Thursday, May 17, 2012

Vera's View At Lily Pad Cards!

Hey there!

We've got a new inspiration challenge for you at Lily Pad Cards! Vera chose the photo this time and it's a fun one!




Don't ya just love all those pretty colors?! We are sponsored this time by Stamp Camp and the prize is a good one! Stamp Camp has TONS of stamps in a huge variety! I was lucky to get to play with a beautiful background stamp, along with a sweet birdcage set that I love! Here's my card:


I wanted to incorporate the brown background from the photo onto my card, so I stamped the pretty, script and vines called, Love Fulfilled, onto the kraft card base with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I white embossed one of the birdcages from the set, four times, onto white paper, then shaded them with Distress Inks, cut them out and added them to the panel with dimensional adhesive.

The white chains, which the birdcages hang from, were done with a white gel pen for two reasons. They would have been too difficult to cut out and I wanted them at different lengths, hanging from the vines. The sentiment was also white embossed and is from a beautiful set from Hero Arts - love the font!

Now head on over to Lily Pad Cards to read all about this fun challenge! You'll also get to see some fab cards from my teamies! We'd love it if you'd play along!

Thanks so much for your visit! :)

34 comments:

Pam W Merwin said...

Barb, I love the background and then the pop of the white embossing with the sentiment and those sweet bird cages!

Jackie said...

So pretty! I love the bright colors against the kraft card stock, and that background is gorgeous. I am going to have to check out that company.

Virginia L. said...

Love love your take on this challenge!! The embossing against the background is gorgeous! You have used the stamps so very FABULOUSLY!!

cheiron said...

So pretty Barb. Love your coloring of the birdcages!

Bethany said...

Very pretty Barb! I love the little birdcages! So sweet :)

Nancy said...

Such a pretty take on the inspiration photo, Barb!

Deirdre said...

This is beautiful Barb - great take on the inspiration photo. Love it.

Isha said...

Oh Barb!! This is just a perfect card from the inspiration photo. Love love love it!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

These birdhouses are adorable! And I love the background too! What a beautiful card, Barb!

Sue said...

Hello Barb
It does seem awhile since I have commented on a card from you, now that I have opted out from sharing on Flickr I do not catch up so much.
Anyway, here I am like a bad penny turning up when you least expect!
This is one adorable card, and the Bg stamp looks wonderful on the Kraft;earthy and wholesome.
Your design elements and the nature of your composition come into play as well to create a whimsical feel, created by your choice of colours on your Bird cages in the playful hue.
A lovely card indeed.
Smiles:)
Sue

Brenda said...

Awesome interpretation Barb! I love those colorful cages!

Annette said...

how sweet is this card..I LOVE how you did the images with the little gems...and that background is just perfect...lovely card...

Lynn said...

Barb, I love this...the pops of color are so, so beautiful!

Sue McRae said...

Your bejewelled bird cages are just lovely Barb!

Trinh said...

Pretty bird cages against the kraft! Beautiful design, Barb!

alexandra s.m. said...

What a beautiful and precious card Barb!
Fabulous in every way!!

Cindy C. said...

So sweet and beautiful Barb! Those bird cages really popped against the fabulous BG!

Karen B. said...

So beautiful Barb! Love how those lanterns subtly make their mark amongst the beautiful background.

Greta said...

Love how you interpreted the photo, Barb. Wow--that bg stamp is wonderful!

Dawn said...

So beautiful Barb. The background stamp looks awesome on the kraft and the bird cages are a real pop of colour. Great inspiration

Jacqueline said...

What a gorgeous card Barb, I love that background stamp!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Barb the colors of the cages are fabulous and stunning against the kraft background. Your cards are always "home runs"!

Tina said...

Your card is so beautiful, Barb. Love the gems holding the bird cages.

Karen said...

Super cute card! Love those white bird cages on the brown bg. I've been missing the flicker group seems I have locked my self out of my account but hopefully it will be resolved soon, so many changes with yahoo and google I just can't keep up, LOL. Glad I can still visit your blog...hope you are well!!
Hugs!

Jingle said...

Very cute card!

sheila said...

Barb this is so cool with the kraft and then the pops of color. I live this design/layout alot

judkajudi said...

Barb, I love the way you have interpreted the inspiration photo! Those bird cages are so effective, done in white! Wonderful card!! Hugs

Vicky said...

Such a pretty card Barb! Colors on the birdcages against the wonderful background was the perfect touch!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Wonderful design - such beautiful bg that brings out those pretty cages! LOVE your card!
Have a great week, hugs, Karin

Simone said...

Barb this is so pretty! I love the colours on those bird cages. Such a gorgeous card :)

Sudha said...

Wow awesome. Love this.

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walchowDesign said...

Pretty card with all the colours on the kraft, Barb! Love the distressed the bird cages!

Deirdre said...

This is stunning Barb - love what you created.

Suzanne C said...

Great pops of color on the kraft! Love the sweet background too!