Friday, October 26, 2012

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Lucky for me the Tuesday Trigger challenge at Moxie Fab World is a three-weeker this time 'round.  I intend to play most weeks at MFW, but with life keeping me busy, sometimes I can't get a good idea (and the time to make it materialize) in just a week.


I've seen some awesome cards out there in Blogland based upon this Trigger photo:


I thought and thought and thought about what to do with it.  I do not have house stamps, so had to get more creative.  When I saw a new slew of challenges at MFW, namely the Paper Crafting Tips & Tricks Week:  The Alphabet Stickers Challenge, the idea hit me to use a window die.


The idea was somewhat simpler in my head, but when I put it on paper, it looked too plain.  I embossed, I added a lace curtain, I added an overflowing window box of flowers, I placed a bird atop the blossoms.


These alpha stickers just aren't sitting quite right with me.  Something's amiss.  At some point, I just had to call it 'finished.'


After the hectic week I've had, it's good to be home, and make a card.

Thanks for dropping in!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Sending Smiles - Hero Arts
Paper: Orchid Opulence, Perfect Plum, More Mustard, Pink Pirhouette, Pretty in Pink, Lavender Lace, Lovely Lilac, Whisper White - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: Venise lace
Other: Glitz & Glitter alphabet stickers - Glitz Designs; Alphabet Thickers - American Crafts; yellow Liquid Pearls - Ranger; pearls; Big Shot; Kassi's Brocade embossing folder - Cuttlebug; Window Box, Window, Shutter dies - Memory Box; Flower Trio punch - SU; Copic markers

28 comments:

Lisa said...

I LOVE the way you've taken a single window from the houses as your inspiration Colleen! And it's dressed up so pretty. I used to drive by a house this exact shade of purple every morning on my way to work. You could see it coming from a LONG way off!!!

~amy~ said...

Sooo tweet:)

Jacquie Southas said...

This window looks like it belongs o a Victoria house - love the overflowing window box, embossed background and the pearls in the "o" is a fabulous detail!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Absolutely adorable! You must win with this one!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!!! I am IN LOVE!!!!!! I love love love love love the bird, the lace trim, the flowers and loveeeeeeeeee the pearls!! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

Jennifer said...

Too sweet! Love how warm and inviting the window is with its yellow-orange glow inside. Beautiful curtains and window box too...looks like a cozy home

Bonnie said...

It is good to be home sometimes and this is a beauty to come home to! Love that little bird.

yyam said...

Oh wow! This is beautiful! I love the colours and the sweet dimensional details! :)

Martha H. said...

Oh, this is so sweet! i love the pretty flowers...beautiful card!

Marisa said...

GREAT take on the trigger!! LOVE the flower box and lace curtains.

~Tammy~ said...

Gorgeous~ I want to find time to make a card too, but no such luck. Are you bracing for the "storm"? What fun huh! Is it almost November or what? Apparently Mother Nature didn't get the Memo.

Again, this is fantastic and you are spot on the trigger!

Hussena said...

Absolutely gorgeous card ...love the window and the way you have created the whole scene...just fantastic!!!

Nina Yang said...

So beautiful! A great interpretation of the trigger!

Ellen said...

OMG Colleen. This card is fantastic! I love the lace in the window and the colors you used! I don't have the flower box die but might have to consider getting it. I love the way it looks with those adorable flowers! Just beautiful!!!!
hugs,
Ellen

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Isn't this just too cute. I love the lace in the window for the curtain and the flower box full of pretty little flowers. It almost looks like my window...lol Just darling.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Maria said...

Wow!!! Absolutely adorable and gorgeous!!! The pretty embossing, the window with lace, tiny flower, and little bird...love it! This card is truly one of my favs! Great job, Colleen!

Anonymous said...

How fun! So many great elements! Gotta love the lace curtain! Almost like Pella with the lace and the house colors.

Chris R. from Iowa

Donna Bowman said...

This card is SO PRETTY!! I love it! It looks like a winner to meI I was going to do this challenge, but I'm running out of time! Thanks for reminding me!

Benzi said...

Darling window box and you know I love the bird. Just a sweet, sweet card and soooo pretty.

Michelle said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Your take on this challenge is awesome! Love the flowers cascading down the flower box!

Shirley said...

The whole card sings LOVE!~! Love those flowers, the colors, and what you did with the O!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOOOOOOWZA! LOVE this--love the flowers!! LOVE the lace curtain!! LOVE that little birdie--LOVE it all, COL!

Marlena M. said...

BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL work Colleen! Gorgeous window scene!
You are on my mind, friend. I pray you are safe right now~

Jacqueline said...

This is BEAUTIFUL and such a unique take on the trigger!!!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, this is BRILLIANT, Colleen! I'm sure you had fun with all the purples on this, and your ABC sticker sentiment looks whimsical and fun, just like the inspiration photo. I LOVE your lacy valance at the window. This looks like a winner to me!!

maria f. said...

Amazing choice of colors - love the yellow on the birdie. And that cascade of flowers - wonderful!

Katy said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Love the windows and how the flowers are placed. Beautiful! :)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

How cute. You house looks warm and welcoming with the little flower box filled with flowers. That is a wonderful eye catching element.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

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