Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sweet, sweet inspiration...

Hello again, sweet friends...so, here's the thing...I'm scheduling this post in advance because when you see this, I'll actually be cruising with my DH in the Carribbean!! So, this will be a quick post because I'm probably late for the next buffet!!

Today's challenge is hosted by our very own, incredibly talented, DT darlin', Cabio! She's given us this gorgeous photo as inspiration...

Hmmmmmm....what to do, what to do.... So many wonderful elements in this photo! But I chose to focus on the neutrals...with this gorgeous "Ella Blue" DP from GCD...and this adorable and quite irresistable "Cherry Tilda" available from Diana at Magnolia-licious HERE.

I decided to color Tilda with neutrals...almost giving her clothing some sepia tones...and then a pop of color for the cherries. I used Copics...and added a touch of "At You Spica" glitter ink to the cherries!

And a couple of "artsy" views...
Here's a bit more of my card "recipe"...
Cardstock: Very Vanilla & Chocolate Chip (SU)
Dies: Doohickey lace die (Magnolia); circle & eyelet nesties (Spellbinders)
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Ribbon, lace, & "chocolate" pearls: my stash
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearl flourish: Zva creative
And here are the Copics I used on this little sweetheart...

So there you go, kiddos! Now...pop on over to Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and check out the gorgeous creations by the rest of the DT! Then grab your craft supplies and come up with your own somethin' somethin using Cabio's great inspiration photo and at least one Magnolia image. Then...enter your little masterpiece in this month's Inspiration Challenge at Magnolia-Licious Challenge Blog!! D'ya know why? Because it'll be F-U-N...AND one lucky participant - chosen at random - will win a $25.00 voucher to spend at Magnolia-licious. So that's like DOUBLE the fun!!

Thanks so much for stopping by to see my little papercraft creations...and I hope you know how very much I love and appreciate your comments!! I will catch up with you when I return...relaxed, refreshed, and ready to tackle whatever the world has in store!! Be well and happy...until next time....

15 comments:

Candy said...

Hello Pat!
How's your cruise going? I bet you are having a fabulous time and seeing some beautiful sights :o)
I love your card!
It isn't often that I like brown - but you have used it perfectly on your card. Tilda is gorgeous in her 'sepia tones' and beautifully coloured.
Your ribbon treatment is awesome!
I can't stop looking at your work - it is so soft and 'comfortable * grin.
Hugs, Candy

Sharon Keanly said...

Ooohh, lucky you Pat, hope you have a fabby cruise. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, love the colours and all the detail. hugs Sharon

cabio's craft corner said...

I bet you are having fun cruising Pat!! How fun seeing your coloring on Tilda and the sweet flourish accents touch of this card. The tied ribbon looks delightful too. Thanks for sharing this cute card. Enjoy your wonderful time :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Lisette Morris said...

Wow just Wow! I love the nuetrals is and that ribbon is just gorgeous! Hope you are having a blast!

Sandy said...

Howed you do that - your cruising away sipping those fancy drinks and listening to cool jazz and posting a card LOL! Miss you my friend and as usual you card is gorgeous! When you do figure out how to get into my brain, will you leave some of your fancy dancy talent in there?
Mountain Mama

Debbie said...

Oh Pat, such a beautiful card, love the sepia tones... Have fun on the cruise, and don't forget to have not 1, but 2 pina colada's for me...

Hugs
Debbie

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lucky, lucky, you! Enjoy the cruise! Meanwhile, I am enjoying your card. Love the earthy tones and that fabby little ribbon confection! Lovely! Warmest wishes, Lesley

LindaC said...

Pat, your interpretation of the challenge photo is awesome. You seem to have hit upon the best colors for your Tilda, and the punched border on the right matches perfectly. Your flowers are an awesome addition. Great job!! LC

Angela said...

Gorgeous card Pat! I love this sketch you used and the lovely paper combination you used! Tilda is colored beautifully! Wonderful interpretation of the challenge photo! hugs, Angela

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Pat!

I so love this card. Super coloring and love the DP's. I particularly love that ribbon with the lace behind it. Your bows are so nice and neat and add a lovely feature.
Enjoy your cruise.
Hugs Maz

Teri said...

Wow, Pat, cruisin and posting... you are a super woman!! LOL!! Your card is absolutely darling, Tilda looks so nice and cozy and I love the color treatment you chose!!! Have a wonderful time with your hubby!!!
Hugs,
Teri

Barb Hardeman said...

Your take on the inspiration photo is absolutely gorgeous! How beautifully colored your image is and I love the ribbon! Tilda is just adorable in her delightful setting!
Hugs and blessings,
Barb

Iulia said...

Hi, lucky girl! I'm should feel envy because you are on a cruise and also have time to color. But since I haven't been on a real "sleep-over" cruise, I don't really know what I miss... don't you dare tell me:)) I've been to Punta Cana once so I know how beautiful the Caribbean are!
Your card is as beautiful as it can be! Gosh I love your coloring! I love this warm sweet colors the image provided and you did it justice.
Enjoy your trip and have a great time!
Brrrr, it's so cold in here....
Hugs, iulia

Norma said...

Gorgeous card, Pat. Love your colours...LOL..I more or less had the same idea--a lot of browns. Love how you coloured this adorable Tilda. Wonderful layout, gorgeous flowers and love those pearly swirls.
I am so green with envy that you are on a cruise. I've only been on one and most of what I can remember is those delish calorie-laden desserts...oh yum. I'm drooling just thinking of them..LOL.

Hugs,
Norma

Nancy said...

Fabulous take on the color challenge. Love all the detailing embellishments. Perfection!