Saturday, August 6, 2011

Thinking of You Trees

Another week has flown by and it's Saturday again. Whew! This summer is going by much too quickly. For today's challenge at Our Creative Corner our hostess is Kristin Tierney. We're going back to Copenhagen again (so jealous!) with some photos of gorgeous flowers - the challenge is an inspiration challenge using the photos, except we can't use any flowers.

I did struggle with this one a bit - I tried to work with the pinks and purples but I just couldn't make it work without flowers. So I went back to the photos again. The green hydrangeas reminded me of trees, and I also liked the photo of the white flowers with the pop of yellow. So taking those two elements, I came up with...
this card! I have to say, I love it. The layout is a sketch challenge from Diva Coffee Break Designs. I used the Trendy Trees set in Lucky Limeade and Early Espresso. The sentiment and border punch are non-SU (PTI and MS, respectively). The background is a tone-on-tone panel embossed with the houndstooth folder. I added the scalloped circle with some piercing, the little modern label punch tab with polka dot brad (so cute!) and a bit of Daffodil Delight ribbon for finishing touches.

Thanks so much for visiting - if you haven't already, make sure you visit the OCC blog and welcome our new DT members - this is their first challenge playing with us and I know you're going to love their creations, not to mention those of all the fabulous stampers who were on our team already. I'm so lucky to get to work with such an awesome group of ladies, and welcome to new members Tui, Holly, Anne Marie and Marjie!

10 comments:

Wendy J. said...

Lori, I just love that stamp set and don't use it near enough! This is an adorable card. I love the textured background and your balanced use of color. I love the little brad and the ribbon as detail accents! Great job!

Tui Nathan said...

Oh my, your card is lovely Lori... love the colour combination you chose, and the textured background really adds emphasis to the focal image! Love the addition of the yellow, creates a nice little "pop" of colour!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

So beautiful, Lori! The colors work so well together and that little strip of yellow is an amazing addition to the overall feel of it.

Anne Marie said...

Hi Lori! Your card is gorgeous! I love the colors and that little scalloped circle accent is so perfect. There are so many wonderful details that all just work so beautifully together. I love it! Enjoy your day today! :)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love the 3 trees in a row on your card, and how you drew your inspiration from the flower photos. And I just love the embossing in the background! Hope you have an awesome weekend :)

Holly Kean said...

Great card! I like the trees and sentiment - they go together very well.

Vicki B. said...

Amazing card Lori!! Love the colors you pulled out of the inspiration piece!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Totally terrific take on this challenge, Lori. I love that you used the greens and yellows. This card is just stunning with all it's textures while still retaining that crisp CAS feel. I WANT that polka dot brad - how cool is that?

Hope you are having a great weekend.

Hugs,
Linda

Sharon said...

Lori, your card is simply pretty! I love all the different mix of stamps and how wonderfully well they work together! I really love your work with the greens!

Kristin said...

I've always wanted that stamp set....it's too cute! This is a perfect SU! card, graphic yet sweet and charming at the same time. Wonderful!