8.12.2010

Thinking of You using a label as inspiration

I am a bit somber today but wanted to share a card I made a good friend of mine.  I "upcycled" this label from a bottle of pinot noir because I loved the image.  I managed to get it off the bottle pretty nicely considering it was stuck on with adhesive remover.  I placed it on a piece of cardstock for well keeping and then I forgot about it for a couple of weeks.  Oops.  I have a habit of putting things away in drawers and "forgetting" them.  I looked for it but was unable to locate it and finally gave up.  Then last night I opened the  drawer, there it  lay on top and I could practically hear the "ahhhhhhh" singing from a full gospel choir when I spotted it.  So I went to work.
I used Card Pattern's #76 sketch and TSTR's "Reflections" challenge.  TSTR's theme is highlighted with this photo:
A gorgeous scape to glaze upon.  I like the mixture of silver, wrought iron, and distressed candle sticks.  Also the light shimmers from vanilla candles.  So much inspiration I found and tried to recapture in my card.  I went with a monochromatic color palette, a few metal highlights, soft flowers to represent the branches shown, glittered chipboard heart for the mirror, and a soft organdy ribbon for the candle flickers.  I used an older polka dot stamp with white Staz-On for the bottom of the card.  The sentiment is by Amy Butler.  I hope you like!
Oh and the wine was rather tasty!  :-)

23 comments:

Nathalia Castellon

You really captured the essence of that inspiration photo! Loved how you described the angelic choir singing when you spotted the salvaged label in your drawer! Too funny! Anyway, your card is quite stunning. The crochet lace and glittered chipboard heart really add the perfect finishing touches to your card. :)

Charlene

Fabulous creation, Amy...and how clever of you to recycle that label! It's gorgeous and just perfect for this challenge!

natje

Beautiful card!!!

Heather Jensen

You crack me up! Hilarious. I am the same way about putting stuff up and forgetting about it. I have lost a couple things latley. :)

ScrapMomOf2

LOVE that you used a label from a wine bottle! Awesome card!

Tenia Nelson

This card is all types of gorgeousness!!

Audrey Pettit

I just love that wine bottle image on here! Such a great way to recycle old materials into something new. Gorgeous design and color palette. So perfect for our challenge this week at The Tea Room. Thanks for playing along.

JD

Beautiful card!

Liz's creative corner

Hi, this is gorgeous, lovely details, hugs Liz xx

Alicia

Wow! What a great card! I love how you used the label off the wine and I think it matches the photo inspiration perfectly. Thanks for visiting my blog.
Alicia xx

Nicole

So pretty! Great image and layout! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Debbie

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Amy! How clever of you to use the label from a wine bottle!! I {heart} the glittered chipboard heart! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us in the Tea Room :)

Mona L. Pendleton

Stunning card Amy! I love the shimmery heart!

Lynn

Fabulous card for the challenge!!! Love the glittered chip board heart with the cluster of flowers!

Wishcraft

Oh great idea and a fab card - love all those gorgeous details you've added :o) Lisa x

Faye

This is just such an amazingly elegant card, it's gorgeous. x

dstandard

This is just gorgeous! Such elegance!

Alice Wertz

this is so beautiful! fabulous card!

JeanFB

This card is gorgeous! I love that you've used the wine label, and the shimmery heart and all the wonderful embellies make it so special. I had to chuckle about how you forgot about it, then lost it, then found it right on top in the drawer - I do that *all the time*, LOL!! I especially lose things when I've put them in the perfect place so that I'll remember right where they are! ;)

Lisa

Beautiful card! I just love the glitter heart nestled among those gorgeous flowers and shimmery ribbons! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room!

yyam

Oh wow! What a classy and elegant card! Love the image and the sparkly bits! :)

Steph Zerbe

Gorgeous card! I love all the layers and the touch a glitz with the glitter. Just like the pic! I have been trying to recreate this look in our guest room, not via PB, but by hitting every thrift store and yard sale I possibly can. Now I need to make a card to match. How fun!

Priyanka

I really like this work, awesome.The heart and flower everything is beautiful.

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