Tuesday, June 29, 2010

etsy (& dollie!) inspired

i've been wanting to take part in an etsy inspired challenge for a while now, and since this week it's sponsored by gina's shop, tyggereye art, this seemed like *exactly* the right time to dip my toe in the EIC water! this week's featured shop is sand box studio, and i chose one of her adorable totebags as my inspiration piece:

i was intending to do this challenge all on its own, but then i saw this week's amazing color palette at design dollies, and i just could not resist combining the two.


so i took the sweet stitched bird, flowery branch and tan background from the inspiration piece...added in lots of lovely pink and green a la dollies...et voila:


(patterned paper: scenic route, basic grey; kraft cardstock: bazzill; cream cardstock: core'dinations; rub-ons: american crafts, basic grey, fancy pants; diecuts: k&co; bird traced from a frances meyer chipboard; flower: prima; brads: making memories, studio g, queen&co; inks: colorbox; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)


the etsy challenge is open until noon on friday, and the dollies' color challenge ends sunday night, so you have time to make a card for each...or be a bit multi-tasky like i have, and see what happens when you blend them together! ♥

19 comments:

  1. TWEET...you combined the challenges sooooo effortlessly...such a gorgeous piece of work my friend!

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  2. Such a fabulous take on both challenges!!! This couldn't be cuter or tweeter!

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  3. Hi!
    Beautiful, I love the LO for this card. Have a great day.

    Sherrie
    My Journal
    http://sherriesjournal.blogspot.com/2010/06/project-365-2010_29.html

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  4. Such a fabulous card! I love all the different layers!! Great job with the Etsy Inspired Challenge!

    ♥♥♥Lea

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  5. Cha Cha!! HOW COULD YOU NOT WIN???? This is amazing!@ I love it. I think you will win both challenges totally with this card. Its so lauren-tastic perfect!!

    Good luck!!You are on a roll this week!

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  6. wow! beautiful take on the inspiration photo! so pretty! love this!

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  7. At first look at your card I said outloud "WOW!" You rocked the color challenge.

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  8. Whoa, that is... Wow! Awesome! Love the layout and elements in this card, and you rocked the colors perfectly!
    Thanks for playing with us Dollies!

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  9. Wow - this card is fabulous...love the color combo. You rock my socks, girl!

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  10. Gorgeous!! I love all the layers and the darling elements! That bird is divine!!!

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  11. Loooooooooove this piece of art. All the layers and great colors together. Masterpiece....
    Hugs

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  12. So very pretty!

    Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

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  13. Oooooooooooh, sooooo pretty! Well, gorgeous is really a better word for it!! Love it to bits!

    (-: Heidi

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  14. I used this bag for my inspiration too! Your design, layout and choice of materials are beautiful and wonderfully situated on your card! Nice work! Thank you for playing along! Good luck!

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  15. Good luck to you, though you won't need it! You PERFECTLY combined the challenges and rocked both. You a card-makin' rock star. That tote bag IS adorable and inspiring; every bit as much as your card for the challenge.

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  16. You say "voila" and I say "I don't have the collage gene how do you DO this?!?!?!?" Lovely, as ever. ;)

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  17. OH...MY..GOD!! How stunning is this?!?! Missus, you never ever cease to amaze me. Absolute beautifulness.

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