Saturday, February 26, 2011
Etsy Inspiration #128--The Hidden Alphabet
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:
Ann--February Guest Designer
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