Tuesday, July 20, 2010

In the Garden


Isn't this a gorgeous wreath?  It is the inspiration for this week's Shabby Tea Room Challenge: "In the Garden".  I love wreaths and so I decided to make one of my own, using fabric flowers and lots of buttons. 

                               

I started with the fabric flowers (sent to me by Cheryl), centered each one with a contrasting button, and spaced them fairly evenly around the ferns stamped on the creamy parchment cardstock.  Then I filled in with interesting buttons, one of which is Jane's handmade rose.  The sentiment seemed perfect, as daisy-like flowers always seem so happy to me.  And finally I added a few punched ferns/leaves for more dimension.  Here is a detail picture.


These are not colors I use often, but I'm really pleased with how this card turned out. 

Supplies: Hero Arts LL040 Woodland Ferns, peeled paint and shabby shutters distress inks, CL129 Anytime Messages, assorted buttons, embroidery floss, fern punch, green and parchment cardstock

17 comments:

  1. This is so pretty Lin! I love the dimension and the buttons really add a special touch to the flowers! I especially love the button by Jane. :-)

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  2. You should be pleased, Lin! This is so fabulous! I love all those happy flowers! What a lovely card!

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  3. This is beautiful Lin, what a perfect take on the inspiration piece!!

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  4. Truely beautiful, Lin! All that detail and all those embellies - yum!! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely creation with us this week in the Tea Room :)

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  5. Perfect, Lin! What a great take on the inspiration!

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  6. No wonder you are pleased with this Lin... it is just lovely. Such dimension with all the flowers and buttons. Perfect sentiment as well.

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  7. such a gorgeous card lin...perfect take on the challenge...hugs kath xxx

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  8. awww... beautiful button wreath! just gorgeous, Lin! love it!

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  9. Very pretty you did a nice job tfs

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  10. You certainly got the inspiration nailed down with this stunning card! Your genius and artistic talent are very much on display.
    bless you,
    nancy

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  11. love this adorable wreath with the beautiful flowers!

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  12. Always a pleasure Lin to see what you created each week and this certainly is no disappointment! :)This wreath is just gorgeous...I love how you handstamped a leaf pattern and then added layers - the flowers, buttons and ferns are just fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

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  13. Wow Lin!! I have been missing out on all of your work! I've looked at all the cards you've made!! Wonderful inspiration and this wreath card has such color power to it!

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  14. What a pretty card! Your wreath is wonderful, and looks just like the inspiration photo at the Tea Room. Love all the fabric flowers and the fun buttons. Thanks for playing along with us.

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  15. THis is beyond beautiful, Lin! Your wreath is brilliant!

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  16. Wonderful and what a fabulous interpretation of the inspiration photo!

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  17. So pretty! Love all the flowers and the button centres.

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