Friday, January 7, 2011

Inspired by a Pottery Barn Bench

If you read my previous post, you would know that I was smitten with the Pottery Barn catalog that came in the mail the other day.  Here's another picture I was inspired by:


As you can tell by my blog header, I'm a sucker for hydrangeas.  And the gorgeous, vibrants ones sitting here on this bench, surrounded by subdued colors, really grabbed me.  So, using a sketch from Lucy's Cards...
...this is my creation:



This also fits in at Stampin' B, where the challenge is to use something old (that twine; it's been in my stash since I began stamping) and something new (both the String Lace border punch by Martha, and the embossing folder 'Ornate Flowers, Leaves and Twirls' by Sizzix) AND at Mark's Finest Papers, where the challenge is also to use something new.



I colored the hydrangea from SU's Because I Care with Copic markers and the sentiment is from SU's Teeny Tiny Wishes (one of the most versatile sets I own).  The oval nestie black frame was created with the tight-mat tutorial

Behind the scenes, I am having fun putting together creations for my future Play Date Cafe challenges.  My official debut there begins next week.  I am truly excited!  I hope you enjoy the things I show you each week and I really, really hope you come and play, too!

Thanks for joining me once again today (I promise that's it for posts today). 

Have a wonderful weekend,

Colleen

Stamps:  Because I Care, Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Punch:  String Lace by Martha Stewart
Other:  Big Shot, Sizzix Folder 'Ornate Flowers, Leaves and Twirls', dimensionals, natural twine by SU, oval nesties by Spellbinders, Copic markers

15 comments:

Marisa said...

Total gorgeousness, Colleen! Love that border punch and how you coloured the hydrangea and added the touch of twine. Lovely card!

Ann Schach said...

Fabulous job with the coloring! I love the border punch and texture...a perfect card!

Pauline said...

Beautiful, love the flower image and the punched border.

Vicki Dutcher said...

AWESOME take off your inspiration! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Tracey said...

so PRETTY!!!! Perfect colouring...WOW!!!

Benzi said...

Nice punch, embossing folder, and what a beautiful hydrangea. So glad you joined the Stampin B's and showed us your old and new.

Thanks for telling me about the Jingle Belles blog challenge. If only I would make a Christmas card a week, I would be in good shape next Christmas. Of course, I would still be wanting to make more Christmas cards when everyone else is making them...something I love.

Tammy said...

What a beautiful hydrangea! You have a wide variety of stamping toys! What fun!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is awesome Colleen, thanks for sharing, and thanks for the blog award!

Joanne Leddy said...

Wow, this is just beautiful. The colors on the hydrangea are gorgeous. You did fabulous work on these flowers ... thank you for sharing your talents!

redwasher1 said...

This is FABULOUS!!!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Emily Keaton said...

OH, Colleen, you've been so busy making beautiful, inspired creations!! I love the addition of twine (you know I'm a sucker for it) and the lovely subdued background which makes a perfect stage for that dynamite hydrangea!! As always, I love seeing what inspired your card. Thanks so much for playing along with the Stampin' B's DT for our old/new challenge this week. What pretty eye candy!!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, and thanks so much for the link to Lucy's Cards sketches. I loved the sketch you used and had to check it out. LOVED what I saw!!

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous !!!! I love the subtle colour of the base card and then the pop of colour in the hydrangeas,such perfect coloring.

Deb x

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous !!!! I love the subtle colours of the base and then the wonderful pop of colour from the hydrangea,stunning and such perfect coloring.

Deb x

dpkennedy said...

Gorgeous coloring of those flowers! I LOVE hydrangea's too...I have more than a dozen on my property and I can't stop buying them! Beautiful sketch too! Just a lovely card!

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