Thursday, November 21, 2013

Inspired by The Paradise

I've been enthralled with the PBS Masterpiece series "The Paradise", and especially with the beginning photo credits before each episode.  They used beautiful jewel toned laces and other lush materials.

Alt=series title over blue wallpaper effect

I'm sorry to see it ended, but if you haven't seen it, you can watch the 7 episodes online at the link above.  Loved the story-line, loved the costumes, loved the characters!  Now that it's over I thought I'd make a card to commemorate it.

The Paradise Inspired


I started by stamping and clear embossing the Hero Arts Lace Background on a panel of Pool layering paper, then sponging on Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean distress inks.  That panel was affixed to a teal card base.  The result also reminds me of the lovely gown that Denise wears in the later episodes.  Then I die-cut some Leanna butterflies from royal blue foil paper and stamped a sentiment from The Craft's Meow Dream Catcher on a scrap of the same Pool paper using Memento Luxe Danube Blue ink and added them along with some sequins that Heather gave me when I visited her in Ireland.  

Thanks for visiting me today!

12 comments:

Nancy K said...

That is one beautiful card, my friend! Inspiration is everywhere and you are so good at capturing it!
I have recorded The Paradise and watched the 1st episode, looking forward to enjoying the rest!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful, Lin!

Lisa said...

What pretty delicate butterflies! Lovely card Lin!

Sue McRae said...

Really pretty card Lin with all the shades of blue and I love the touch of metallic sheen with the butterflies.

Kara said...

cool card! i'll have to check out this show!

Greta said...

Oh so pretty, Lin! Perfect background for those gorgeous butterflies!

Dawn Turley said...

Just gorgeous Lin. Such an elegant card.

Karen said...

just gorgeous Lin...love the blue (of course!)

Cindy C. said...

So very pretty!!

Judi said...

Hi Lin!
Beautiful card -- I just love those butterflies! Season 2 of the Paradise is on YouTube by the way, in case you can't wait for it to cross the pond :)

adele holcomb said...

I never heard of "The Paradise" until I read your blog, and now I am thoroughly hooked! Thank you. I think! I agree the opening graphics are beautiful and so is your card.

jintyoo7 said...

Wonderful inspiration, Lin! I loved that series too - looking forward to S2.

Gorgeous card :)