Wednesday, March 6, 2013

you brighten my day

I haven't made time for entering challenges lately, but I really wanted to play around with the current tuesday trigger, over at moxie fab world.


From this delicious embroidered pattern, to this card:

you brighten my day


Now.  I lurve this card so much, but the photo of it, not so much.  We have been on March break this week, and my goal is to spend every waking minute with the kidlets, not setting up for photos....I snapped this one quickly on our dining room table.

I grabbed several elements from the inspiration photo:

- the fabric texture, which I translated into my impressed white mat with its roughed-up edges.
- the color scheme, incorporated into my botanicals and banner
- the random grid stitching, (and for this one you'll have to trust me) which I showed on my white mat, in the form of randomly-stamped tiny hexagons.  They're not showing up in the picture too well....grrrr.... but they're there.

you brighten my day

If you squint, you can see them in this photo *grins*

I used all lawn fawn stamps for this card: blissful botanicals, bannerific, the tiny flower from summertime charm, and the hexagons from interlocking backdrops.  I have to give a shout out to the new dies.  They are awe-some!  I lurve the fact that I can stamp and then die cut a perfect white border afterwards.  If you own lawn fawn stamps, you need to own the dies too!

you brighten my day

There's still time for you to play along with the moxie fab challenge!  I love seeing what inspires different crafters, all from the same photo.

ps, colored-in banners are my new fave.

17 comments:

  1. Oh, I love this, Elena! Pretty and sweet!

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  2. Elena this is wonderful!!! You have totally been making me want to try out Lawn Fawn stamps! They're in my wishlist now and hopefully by next month I'll be able to buy them!!! :)

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  3. Very pretty!!
    Great take on the inspiration photo!
    Love your coloring!

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  4. Love this pretty, fun and somewhat whimsical take on the Trigger Elena! So original, and pretty!!

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  5. So pretty Elena, and I love you color choices! You always make such beautiful cards!

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  6. Such a sweet card, Elena...Love it!

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  7. This is precious Elena. I love your colored banner as well.

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  8. Really pretty!! The photographs look great. Enjoy the time with your kids!!!

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  9. This is so pretty. I agree with Kara--enjoy your kiddos while they are little. Any old picture will do for the blog.

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  10. What a beautiful card and probably even more stunning in person...love your take on the Trigger. I think spending time with your kids is much better than having an immaculate photograph especially when it already looks fabulous as is.

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  11. Soooo pretty and a fabulous take on the Trigger!
    Hugs!
    x

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  12. Love this card, that graphic would look great around a cake.

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  13. I love everything you do :)

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  14. Hey Elena! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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