Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What Inspires You?

Well, I can't believe it, but it's my last Paper Blooms challenge as a member of the design team. For this challenge, we were asked to choose something that inspires us and use it to create a project.

I'm frequently inspired by interior design, whether it be in the magazines I read or the blogs I visit. The colors, patterns, and textures often translate into card ideas for me.

I found this girl's bedroom while surfing the net, and I was immediately drawn to the colors.

I used Brocade Blue, Berry Sorbet, and white on my card. I used one of Leah's blooms, a butterfly, some yummy satin ribbon, and pearls as my accents since the room is for a young female, and I wanted to reflect that femininity in my card.

So, what inspires you? Nature? Your family? Maybe a special keepsake or your very own home decor? Whatever it might be, why not use it as inspiration for your crafting? We'd love to have you play along. Just link up your finished project on the Paper Blooms blog. You do NOT have to use any Paper Blooms; however, if you've got some, why not use 'em?

Paper: Brocade Blue, PTI white
Accessories: crocheted flower (Paper Blooms), Martha Stewart classic butterfly punch, buttons & ribbon (PTI), pearls (Jenni Bowlin, Kaisercraft), rub-on (SU)

47 comments:

tmcc4 said...

I love this card!!! it' so clean and fresh!!! I love it awesome!!! I so want some crochet flowers... Thank you for sharing!!!!
Mandy

Pat said...

Lovely bedroom but more importantly, beautiful card, you've represented the colours of the bedroom exactly as it is.
Nature and gardens inspire me, that's me the natural girl :))
I think i'll have a look at paper blooms blog.
Well done!
Hugs xx
Pat

Pat said...

Forgot to say how much i love these flower crochet :))

Aimes said...

I just love your inspiration pic and love your card even moreso! So pretty and feminine!
I get my inspiration from anything and everything! It was a mug that inspired me last LOL!
Aimes
x

JanJ said...

This is such a beautiful card, I love the simplicity of it & the colours. Just gorgeous!

Jan x

~amy~ said...

great card Ann...love the colors together!

BananaStamper said...

Another fabulous elegant card! Love it and love the colors!

Shanna

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card and love the room that inspired you! the colors are great together...tfs Ann!!!

Angie Tieman said...

What a pretty card! I love your inspiration room and how you made it into a card! Fabulous!

Craft said...

What a gorgeous card! It's clean, simple, restful, yet elegant! Love it!

Beth Perry said...

ooo what a great idea!! i love that room and the card!!!

AUsome mom said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! I love the simplicity in all of your cards. You always leave so much white space that our eye settles on your beautiful embellishments. Wonderful job, Ann.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Love your clean and simple design!

Michelle Forrest aka transprntbutterfly said...

Love this CAS card and the colors are wonderful together!

StampinCathy said...

I just love your take on the challenge. The colors are fabulous together and love the texture you added to this card. I get inspired my magazines, blogs, SCS, and on and on.

Leah said...

Such a lovely, calming card and I wouldn't mind having that bedroom either;) Thank you so much Ann for your creativity gracing us each week. I'll be keeping up with you for sure!

Cindy Haffner said...

So elegant!!!!!!!!

Heather P. said...

This is so pretty! Great take on the inspiration piece. :) LOL, I think just about anything can be inspiring... Right down to a pair of my daughter's fun, colorful socks. :)

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Love this card Ann! You are one fantastic creator of CAS cards. I have much to learn from you! Hope I get a card done for this week's challenge, been so busy lately that I've missed so many.
Take care and I'll miss your contributions to the team.

Belinda said...

This is so pretty! Love the details on the middle of the flower! Congrats on your time with the dt!

sarahmartina said...

Wow! Love this! This is my kind of card! And I love the inspiration room too! The colors are so pretty together!

Heidi Van Laar said...

So beautiful! I totally see the inspiration, but I love how you pared it down to match your style!

(-: Heidi

i {heart} papers said...

Gorgeous!!!

Nancy L. said...

Love your card and the color combo!

xiumaiyuki said...

Ann, it's beautiful!!! Love the butterfly and the beautiful flower. Simple yet effective.

Rose said...

ann i always love what you create!! this is stunning :D

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I love all the pearl accents. Very pretty.

Lyn S said...

I love the elegant simplicity of your card Ann, and those colours are so pretty!

Elena said...

So elegant and pretty! Love these colors together!

Michelle said...

this is beautiful (and so is the bedroom!)i love the color combo and CAS look..TFS!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Such a simple design but with such PUNCH!

Littlebear said...

This is beautiful Ann, the colours are gorgeous and I adore the simplicity.
Clare x

JoLynn said...

This looks great. I love the colors in that room and how you incorporated them on your card.

Leslie said...

I love, love, love the crochet ribbon! Great clean card!

shelly said...

hi ann
woo hoo no blogger errors on your page .. think maybe i wont get booted this go around :)
awesome calming colors on this! i like how you kept the card crisp and clean like the ad...
its been so much fun playing on the Pb dT with you youve give me such inspiration and ive learned may things by visiting your blog too. ill still check in here .. good luck with all your endeavors! hugs shelly

berta said...

very elegant card and bedroom!

Jennifer Talley said...

Wow, I love this! Very cute and simple and clean. Great job!

cricketeew said...

I would love to have this bed room! Good take on it with your card

Cindy said...

Wow, Ann seriously you are really good! I absolutely LOVE this card!! So simple yet so beautiful! Mind if I scraplift it?

Tasha said...

I love this card - i think it looks even better than the room. The colours are gogeous and i love the clean and simple yet oh so effective design!
Your blog rocks
love tasha xx

Stamp and Smile said...

Fantastic Ann! LOVE the cute flower and butterfly!! Just so SWEET! :)

Becky said...

This is gorgeous, so simple and so elegant. Love the pearls on the butterfly and flower.

Deanna said...

That is a beautiful bedroom and a gorgeous card!

Robin Feicht said...

Fabulous Color Scheme! Great card too!

Steph Zerbe said...

Gosh these colors look good together.
Color combos are so hard for me.
You seem to be a natural.

I have that butterfly punch....looks great in white!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card! Love teh simpleelements... very elegant. TFS!

Anonymous said...

Great choice of colors. I like cards that are clean and simple.

Swedie