Sunday, October 7, 2012

Inspired By A Carpet Ad

It's been much too long since I've done an "Inspired By..." card.  They are still one of my favorite types of cards to do.  There's inspiration all around me, and I have far too many ideas, but not enough time to translate them into art!  I'm sure that's the case for most of us.  ;)


This magazine ad for carpet has been in my Idea Folder for quite a while now.  Purple's my favorite color, and the pattern in the rug just screamed 'Copy Me!'


I thought right away of my Stampin' Up! Filigree background stamp.  An oldie, but GOODIE!


This Unity stamp is called Go With Your Heart.  The frame is soooo beautiful.  The dragonfly beneath it happens to be on the patterned paper.


A simple scattering of buttons and pearls, all in the same tones for a cohesive look.

Soon I will have some vacation photos to share with you.  We went to a Hawaiian island, the island of Kauai.  It's Heaven on Earth!

Thanks so much for your visit today.  :-)



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Go With Your Heart - Unity; Filigree - Stampin' Up!
Paper: Pale Plum, Very Vanilla - SU; pattern Flora & Fauna Ledger - K & Co.
Ink: Perfect Plum - SU; Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap - Ranger
Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions
Other:  buttons; pearls; Dotted Scallop border punch - EK Success

18 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I loveeeeeeee the colors and love love love the buttons!!!

~amy~ said...

Seriously gorgeous! Awesome inspiration! Hurray for a tropical vacation!

Lisa said...

Beautiful Colleen!

Martha H. said...

Another beautiful card! Purple is also one of my favorite colors. I can't wait to see your vacation pictures!

Marisa said...

Way to make that purple shine. Lovely card and great use of the BG stamp to create the pattern.

Maria said...

Wow! Such fab inspiration from the photo! Love the background and you captured it well with the filigree stamp! Pretty soft colors of green and purple! Take care, hugs!

~Tammy~ said...

Very anxious to hear about your trip! :-) Kauai is beautiful! It's so peaceful!

Your card is amazing and I miss your "inspired by" post! So happy to see one again! This is so elegant Love it!
Hugs!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WONDERFUL!!!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Colleen - all this from a carpet ad.- you are one talented and artistic lady! The card is fabulously elegant, and the background stamp has replicated the advert perfectly. LOVE it!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHHH Col! This card is GORGEOUS! I love the soft colors and stamping--beautiful embellies.....LOVE everything!!! Esp. that you were inspired by a CARPET ad! LOL!

Benzi said...

Perfect card for your inspiration piece....awesome color.

So you're back to real life....welcome back! Looking forward to the photos.

Anonymous said...

What a great card! It is simply stunning! I love the colors and the stamps and the whole ball of wax! Well done! Maybe I need to get an inspiration folder together. Yeah, like that will happen!

Congrats on a great sounding vacation! We want details!!!!

Chris R. from Iowa

Ellen said...

Colleen this is so beautiful! It is amazing how a picture can result in such a wonderful card isn't it? That Unity stamp is gorgeous with that border and I love how you positioned it with the dragonfly! LOVE this card!
hugs,
Ellen

Marlena M. said...

This is beautiful Colleen! I love the pattern~ Wow, Kauai...that IS SUCH a pretty island. I can't wait to see the photos. Thank you for your kind comments~they touched my heart. ;)

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh, Colleen! I LOVE this! That stamp on the lined paper with the dragonfly is the perfect compliment to your stamped paper! This card is just GORGEOUS!

Pauline said...

So elegant colleen, I love the the pearly buttons and creamy pearls!

Emily Keaton said...

You *know* I love your "inspired by" posts. I loved seeing your interpretation of that lovely carpet ad! Great design for your card. :D

Donna Bowman said...

Purple is my favorite color and I love how you did the background and that sentiment in the frame is FAB!

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