Thursday, July 9, 2009

Another Card...and More Challenges

Two cards in one day?! Crazy, I know, but I really didn't like my first one, so here I am posting a second.

I finally got to play along with the Etsy Inspired challenge. The shop this week is whichgoose; she makes gorgeous nature-inspired crowns and hair combs, many of which are perfect for whimsical brides. I was inspired by this hair comb called grace.


What caught my eye were the colors, the satin ribbon, and the pearls, so I tried to recreate that feeling in my card. And how sweet is that tiny butterfly from Paper Blooms?

My layout is the bonus sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You, designed by the fabulous Latisha.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a fun announcement...

Stamps: Absolutely Fabulous (SU)
Paper: Basic Gray, PTI white, DCWV gray textured
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Nestabilities blossoms, ribbon (Michaels), butterfly (Paper Blooms), pearls (Kaisercraft), silver tissue paper

72 comments:

Pat said...

Wow this sooooooooo gorgeous!!
And this butterfly is so sweet!
Can't wait for tomorrow ;-)
Hugs xx
Pat

Kary Sol said...

Oh, Ann. The hairpin is simply wonderful... Love your knitted butterflys...
Thank you very much for a coments on my blog - It so inspires....
(I have a translate in the left top corner- u r welcome :)
Thanks for your beauty...

yyam said...

It's pretty! I want to wear this on my hair...:) Love that butterfly!

Kelley Eubanks said...

That flower is awesome and yes... so is that little butterfly! Great card and great job with the challenge!! I love your pile it on card too... it isn't too busy! Looks great!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Beautiful card - the flower and butterfly look wonderful!! Love that inspiration pic too - satin ribbon and pearls are totally my kind of inspiration!!

Becky said...

This flower is beautiful, I love it

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous card!!! So glad you played along with EtsyInspired challenge!!

Littlebear said...

This is so beautiful - I adore the flower you have made.
Clare x

Denise (peanutbee) said...

AMAZING card!! Wow!! You captured the colors and elements BEAUTIFULLY!!

mommyabbytommy said...

How interesting! I'm still such a simple crafter, I never think to look for and implement inspiration like that. Nice work.

Lauri said...

What a stunning card!! and that butterfly is SO cute!!! I agree..that is a great sketch!!

Susan Raihala said...

What a cool inspiration piece! Love how you made the flower, and you're right, that butterfly is wonderful!

Penny said...

very elegant

~amy~ said...

wowza sista...this is gorgeous...absolutely adore your tissue paper bloom and that darling butterfly is thee perfect touch! Can't wait to find out your scoop'ola!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is absolutely stunning. I think you captured the inspiration piece perfectly.

Jackie said...

I love your Etsy card Ann! It's gorgeous....thanks so much for playing along with us this week!!!

Becky Carafa said...

So elegant and pretty! Love the embellishments in the flower center!

Jeanette - said...

This is beautiful!! I love the colors and the soft shimmer! Great job!

Ольга said...

Hi, Ann! Lovely butterfly! And the 2-d card is great, I`m sure!

Cassie said...

O Wow! That is gorgeous, Ann. You really captured the challenge there ;D

AUsome mom said...

Wow! Beautiful flower and I love the pearls too. Interesting hair piece and your card is the perfect rendition.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh how pretty is this!!!!

Beth said...

I love the colors of this card..and the flower is stunning!
The butterfly tops off the card...love everything about it.

Janis said...

Very beautiful.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty. Love the crocheted butterfly... great colors... thanks for visiting my blog. :o)

Michelle said...

absolutely beautiful ann...
the flower is fantastic!
TFS!

lauren said...

OMG! that GORRRRRRGEOUS silver flower!!!!!!!!!!!! ♥♥♥♥♥ from the supply list i am deducing it is layers of lightly crinkled silver tissue paper diecut into graduated sizes of flower??! but holy moly if you told me you bought it in a NYC trimmings shop for $20 i'd believe you *AND* ask for directions to the shop!!! YIKES that is beeeeeeeeautiful! ♥ (as is the rest of the card, obviously! sorry--shoulda said that first! well done, miss!!!) :)

Michelle Forrest said...

Ann, this is soooo cute!

Ori said...

Beautiful colour combo. My fav part is the flower, I think it makes the design captivating, and what colour is it actually? It's like a mix of grey and gold?

Laurel said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!

cricketeew said...

Wow is all I can say! This is beautful!

Maggi said...

This card is beautiful! That butterfly is so sweet!

Rita said...

What a great source of inspiration & you did a fab job on that flower! Your card is beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog & commenting. You also have a great blog here, I luv it!

Karen said...

Oh goodness, that handmade flower is Gorgeous! Love the pearl centers and that butterfly Is too cute! :> I can definitely see how you were inspired by your etsy pick. :>

Kerry said...

Gorgeous! You totally captured that beautiful hair comb in your card! I'm so glad you were able to play along with us this week! I hope you will join us for another Etsy Inspired Challenge again soon!

Jeannie said...

Ooooo - gorgeous!!
Awesome job capturing the elegance.

Peace and Luv,
Jeannie

Heidi Van Laar said...

Wow, this is simply stunning! I LOVE that shimmery flower and your little butterfly is so sweet!

(-: Heidi

Aimes said...

Ooooh what a pretty shiny flower! I just love pretty shiny things LOL! You've defnitely recreated that pic amazingly well! Love it!
Aimes
x

PaperCrafty said...

Beautiful card Ann! I love the flower and the pearl accents.

Pauline said...

A really lovely card, Ann, so clever of you too :o)

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my gosh! This is Beautiful!!! I LOVE what you did with this inspiration piece! So very elegant!


Vicki

Jenn Embry said...

Beautiful card! That butterfly is awesome! I really like the flower too. I think you really captured the essence of the challenge pic.

StampinCathy said...

This is just one awesome card.
Also I wanted to let you know that my fun goodies arrived safe and sound. Thanks so much.

Marisa said...

This is a really pretty card! Have a great day! :)

KimmyS said...

Wow - this is fantastic! Truly inspiring
Thanks for playing with us at 2S4Y

Nancy L. said...

Really love that flower, very cute!

scrapnnMO said...

Oh Ann it's absolutely breathtaking GORGEOUS! :)
♥Dawn♥

Belinda said...

Very pretty!

Lisa Graves said...

Beautiful card, Ann! :-)

cheryln said...

so beautiful! love the color combination!

JenMarie said...

Ohhh...sooo beautiful!!

BananaStamper said...

Fab card! Love that flower, the butterfly and the fab sentiment!

Shanna

supercraftygirl said...

Love the crocheted butterfly! I crochet, but I've never tried to do a butterfly. You've inspired me to mix my two fave crafts - crochet and cardmaking!

Cindy said...

Oh wow...you are making me wanting those crocheted flowers and butterfly!!!! It's a must have in my craft supplies list :)

Gina said...

Oh my this is gorgeous. Love that flower.

trisha too said...

girl, you get so many comments now, it takes forever for my slowbee intraweb to bring up the form!!!

yay you!

ANYWAY, this card is beautiful.

and yes, that butterfly IS sweet!

:)

clouds shadler said...

wow wee! love the card, so elegant and tres chic! love the cute butterfly! awesome take on the sketch! perfect!

clouds :D

Lyn S said...

Wow, that's so beautiful and elegant!

~Michelle~ said...

you nailed your challenge.....Love your flower and that crocheted butterfly is a perfect touch!

Elena said...

This flower is stunning!
I love your sunshine card too!

JoLynn said...

Silver tissue paper! Brilliant!

Kazan Clark said...

Hi talented! Your card is just as beautiful as the inspiration it came from - gorgeous work as always Ann
Hugs
K

Tiff said...

Congrats on your EIC win this week!!! I just love this sketch!

de said...

Wow Ann! Sorry I missed commenting earlier! This is amazing! So glad to see you won! E-me so I can get your goodies to you! stampindeva(at)bellsouth(dot)net.

Martha said...

its such a beautiful card, congrats on winning the etsy challenge ;)

Sparkly Pink Star said...

Beautiful!

Mandy said...

Oh, Ann, this is GORGEOUS! How clever to create a silver tissue flower! Perfect! :) Congrats, too, on winning!!

Steph Zerbe said...

Nice! Great depiction of the picture!
I have that SU! stamp set. Love it!
...fabulous... no, seriously you are!

Latisha said...

I love this Ann!!
hugs
Latisha

Deb Neerman said...

Simply stunning!

Deanna said...

So kewl Ann!

Angie Tieman said...

Very pretty!! That flower is so elegant and totally captures your inspiration piece!