Saturday, June 11, 2011

An Inspiration Photo Challenge


Good morning and welcome to my Saturday post for Our Creative Corner.  I do appreciate you starting your weekend off with a visit to my blog!  This week, our hostess Lori Rider has an inspiration challenge for us, but with specific instructions.
Here's the photo and Lori wants us to pick a minimum of two items to be inspired by and tell us about it on your post.  For my sample, I tried to stick to the color palette, just using lighter shades of these colors to give my card a vintage feel.  I loved that pleated pillow and mimicked it with my flower.  It was made with the same white crinoline that I sell in my Etsy shop.  I cut a strip of crinoline and then tea dyed it.  After drying it, I took a ruler and a brown Copic marker and drew stripes on the crinoline.  Then I cut it using the PTI scalloped dye.  I saw a flower made like that on Viola Mahr's blog, in fact she has a little tutorial on it.  

The designer paper is all digital - Raspberry Road and Designer Digitals, printed at home.  I found the faux vintage image on the internet.  I stamped in Soft Suede with a stamp from SU's Elements of Style and the Best Wishes stamp is from Crafty Secrets.  I just got a pack of Tim Holtz's Kraft Glassine paper and had to try it out - especially because the colors matched so well.  I used an SU border punch on it and ran it through SU's Square Lattice embossing folder, which I hope looks a little like the brick wall in the photo.  I added the buttons to look like polka dots and picked up the oranges in that gorgeous new stick pin I made.  

I think that's pretty much it.  Let me know if you have any questions.

The following items can be found in my Etsy shop:

Thanks again for stopping by and for your lovely comments.  Have a great weekend!

16 comments:

Margreet said...

so beautiful Linda....love all details!
xxx Margreet

Jennifer Scull said...

wow that is one gorgeous card! I like the way you added the stripe on the crinoline - such a neat extra touch! and your pins are divine! I would have a hard time parting with them though..... would have to make sure the project was going to someone VERY special! grins!

enjoy your weekend!

Tanya said...

Wow, this is stunning! Love that flower

Cindy said...

Wow, your card is really gorgeous, you are so creative! I always look forward to your posts to see what you come up with next!

itsallaboutstamping said...

Wow, Linda! This is gorgeous! I would call this clean and simple for you though! I LOVE the way you made and the outcome of the flower. Fabulous! The glassine paper looks like fabric with all you've done to it. I'd have never guessed! Love the pin and the papers! Just lovely!

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Linda, I love the flower and your stick pin is just stunning! Sue C x

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful card. I picked up on the flower resembling the pillow immediately. Great job! Love the touch of orange with the bead on the stick pin. Love the PP and vintage image.

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Wow this is sure a stunning card love the flower and how you did the stripes. Can't wait to get my crinoline that I ordered to try some
Marilyn

Marjie Kemper said...

Love this, Lynne! Your stamping & stitching add so much and that flower is amazing. It's interesting reading what each member of your team was inspired by to make their own creation.

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Your vintage style translated very well from that retro photo. Another beauty.

Sharon said...

Linda, what a simply gorgeous card! LOve it! and the use of digital paper is resourceful! I saw the kraft glassine envelopes on Tim Holtz blog and love what you have done with it! Looks GREAT!

Linda R. said...

So amazing.. You do vintage so well..

Hugs, Linda

Sarah Gough said...

I love how close your flower is to the one in the image, so pretty!

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Linda this is absolutely beautiful the colours, flower, design wow it all looks superb.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Wow Linda, your flower looks JUST like the pillow in the inspiration photo! I am very impressed with how you made such a match! A wonderfully beautiful card :)

Lori Rider said...

Linda, this is truly a "wow" card. Your flower is stunning - I love your combination of vintage images. The embossed and punched border strip is fabulous - what a great idea. Gorgeous, gorgeous card!

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