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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Garden Party for March 25

Its Garden Party time again, where a magazine clipping drawn out of the inspiration shoe box becomes the basis for a card. Here was the inspiration piece I posted last Tuesday.


I'm excited to say - Philippa played along! You can see her beautiful card here!


Edited to add: Michelle played along too! Check out her wonderful card here.







And here is my attempt. I found the striped paper in my stash in the "green" section. I don't know when or where I got it, but it proves to me that a large paper stash is really a necessity - not an indulgence.

I chose to do pink hydrangeas and I stamped the same hydrangea multiple times with Versamagic Tea Leaves ink to create the patterned paper in the lower block. This stamp is part of a great cling set from Serenity Stamps called Blissful Flowers. It is available in the Paper Garden Projects store. I colored the hydrangeas with my Copic markers.

I cuttlebugged the green panel to mimic the bedspread texture.

I matted everything in brown, trying to bring in the side table and add some contrast. I added crystal brads because of the glass bottles on the side table.

So there is my try.....

And here is next weeks.............. sigh...............
A perfectly lovely purse, one I would not mind owning. But make it into a card? I need some help here!
I think I need to start going through more magazines so I can stock with "inspiration shoe box" with some better stuff!



11 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

WOW, love it.

~Michelle~ said...

I played along! I love your card...this was fun!!!

Here is the link to my card....I didn't know if I should email you before today with it or not.

http://inspirationblooms.blogspot.com/2008/03/inspiration-challenge.html

Savitri said...

This is gorgeous!!! I saw Michelle's and hers is so lovely too.

Zarah said...

Absolutely WONDERFUL! I love this idea, but I don't know how you DO it - your cards are so perfect and soooo obviosuly inspired. I would never be able to create in the way you do - you're such a inspiration!!

I LOVE those stamps - I'll SO shop for them if the shipping turns international! :D

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

This is so pretty! I love it!

Danni said...

Very nice. I hope to play along soon!

Mel M. M. M. said...

Such a pretty and fresh fresh colour combo. Love your layout too! :0) Mel

Kathi Rerek said...

That's just beautiful!

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Whoops, I'm a bit early, I did a take on the bag picture..
This was fun! Thanks for the ideas.
Here is my link if you want to take a look
http://sketchcollection.blogspot.com/2008/03/challenge.html
Jacqueline

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Forgot to mention that your card is beautiful - great take on this challenge - wow!

JoJo67 said...

What a great idea...how can I join?