Saturday, May 15, 2010

Around the World Challenge #3


I LOVE the photo inspirations from Vicky's blog Clips-n-Cuts. I can't helping making a card based on the inspiration for challenge #3. I know I should be doing laundry and packing. Yesterday I had a scare of having our flights to London canceld! British Airways is on strike and they happened to cancel our flight from Toronto to London! I was not amuzed by this...first it was the volcano and then this strike! Luckily my travel agent re-booked the flights with Air India! The downside is it cut down our time in London half day less...oh well, as long as we make the flight, that's all it matters now. Onto the card....I studied the photo and I took the cues from the curves, lines, color and sketch.
I used the border and flowers stamps that I have and added the faux stitching.
Thank you for all the wonderful comments that you have showered me with lately. I have a few fun blog posts planned while I am in London. Hope you stick around.

27 comments:

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! Great take on the inspiration photo!

Agata said...

Great card Virginia! So happy, just like the picture! And happy for your trip!!! You're gonna be on the same side of the ocean as me! Fancy a trip to Switzerland! Come on!! You wanted a music box! LOL!

Karen B. said...

So bright and cheery Virginia. Good luck with your packing and safe travels.

Tammy said...

Great job with this challenge! It's sort of stumping me! Have a great trip!!

Kathy said...

Oh la la Virginia! Love this bright and beautiful card! Hugs, Kathy

BabyBokChoy said...

OLE!!!
Bright and beautiful.
And, seriously Virginia, which giant rock are you living under to not know 天后王菲? LOL.

Alice Wertz said...

such a delightful card, Virginia!!! i LOVE the beautiful yellow you used for the background! wonderful take on the inspiration photo!!

Dawn said...

Lovely Virginia. Love the nice bright yellow... so eye-catching.

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

So glad you'll make the flight, even if it cuts a little into your London time, best to have a little less time than none at all! Love your card and your take on the Challenge, it's super. The butterfly is a perfect addition!

Laural-Lee said...

Fantastic colours and bling Virginia! I really like the scallops at the top.

Nancy said...

Outstanding design! You have captured the flavor of the inspiration perfectly! I love this, Virginia...the red flower and the blue glittered butterfly are the perfect accents. Have a wonderful trip, blessings to you and your family!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Great design and colors! Love it! Glad you were able to book a different flight. And congrats on making HA twitter yet again! Woohoo!!

Barb said...

Oh, Virginia, what a fun challenge picture that is! No wonder you couldn't resist making a card for it! And what a wonderful one it is! I love these colors! You did a fabulous job with your design! I love the scallops and added stitching!! I hope you have a fantastic time on your trip! Make sure to take lots of pictures! Hugs! :)

Vicky said...

Virginia this card is so beautiful and eye catching and the colors are shouting Mexico.
Thank you for joining. You are going to have a great time in London, so many things to do and visit, so different! I love London! Be sure to bring back English tea and I admit the next time I'll go there I'll buy a traditional china tea set (with all those tiny little flowers...just adorable)

Sanne said...

Beautiful tak for this challenge Virginia. So eyecatching and your butterfly is fantastic!

Tejal said...

Absolutely gorgeous....butterflies even more gorgeous..

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Virginia, love this gorgeous card. Love the bold colors, especially the yellow paper. It looks like it has a velvet texture. Have a wonderful time in the UK. Hugs

Trinh said...

Great design, Virginia! Definitely captures the spirit of the photo. Hope you have a wonderful trip!

Dwita said...

So lovely, Virginia... Have a wonderful trip to London and I'll stick around your blog, waiting for the fun you are going to post...

Deirdre said...

Adore your card, hope you trip goes smoothly and Volcano Eyjafjallajokull doesn't affect you. Don't you just love how unpronouncable it is!!! LOL!! Safe Travels.

Jill said...

Hope you have a wonderful trip! I love how you've used the bright colors from the photo in your lovely card!

Simone said...

So beautiful and bright Virginia! Love those blinged up butterflies - too cute! Hope you have a wonderful time in London and a safe trip over :) You'll have to post some pics once you get back :)

AnitaRex said...

Such a great take on the challenge Virginia! Love it! So happy to hear that you were able to find flights! Hope you have a great trip!

Jane said...

Gorgeous card! LOVE the colours!

Nat said...

such great colours, love your take on the photo! :)

Karen from MI said...

Hi Virginia! What a SUPER card............I can really "feel" the excitement in your very COLORFUL and PERFECT card! It's so "LIVELY"!! Looking forward to your blogs to come, too. Hope your trip if FUN. Love, Karen xooxxo

Tiffany said...

This is truly beautiful Virginia! The colors just radiate the word 'party' and 'happiness' just like the photo depicts!