Sunday, May 3, 2009

Papertrey challenge: A la Becky!



Have you read Nichole's blog today? If not, here it is! Just an incredible amount of inspiration in one place, lol- so much so, that at first I figured I wouldn't participate since the perfect had already been done, kwim? Well, that was probably the 'night shift worker lack of sleep' talking, so when I got up this afternoon I decided...ok, I'll play!!


The first photo is Becky's inspiration photo (here's her interpretation), the next is my interpretation! I did not veer too much from what Becky did, just tweaked it a tiny bit.

I used Beautiful blooms for the flowers, stamped in Pure Poppy, L'Amour Red, Lemon Tart, Paris Lights, Pink Toile, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, and Summer Sunrise. I love it when all of those colors come together! I cut the stamped image by hand to resemble a headboard, then layered on Dark Chocolate and cut it out again- lot of work, lol!

Next layer is Spring Moss with Faux Ribbon in SU's Whisper White, then all is layered on an A-6 of Pure Poppy. Sentiment is from Faux Ribbon as well, stamped in Dark Chocolate. It's always risky doing this at the end, lol, but it really is straight, although it looks a wee bit crooked in the photo.

Last, of course, were the buttons- PTI buttons, of course! while I love the buttons in the Inspiration photo (and would love to own some!), I find it hard to do off center and odd numbers- so mine are just stuck on in a straight line. I used hemp and Linen thread (both SU) to do different ties, then put them on with glue dots.

I'm glad I played! Now to try and go back to bed and dream of baby cards, lol lol lol!!!

13 comments:

sharon d said...

This is lovely, Beth! So cheery!

Marge said...

Adorable card; perfect interpretation!

Scrapping Julie said...

very nice beth. i loved the way it turned out.

Courtney Baker said...

Cute card Beth! It looks great.

Deanna said...

So pretty Beth!

peggysue said...

Oh this is fabulous, looks just like the bedstead and really captures the look of the inspiration piece in color and design.

cadnileb said...

So pretty! Love the fun buttons!

Becky said...

Very nice! I loved how you curved your paper like the headboard! CLEVAH!!

Anya said...

Great job! I love those cheery colors. Did you have as difficult of a time as I did choosing which inspiration photo to use?

Dana said...

Beautiful card! You give me reason to order some more goodies (even though I just picked up a parcel).
Btw, thanks for your lovely comment! Isn't it amazing how many ideas develop inspired by a single photo?

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! Great job on the challenge!

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

Wow!!! I love your card!!! So colorful and beautiful!! So glad I stopped by to thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. This is just a fabulous card!!

Donelda said...

beth, I love how you mimiced the headboard of the bed!! Awesome!!