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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

An EtsyInspired Paper Play....

The EtsyInspired challenge blog is celebrating it's 100th challenge this week and they have some really super cool prizes to give away.   The Etsy shop that we were to get our inspiration from is Cathy Walter's shop.  Her shop is full of neat little pendants.   For my inspiration I chose this little pendant.  For further inspiration I turned to the current Paper Play challenge recipe of three flowers, two designer papers, one ribbon and one charm.   I have been trying to make a card using all those items for the last week.   The first card had the three flowers, charm & ribbon, but no designer paper.   The 2nd card had the designer paper, ribbon and charm, but no flowers!  Finally I got it right!

I used BasicGrey Origins papers for my card, which is kinda funny because I did my first EtsyInspired challenge last week and used the Origins papers for that card, too.   But they are pretty sweets papers and so fun to use.  The sunflower image is from a new to me stamp company called Repeat Impressions.  On July 28th, the same day I won "Win a Day" from Hero Arts, I won a $25.00 gift certificate from Repeat Impressions!  How cool is that???!!!  I stamped the flower three times and colored it with my Copic markers.  The card layout is loosely based on a sketch from Clean & Simple.

Thanks for taking a peek.... enjoy your day and check out the 100th EtsyInspired challenge... you could win a fabulous prize!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white, SU! Old Olive; PP:  BasicGrey Origins; Ribbon:  PTI Dark Choc. twill; Charm:  Lost & Found; corner rounder; Twine; Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa; Copic Markers

9 comments:

Julie M said...

Lovely card, Rosemary - I so love BG papers and they are perfect with the your inspiration pendant (which is also gorgeous, by the way!). Congrats on your Hero Arts win too!

And thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

de said...

This is just beautiful Rosemary! I love the inspiration you took from that sunflower pendant! I just love sunflowers! The little butterfly charm is just icing on the cake!

Thanks for helping EtsyInspired celebrate our 100th challenge!

Elise said...

You're a winner - EVERY DAY, Rosie! This card is DEFINITELY winning my vote for GORGEOUS use of inspiration! {Oh, that pendant makes my heart skip a beat, as well!!! What a perfect choice!} I love those, beautifully colored, sunflowers winking at me with all of their glory... ! Great mood captured by this piece! WON-DER-FUL!

Nat said...

Sunflowers are just my favorite (my Wedding flower too)! Gorgeous design Rosemary, great take on the challenge!! :)

Nancy said...

I love your inspiration, I'll have to check out Cathy's etsy shop....and how special is that card you made. I love the sunflowers, and the butterfly charm. I like the idea of a challenge "recipe". The sunflower stamp reminds me of an old Hero Arts stamp I have from 1995. You've totally inspired me to get it out have some sunflower fun!
blessings to you!

Virginia L. said...

Love your sunflower card, Rosemary! Great take on the inspiration! Huge congrats on all your latest win! You are on a roll, Rosie girl!Thanks for playing with us at Etsy Inspired #100 Challenge! Good luck!

SmilynStef said...

I love origins papers too ... so gorgeous with your sunflowers ... great inspired design.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Very pretty! I love the butterfly! Thanks for taking the time to play along with the EtsyInspired challenge this week, it means a lot to me!

Heather Maria said...

Beautiful card Rosemary! Great take on the inspiration and I love how you used the recipe! Gorgeous design and details!