Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Paper Blooms Inspiration Challenge

This week's Paper Blooms challenge is to use some of Leah's gorgeous dishes as your inspiration. I was immediately drawn to the colors and large flowers and used those as my starting point.

I tried to go elegant with this card, since I thought it fit well with the pattern on the dishes.







I embossed this paper flower with the Swiss Dots folder, then added one of Leah's blooms, a stick pin (also from Paper Blooms), and pearls.

I'd love to see you play along with our challenge this week. Just link up your card to the Paper Blooms blog. You do NOT need to own any Paper Blooms to participate, although if you've got some, we'd love to see them. I can't wait to see what you create!
Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages (PTI)
Paper: Real Red textured, Certainly Celery, PTI white
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: crocheted flower & stick pin (Paper Blooms), paper flower (Heidi Swapp), pearls (Kaisercraft), Martha Stewart scalloped dot punch, oval punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots

33 comments:

Rose said...

Ann this is beautiful!!! :-)

Cassie said...

I love it, Ann! I totally LOVE your style and your take on this challenge!

Leah said...

Love your card Ann, elegant is the perfect description of it:)

Jackie said...

Nice card Ann! I do like this layout...tfs!!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Wow, Ann, this is so pretty! Love the flower you used and the red and pearl center!

Stampin'GHmom said...

Amazing!! I love it!

xiumaiyuki said...

This is fabulous!!! I love those flowers and those pearls...brilliant!

shelly said...

ann this is a beautiful card i love the bloom of course ( actually both of them) but especially adore the little pearls you added. great job again this week :) have a great day! shelly

Heidi Van Laar said...

OMGoodness! This is just stunning! LOVE it...everything about it!

(-: Heidi

Heather P. said...

This is so pretty, Ann!

jacque4u2c said...

Just beautiful! you really hit it out of the PARK! Just stunning!

Lyn S said...

Wow, what a simply gorgeous flower!

cadnileb said...

Oh so fun and love the pearls

Elena said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! Love the embossed flower so much!!!

Loretta Rodger said...

I so love the dots on the flower, it is perfect!

Elizabeth *^..^* said...

Absolutely Fabulous indeed!! Great card!!

cardcrazy said...

Beautiful card, Love it all!

Angie Tieman said...

Wowza!! This is gorgeous! Love that huge flower! The center is beautiful too with the crochet flower with pearls and the Pretties stick pin! Beautiful work!

Stamp and Smile said...

Just stunning! The pearls in the flower center is so elegant... TFS! Smiles Ann... :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow this is so very pretty.

Allison said...

Wow...how fun! Love the embossed flower with the bloom in the middle!

MrsETaylor said...

absolutely beautiful.

~amy~ said...

soooo fabulous Ann....as usual :)

Lisa Graves said...

Beautiful card, Ann!

Shirley said...

Wow! Ann, another really elegant card! I love the flower!

Deb Neerman said...

Gorgeous! Love that crocheted flower and stick-pin!

Jana said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love everything about this card.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

How fun to emboss that large flower and add the crocheted center.

~*Joni said...

Oh how pretty! I never thought of embossing a prima but I will definitely try it now! This is so sweet, you are like the challenge queen I swear! The pin is so pretty with it, I can never think of how to do that right. ;)

Becky said...

This is just gorgeous, I love this flower and all those pearls

Kathi said...

Wow. Totally beautiful. I love those pearls in the center of the crocheted flower.

This card is all about texture and makes you want to touch it!

virginia said...

So pretty and a great job!

Spyder said...

Love this flower!

((Lyn))