Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Perfect Sentiments Challenge 18: Inspired with Love

Welcome back's Wednesday so you know what that means...another weekly challenge with The Perfect Sentiment Challenge Blog.

This week's challenge is to create a card with a sentiment that lets someone know that you "love them". The twist is to use the picture~which I will show you in a little bit~as inspiration to create your card. 

Here is my take on this weeks inspiration photo...
And here's the inspiration photo...which I think is just beautiful....
This looks like such a romantic & peaceful patio to me~you can click on the image to make it bigger~it's easy to be inspired to create after looking at this photo. There are two items in this photo that really jumped out at me when I first looked at it...the soft pink flowers in the foreground and the brick. These were the jumping off point for my design.
I picked up these gorgeous flowers from a local furniture store of all just never know where you will find something to create & scrap with...although I did find myself wanting some new furniture after being in there..but I digress :)
I paired the flowers and petals with some soft fabric lace. 
For the other part of my inspiration for this card...I created my version of the brick patio by running some card stock through my Tim Holtz Brick embossing folder..I rubbed some Spun Sugar Distress Ink over the entire piece then came back in with the Festive Berries DI to create a little more definition around some of the bricks. 
The sentiment is from the SEI Jolie Chocolate rub-on set. I wrapped some soft green striped ribbon around the the card stock & topped it off with a staple. 
Here's another look at that yummy fabric it!!! I snatched this up in a bag of vintage those kinds of treasures when I am out junkin with my girlfriend Andrea : )

And now for the inside.......
As with all of my cards I like to carry the front to the I fussy cut the brick embossed card stock as my mat. 
These were sort of a last minute addition...the card just seemed to have too much white space for my taste. 

Here's one last look....

Now are you ready to be blown away by the beautiful cards created by my fellow DT members??? Well just click on their names and you will see what they came up with for this weeks challenge....


The sponsor we have for this weeks challenge is Shelly's Images
Shelly is offering up a free digital image to the winner of this weeks sure to stop by her store and give her some love : )

Now that you have been inspired by the PSDT...head to your creative space and start working on your submission for this weeks challenge. Be sure to check out all of the guidelines surrounding the challenge here.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today...I do appreciate ALL of my followers and visitors...makes me smile :)

Be sure to come back for another scrappy post.

Happy Scrappin!!

Products used:
DCWV-Be Mine Stack
Flowers-from local store
Lace-vintage find
Green Ribbon-scrappy stash
Tim Holtz Idea-ology staple
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Spun Sugar & Festive Berries
Tim Holtz Texture Fade-Brick


  1. Absolutely stunning, Abby! Love that flower and how you created the brick.

  2. LOVE LOVe the brick work the whole card screams soft romance. Great job!

  3. This is so pretty, Abby! I love how you incorporated the brick from the photo. :)

  4. Your card is awesome. Love those flowers and your brick background. Just beautiful.

  5. Love the bold flower! Gorgeous. This has a nice Shabby Chic feel to it. Great work.

  6. This is one of those creations that you keep going back over the pictures to be sure you captured every bit of detail its offering!! All the texture, flowers and lace, inking, I am absolutely loving this one!!

  7. Also thinking it's a fantastic shabby chic card, of course the TH brick folder is a perfect touch! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)


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