Sunday, April 15, 2012

Monday with Melis...Challenge #2

I've traveled such a rocky road for months and seemed like everything fun had disappeared...including finding even an extra minute to get into the studio...and oh, how I've missed it!
My first real work in literally months was to step up to a new challenge from Melissa Phillips on the Papertrey Ink forum...with this piece from Danielle Flanders as inspiration.  Fabulous, isn't it?
I typically struggle with inspiration photos...but this one came so easy!  I loved the soft, plaid background...and the flowers...and the placing of the elements, including how the large focal point sits at an angle...MAGICAL!
Here's what it inspired in me...
Part of the reason that I've been unable to get crafty is because I've had to once again "relocate" my studio.  While I've dreaded that process...and it's seemed to drag on's been useful to help me prioritize and organize.  I also found myself falling in love all over again with some things that I hadn't seen in a this Stampin' Up! paper...I really do remember ordering it and LOVING it from the get to...the colors and the texture...AWESOME!  For this challenge I paired it with PTI stamps and dies...and a little bit of twine...and I think it'll be a perfect presentation for a special someone on Mother's Day...or if I can't wait that long, maybe even a little earlier!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great evening!


  1. So very darling! This card is just endearing. Something about those sweet sunflowers in reds and blues...not to mention the gingham. I LOVE it Sue!

  2. What a LOVELY card Sue! I love how you took bits and pieces of the inspiration photo and incorporated them onto your card. Fantastic job!

  3. I love your multicolored sunflowers! They look so great with the gingham! Can you tell me where you found the inspiration photo? I did a bit of searching, but couldn't locate. Thanks!

    1. The photo was actually included right in Melissa's challenge on the PTI forum:

  4. what a happy card! i love how you used the card base-ics die, and the flowers are really adorable...perfect addition!

  5. I am so happy to see you posting again. I just love you work!!!