Sunday, July 15, 2012

this one morphed more than the entire cast of "transformers"!

does that ever happen to anyone else? you start out with a very clear and specific idea--a road map, if you will; but an hour later you suddenly notice that you took two left turns back in albuquerque and you're headed for the border?! (metaphorically, i mean!) :)

anyway, here IS my card, which i like, despite the fact that it's not what i was expecting to make:

(patterned paper, old school alphas (arguably the best alphabet stickers EVER MADE in all of history!) and pearl flower sticker: basic grey; rub on ("day"): fancy pants; brads: mme, doodlebug; plastic flowers and heart gem: queen and co; pennants: pink paislee, mme, and hand cut from scraps; epoxy stickers: imaginisce; flowers: prima; adhesives: tombow mono runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)

i started out with laurel seabrook's "inspired by" photo (#32):

and the intention of using the full-on, full-strength colors, plus a string (or banner or SOMETHING) of beads. then i saw this week's awesome sketch on the basic grey blog:

and decided the rows of little blocks should be pink patterns from various older BG collections... and as it turned out this just worked better to turn the dial down to "softer pinks". 

i do still have some little hits of the bright magenta and teal from the inspo pic as accents; my string of "beads" has become a banner, though! however, one of the many things i love about miss laurel is that when she says, "inspired by" that is what she MEANS; she's giving us a starting point, and our finished projects may or may not look like the photo. it's VERY freeing and helpful, and i thank her for that! ♥

someone else i'd like to thank is miss patrice, for reminding me to come and link up at 52-card pick-up, on her blog, the old back porch, where she has a round-up of creative card makers every week, and there are, as she puts it, "no rules, just sharing the fun of making your own cards"!  awesome, no?

why not check out all of these fine blogs, then c'mon back here tuesday when i will have not one, but two lovely posts--for city crafter AND shopping our stash! ciao till then, darlings!


  1. Super fun Lauren! That little banner is just perfect and fits well with the inspiration photo IMO. Love the mosaic style background too!
    Shanna :)

  2. Lauren this is just beautiful! I love the banner and that rose, thanks for playing again!

  3. Stunning card and great take on the sketch too!

  4. WOW!! You inner artist took over and created another masterpiece!! I just love that banner ... and would definitely wear it! Gorgeous papers and perfectly done ... No matter how I try I can never get things lined up straight like you do with those squares ... a question ... when is YOUR birthday??

  5. Such a pretty card and the colors match the pic so well!

  6. I love your 'wrong turns'! Such a pretty card with gorgeous color, darling banner and rose too!


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