Monday, July 25, 2011

PTI blog hop: photo inspiration


I drooled over this pretty photo awhile back when it was popping up on pinterest... and now it's our inspiration for the PTI blog hop!  There was so much to work with here - this is what I came up with:


I like how the curtains frame the bench and all of the lovely fabric in the inspiration photo, so I took an orange mat and cut into it with mat stack 4 to create a frame for my own lovely "fabrics".  I cut strips of different patterned paper and sewed them into ruffles to mimic the mix of patterns found in the photo.



A bit of faux stitching around the frame, the corduroy button, and the stitching in the center of the butterfly were added to echo the "sew-y" goodness of the inspiration picture.


I layered 3 butterflies before stitching them all together - I love the little cushion with the floating butterflies!

Thanks for looking!

28 comments:

  1. so cool!! love this unique look!!

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  2. Elena, LOVE the ruffles in the "window! Great card!

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  3. Excellent idea to use the pleats for your card! So pretty!

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  4. Fabulous pleats! Love your use of the colors with all those fun textures and patterns. Really lovely. ;-)

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  5. How much fun is this :) Cute!!

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  6. Oh, Elena, TOO cute & clever! Love your ruffled paper peeking out from behind the Mat Stack cut!

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  7. Very awesome. Love the ruffled layers.

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  8. Beautiful card! I love the idea of using mat stacks twice to cut a larger panel - so smart! - and the ruffles are so fun.

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  9. Wow, love what you've done with all these elements

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  10. I really love your use of the patterned strips to mimic the fabrics, and placing them in the window really adds a bit of extra "oomph"- love it!

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  11. FABULOUS!!! Your card is so beautiful and unique - GREAT design - LOVE it

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  12. Oh, this is so cool, Elena! I love the stitched, accordion folded patterned paper behind that die cut window! Fabulous!

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  13. I love how creatively you use paper in a window.

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  14. Very nice. Love all the different PP and the mat stack frame!

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  15. Wow! VERY cool! Think this is one of my faves - love the whole look and design.

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  16. Now THAT is cool! You put a lot of work into your card, and it shows. Awesome job :)

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  17. Love the ruffles! Such a beautiful card!

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  18. love the peek-a-boo window and all the fun papers inside. great idea!

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  19. love what you did with all the patterned paper, so cute!!

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  20. Incredible card! I love how you created the fun texture using the strips of designer paper and sewing!

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  21. This is really pretty and unique - love your interpretation of the photo's elements.

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  22. Your card is clever and lovely--just as I knew it would be.

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  23. Awesome job! I love all the texture and details!

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  24. Lovely! I really like how you incorporated the frame element into your card.

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