Monday, July 11, 2011

Flower Power

Here's the gorgeous photo inspiration at this week's Shabby Tea Room:


Literal Lin decided to try and stamp most of the picture, and I used a real mix of lots of different brands of stamps, some of them really ancient.


supplies: peachy-pink, white and tan cardstock, Sugarloaf Whispers 6-pane shadow stamp, stampology onyx ink, Hero Arts CG215 Wreath of Leaves, peeled paint and shabby shutters distress inks, Judith rose stamp and Delta Solidago Sprig, worn lipstick distress ink, Lawn Fawn Bannerific (birds), versafine onyx black ink on My Mind's Eye Gertie design paper, Papertrey Ink Vintage Picnic sentiment, barn door distress ink, natural twine, seam binding dyed with worn lipstick distress ink, Memory Box tiny red pearls


I'm entering this into the Stamp It! Cards at the Moxie Fab World challenge.  And just realized that this will also fit into Mona's current CR84FN challenge, to use red, pink, and a neutral.   Here's the inspiration for that challenge:

37 comments:

Shelley said...

PERFECT!!!

Barb said...

LOVE, LOVE LOVE the way this turned out, Lin! Your window looks so cool and that wreath is gorgeous! Love the little birdies too!

Victoria said...

WOW! Just like the inspiration photo. Way to go.

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is gorgeous, Lin! LOVE your literal take on the wreath and the sweet birdie and seam binding are wonderful!

Nancy said...

WOW! This turned out so nice, Lin! Gorgeous!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! What a gorgeous wreath--love the little sign hanging off of it:) I also love that bow--can you please teach me how to make those??? I JUST LOVE IT! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful beautiful take on the challenge. love love your flower wreath. such a beauty, Lin! i also love your new header photo. so beautiful!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Lin! That wreath looks fabulous! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

PapierGirl said...

Absolutely beautiful Lin - a gorgeous wreath of pretty pink flowers is always a welcome! Beautiful stamping and the the little birds are soo sweet! :)

sheila said...

this is perfect Lin! it IS just like the original....so cool!

kath said...

absolutely stunning lin...gorgeous stamp work and I love those adorable birdies...hugs kath xxx

Anonymous said...

WOOOW, Lin. This such an amazing and beautiful card. I just love everything about it. Great inspiration from the photo.

Hugs
Hellemor

Dawn said...

What a beautiful card Lin. Great take on the inspirational photo,

Cathy A said...

Loving Literal Lin!!! this is trademark you, flowers and utter beauty, I have to say I have just scrolled back over your previous posts...how do you find the time to make so many cards? Love the button one and the butterfly one too.
Hugs Sista!

Jacqueline said...

Lin, I love both! That wreath on the white paned window is so gorgeous and your card is just pure inspiration!
I also love how your blog is looking!

Anette said...

How gorgeous, Lin!!!

lynn said...

oh, my, love at this! what an awesome card, lin! i love your wreath!

MarcyK924 said...

Literal Lin - the BEST! This week's photo inspiration had your name written all over it! Gardens of flowers, pinks and greens, and a touch of shabby chic! Beautiful card!

Suzanne C said...

Oh so sweet and perfect! Love the design and your beautiful wreath.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Lin, I just love this card! In fact I am so glad you visited my blog so I could come take a peek at yours. I LOVE your style!!! I will be back often to get inspiration from your beautiful creations.

Cath said...

Hey Lin! I am so loving seeing all your entries to the Stamp It! Cards Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! You are wow-ing me big-time! :)

Anonymous said...

Breath-taking! Your card is just adroable Lin!
Rx

Clare said...

So. Pretty! That wreath is SOOOO gorgeous! You're making me wonder why I didn't get that pretty stamp before!

donna mikasa said...

Beautiful literal take on the sketch! Love your "window" and the wreath is just gorgeous! Wow!

Debgem said...

Just lovely!! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Stella said...

Wonderful wreath and sentiment Lin! And the bow is gorgeous!

Judy1223 said...

Lin, you've done it again! I love your literal interpretation...it's a beautiful picture, why mess with it? I had to laugh because I have that same Hero Arts background (small squares)...so happy to see older stamps still being used! Good luck with all the challenges...maybe also a good entry for Hero Arts summer theme?

Maureen Morton said...

I like your window way better than the real thing! You did an amazing job combining all those stamps and colors. And that bow is to die for! I love that "Literal Lin", too....coming from Most appreciative Maureen!

Pam W Merwin said...

One word - AMAZING! So many details - I had to look and look again to take it all in. Just absolutely love this AND what a gorgeous bow!

Robin K. said...

Love this to bits Literal Lin!!! I have that old Hero Arts square bg stamp and have never thought to use it to make window panes!! Your creativity amazes me!!!

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE this....just Perfection Lin!! Hugs....

Andrea Ewen said...

Fabulous, Lin...you really took the inspiration photo seriously! And seriously, your card is amazing! Love the beautiful colors and the gorgeous flowers!

Virginia Lu said...

Love your take on the inspiration photo! I adore the acrylic block you used for the bg and the wreath is gorgeous! VERY clever and talented, big sis!

Debbie said...

Lyn, THUD!!! That was my jaw hitting the floor when I saw your stunning card! It is so simple, yet so perfectly elegant and beautiful! An exact match to our inspiration photo -- BRAVO! Thanks for sharing this amazing creation with us all in the Tea Room this week :)

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

What a GORGEOUS card! Its looks just like the inspiration photo...its beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at the shabby tea room, and I hope you play again in our newest challenge!

Brenda said...

OMG! This is a real beauty! I love how you achieved the window panes and that wreath is just so perfect with those two little birds from LF!

Auntie Em said...

This card is so pretty! I love everything about it. Thank you for sharing! :)