The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Be Mine

One last quick card for Barbles Challenge #2 before the deadline in {eek!} 24 minutes!!


I was inspired by the angles and divisions in Barb's Bird on a Wire photo--this screamed "sketch" to me, so that's where I went with it.


And because I need more Valentines, I wanted to go in a different direction for colors. After seeing today's Tuesday Trigger photo over in the Moxie Fab world, I was no longer at a loss!

Isn't that the most luscious photo? I need one of those {right} now!! I was inspired color-wise by the "kraft" colored nougat, the chocolate cake, and the bright pink frosting. I also zeroed in on and mimicked the arrangement of the layers and frosting--and had to incorporate those pretty nonpareils in my design by adding in some teensy pearls. :)

I used some of my favorite Valentine stamps by DeNami Design: Small Scallop Heart and the "Be Mine" sentiment from the Love Sentiments stamp set. For papers I used some old SU Valentine DSP and some kraft basics from BasicGrey. And, of course, I had to add stitching!!

Because this is a Valentine, I'm entering it in the Paper Sundaes Valentine Challenge. And it certainly fits the Anything Goes Challenge ending shortly over at Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!
Emily

27 comments:

~Tammy~ said...

Wow, Emily....what an amazing vision of inspiration and I clearly see it in your card! This is pretty darn cool!

Tenia Nelson said...

I just love this!!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Glad you could squeak in under the deadline :) The pink and brown and kraft are yummy together! Love all the fab stitching!

Marisa said...

Way to use that insp. picture :) Darling floral DP and a great job on the card :)

Lisa said...

I see how you weaved everything you described into this pretty card Emily! WELL DONE ;)

yyam said...

So pretty! I love the colour combo and the stitching! :)

yyam said...

So pretty! I love the colour combo and the stitching! :)

Marybeth said...

Food is always a great inspiration , for me ! Just to eat it though. Your card is very pretty I love the split patterned paper.

Gwen said...

Super cute card, Emily! Great take on the bird photo using it as a sketch! Love brown and pink, don't you?!

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

Pam said...

Love the pink and brown combo, and of course the stitching! The Moxie Fab pic is scrumptious!!

~amy~ said...

Delish!!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Yum... love the stitched detail.

Bonnie said...

An amazing take on all these inspirations, Emily! You are amazing!

Benzi said...

Great job with your inspiration pieces, Emily! Hope you made it to the challenge before time ran out. Yikes! Very pretty card!!!!

Sarah said...

Get out-- you're too much! Love it! I'll be over for sewing lessons :)

onecraftymama said...

Love this, Emily! The teensy pearls are so perfect, and the stitching, and do you know, I'd drawn a sketch as my first thought for that photo? Oh how I loved this challenge to bits, so glad you did too :)

Linda R said...

Love where you got your inspiration from. Your card is so pretty!!

Hugs, Linda

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Beautiful card, Em! :)

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

LOVE it Emily! The CAS design lets the sentiment POP, especially with the pearls surrounding it! ;o)

Lisa Petrella said...

Excellent take on both of those inspiration photos, Emily!!! This is such a CA-UTE Valentine!!!

Sharon Jones said...

Emily, I love the way your mind works!! This card totally ROCKS, and I'm lovin' every bit of it, down to the teensy pearls!!

Kary said...

Emily, this card is so cool!! Love the sweet pearls and the simple and sweet sentiment. A lovely take on the inspiration pics. Love this!!

lisa arana said...

Wow, amazing take on the photo inspiration. So creative and pretty.

Glenda J said...

Fabulous CAS card. Great take on the inspiration photo. Love this design!

Marlena M. said...

I love your stitching, Emily! Beautiful array of papers, also. ;)

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE your card!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS VALENTINE'S WEEK!! =)