Thursday, March 15, 2012

Inspired by a Magazine Page

This is my second post of the day.  Please scroll down
one post for The Play Date Cafe challenge.

In the March 2012 issue of Real Simple magazine, page 166, you see this page:

Though this style is not "me", I immediately thought of stamping because of the patterns I saw.  The pillows feature yellow gingham, and the tan pillows have a pattern (kind of Moroccan) just like my Skipping Stones Designs stamp.  The floral could be represented with paper.

I'm playing in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge - here's the sketch:



The Gingham stamp is by Market Street Stamps, the Moroccan pattern by Skipping Stones, and the lush floral paper is Girls' Paperie.  The sentiment is Verve.


I used Liquid Pearls in yellow and white to surround the sentiment, and a bit of light yellow shading too.  Behind the circle die cut is a Parisian Motif die cut.

This card is headed north to one of my dearest friends, a stamping buddy.  She is very special to me.  We met here in Blogland and have grown close.  I still marvel at the generous, warm-hearted community of crafters I have met.  I count myself blessed to know you all.  Big hugs!



Stamps: Birthday Surprise - Verve; Gingham background - Market Street Stamps; Timeless Textures - Skipping Stones Designs
Paper: white - PTI; floral - Paper Girl - Girls' Paperie
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko; Summer Sun, Taken with Teal - SU
Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions
Other: Dotted Scallop punch - EK Success; Big Shot; Parisian Motifs die - Spellbinders; white, yellow Liquid Pearls - Ranger; blue button - Girls' Paperie; white button; pearl
Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
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19 comments:

Janny's Cards Creations said...

I love your card. Janny

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful

Linda Callahan said...

Gorgeous - love the blooms!

sophienme said...

Gorgeous! I love the inspiration picture and your card. It matches so well =)

Jennifer

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun use of the inspire photo - love your pattern mixture

Lin said...

I ADORE this card, Colleen - the papers are wonderful together!

Michelle said...

A-MAZ-ING!!!! Love that you created your bg papers...they can get really expensive! Love your inspiration photo,too! The colors are so beautiful!

Elizabeth Cooper said...

Beautiful card! I love your use of Liquid Pearls.

Jen Timko said...

So pretty! I love your inspiration picture and you captured it so well. Glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Benzi said...

Colleen, this is beautiful! Did you ever capture that middle sofa pillow. Wow, great card using your inspiration.
Glad you liked your card...the one for a classy and elegant girl. :-)

Holly Ann said...

I get Real Simple Magazine, and I remember looking at that page thinking it was not really me but just gorgeous. Cool card and interesting inspiration for it!

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

You are the queen of stamps! This is fantastic! Love the different styles. Does remind me if a country pillow!

Maria said...

Such a lovely card with gorgeous dp and different patterns! Great job...take care, hugs!!:-))

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is such a gorgeous card Colleen - what a pretty picture you've used as inspiration! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches - Narelle

Ellen said...

Oh how pretty those colors are! I am fascinated at how you were inspired by a magazine page. I seriously need to up my game! Your papers are absolutely gorgeous and that sentiment is lovely.
hugs,
Ellen

Rita said...

What a great card from that inspiration piece! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, how I love your Inspired By posts!!! It is always such fun for me to see how you picked up certain design elements from an eyecatching photo and translate them into a card design. You nailed all three themes from the photo perfectly in this beautiful card!!! Such pretty colors, interesting designs, fabulous details. And a destination up north? Hmmm . . .

Stella said...

This card is gorgeous and your friend will love it. It such a treat to receive a handmade jewel from you :)
I love that GP paper; one of my favorite brands :)
Hopefully you and your mother are having a fab time!
XX

Andrea Ewen said...

Awesome papers and colors! I see some die cut stacking...looks fabulous!

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