Friday, August 26, 2011

Papertrey Ink's August Blog Hop.








How beautiful is the sentiment, "To Love and Be Loved Is Everything"?  So magnificent.  I knew I wanted to use this sentiment before I had any inkling as to the design of the card.  Lucky for me though, I had this wonderful inspiration photo to build on and it has the most tantalizing group of images and aspects to choose from.  While none of the elements save the flowers are literal, I enjoyed taking the essences of some of the other elements that spoke loudest to me to build the card.  I really was spoilt for choice.  As you will see the gigham dress is present on the side of the card base, the damask stamped sentiment panel peresents the inner patterning of the vintage case,  the suitcase is in attendance with the curved scarlet jewel Linen and Canvas impressed  panel at the bottom and the book print patterned paper is representational of the books.  Only Papertrey Ink stamps were used (or as some might say harmed) in the making of this card, and they were Damask Designs, Background Basics: Gigham, and Happy Trails. What fun!    

Well that's me done for now.  Thank you so much for bopping by the blog.  Happy hopping! 

25 comments:

A Crafty Person said...

Love your card!

Linda said...

Beautiful!! I love this card!

Anne B said...

Oooh, seriously gawjus card. Love, love love the way you represented all the elements and those flowers are divine :)

Amy said...

Oh Jen, your blooms are just beautiful and I love how much dimension they have. Such a perfect portrait of the inspiration piece!

Denise said...

I'm the queen of 2 minutes to spare! Oh those flowers - I love them!! Beautiful work, friend!

Marybeth said...

Those flowers are gorgeous , wow you did an amazing job with them . Such a beautiful card. Imlike the sentiment too. Beautiful Jen!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous, love the text and I have yet to use that Happy Trails sentiment, but it's a great one.

Camilla said...

It is a beautiful card. I love those flowers.
Very sweet.

Gayatri said...

WOW! Jen my jaws just dropped looking at the flower cluster on your card. That is fabulous. Great work Jen, love you card :)

Deanna Jean said...

Wow...stunning card. I love how you put so many of elements from the inspiration photo on the card. And those flowers...beyond beautiful.

Elena said...

What a stunner! Not only your card, the but photo of your card - it's so dreamy! I love the flowers and that wonderful sentiment - great job!

Susie said...

Very, very beautiful card. Love the flowers and the entire design.

Kelly S. said...

Holy MOLY, Jen! That card is a showstopper!! That pink bouquet is incredible, and I just love how you incorporated some many items from the inspiration photo!

Suzanne Russell said...

This is truly amazing! The best flowers I've ever seen. You did a superb job on this one!

I'm Renee said...

Oh...Jen it's GORGEOUS!!
Love how you incorporated all the different elements...
and those flowers are to die for!!
Truly a gorgeous card!! :)

Kay said...

Oh, this is just stunning! I'm in love with that bouquet of beautiful blooms- AWESOME take on the photo!

Karen C. said...

Wow, Jen. Those flowers are just gorgeous. Love all the layering that you've done -- you are such an expert when it comes to combining all of those elements.

Geri said...

Ooooo, LOVE it! I have gotten sidetracked from the hop looking at your other creations! LOVE the 'bee positive' card--it glows!! Your photos look great! it's just been too long since I've been here!! Beautiful hop project!!

Lisa said...

Wow Jen your flowers are BEAUTIFUL!!!

Joyce said...

This is just stunning.

Terri said...

Great job. Love all the different elements especially the flowers.

Gisèle said...

Oh Jen, this is fabulous; very good representation of the image. Did you make the flowers ? They are beautiful...Happy Saturday !! xoxoxo

Mad for Paper said...

oh Jen,
this is absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful take on the inspiration photo.
TFS
Ang

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

GORGEOUS!
My eye went straight to your entry on PTI. Hugs

Jen Carter said...

stop the pressees!! This is so pretty! I love the flowers and leaves! Love your sentiment panel too! So gorgeous!!