Saturday, May 19, 2012

YOU make my life beautiful

Happy Saturday!  Love that you stopped by!  Meihsia, @ Our Creative Corner has given us a color challenge with an inspiration photo.  She is one clever girl!  Meihsia, wants you to use orange, blue, white, cream, and brown.  And here is her inspiration photo:

The thing that attracted me to this photo, was the clean lines.  Not overly embellished or cluttered.  So, here is what I came up with.  Warning: not my usual card.

So, here is what I created!  Not my usual work.  I kept the card un-cluttered, just like the card.  I used pattern paper from the same collection: Gathering from Authentique.  I used some retired vanilla velvet ribbon.  I thought it added a softness and elegance to the card.  I cut the leaves from a scrap piece of Bermuda Bay card stock.  I thought it was the closest in matching the 'blue'.  I punched the flowers out of a piece of Tangerine Tango card stock.  I inserted a brown brad in the center of each flower to hold them together.  I 'label' was cut with a die, and the stamped sentiment was actually created with two stamps.  
Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you get a chance to play along with us @ Our Creative Corner.


Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Sharon
It may not be your usual type of card, but what you have created using the Orange on the Flowers in it's most vivid hue, makes for one lovely card, your Bg works so well here.

Tui Nathan said...

Wow .... not your usual style at all Sharon, but definitely just as beautiful ... I love this clean styling, your colours, pretty flowers and patterns are fresh, bright and elegant .... awesome work!!!

Debbie said...

Beautiful card!

Inkypinkydelights said...

I love your beautiful card Sharon and just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog today. Judy x

Vicki Burdick said...

So pretty Sharon, not your usual style, yes but just gorgeous non the less!!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oooh, this is just a sensational challenge piece, Sharon. You so hit the nail in the head with your colors and design. I agree, that cream velvet ribbon is absolutely perfect for this piece. Love those handmade flowers and the way you combined the sentiment.

Hope you had a fabulous weekend!


Anne Marie Hile said...

Sharon, this may not be your usual style but let me tell is GORGEOUS!! Love the layered flowers, the pop of color and the velvet ribbon adds some fantastic detail. The mixed font on the sentiment stamp is such a fun detail, too. Hope you had a great weekend, my friend! :)

Lisa Minckler said...

Just wanted to pop in and say that you have designed a dazzling card. I am entranced with the colors and layout. Also thank you for leaving such a kind comment on my blog. OCC challenges are the best! :)

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow...Sharon, this card is gorgeous!!! The flowers and layout is beautiful. Love it!