10/27/2012

The Creative Paper Trade Challenge #4!

Good Morning! Isn't this a beautiful photo. I sure would love to be on that bridge smelling the falls leaves and hearing thee rush of that gorgeous waterfall! This is our Color My Week inspiration photo for challenge #4 at The Creative Paper Trade. Paper Sweeties is sponsoring us this month and has sent along their image of Abigail for the design team to work with throught the next two weeks of our challenge. They have also been kind enough to give a prize from their shop to our winner ~ YAY!


It took me a while to get rolling with the colors. I had to play around with them to get a good balance. I decided to recreate the fall leaves on either side of the waterfall from the photo with my new MFT leaf dies. The dainty white doily is anchoring the cluster in a way that I feel echos the pool at the bottom of the waterfall. The bridge at the top of the photo holds nature gazers. So I positioned little Abigail among the leaves in the same way. Well lets just say this all works in my mind!! My DT teammate Jessica was having printer issues this weekend, so she and I switched our scheduled projects. My sentiment from the Abigail set is for her...I was helping a sweet friend in need at the last moment. Hugs to you Jessica! This gorgeous felt bloom is one that Andrea crafted and sent out to me. Love this rich purple felt. I chose a softer shade of the inspiration green so my cardstock would match the felt leaves. Artistic license so to speak!

That's all for me today friends. I wish you a blessed Sunday and hope you find time in the next two weeks to play along with our challenge. We've been getting fabulous and oh so creative entries, I hope yours will be next! ~Lisa


17 comments:

Pauline said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lisa, what a sweet little girl! I love the felt flowers, and the inspiration pic is lovely too.

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Cute card!! Love those gorgeous leaves!!

Sonia said...

Hi Lisa
Lovely and very pretty creation. Great JOB! Thanks for your inspiration.
-Sony

Jinny Newlin said...

So cute, Lisa! Gotta love little Abigail in her polka dot poncho! And that big, felt flower was the center of my concoction, too ;). Great minds think alike!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful Lisa and the felt flowers are fabulous!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

So super sweet! Love your card! Hugs, Karin

Michelle said...

I love what you created with Abigail! Beautiful leaves!

Maria said...

Ohhh, my! I love Paper Sweeties! You colored Abigail perfectly! Love all the leaves and super gorgeous flower! What a beautiful sweet fall card...love it!

Karen B. said...

Super sweet card!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER cute card--LOVE the colors and that chevron leaf!!!

Marybeth said...

Perfect balance, Lisa! This is so cute and I love your felt flower in the center and just enough bling! Your Paper Sweetie is adorable.

laughadaisy said...

I love your card. ;-) Such a sweet little image, and so lovely with those beautiful colors. LOVE that gorgeous flower embellishment! Nice job. ;-)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Lisa, I really enjoyed hearing about your thought process as you created this. I totally get it! The inspiration photo is gorgeous, and I think your take on it is lovely. :)

Thanks for the thoughts and prayers for us during Hurricane Sandy. My family is extremely fortunate, and had no problems whatsoever, unlike many many others. They deserve many prayers!

~Tammy~ said...

Absolutely love this! I adore Paper Sweeties, so this is just darling!! A fun darling fall card!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Darling card Lisa! Love the beautiful blossom and fall foliage!

Emily Keaton said...

So delightful, Lisa! These colors are perfect for fall. I love all the different shades of purple you used!!

Thank you so much for your prayers and concern for us during this storm. We are relieved that it is over for us, no worse for wear. It's heart-breaking to hear about the folks who were horribly affected by the storm. So many have lost so much.

Kelly Griglione said...

Great colors, Lisa, and I love the layered felt flower on center stage!