Friday, September 2, 2011

Inspired by a Book

There's a really fun challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays: to make a red, white and black card inspired by a book!


I was working with this silhouette stamp earlier today and as I was putting it away, it occurred to me that it could represent Colin and Mary in The Secret Garden, a children's book about 2 lonely children who became friends while bringing a garden back to life.  Still one of my favorite books.......Here's my card:


supplies: white cardstock, excerpt from "A Secret Garden", K5353 In the Garden, Adirondack Cranberry ink, CL434 Just Find Me, versafine onyx black ink, red satin ribbon

Given the choice, I would NOT have chosen red for this card, as my sensitivities envisioned their garden to be all pastels :)).  But the challenge says red, and red it is!  Years ago Lucy shared a document that she had put together with an excerpt from The Secret Garden; that is my background.  I just stamped right over it, trimmed it out, and framed it with a thin black frame.

I'm entering this also into Simon Says Stamp and Show's Anything Goes Challenge, and because of that beautiful red ribbon, I'm also entering this into the Fashionable Stamping Challenge.

27 comments:

  1. That is such a sweet card Lin! I love it in red!

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  2. Fabulous Lin!! I love your inspiration and your take on it! The text over the image is superb! So glad you played with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  3. I know how you love pastels but this is beautiful! Love the background and your bow is gorgeous :-)Have not read this book so will have to put it on my list. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  4. Ooooh, love the image (and the book!)! Such a sweet card, and I love the sentiment!

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  5. I love this, Lin! I had thought about using the Secret Garden for my inspiration too but wasn't sure how to do it. This stamp is perfect and the fact that you stamped it over an excerpt from the book is fantastic!

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  6. wow Lin! I really love this lots! What a great, burst o' color card! perfect for this challenge!

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  7. I've just been perusing your recent posts and can I just say how blown away I am by not only the gorgeous-ness but the variety of style. You are truly an inspiration to me, Lin...I'm so glad you share your beautiful work!
    Loving this red, white and black card, it's stunning!

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  8. Just a great red and white compositon, love your stamping on this excerpt.
    Thanks for joining the Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

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  9. Aren't stamps versatile! So many lovely combinations with this one too - charming card!

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  10. Oh such an elegant card. I actually like the red and the ribbon is so striking! Great card!

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  11. Another fabulous card Lin, love the red and the image is gorgeous. Thanks for joining in The Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge once again. Tracy x

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  12. WOW! That ribbon is so delicious! So rich and bold!

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  13. Absolutely lovely ... pure magic.

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  14. Beautiful! Love everything about this!

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  15. This is so striking Lin, love it!! thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp-tember Hop and Challenge...

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  16. What a clever card, really creative and it looks stunning! Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and good luck
    Claire xx

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  17. Wow, how gorgeous that you made this image look with red, black and text!! LOVE it! Enjoy your time with relatives! Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous work with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  18. This is lovely! And the Secret Garden...love it!

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  19. This is such a beautiful card! I love the stamp and I think it is perfect for The Secret Garden!

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  20. Spectacular, LIn - I love it in red :o) It makes it so bold.

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  21. What a great card, so much inspiration!!!! WOW!

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  22. Oh my what a beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
    Laura

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  23. Congratulations, Lin on a well deserved win. Your interpretation of this challenge is perfection!

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  24. Gorgeous card Lin - congrats on the VIP win ;)
    Rx

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