Saturday, February 26, 2011

Etsy Inspiration #128--The Hidden Alphabet










Good Morning & Happy Saturday!
Welcome to another Etsy Inspiration Challenge!!! 

We have a very fun shop for you all this week called The Hidden Alphabet.  Laura specializes in turning ordinary objects and architectural elements into original, photographic art that resemble letters of the alphabet.  Take your time browsing through her store....even the sold section for your perfect piece of inspiration---I know you'll find it & you'll see all the creative things she's done with her photographs!!  Ready for the prizes?  Well, The Hidden Alphabet is giving one of our players an 8x10 personalized LOVE print like the *Andrew and Paige* picture you see posted above & our sponsor Paper and Roses is offering up the wonderful tags & paper posies as an AWESOME  prize package to another extremely lucky player!!!!!  All you have to do to qualify for one of the prizes is visit the shop, pick your inspiration, make whatever creation your heart desires & link it to the EtsyInspired Challenge Blog by Friday, March  4 @ noon Pacific Time.

I was inspired by the colors in the My Love photo so I went to work hoping that my card would come together nicely!  I used Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Basic Black, Early Espresso & Crumb Cake to capture those colors with a pretty simple layout.  As you know by now, I'm a texture freak so after cutting out the butterfly and using the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder on my white piece; I added shimmer paint to both of them in an attempt to get a more *vintage* feel.  The final touch was adding the pearls to a few black scallops & I must say that I can actually SEE the shimmer just a bit in the photo so I'm happy!!! 

I hope that I've inspired you to play along with us this week & for even more inspiration; check out the rest of the Design Team and leave them some love:
Angi
Ann--February Guest Designer
Ashley
Carole
De
Emily
Joy
Kerry
Ruby
Savannah
Sherry
Virginia
I can't wait to see your FAB creations! 

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the weekend!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,

Supplies:  Just Believe & Great Friend stampsets; Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Basic Black, Early Espresso & Crumb Cake cardstock; Early Espresso, Baja Breeze & Crumb Cake ink; Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon; Big Shot; Tasteful Trim Die; Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die; Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder; 1 1/2" Circle & 1 3/4" Circle Punches; Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint; Sponge Dauber; Pearls & Dimensionals

23 comments:

  1. So pretty Jackie! You captured the colors beautifully! Love this beautiful card!

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  2. What a gorgeous color combination and card! I LOVE everything about this...definitely one of my favorites from you!

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  3. Gorgeous colors. And the sentiment is so sweet. Beautiful design. :)

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  4. You can see you were inspired by the colors. Your project is SO pretty. I just adore this stamp set and now you have given me a whole new color scheme to show it off! Beautiful. X

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  5. Beautiful card!! I can see the inspiration in your card.

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  6. Ooooh, this is beautiful, Jackie!!! I just love your take on the inspiratin picture...you nailed the colors and your silhouettes are sooo pretty!!!!

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  7. Jackie, what a gorgeous card from the photo inspiration! The embossed butterfly is the perfect touch! Always so great to visit your blog and see your cards. You always inspire me! Have a great day! Hugs! :)

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  8. Stunning color combination, which makes your gorgeous design pop right off the page. Awesome card, Jackie!

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  9. Hi Jackie, beautiful card, I love the blues and browns. The butterfly is so pretty with the embossing. I also love the tiny flower in the right hand corner, that completes it!

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  10. Wow Jacquel! This is stunning! Gorgeous colors and texture!

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  11. Wow, this is so pretty! Love the colors, your captured the feel of the inspiration piece beautifully!

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  12. WOOOOW! I love how you used that color theme from the print! You card is a perfect match to this inspiration photo! Love the inking over the embossing....love that sketch of this card--your butterfly is GORGEOUS! LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it all around:)

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  13. really pretty colors with a gorgeous layout. I really like how the colors go with the inspiration!

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  14. Once again, you have crafted a beauty! This card is lovely. Everything - the colors, layout, stamps - go so well together. Awesome!!

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  15. What an awesome creation Jackie!! I just love your layout and the stunning color combo!! Gorgeous!

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  16. Gorgeous card! Love all the little details and the colors. Your cards are always the best.

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  17. Love how you've used the inspiration piece and made it your own Jackie, great job! Love it!

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  18. Such a gorgeous card! The color and details are stunning!

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  19. OOoooohhh these colors are BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the embossed flourish and the butterfly overlaying the flowers is AWESOME!! Great take on this week's shop!

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  20. Wow...this is fabulous! Love the colors, the textures...wow!

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  21. Super design! I love the embossed butterfly!
    ~Lacey
    www.stampandcreate.com

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Hugs & Love,
Jackie