Sunday, September 18, 2011

Another poke at Moxie Fab's Garden Glory

The inspiration for the flower centre came from Sally, at Cinnamon Sally Designs, with her Trigger card. It never occurred to me to combine gems & pearls, and I simply loved the look! I found this card hard to photograph, but there are 2 shades of blue gems, green, and then light blue pearls here. I was mainly inspired by the colours of the Trigger photo, but I also used velvet paper as my cream mat, as a nod to the soft pillows.
Supplies: patterned papers from Basic Grey "Lauderdale;"
'wish' stamp from Studio G, stamped with Versamark
and heat embossed with Stampendous Pearlustre Sapphire EP;
cream velvet paper; Basic Grey letter stickers;
misc. gems & pearls; flower quilled by me

 (Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger photo)
Today is the last day to upload for this challenge. I have really found it an inspiration this week - this was the second card I made, and I have two more!

Supplies: papers from Kaisercraft;
die cuts, vellum, and resin egg from K&Co;
sentiment stamp from Anna Griffin, stamped with Versamark
and embossed with Stampendous Pearlustre Sapphire EP

This second card is once again inspired by the colours of the Trigger photo, as well as the botanical theme.

And the 'last' one (I'm not promising, but it's the last one I've made so far!) is a combination of things. One of the blogs I follow is Heather at Parker & Molly, and the other day she posted some cards she'd submitted to PaperCrafts. They're all fantastic, but the idea behind the last one really caught my eye. If you didn't go look already, go look now. I'll wait.

OK? Awesome, right?
So, I decided to CASE Heather's card, something that I rarely do. This week I'm really finding inspiration everywhere - which is lovely! I used the idea of the alphabet 'hi', and the birdie, and the polka dot border translated into using a dotty border piece & embossing folder. I also tried to use {gasp!} white space. Whoa.

In addition, I used Lisa Arana's sketch #1 for my layout. And the Trigger inspired my colour choices.

The sketch, from Dahlhouse Designs:

Supplies: polka dot green paper, die cuts from Kaiser Craft;
owl foam sticker from Walmart kit;
alphabet stamps from Studio G;
Adirondack Citrus ink; Tumbled Glass distress ink;
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Well! I can't wait to show you the autumn-inspired things I've been making - I think this coming week is going to have lots to inspire me as well. The air is crisp, the leaves are just starting to turn....



CinnamonSally said...

Hi Jessi, thanks so much for your lovely comments and the link from your blog. I love your card with the gems and pearls, I also love your second one for the challenge. A great vintage look.

Meg said...

Wow, that flower is absolutely stunning! I love the gems, pearls, and quilling together. Both birdie cards are also fantastic!

lisa arana said...

Oh my, what a LOVELY bunch of cards! That quilled flower is STUNNING and I adore your sweet birdie card based on sketch #1! The embossed background is just the perfect touch! You are rocking those sketches!!!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, Jessi, you were truly inspired by this week's Trigger! I ended up being inspired by it to make two cards myself. I wasn't taken with the photo at first, but then it really grew on me. All three of these are fabulous!! Your quilling always amazes me--that new approach to making the flower center ROCKS!!!

Virginia L. said...

Love how it inspired you! the quilling card is amazing! I do also love the mix of pearls and gems! the layering is truly beautiful! the 2nd card's pattern and colors are perfect for the TT! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Waving hi from Waterloo!

Anonymous said...

Your cards are amazing!! I really adore your quilled flower, the colours work perfectly. What a great idea to combine pearls and gems.... might have to try that myself. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration (again)!

Marlena M. said...

WOW, you did some serious quilling in that first card...amazing!
I love all your cards...each are so beautiful. I love that "hi" too. ;)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, but I'm so enamored of the second one. Just stunning!

Allison Rankin said...

What a pretty bunch of cards! Love the quilling (one day, I will try this!) but the bird card knocks my socks off!

Jocelyn Olson said...

You've been super busy! There you go doing your amazing quilling again. I like the teal and blue bling, too. The second card is so dreamy and pretty. But you know I love the funky owl one the most. Love the letters! They're all so fab, though. You rock, Jessi!

Jen W. said...

Love that beautiful quilled flower! That's one technique I have never tried but I love seeing it on cards.
And your CASEd card is fantastic! Love the white layered on white and that cute little owl. :)
Thanks for your comments on my blog these last few days!

Heather said...

I love your interpretation of the alphabet Hi card. Super cute!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

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

JJ Bolton said...

You were seriously inspired! Love, love, love the quilled flower you did. That is a true skill.

My favorite card is the botanical with the bird. The colors are so fresh and I'm a sucker for those little eggs. Just beautiful!

Keep on keeping on this week! You've got the mojo going:)

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, all of these are beautiful! That quilted flower is incredible with its pearl and gemstone centre and both bird cards are super sweet!

Sandy Ang said...

Totally wowed by your quilled card. It's a work of art