Good morning everyone and happy Monday! We are finally home from California, happy and tired after all our activities with family and friends. It was so wonderful to get away, but now I’m feeling good about getting home and settling back into the old routine. I have missed my sweet pup, and I have missed hanging out with all of YOU. I promise to come pay you a visit just as soon as I can. Can’t wait to see what you have been up to!
Today I have a card to share that features the new challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room blog. This week’s challenge, “Reflections”, is to create a project inspired by this lovely photo from Pottery Barn.
You can use the soft, neutral and shimmery colors in the photo or the theme … or BOTH! I found so much to be inspired by with this photo. I love the color palette of the neutrals mixed with a touch of silver. I adore the shabby finish of the candlestick and the clean-lined edges of the mirror. Love the elements of nature combined with the metals. I love it all!
I used a mixture of neutral tones and light blue paper to mimic the reflective surfaces and color palette of the inspiration photo. A blend of white and cream tones adds a touch of depth and interest. The brown on the card base and flower stems represents the antique bronze finish in the photo candlesticks. I added a touch of shabbiness with Antique Linen distress ink and stamped my greeting in rich chocolate ink.
Our sponsor this week is Isabella’s Sketchbook.
Isabella’s Sketchbook is a digi-stamp boutique offering a variety of designs from delicate hummingbirds to vintage aprons. Isabella strives to offer designs that will assist you in creating your own beautiful work of art. This week’s winner will receive a $12 gift certificate to shop in Isabella’s online store.
I used Isabella’s Garden Beauties digital image for my project. Printed the image directly onto a Jenni Bowlin ticket book page and colored the stems with a watercolor pencil and a blender pen. I printed the image a second time onto cream cardstock and cut the blossoms out. Adhered some of the flowers with pop dots to add dimension to the image, and colored the centers silver with my Stardust gel pen from Jetpens.
The lovely trims are from my dear friend, Kathy’s, Etsy shop. You will love it there. Her shop is filled with beautiful hand-made treasures and unique trims and scrapbooking supplies too. Paper is The Girls’ Paperie, stamp from Stampin’Up’s Much Appreciated set.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will check out this week’s challenge at the Tea Room and play along with us. Can’t wait to see what you create!
Have a great day everyone!