Monday, May 21, 2012

Hello Sunshine

Good morning! I have to say that I haven't felt much like card making lately...(I don't FEEL feverish!?) and have temporarily curbed my obsession, uh, hobby for the past few days in favor of some good book reading. I just finished The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series and wowzers were they suspenseful! I couldn't put them down! But now that I've finished, and it's Monday...I've got a card that I made this morning using Mojo Monday's sketch and the Shabby Tea Room's inspiration photo:

Here's a close up of the floral embellishment. It includes two Quinn Floruishes, a crystal stamen, some Ribbon Carousel Ivory twine, Zva Creative rhinestone flourishes and paper/silk flowers:


My ever constant/curious companion, Mittens:


Mojo Monday's sketch:


The Shabby Tea Room's inspiration photo and one other requirement is to use a dimensional flower (I succeed with that challenge every week :)  :


It's a gloomy day today here in New Jersey. Maybe a good day to curl up and read a good book! I just started The Help last night. Anybody else read it...and like it?
Have a great rest of your day!



Stamps: Joyful Blossoms (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Once Upon A Springtime (Graphic 45), Vintage Cream, Always Artichoke
Ink: Always Artichoke
Accessories: Ivory Jute/Twine (Ribbon Carousel),  CRB-04CA-115 (Delightful - Champagne Crystal) Zva Creative, paper flower, silk flowers, crystal stamen, Quinn Flourish die (Memory Box), lace, Word Window punch (SU!), paper piercer, dimensionals
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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24 comments:

  1. Beautiful card! I love colours and sketch realization!

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  2. Fabulous use of the insp. picture!! Your flower cluster is stunning with all those dainty dies you used and of course I'm loving the colour combo - one of my faves. Mittens is too stinkin' cute too :) Haven't read that series yet - may have to check it out.

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  3. absolutely stunning! I love the shabby chic photo inspiration too! You created another masterpiece! Hugs Lisa

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  4. Andrea ... all I can say about your work is truly STUNNING! You just amaze me week after week with your absolutely beautiful creations! And, BTW, your sweet kitty companion is precious ... we have one too that is grey with four white paws -- Mittens is such an adorable kitty name!! Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us all in the Tea Room weekly :)

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  5. This is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous Andrea!! WOW WOW and more WOW! And how CUTE is Mittens!!!

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  6. Beautiful card love the gentle hues and the beautiful flower/swirl cluster x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

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  7. Such a pretty card, but yours always are! The Help was an amazing book, I really want to see the film now :-)

    Beth xx

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  8. Oh my word.....gorgeous!!! Excellent use of the sketch and inspiration photo!!! Loved those books....next you need to read the Hunger Games series if you haven't already!

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  9. Beautiful card Andrea so soft and elegant.I've read those books as well,not much got done in my house,they where lucky if they got fed!! :)

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  10. Your card is so beautiful -love your flower embellishment. -some day you will have to take us step by step how you put it together.

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  11. Wow Andrea, your cards are always so beautiful! The flourishes are so lovely.

    Anitra

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  12. I hope you feel better SOON!!!! This is a gorgeous card! LOOOOOOOOVE the soft colors and your bling:) You know I do:)

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  13. Beautiful!!!! Just gorgeous!!!!!

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  14. Once again...WOW!!! This is an amazingly beautiful creation. The images are lovely and your flowers are GORGEOUS!!!!

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  15. wow just love your card...your work is always outstanding and really beautufll..presentation too is fabulous...a pleasure to visit hugs sassyx

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  16. Wow! Your card is sooo lovely! Just gorgeous!

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  17. I envy you with all that good reading you've done lately. I just cannot seem to get into a book, ever since surgery. :/ Too busy with other things, I guess.

    Love your card, love that trademark cluster of goodies topped with a pretty flower.

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  18. Hi Andrea, I love your style. The card is so soft and beautiful. Nathaly

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  19. LOVE your beautiful card! It is a gorgeous take on the inspirtaion photo and sketch. Those flourishes are grogeous. TFS

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  20. Очень красиво и волшебно!

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  21. Another amazing card, Andrea! Love the soft colors you used, the flowers and the embellishments!

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  22. What a perfectly LOVELY card, Andrea. So soft and sweet - your style is just divine. I loved browsing through your blog and getting inspired. I'd like to ask permission to follow you, and would be DELIGHTED if you would follow my little blog as well. I also have a challenge blog where I would SO LOVE to have you play along. (Can you tell I'm quite smitten with your work). Hope you will take a moment to visit both. Thanks for sharing your beautiful art!!
    Blessings,
    Karen L
    personal blog: karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com
    challenge blog: wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

    Hugs! Hope to see you soon.

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  23. This is amazing :) Lovely card, beautiful design!! I have been looking through your blog and it is easy to get inspired!! Have a beautiful weekend ahead!!

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  24. What a stunning card Andrea! Thank you so much for sharing it with us in The Shabby Tea Room this week!

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