Aug 2, 2009

365 Cards - Challenge 155 + 2 More

It's Ad Inspired day at 365 Cards, and here's the pic from which we were to gain inspiration ~ as chosen by 365 DT member, Gloria. (Be sure to check out Gloria's card based on this ad - it's simply perfection!) Lovely picture... lots of inspiration there!

I've also chosen to enter this card into two other challenges: PaperPlay's Week# 28: Add Dimension & Pile it On's Challenge # 9: Use at least 3 flowers.

I took inspiration from both the colours and textures in the picture. The weathered green of the table and the wicker... the focal point of the picture ~ and my card ~ are the orange flowers... of course, my dollar store white paper flowers required a watercolour makeover before they'd work - but that was fun!

Papers: unknown from stash; Cuttlebug folder: bloom dots; Sentiment: Technique Tuesday

Thanks for visitin' my crazy l'il blog. I sure do have fun mucking about with paper and glue and posting the results of all my fun for you. And thanks for posting your 'fun' too. I am so inspired every day...

Have a happy, scrappy day!

26 comments:

Chrissie said...

This is an absolutely stunning take on the sketch Carolyn, you are so clever. The texture, the colours, the design... all fab!
I don't know how you manage to get Monday's challenge posted on a Sunday... something to do with time zones???
Great card!
Chrissie

yyam said...

I love the background texture and those white paper flowers look so pretty after the watercolouring!

Bohemian Gypsy said...

I love your take on the challenge today Carolyn. It's beautiful. I particularly love the basket weave paper for the flowers to represent the wicker baskets. . .nice!!!
Hugs
Michelle

TesaB said...

What a beautiful and clever take on the ad. It's jaw dropping!

Sandie said...

Beautiful card, and it's a perfect take on the ad.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week :)

Sherry said...

Carolyn, this is absolutely beautiful. Great take on today's challenge. Now to figure out what I am going to do.

Jenny S. (UK) said...

You've done it again, you've stunned me. What a great take on the challenge. I have yet to think this one out. Well done on being first.

Patti J said...

Wow Carolyn! My jaw is on the floor girl! You NAILED this one! Perfectly wonderful card, my friend!!!

Piali said...

Awesome!! you really rocked this one. its just perfect in every way.

Scrapaddict said...

Carolyn, you have done a fantastic job with the inspiration, love what you did with the flowers... beautiful!

Fi said...

What a beautiful card and fantastic take on the challenge - love your embossing background.
Hugs
Fi

Sarah said...

WOW way to rock a challenge! This is amazing. That wicker is it patterned paper? Just perfect.

Mojo Hugs said...

Great take on the challenge!

PaulaM said...

Carolyn, This is GORGEOUS!! WOW - you did an AMAZING job on this. Love it. TFS

Jennifer said...

Carolyn, What a beautiful card. You certainly accomplished using the inspiration. And that bunch of flowers....oh so cute! Thanks for playing with us this week at Pile it On!

Jennifer, PIO DT

Maureen said...

Love your take on the inspiration picture and that little bouquet is perfect! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

Juls said...

gorgeous interpriation of the advert! Love the wicker effect thing! great card!

Kristen said...

This is SO NEAT! I love your interpretation. GREAT JOB! That wicker effect is the coolest. The colors are great at well.
Have a great day!

fabricbutterfly said...

Great card, and congrats on being first... the card is just wonderful.

Lost in Paper said...

just beautiful!!!

Amy Schultz said...

guess Im hittin the dollar store up today! :) love how you used those flowers as a bouquet, this card is gorgeous!

Amy -- Pile It On DT

Julie M said...

Oh that's beautiful, Carolyn - I love the earthy green, brown and yellow against the white background. Perfect!!

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week - hope to see you again soon!

Julie

craftypagan said...

Hi carolyn! Wow this is so beautiful-I can really see how you took inspiration from the pic and put your own unique spin on it. The details are fab! Thanks for joining us at Pile it On! Hugs Rowena-PIO dt

Janis said...

Wow! This is so gorgeous! Very, very nice! Love it!

raindropecho said...

OOOOH! This is such an elegant card! Love love love what you've done! Thanks for joining us this week :D
- Ann @ Pile It On!

stamprgrl said...

carolyn,
this is perfection in a card! LOVE IT!

Thanks for playing with us @ Pile It On!
-- dalis