Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tuesday Trigger - Winter Blossoms

I've had this idea circling around in my head since Cath posted this edition of the Tuesday Trigger, and I made the flowers last week...and then *cough* {totally fell apart}...just got around to making the actual card today. One of my new year's 'things' (not a resolution!) was to use one of the notepads I got for Christmas as a challenge keeper. Instead of putting little pieces of paper in random places (and losing them) I now have a real *place* for noting these things. By the way, the paper pad I'm using? Made of poo. (Check it out here:  mine is the panda scratch pad!)

Moving right along (oh, see what I did there? *snort*), here's the Trigger photo:


Gorgeous, right? I was mainly inspired by the neutral palette, and the flowers. Here's my card:

Supplies: kraft paper from MFP (from JJ!);
flourish stamp from Fiskars;
Old Paper, Antique Linen, and Vintage Photo distress ink;
sentiment stamp from Inkadinkado;
pink pearls from $ store
I had quilled a whole bunch more flowers for this design, but when it came time to get them on the card there was just no way to squeeze them all in there. Now, write today's date down - I decided maybe, just maybe, that less is more. And that's the first & last time that's gonna happen :)
Because of the CHA schedule today is the deadline for this Trigger, so if you're meaning to play along better skedaddle and link up!
xoxo,
Jessi

11 comments:

Jingle said...

This is beautiful! You did an awesome job on the quilling!

Emily Leiphart said...

I love how you combined stamping, quilling and pearls! Beautiful work, Jessi!

Jen W. said...

I hate when my ideas are far too grand in size for a card! You pared it down well though and I'm impressed with the Jess-style CAS card! ;) I really want some pearls too...

Emily Keaton said...

Gorgeous, Jessi! You really nailed the Trigger photo with your flowers and neutral colors. You've checked the "less is more" box, so now you can move on LOL!!

lostinpaper said...

Awesome take on the Trigger! I always ogle over your quilling, it's sooo beautiful!

SeattleStamper said...

Wow, wow, wow! Paper quilling just makes my heart beat faster. STUNNING!

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Gorgeous card, Jessi!! Love everything about it! The pearls are a very lovely embellishment!
PS: I admire your ability to make these flowers - they look so difficult to make...

rockwelldesigns said...

Stunning quilled design! Such a unique take on the inspiration photo! :)

JJ Bolton said...

Love when you do the big, bold quilled flowers! They're spectacular! Perfect for the challenge!

lisa arana said...

rock on! beautifully inspired and beautifully done.

Cath said...

Hey Jessi! 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! :)