Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Inspiration day 3...

Okay so the inspiration today is bought to us by Zarah. I asked her for something that inspired her and this is what she gave me. Now not only is this a beautiful duvet set, the colours and style are gorgeous. So first here is a 12 by page that Zarah did using this picture as her inspiration.

I asked her how and what had inspired her while looking at this picture....

On this page i was inspired by the pattern on the duvet cover. Which i mimicked with the pattern paper from Scenic Route. I also added a 'skirt' to my look like the one on the bed. The pillows made me add a brown ribbon that separates the patterns, as well as the brown frilly edge. The flowers are also from the duvet cover.

Now the 'theme' well i just couldnt get the thought out of my head, that the greatest comfort and comforter is my husband.

The journaling is part of a Swedish song and translated it goes something like this...

'you are the only one
who secretly sees me
Although no one has spoken
You know what i ask of you'

When i saw this duvet cover, the first thing i noticed was how feminine it was and the colours really reminded me of the new Prima Pattern papers, so i started there. I went through them and picked out the ones that i thought matched the colours. And then i wanted to make sure that the pattern paper had the flowers to match the duvet.

So then it was my turn and i created these cards. But with a difference.

I have seen all the tags from Bazzill and Hero Arts that i wanted to try it for myself. I drew out two tags and joined the together. The size of the tag is 13cm down,9.5cm across and the short part at the top that joins them together is 4cm.

I also cut out the same design with some acetate.
I then fold the cards together, making sure that the acetate is on the one to go on the top, to use as the front of the cards. I used a punch to punch a hole at the top to thread some ribbon through to secure them together. And added some faux stitching around the edges of the rosy card.

I then cut out some Prima pattern paper to the size 9.5cm down and 9.5cm across. Using a corner rounder i punched the edges to become scalloped. I inked them and added some blue gems.
I then added another piece of Prima paper to the size 5.5cm down and 9.5cm across. I inked the edges before sticking it down.

I then cut out a square size 7cm across and 8cm across. I used a small circle punch and punched out a notch. I stuck this on with thick tape so i could add a tag to slide in it later if i wanted to.

I then added to strips of ribbon across the middle and adhered to the back.

I then used an assortment of flowers in matching colours and stuck it to the left handside of the card using a glue dot.

Then using some glittery thickers i add the 4U.

I then attached it to the front of the card to the acetate with double sided sticky tape. And it looks like this.

I then did the inside of the card. I used the same size for the scalloped edge paper as on the front cover. I used a prima stamp on some acetate for the flourish in the corner, and placed it so the edge just fits of the end of the card. I left the rest blank to write the message inside.

Before finishing i added some brown card on to the rosy card behind the acetate. And volia the card is finished.

I then made a circle card using the same formula...

And here are the two together.

Products used
Prima - pattern paper
Prima -flowers
American Crafts - thickers

Zarah's page
Scenic Route - pattern paper
Stripped paper - Basic Grey Archaic

Thanks for popping in and dont forget to come back tomorrow for another inspiration.


Scrapping4fun said...

Those cards are seriously good! I'm not a card maker more of a scrapper but i dabble now and then! Inspired to go give this card a go now though.

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous, thank you so much

Nic said...

They are stunning, fantastic ideas that definately inspire, thanks.

Zarah said...

Oh, Wendy...!
Those cards are phenomenal!! CanI go hide in a dark corner, now?! ;)

Gems said...

Wow those cards are just beautiful, so much detail on them - gorgeous :o)

Love Zarah's layout too xxx

Nina said...

Wow. GORGEOUS cards!! TFS!

Nickynoo said...

What gorgeous work, I just love your cards!

Anonymous said...

That is soooo awesome! You girls are great, and the inspiration I get from this, you can't even believe it!!!

CarinaA said...

So completely inspired!
Here are my two cards:

Jo said...

these are just beautiful!

jo xx

hotpotato said...

What fab designs, you've excelled yourself again Wendy...Janina

Suzanne said...

These cards are stunning!