Friday, June 10, 2011

CSS Inspiration Hop

I cannot believe it is the middle of the year and summer is almost upon us. I think someone pushed the fast forward button. :o) Well with summer comes picnics, flowers, and lots of other inspirational elements that surround us. For this CSS Blog Hop we were given an image made up of several photos.
I took my inspiration from the big flowers on the bottom right hand corner.


I also used the sketch from CPS this week and for the Moxie Fab challenge to incorporate sewing images. The latest rage in paper crafting seems to be doilies and lace. Gina shared a project using doilies a few weeks ago and she sells them in her online store. I found some fun lace trim at a local craft store and had to incorporate that into my card as well.

If you've not come from Lori's blog, you will want to start at the beginning over at StampTV and make sure you take time to see what everyone on the team has to share with us.

Next on the hop is Miesje. I know she will have something awesome to share.

Here are the deets about how I constructed this:
I first cut a circle using a Spellbinders die from white card stock.
I stamped the circle frame with Vivid Chocolate Ink.
After allowing the chocolate ink to dry, I stamped the lace doily from Nana's Needlework with VersaMark ink. And then embossed it with clear embossing powder.
I sponged orange onto the outer part. I sponged read along the edge. And I sponged brown in the center.
I colored the lace trim with a red Copic marker and adhered it around the perimeter of the circle.
I sprayed the paper doily with some green glitter mist.
After everything was dry, I layered them together using foam tape to give it dimension.
I added some pearls and a button.
I stamped the sentiment from Nana's Needlework Sentiments onto some white and sponged with the same orange and red. I layered it onto a tag die and added a few brown peals.

41 comments:

Lori said...

Very pretty Melissa!!

Sharri said...

Melissa, Beautiful!! I love the colors and that background is so pretty! Great take on the inspiration!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Melissa- love all the details and colors! Gorgeous!

Miesje said...

Love it! So different from the rest of them. Wonderful take on the inspiration.

Cheri said...

I just love how we've all picked something different from this image....how fun....I'm getting so much inspiration and I absolutely love your card. The bg texture against the lacy focal image is so vintage looking.

Brenda said...

Very pretty card Melissa full of beautiful details.

Debbie D. said...

Such a pretty card.Love all the colors.

Melissa Cash said...

Very pretty Melissa! I love the pop of green from the doily!

joy said...

Love all the layers - especially the way you have created a holder with the tag die -- GREAT job!!

Giovana said...

Your card is so pretty Melissa, awesome job!

Carolina said...

What a beautiful card Melissa - love the green doily, such a nice touch! The textured background really pops and love how you added the sentiment!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is really awesome, Melissa!

Deb said...

How gorgeous! I love the little splash of green! Oh, you're makin' me want this set again...before, I fooled myself into thinking I could live without it! ;)

Anonymous said...

love how the sunflowers inspired the multicolored doily, great job!
Melanie Muenchinger

peggy wainman said...

Lovely card!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

How beautiful! and so artistic and creative! SO nice!

Payne Holler Cards said...

wooo hoooo such a completely different flower creation and just love it!!! beautiful beautiful (-:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful layering -- love the colored doily

catdidit said...

Awesome Melissa! Love that pop of the green doily!

Kary said...

Love the multi-coloured doily!! Gorgeous, Melissa!

Lynn B. said...

Brilliant use of the doily stamp. I would never have thought of that.

LyndaG said...

very unique, different has a rather ethnic look

jazy1m said...

Beautiful card. Love the detail. Thanks for sharing.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Beautiful, Melissa! I just love how you used that doily stamp.

Sheila said...

Love how you used so many products in creating this card, which might encourage people to start using some of the products in their collection that they have never used or used infrequently.

Donna Phelan said...

Another unique design! Love how each of you has taken a different look at the same picture....FABULOUS!!!

Jo said...

You did an awesome job on this card. It's just beautiful.

Susan said...

Love the doilies and flowers.

Sally said...

Got to get me some doily embelishments

Golda said...

That is a really fun card! Great work!

miatagal said...

Melissa, Very pretty and inspirational card! Love the variety of textures.

Donna said...

So pretty, a very Happy and bright and cheery birthday card. Great job!!

Donna Przy....

scrapdiva77 said...

Lovely card, GinaK started something with these doilies, I bought some a couple of years ago at Dollar Tree and they have been sitting. Now I have something I can use these for. TFS

Kay S said...

Very pretty, Melissa! Love how you used the doilies and lace to create a flower! Nicely done!

stampqueen said...

Love the doilies with the different colors and the background is perfect to go with it!!!

Gayle said...

Great card with the embossed layers and the doily.

Anonymous said...

Loved the doilies. Great background.
Am having problems with blogger tonight.

Shirley B

Lagene said...

Beautiful! Love how you sponged different colors within the doilie!

Linda Imler said...

Love the colors of your card.

Linda Imler

Tina Gilliland said...

Lovely!!! Your whole card looks like one big sunflower! Great design.

Donna said...

what a gorgeous card! I love the sponging on your cb bg and the doily!!