Monday, August 1, 2011

sketchy AND photo inspired (with a BLOOM!)

did you see the inspiration photo this week at CCCB (67)? miss ros outdid herself with the gorgeousness here, it's called "vintage garden"... can you say YUMMMMMMMMM??!

speaking of deliciousness, sketchy thursday's 7-28 scheme is rather wonderful, as well; thank you, diana!!! :)

also, shopping our stash is utterly BRILLIANT this week: for #10 they've given us, buttons, blooms and bananas!!! we need only incorporate ONE of those into our designs... oh how i *WISH* my card had a banana on it like leslie's does! alas, i went with the much less interesting, but easier to come by "bloom". for the STASH part, however, i've acquitted myself with honor by mostly using very old and very treasured papers that i bought when either niece lindsay or niece madeline was born; which has to make them--embarrassingly-- AT LEAST 7 years old. i still love them, though, and will continue to use them enthusiastically in little bits and bobs! :)

and now here is the card:

(patterned paper: creative imaginations (diamonds + both blue patterns), doodlebug, imaginisce, mustard moon; bird, sparkly flowers & cupcake stickers: jolees; wordfetti & border sticker: girls' paperie; flower & leaves: prima; thickers: american crafts; ink: colorbox; adhesives: tombow monorunner, sewing machine, low temp hot glue gun)

there is quite a lot going on here, but i hope i've kept it light and bright enough to not feel cluttered. my favorite part is the greeting, with the little wordfetti stickers i am now addicted to ever since kirsty put a girls' paperie sticker book into july's MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM kit!


my other favorite part is the white machine stitched border around every single piece of patterned paper, which is doesn't look all that impressive in the pics but in real life it adds a "certain something"! it's times like these i wish i enjoyed sewing ON FABRIC because wouldn't this be a gorgeous quilt??! ah well, i think i'll let another crafter tackle that project whilst i go and make some more cards!

♥ciao, darlings!♥

20 comments:

  1. This does have such a soft girly feel, like Laura Ashley; it is like a comforting quilt and the stitching makes it absolutely perfect :)

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  2. oh my sugary sweet...love all that pink goodness!

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  3. I loveeeeeeeeeeee this! I love love the soft colors, the bird, that little cupcake! Just GORGEOUS! Thanks sooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  4. Well I think you out did yourself Miss L ... this is fabulous ... I love that stitching ... and the quilt...(y) look is brilliant ... and I'm not missing out on that little birdie ... soooo cute ... Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB ... (btw ... that bed set is from Tesco (supermarket ... quite cheap actually ... reckon I could have sold loads this week) ...

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  5. this is gorgeous...love the stitching and the quilt effect of this card...not too busy at all, in fact, I htink you got it just right...thanks for joining in at Shopping our Stash this week!

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  6. this is gorgeous...love the stitching and the quilt effect of this card...not too busy at all, in fact, I htink you got it just right...thanks for joining in at Shopping our Stash this week!

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  7. So lovely!!! And I am thinking the same, I want that sticker book in every kit, LOL! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  8. This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at SOS!

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  9. This is absolutely beautiful!! I love the soft colours and gorgeous flower!! Thanks for playing along with us at SOS (Shopping our Stash)

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  10. Gorgeous again. I love pink and you always have such a fresh way of using it! Superb! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

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  11. Your page is so beautiful. I just love it.. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

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  12. Soooo sweet, and very Lauren-y! :D I almost spewed when you mentioned the bananas. (hee hee)

    Thanks for joining us at SOS this week!

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  13. WOW! This is gorgeous! Incredible! Thanks for playing with Sketchy Thursdays.

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  14. Wow! Beautiful card! Love the bird and colors just amazing! :)

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  15. Such a pretty card,,
    Thanks for playing along with us at ST xx

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  16. Girl, you never cease to amaze me. Stunning! And so glad you played along at ST, your card is fabulous!

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  17. Beautiful and very feminine card Lauren, love the little cupcake and bird. Your stitching is the icing on the cake. Wishing you a wonderful sunday. Here we are busy busy packing and tomorrow I start school....
    hugs

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