Friday, April 29, 2011

Lily Pad Cards Inspirational Challenge

Hi!  Today I'm here to share a card I made for the inspirational challenge at Lily Pad Cards.  We are to choose something that we saw on the Lily Pad Cards blog and use it as our inspiration to make something new.

I was influenced by 2 different cards that we've seen recently on the Lily Pad blog.  This one was entered in our first Color Throw Down Challenge, and was made by Laura Bassen.  I loved the vibrant colors and how the lacy butterflies stood out against the plain white background.  Here is Laura's blog, Doublestick Heaven.  There are lots more beautiful cards there, many of them done in these clear bright colors.


And then there was this card by Joy Taylor, featured on Deborah's Wednesday Wonder column.  The pastels against the kraft and ivory just blew me away!  Of course, most of Joy's cards do that to me, but this one went right to my heart.  You can see more of Joy's work on her blog Less is More.


Thank you, Laura and Joy, for your inspiration!  Putting your 2 cards together, here is what I came up with:


I used Laura's lacy punched butterfly idea, and Joy's pastel color scheme.  And it seemed appropriate to use this sentiment, too.  Most of these beautiful pastel papers came from WalMart.

supplies: kraft and cream parchment card stocks and Colorbok textured pastel card stock, Martha Stewart large and medium Monarch Butterfly punches, EKSuccess  Scallop Diamond edge punch, a variety of colored pearls, Hero Arts CG119 Flourish Background, antique linen distress ink, CL497 Find Joy, versafine onyx black ink


I hope that you'll find something this week to inspire you, and play along with us!  There's a gift card from Simon Says Stamp up for grabs!!  Be sure to visit Lily Pad Cards for all the details, and to see what the other team members did at their blogs: Alice, Deborah, Nancy, Sherri, Suzanne, and Vicky.

I'd also like to enter this card into The Shabby Tea Room's Butterfly Wishes challenge.

15 comments:

  1. Oh My goodness..... what an amazingly stunning card Lin. I love how you combined the elements of the two cards into your one.

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  2. Such a beautiful card, Lin! I can certainly see the inspiration from the two cards! Love the flight of the butterflies on your card...just gorgeous!!

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  3. I love this card and it certainly brings joy the moment you see it!!!! gorgeous

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  4. Oh Lin! I love all three cards! I love the butterflies on kraft and the subtle backgrounds!
    Beautiful!

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  5. Lin the cards you chose for your inspiration were beautiful and your take on them is absolutely stunning

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  6. This combination of butterflies and pastel colors is so, so striking, Lin! I love all three cards, but you have done a wonderful job of invoking the feel of both inspiration cards!

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  7. This is so pretty, Lin! I love the way you created this beauty, using inspiration from both cards!

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  8. Beautiful inspiration cards and love your take on them. The butterfly rainbow is gorgeous!

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  9. OH MY! Beautiful pairing in your card! Love the coordinating pearls!

    Thanks for sharing with us this week at The Shabby Tea Room ;-)

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  10. Lin, Lin, Lin...I have a difficult time keeping up with all your beautiful creations! Each post is another gorgeous work of art, one after another! This card is no exception...lovely combination of two inspiring cards!

    I also have to say I love your new look here at your blog...very nice! And congrats on last week's PDCC Honorable Mention...I'm never surprised to see your name listed. So happy for you!

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  11. love love your pretty butterflies, Lin!! such a pretty card! love it! hope you have a beautiful weekend! =)

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  12. this is a beauty lin! you combined both these cards and made it your own!

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  13. So pretty Lin! Love all the beautiful pastel butterflies!

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  14. Oh Lin, thank you so much for the shout out, you made me smile, you are such a sweetie..I totally love your card and believe me you inspire me always too...big hugs!

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  15. How lovely! The butterflies are gorgeous is those soft colors! Thanks for joining us at the Shabby Tea Room!

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