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

Friday, February 17, 2012

Chiclectic Birthday for FWF

I'm running a little late to the Unity Friends With Flair party today. I had a morning full of errands and then had lunch with a dear friend who's back in town for the weekend. In between I squeezed in this card:

I have a ton of birthdays to recognize in March and my birthday card supply is running low, so this will be a welcome addition to my stash! I used two Unity stamps: Bitty Happy Birthday and the Iron Orchid Designs co-brand Tattered Roses.

My colors and design were inspired by this week's Chiclectic Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger photo:

There's a lot going on here, right? But I just LOVE hot pink and orange together and wanted to give this a try. I incorporated the photo's main colors in my design, minus the gilded tones--that was just too much. I also picked up the vintageness of the toile design in the pillow shams and on the wall paper with my tattered roses focal point, as well as the black and white diamonds of the bedspread with my background paper (a free digi paper that I downloaded from the now-defunct Angel Company several years ago).

I based my layout on the sketch for this week's Ribbon Carousel Challenge:

My kids have next week off from school for February Vacation, and my husband has Monday off for Presidents' Day. We don't have any big plans except to relax and have fun! My kids and I are starting to plan some adventures for next week. I've had a request that we visit nearby Rockport and that we hit the used book store. And I know that they both want to work on their scrapbooks (which reminds me, I've got to get some photos ordered for them to work with!) We're all looking forward to the break. :)

Thanks for stopping by!
EmilyLink

45 comments:

Linda said...

wow... what a pretty rose. great card.

JPScraps said...

Beautiful! The colors, stamps, and patterns look great together.

Sarah Mailloux said...

I love the vintage-y look of this!

~amy~ said...

Oh I love this!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

It is funny that you used that great inspiration photo. I had orange ribbon with pink floral just like it and have ripped my stamp room to shreads looking for it. Nope, it's lost good. You however, did a fantastic job! Lol.....

jackie 4124 said...

I can so see your card in the inspiration photo. Great job

shuggy said...

awesome project!!

Ruby said...

YOu did a wonderful job of the inspiration photo. Love the card.

Jessica said...

Ooh Laa Laa! I adore pinks and oranges together, too. Your card is stunning!
Happy FWF Friday!
:O)
Jessica

Marisa said...

Fabulous take on the insp. picture! Love the B & W BG. Enjoy your week off with the kids :)

Anita said...

Beautiful card Emily and I love those colors together. Have a wonderful week with your children.

Kary said...

Hi Emily! What a Gorgeous, Gorgeous card! Love the colours and design. Great take on the inspirational pic. I LOVE this!! Have a happy weekend!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great take on all of these challenges, must use that unity background stamp.

Noelle Reese said...

You just fit that in today Emily? That would take me 3 days! i LOVE it!

Hussena said...

oh this is so beautiful...perfect take on the moxie challenge ..i love the way you have incorporated the various colors and texture ...so amazing!!!!

Debbles Dabbles said...

Excellent card really using the color inspiration as well as a great layout. I love that you have used many of the elements from the pic not just the colors. Gorgeous!

Auntie Em said...

Your 'squeezed-in' card is so pretty! You are one busy lady. Hope you and all your family have a great vacation. Sounds like a very fun and relaxing week. That's always good. :)

Pam said...

Oh Emily, this is just beautiful! Love the colors together, the pretty stamp, and the fabric flower! Gorgeous!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Emily, I LOVE your take on the TT challenge!! You really captured so many of the elements in that chiclectic pic. The rose image is one I've not seen you use before. It's so cool!

Marlena M. said...

This is awesome Emily! I love the B&W background and colorful focal point. ;)

BloomingPink said...

I ran REALLY late myself! What a gorgeous card. Someone is going to be really lucky

jennifer mitten said...

Fabulous card, especially with that harlequin background!

Glenda J said...

Absolutely perfect for the trigger! Love the colours. This one scared me so didn't even attempt it.

Lindsey said...

Wow, you have totally nailed the trigger photo with your creation! I love how you sponged the orange around the pink image.

Crystal said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card, so pretty!

Tan's Hobbies said...

Aw, Emily!! This card is really awesome. I personally love the rose so much!!!!! Love the cOlor combination, love the overall design.

rush said...

you hit the nail on the head with this card! lovely! thank you for sharing.

~Tammy~ said...

This is one HOT card! You are smokin' the trigger and the sketch challenge! Love it!

yyam said...

This is just beautiful Emily! I love the amazing stamping, the colours and the mix of elements. A gorgeous composition! :)

onecraftymama said...

I know, this trigger is BUSY all over! I love all the elements you pulled out :)
Sounds like busy times ahead - but fun ones! Enjoy the vacation :) Ours isn't until March....we need a February break too!

Jen said...

This is gorgeous! Love your take on the trigger!

Benzi said...

Fabulous work with your inspiration, Emily. What an outstanding card with super colors. I really love this creation!

Hope it is a fun week ahead!!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

What a great take on the inspirational photo! Gorgeous! Have fun next, scratch that, this week! ;o)

Cath said...

Hey Emily! 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! :)

Lisa Arana said...

as soon as i saw your card, i just knew it was for the trigger. you captured it perfectly!

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE the card and all of the fun details!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done- the colors are fabulous!!! It was so nice of you to stop by and wish me a happy Anniversary- Thanks so much!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab BD Card, wonderful use of the colors! Love the added ribbon blossom!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow, love your card-simply fabulous. What a great flower and the colors are superb!

Bonnie said...

Wow! You nailed this one, Emily! What a great inspiration piece!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a fabulous card--love the colors and that ribbon and bloom! BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the RCC:)

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, super cool! Way to attack shabby chic and rock it, Emily!

Lisa Petrella said...

GORGEOUS take on this inspiration photo, Emily!!! I LOVE the combination of the bright colors and shabby chic elements!!!

Linda R said...

So pretty. Your design here is wonderful.. I do hope you and your family enjoyed the time off!!!

Hugs, Linda

Sue Lelli said...

Wow! Emily, this card is so GORGEOUS! LOVE all of the many pretty detail and that stamped rose image is FAB!