Saturday, July 10, 2010

Finding Inspiration

At Moxie Fab World, Cath has challenged us to create a card based on this layout:


Here is my submission:

 I cased it almost completely, using the same sketch and colors, just substituting my own designs in the circles and the rectangle.  The papers are all scraps from my basket, the sunflower is actually a cut-out piece from a used piece of stationery, and the butterflies are stamped with distress inks, spiced marmalade and peeled paint.  And like the layout, I used some buttons, too.  The only thing I didn't mimic was the stitching.  I really enjoyed putting this together - having those circles go off the block is something I wouldn't have done on my own, but I really like the effect, and hopefully will do it again.  And these colors on the pale aqua were a fun surprise, too - love this combination!

Supplies: Hero Arts CL115 Designer Butterflies, CL169 Happy Days, cream, pale aqua cardstocks, various rusty orange, gold and green printed papers,  Memories artprint brown and spiced marmalade and peeled paint distress inks, buttons, twine

13 comments:

  1. Great card Lin. It is a lovely LO to be inspired by. Loved your flower and butterflies

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  2. Love all the scraps you've used, Lin! That green butterfly is so pretty with the heart button and I love the flower too!

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  3. Lin your card is wonderful, I love what you have done. Good luck with the challenge xoxoxo

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  4. beautiful take on the inspiration!! lovely card, Lin!

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  5. Gorgeous card Lin and such a great idea to use the design and colours from the layout! Beautiful details and mix of pps!

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  6. Fabulous! You always do such a great job turning a layout into a card. :)

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  7. Very cute card! Love the sentiment, and the colors you used:)

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  8. Fantastic use of the design! I always have a hard time resizing and keeping the proportion and you did it perfectly. Lovely card!

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  9. This is Moxie fab-ulous, Lin! Even if you cased the layout, you still made it your own and it turned out great!

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  10. Looking at this card just brings a smile to my face! So bright and cheery! Brilliant take on the inspiration!

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  11. Your card is lovely, just like the layout!

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  12. I love anything citrus looking like this! Great colors on your card!

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  13. Hey Lin! Thanks for entering the Finding Inspiration in a Layout challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you played along! :)

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!