Thursday, July 12, 2012

'Inspired by Stamping' Inspiration Challenge #17 - Cheers!

Welcome to a new challenge at 'Inspired by Stamping'!  Joanna always features the most beautiful photos as inspiration for the challenges.

Here is my take on the challenge:


I was inspired by the script on the flower vase, and those amazing flowers themselves.  The Girls' Paperie floral paper was just the ticket, with shades of pink, yellow, and blue (it's light, in the background). To tie in the script, I used several things:  a piece of an old German book page (sent to me by Maria aka rieslingmama - thanks, Maria!), four stamps from Vintage Postcards, and the main sentiment/frame from All Year Wishes I.


LOVE that bit of German book page on here - it ties in well with the  'foreign mail' stamp theme!

See the 'Post Card' stamp over the flowers?  It's one of many post card stamps in this set.


Continuing with the script/foreign mail theme:  an Italian postmark, also from Vintage Postcards.  The 'Cheers' sentiment somehow reminds me of the English saying, "Cheerio!", and when I layered a few bits of doily under it, it reminded me of the movie character Austin Powers.  ;-)

Remember, there's a new 'Inspired by Stamping' Inspiration Challenge each Thursday.  Please do come by and play with us!  It would be so nice to see you there.



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Vintage Postcards, All Year Wishes I - Inspired by Stamping
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White - SU; pattern - Girls' Paperie; German book page from Maria
Ink: Crumb Cake - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions
Other: doily - Wilton; pearls - Queen & Co.; Double Embossed Dotted Lace punch - EK Success; lace punch - Martha Stewart

26 comments:

Sonia said...

Love all the colors in this card- beautiful!

~Tammy~ said...

Gorgeous Col!

~amy~ said...

gorgeous...lovely work!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Stunning! Absolutely LOVE your card!
Hugs, Karin

Jaclyn Miller said...

What a pretty card Col! I agree, those cupcakes look super yummy.

Martha H. said...

This is a really pretty card! So many details - I love it.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful, love the dp and the great card design you used with the sentiment.

Basslady said...

i love the noblesse of your card so much!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Basslady said...

i love the noblesse of your card so much!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Leslie Miller said...

Those cupcakes are divine, aren't they? And so is your card -- gorgeous! Love that little doily ruff and the flowery paper.

Lisa said...

This is just beautiful Colleen and I love the doily treatment!!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous...love all the layersannd that peek of a page-too awesome!

Stella said...

My jaw hit the floor again. The design of your card with that beautiful floral paper and these borders. Oops almost forgot to mention these fab mail stamps. This card shows us how talented you are. This is stunning!
XX

Marisa said...

Great card, Colleen. Love the twine and the way you used the DP. Your octopus card is too cute! Also loving your new banner picture - love white flowers :)

Emily Keaton said...

Absolutely delightful, Colleen! That inspiration photo is so yummy, and I think you captured it beautifully with your multi-national ;) creation! All of your details work perfectly together to make this one super-special card. :D

Annette said...

lovely card...great patterns..

Joanna M. said...

Gorgeous sweetie! Just gorgeous! xoxo

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! GORGEOUS take on that inspiration photo! I LOVE the papers and I LOVE the doilies--LOVE it all:)

tina said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and design.

Tina
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Benzi said...
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Benzi said...

Fabulous!!! I love the bit of German book page and how you added the pieces of doily underneath the 'Cheers' sentiment. Your paper sent it over the top. Wow!!

Jennifer said...

Colleen -- this card is gorgeous! Love the colors and the detail and that lace punch is divine (adding it to my wishlist right now!!)! Your work is always beautiful, but this card really takes the {cup}cake!!! :)

Pauline said...

Just gorgeous Colleen, I love the little details, the book print and beautiful papers, gorgeous!!

Andrea Ewen said...

What a gorgeous inspiration picture and what a gorgeous card! Love the colors and they doily accent! Another brilliant idea!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful paper and I especially love the layers of paper doily. They do look like an ascot from those old movies!

maria f. said...

Hey, just saw this. Thanks for the shout out - especially on such a knock-out card. I just love peonies!
I can't get over how your borders sort of melt into one another, pulling the eye from right to left to right. Must be those strips of white and kraft in there then the bold colors of the PP. Wow. I'm checking out all your posts with this company's stamps, BTW. Good shipping rates.

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