Friday, January 14, 2011

PPA Valentine

Have you seen the inspiration picture at Pals Paper Arts this week?  Wow, it is so cool, and very surreal. 

I've seen some neat interpretations of this photo over at the PPA website. 
For my card, I focused on the colors of red, gray and white, and also on the swirling bands of fabric blowing in the wind (check out the close-up pix below; the embossed red strip of cardstock)


I used several new-to-me things on this Valentine:
  • damask paper from My Mind's Eye 'Best of Damask' paper pad
  • crocheted fleurettes from Stampin' Up!, purchased at the Clearance Rack (glad I bought 7!)
  • Labels One nesties from Spellbinders
  • Organic Flourish embossing folder from Cuttlebug
The sketch is from Cardabilities #20:

I was also influenced by two Splitcoast challenges:
My card measures 5 1/2" square, by the way. That is a size I rarely do, but it just seemed right for the sketch challenge.


Some close-up shots of all the textural details:




I am happy I found stamping time this morning.  It's been an unexpected kind of day:  my car had to go in the shop; my husband is now working from home today because of that; and I got called to sub as a Lunch Aide at my daughter's school for this afternoon.

Thanks a bunch for checking out my new card today.  I am so happy to share it with you!!





Paper:  Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, damask dp from MME 'Best of Damask'
Punch:  String Lace by Martha Stewart, Heart-to-Heart from SU, corner rounder
Other:  Big Shot, Labels One nestie by Spellbinders, crocheted fleurettes from SU, Maraschino twine from The Twinery, doily, Organic Flourish embossing folder from Cuttlebug, dimensionals, Aleene's Tacky Glue, Lattice embossing folder (SU)

18 comments:

Bonnie said...

What an interesting inspiration piece! I love your interpretation! The embossing and tone on tone stamping are so perfect!

Bev J. said...

Lots of things to look at-like the twine stems! Neat card.

Tammy said...

I love your decorative work of art here using hearts as leaves and twine as a stem! TFS!

Marisa said...

Darling crocheted flowers, Colleen. Darling card.

Tenia Nelson said...

What a wonderful card!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous card!! Very cool inspiration! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, what a beauty, Colleen! I'm so glad you found time for a card today. Sounds like you were lucky to find the time--you were a busy lady today. :) What a fantastic interpretation of the inspiration photo. Love the doily. Oh, and so glad you used some of your fleurettes--they are perfect for this and look adorable on the twine stems. I was just thinking this week that I need to pull mine out. I haven't used any yet! But they will be perfect for Valentine's Day. Thanks for the reminder to pull them out. :)

Virgo5 said...

Beautiful, love the layout!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Monique said...

This is so cute...Love Love the crochet flowers and one of my favorite color combos!!

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Colleen!! Awesome take on the sketch!! LOVE those crocheted flowers :)

Sasya said...

oh my god, your card is just stunning!! i adore those awesome flowers!!! absolutely beautiful!

Ann Schach said...

Yowza! Absolutely fabulous, Colleen! The texture, the doily, the florettes...so many wonderful details!

Debgem said...

Lovely inspiration piece. And your card is fabulous!

Linda Callahan said...

Over the top wonderful and yet stunningly simple! Love every detail! And you are a sweetheart (a very talented sweetheart!) to send me a blog award! I have been away so I will get back to posting and get it up there soon!

Maria said...

Wow, a gorgeous card! Am so lovin' those crocheted flowers! The embossing and paper is so lovely too!

Stella said...

Gorgeous; eveything on this card goes so well together. You sure know how ta add some stunning embellishments :). I love the flowers and the cute "doilies"

Dawn said...

lovely card! lots of details and textures to look at!

Benzi said...

Love those crocheted flourettes, doily, Damask paper...it's all super. My fav thing is the hearts for leaves and twine for stems...go idea, Colleen!

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