Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tuesday Trigger: Oh so Lovely

Where has the time gone...middle of March already!  I certainly haven't been finding time to make cards lately - that has got to change!  There is too much inspiration out there not to make something!  This post's inspiration comes right from the motherlode of inspiration - Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger - it's "Oh So Lovely" this week!


I love two things about this photo - the colours and the distressed look of the paint on the chair.  You can see both of those elements in my card...



All of the edges are distressed with tea dye ink and then roughened up.  I stamped the birdhouse and branch directly on the patterned paper and "hung" the birdhouse by a line of piercing.  The twine bow helps anchor the end of the branch at the edge of the paper.  The white in the twine was a bit stark so I coloured it with a copic to age it...love doing that!  To adhere to the rule of threes, I added the black label for the sentiment.  Adding the label helps the eye travel around the card - to the branch, down to the birdhouse and back to the label.

Hoping you find some inspiration around you...


Supplies:
Stamps:  Home Tweet Home (Technique Tuesday)
Paper:  robin's egg, pink shimmer couture, orange gingham, pretty little paper (A muse)
Ink:   noir black (Palette hybrid), tea dye (PTI)
Accessories:  scallop punch (SU), pink sorbet twine (The Twinery), E31 (Copic), paper piercer (Making Memories), label (Dymo)

6 comments:

Beate said...

Wonderful take on the Trigger. GREAT card.
Hugs and smiles

onecraftymama said...

I love the scalloped border & twine bow, and the great label sentiment :)

Cath said...

Hey Alanna! What a sweet approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

Lea L. said...

Fabulous CAS design!! Great job with the Tuesday Trigger challenge!! ♥♥♥

Rebecca Denhollander said...

the photo is gorgeous and I love the inspiration you took from it. The card is simple, yet beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is scrumptious, Alanna! Your patterned papers work so perfectly together, and I love the simplicity of your sentiment! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving me some love!