Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Etsy Inspired Challenge #31

My Flutter By Wednesday challenge card is in the post below...

I seriously stepped out of my comfort zone this week, but I guess that is what challenges are all about! This card is for the Etsy Inspired Challenge #31, and the wonderful store, Make Mine Mud by Little Miss Pottery. The card was inspired by many pieces in the store gallery. I went with earth tones to complement the pottery, and the artist has many pieces that are heart and flower shaped. In addition, she has many fantastic pendants. So, all of those things blended to make this card. The twill with metal loops was an impulse buy a few years ago, and I finally used it! I wanted the effect of the pendants hanging from the twill. I also put a metal charm on the card to hang as well. The papers are from the Porcelain collection by Basic Grey and from the Earth Elements family from Stampin' Up. The stamps are also Stampin' Up, and they are from some seriously neglected sets of mine, Doodle This and Doodle That. The finishing touch was Mello Yellow Blingz by Shimmerz, a new purchase from Firecracker Designs by Pamela.

I tried not "gunk" the card up, so to speak because the pieces in the artist's store are beautiful and simple. While this was a departure for me, it was fun to take a chance this time. That is how we grow! Thanks for stopping by!!

Card details:
Stamps: Doodle This and Doodle That by Stampin' Up
Paper: Porcelain by Basic Grey; Ruby Red, Cameo Coral by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/Tools: Scor-Pal; Nesties hearts; Twill with hardware; Fibers; metal heart charm; Mello Yellow Blingz by Shimmerz
Copics: Y21, YG95, R85

12 comments:

Dawn said...

SOOOO Pretty! I love the finished look of this and that charm is perfect! great Job, Nancy!!!

Danni said...

You should step out of your comfort zone more often, this is amazing!! You really did an wonderful job on this! Love it!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

This is terrific! Very "artsy"!

Hugs,

Heather said...

Nancy, this is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

de said...

I love what you did from your inspiration! Beautiful! Thanks for playing this week!cala

Vickilyn said...

Love the card!!! That is beautiful!

Heather said...

Wow you did a wonderful job on your layout and those colors were perfect for the Etsy Shop this week!!! Totally wonderful creation girl and I love those flowers too!!!

This is so so so great for the inspiration pieces this week I am stunned!!!

Heather

Nicola said...

Wow Nancy, I can´t believe that you have stepped out of your comfort zone when I look at this pretty masterpiece. I love your choice of papers and those heart and flowers are awesome. Terrific work - so beautiful. -x-

Stampin' the Good Life said...

What a fun ribbon banner! Cool card!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very pretty!! tfs!!
-t

Ashley said...

This is really really fun! I like all the hardware and the colors! If you had a pendant or something hanging from one of the loops, it could be a card and gift all in one! What a great idea! Thanks for playing along with our challenge, it means so much to me! And remember if you want to be a guest DT member, please play along with all the April challenges.

PS I got your email! I have you down!

Cassie said...

I can't believe I didn't already comment on this card! I loved it when I saw it a few days ago and I love it still!! It's really neat how you have the flowers and hearts hanging like that!

HA! The word today is RATED - as in this card is RATED Top Notch!!