Saturday, August 7, 2010

Very still

Cathy Walters' art is our inspiration for this week's Etsy Inspired Challenge.  I am really drawn to Cathy's art; she uses lots of nature themes, lots of music backgrounds, script, collage work.  Here are another 2 examples that I have fallen in love with:




The 2nd picture is an example of how she finishes the back of her pendants.  Here is my entry based on these 2 examples:


I stamped a Martha Stewart cardinal on red paper, and cut it out, then put it over a script background by Hero Arts (G2141 Manuscript Background), adding grey ink to half of it first.  The sentiment is computer generated again.  The card is 3 3/4 inches square.

12 comments:

  1. Another reason to love Saturdays: Coming to your blog two or three times to be inspired! Love this one too, Lin! The half grey background was a fabulous idea!

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  2. We love cardinals at our house ... love the pop of the red cardinal against the soft texty background ... another great inspired design.

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  3. Another beautiful card. Love how you are piecing together her beautiful charms into a beautiful card.

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  4. love the red cardinal!! very pretty card!

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  5. So pretty, the vibrancy of the red bird really says it all! Love the text background!

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  6. So cute! Love the red and black contrast. Great job

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  7. Oh my!!! The cardinal is precious on this fantastic card!! Great idea for your design from the inspiration pendant!! YAY! Thanks for playing EIC!

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  8. Your cards are so on point for this store! I really love what you are going here! It's awesome! I'm so glad you found that this store speaks to you so much! You've inspired me to make a few more cards for this store. Thanks so much for playing along, I'm really glad you found the challenge!

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  9. Eeek, I forgot to mention that the titles of our blogs are super similar, how cool is that?

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  10. Aw... so beautiful and poetic!! Love this, Lin! Thanks for playing with us at Etsy Inspired Challenge #100! GOOD luck :)

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  11. This is a beautiful card Lin! Great take from the inspiration pieces, which are fantastic. Love the script behind the cardinal. And of course the black, white, and red combination is classic.

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