Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Inspired… again!

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Hello everyone! I had a surge of mojo today after a long time… saw this pic at Clearsnap blog… and sketch from Verve Stamps.

Valentine Mantel Decor - Sabrina Alery[1]

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How beautiful is the decor? Now here is my card based on the inspiration picture above. I turned the sketch CCW and flipped it horizontally.

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I have to tell you that this card is beautiful in person and I could do only so much with a cellphone camera. The pattern paper is a digi freebie and is distressed with ColorBox cats eye queue in Black, Lava Black and Colonial Blue.

Here are some detail shots.

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I was inspired by the pompoms, colour palette, the ornate frames, heart and glitter.

These flowers are handmade. I tried to play with the wool pompom and tease the ends a bit. I think it looks cute :)

 

 

 

 

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This heart is roughly hand drawn, I sprinkled steel gray glitter on it along with a few sparkly silver bits that are used to decorate henna bowls here.

The flourish you see is by Cheery Lynn Designs.

I added some chunky glitter by Pie Lane to make the butterfly’s body.

 

 

 

 

 

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This frame is Silhouette cut. I applied some pearly 3D paint on it to give it texture, I then distressed it with Colorbox CEQ in Sky Gray.

The butterfly is distressed with Colorbox CEQ in Old Rose and Dusty Plum.

 

 

 

 

 

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Added a couple of purple flowers with Pie Lane chunky glitter centers. These flowers are coloured with ColorBox CEQ in Heliotrope.

I did a bit of hand stitching to add more texture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I swear this card is beautiful in person. I just wish I could take a better picture. Here is another full view and then I am outta here! Ciao! xoxo

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Challenges: Clearsnap, Cheery Lynn Designs, Craft room challenge, My mum’s craft shop, Top tip Tuesday, Dream Valley Challenges, Verve Stamps

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

i ADORE AND LUVVVVVVV THE CARD.............pakistani's are sooo talented.....im from pakistan aswell and dont have anything to start with. UMM......... i had to ask where do you get your distress ink from plz??
btw I LUVVVV the card............... plzz reply.........

Trina said...

If these pics aren't doing your card justice, I can only imagine how beautiful it really is! Absolutely gorgeous!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! How gorgeous! Love those colors together, and the textures each element brings to your creation! Thanks so much for sharing your masterpiece!

Crafterkhush said...

This is stunning Erum...Welcome back... One heck of a card.. I don't even know what I am drooling over to be honest...

snehal watwe welde said...

Absolutely droolworthy and I agree with Khush...i don't know which feature is making me drool.accept my bow queen of creativity

Avni said...

This is W-A-O-W. what a comeback. Words won't do any justice to praise this card. super awesome! flowers are handmade?

MANSI said...

WOW!!!!This is sooo damn Beautiful!!!

Karen said...

Wow ET - this is absolutely stunning! Such a gorgeous card, love the whole thing, very beautiful card hugs Karen

jimlynn said...

ET, this is simply the most beautiful creation!!! LOVE everything about it. Just stunning and over the top in beauty.
Lynn

Shalini said...

the frame, the glittered detailings, the flower, wool frame... everything is absolutely stunning Erum... u make the colors blend so well together!!!

Beate said...

E.T your card looks amazing. Sorry I haven't visited in a while.
Hugs and smiles

Lisa M said...

Great combination of textures, colors and eclectic designs. Really love the look of this card.

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips and don't forget our new Caught Our Eye winner post!
Hugs to you,
Lisa xx

Anita Kejriwal said...

After a long time!!!! So welcome back with a stunning creation! You need no words to convince!!!! Its a beautiful piece and we all can see that. Remember to thank me when you see your name in winners list in all challenges.

Elaine said...

This is gorgeous Hugs Elaine

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow E.T this is absolutely gorgeous, I like everything about it !!
Kevin xx

Tracey said...

Absolutely stunning Erum!
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Elaine Stark said...

So much detail to look at in this card. a lovely creation. Thanks for joining top Tip Tuesday. Elaine.

Cindy Gay said...

The card is so unique and pretty. I love the pompom flowers.

Sandie Edwards said...

Oh so sweet, love it! Thanks for taking part in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week.

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

You have got such FABULOUS talent! Goodness I think we are kindred spirits or something! I love your card this week as well as the ones you did for our last challenge too! Fabulous work! I am a big fan. Thanks for joining in on the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge.

Deneen said...

Very pretty, love the butteflies, especially how you used the frame for one, love the sparkle too. Thanks for joining the Mother's Day/Buddy Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

yyam said...

Oh wow! This is just stunning E! Love the awesome textures, layering and the bits of glitter! :)

P/s: You should stop making cards and just make framed works of art instead!

Celeste Glover said...

What a lovely card and I love those glittery flourishes! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Jodi said...

Wow!!!! absolutely stunning!!!! Good luck and thanks for playing along at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Judy said...

ET this card is so gorgeous. I love every detail on this card and the butterflies are so pretty. Your card designs are always so good looking.

Hussena said...

The only words to describe your card has to be "Gorgeous"such beautiful details and those flowers are simply fantastic!!!you have the touch of genius ..you really do!!!i simply love your card:)

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Gorgeous and so rich details.

Thank you for sharing this with us at Craft-Room Vintage Challenge, good luck;-))m

DeeAnn said...

Beautiful card. Welcome back. You have been missed.

Sandie Edwards said...

Stunning!!!! Thanks for participating in the challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.

kavitha said...

OMG,just gorgeous:)

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Mouthwatering! This is so gorgeous I can't even believe it. Those sweet flowers are so full of life and the little butterflies look like they are alive. All the texture and details. You are so supremely talented, it's crazy! oxo

Diane's Card Designs said...

Such a pretty card. Love the flowers and swirls. Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge this week.
Diane xx

Maria said...

How beautiful, it looks stunning on my lappy! The subtle background is perfect for your flowers and embellishments. I love this. Thanks for joining in with our Shabby Vintage challenge over at the Craft-Room, and good luck.

Maria x

papertrails leaver said...

this is gorgeous! Love that flower!

Varshitha said...

Asusual stunning card ..... love the way u embellish the card... superb....

Samantha said...

TOTALLY Stunning! I adore your entry! fabulous! thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week! hugs Samantha :0)

Audhild said...

FAB card! Lovely colours and your details are stunning:-) Love it!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Listen, girl, you don't have to sell me on this card, photographed on a cell phone camera. I LOVE it!!!! I need to have that Silhouette frame.

Dr Sonia S V said...

It is so gorgeous with all the shimmer and glitter-- amazing!!

Pankti said...

Hello Erum,

You are brillent!! I love your cards!!!You embellishments are so amazing... Every few days I come to your site to look for what you have done...

Love,
Pankti

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