Friday, September 2, 2011

Nice and Neutral

I love the rusticness of this inspiration photo and the sense of romance created by the banner!  So Cath over at Moxie Fab wants us to go neutral this week, and I did, BUT, I added a touch of turquoise because I see either a dusty blue (or now maybe grey - oops, too late) in the background.  However, it's all about our own interpretation and I went with my flow today!


Paper: cardstock (PTI rustic cream)
Ink: Brushed Corduroy & Antique Linen DI; Memento; CTMH - Juniper Dye ink
Stamps: WPlus9 (Defining Words); Hero Arts (S5208 Designer Woodgrain)
Other: 2" Scalloped Circle punch (EK Success); Flower embellishment (Tiffany)

The flower is made by punching out 5 scalloped circles, one for the base and the other four to create the petals.  I first scrunched up the four petal layers and then inked them up with Antique Linen and applied some Juniper ink lightly to the edges.  That little moulded flower in the centre was given to me some time ago by Tiffany (thank you), and I was so thrilled to be able to use it as I am really bad with embellishments!

I was obviously inspired by the wooden headboard (my woodgrain background is actually scored horizontally at 1" intervals, but just difficult to see in the photo).

And I love the ruffles on the one pillow and decided to combine that with that gorgeous flower in the photo!  There is no getting away from LOVE, I am not French for nothing, I am a hopeless romantic so I had to incorporate that word and what better way than to use this awesome sentiment definition from WPlus9.  And the sentiment strip is shaped as inspired by the little flags in the picture! The entire woodgrain panel is adhered to the notecard with dimensional squares, I am liking that look!

Et voila! I like this simple style!  Go and play along with this challenge, you can only have fun!

18 comments:

Virginia L. said...

This is SO beautiful, Brenda! Love your take on this with a CAS card!

Laurie said...

Brenda this is so pretty! I love that woodgrain background! The definition sentiment loos amazing on the banner!

Rosemary said...

love your interpretation of the inspiration photo, brenda! simply lovely!!

Lisa said...

OK, B! I can't keep up with your posts any more - You are on quite an awesome roll my friend!
This is so perfect!! I adore your take on this challenge - Simply beautiful!! That little resin flower is sweet :)

Trinh said...

Beautiful take on the Trigger, Brenda! Love the touch of aqua.

Donna Bowman said...

Nice neutral card Brenda!! Love the woodgrain background, flower and your sentiment in the banner! Good luck!!

sheila said...

what a perfect card for this inspiration image Brenda....and I love the addition of the love defintion...and the ruffly flower (which looks sooo cool by the way) is totally picking up the ruffles from the pillow. and thank you so much for all the nice comments you have left on my blog lately...I really appreciate it!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh that is just wonderful. Love the background and the fabulous flower. Kim

CinnamonSally said...

Another fabulous card Brenda and a great take on the challenge photo.

Becky Carafa said...

Be still my CAS-lovin' heart! Love it!

Alice Wertz said...

love your take on the trigger. so beautiful!

Jill Grace said...

wonderful card - that woodgrain is fabulous

Jacqueline said...

A creative BEAUTY!!

onecraftymama said...

The flower is FAB! I love the dimension, and the inked edged are perfect :)

Sue Lelli said...

Nice going with the creative flow, Brenda! LOVE the woodgrain and the definition and the FAB flower!!!

walchowDesign said...

Great take on the challenge! Love the flower with embellishement!

Cath said...

Hey Brenda! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Elizabeth Allan said...

I love where your inspiration took you Brenda - this is gorgeous! The flower is so eye-catching against the woodgrain.