Monday, February 27, 2012

Inspired by a Williamsburg Quilt

It's been too long since I posted an "Inspired By..." card.  I miss doing them.  Today, I found the perfect reason to do one:  the Quilt challenge over at CARDS: create blog.  I combined it with a sketch from Pals Paper Arts.

My mother-in-law has the most gorgeous Williamsburg red and white quilt that I love, and maybe someday I might buy one of my own.  :)  Here's a picture of it, found online HERE.  It's called Williamsburg Brighton Red Toile:

I focused on the all-over floral pattern, the scalloped hem, and the ruffles around the pillows.


The floral spray from Elements of Style (Stampin' Up!) is one of my faves.  It creates such a beautiful background or patterned paper.


The ivory gathered ribbon is my take on the pillow ruffles, and the scalloped punched border echoes the scallops on the bottom of the quilt.




This sentiment is from Flourishes' Sleigh Ride.

Thanks for popping by!



Stamps: Elements of Style - SU; Sleigh Ride (sentiment) - Flourishes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake - SU
Ink: Riding Hood Red - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions; gathered ivory grosgrain ribbon (?); crochet lace - Spare Parts/The Paper Studio
Other: Big Shot; Ribbon Tags die - Spellbinders; paper flower - Recollections; buttons;
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22 comments:

Karen W said...

Very pretty, I love that stamp set also.

Annette said...

gorgeous card....

Lisa said...

Lovely card Colleen, you should save this for your mother-in-law's Christmas card !!

nwilliams6 said...

I think this is one of the prettiest cards I have seen with that great stamp set. YOu are a genious! Love it!!!! Hugz.

~Tammy~ said...

!) You amaze me ALWAYS!
2) How in the world do you have the perfect stamps for your inspired by post...seriously! Amazing me AGAIN!
3) This is so flippin' amazing I am just at a loss for words! I mean there is so much beauty here I can't focus just on one detail!

Your inspired by post always blow my skirt up! Having said all that...I have a little blog award for you on my blog if you want to accept it I would be really happy

Marisa said...

You have used that stamp set perfectly, Colleen! A great match to the insp. picture. Lovely job!

Anonymous said...

Great job! Your MIL needs to put it bedside with some Christmas greenery during the holidays! Fun! Thanks for the site where - we need a new comforter or quilt and just have had no luck. I found some things that just might work with the existing wallpaper and Henry. I will be sure and let you know if we buy something so you can create a card to go with! Just kidding! You DO constantly amaze me with your talent! Thanks for sharing the card with us. Great job!

Chris R. from Iowa

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, making a Christmas card with that lovely Elements of Style spray is INSPIRED, Colleen! I was so bowled over by your beautiful design that I didn't notice at first that it is a holiday card. Gorgeous! And I can see all the ways you allowed your creation to be inspired by that gorgeous quilt. I've missed your Inspired By posts, too--so glad you were able to squeeze one in!

Linda R said...

What a gorgeous card. I LOVE that paper..

Hugs, Linda

Benzi said...

Oh, this is awesome. I love your gathered ribbon and the paper is gorgeous. This makes a wonderful Christmas card.

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful card and what a gorgeous bedspread you took your inspiration from.xxx

Ellen said...

Colleen your card is so beautiful with those colors and scallops and lace. I can see why you love that bedspread. It is gorgeous!
hugs,
Ellen

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Colleen! Love the beautifully stamped background and the ruffle trim! Pure elegance!

Stella said...

That quilt is amazing and such a lovely inspiration. And your take on that quilt and the final result is stunning. I love this; I can only dream to create something like this. Lovely to look at; filled to the brim with elegance and beauty...
Hugs,
Stella
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Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card Colleen-looks so much like that pretty quilt! And how great to get an extra Christmas card along the way! BTW just found out one of my PC rejects got picked up for the August Cricut Magazine:)

Patrice said...

Great interpretation of the quilt!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a lovely card Colleen. The background image is so pretty and I love the red and white. The lace, flower, and buttons look gorgeous!

Milagros C. Rivera said...

What a spectacular card Colleen, I am a huge fan of toile, just gorgeous!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow this is just gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful card, Colleen. The quilt makes a good inspiration and the Elements of Style is perfect for it.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Yep, definitely sign me up for the stamp....lol PM me if you sell it. This is just gorgeous.

Andrea Ewen said...

Glorious! Now you've got a jump on this year's Christmas cards! Love the colors...the red/kraft combo is always a winner!

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