Saturday, August 7, 2010

Etsy Inspired Challenge #100

If you are here for Tiffany Doodles (please go here )
Would you know it.....this is the week of  Etsy's Inspired Challenge #100 !! To mark this HUGE milestone, we have LOTS planned for you.
Our Shop: Cathy Walters (details here). Cathy is a photographer who makes little pieces of wearable art in pendant form. Each pendant is double-sided with the artwork sandwiched between 2 pieces of glass and soldered together. Her Etsy gallery is full of inspiration. All the pieces are made with such care and details. I was blown away by her creations.
Winner - One free pendant of winner's choice!
Our generous sponsors Softpencil Designs - $10 Gift Voucher
          Limelight Papercrafts
Lawn Fawn
   Unity Stamp Co.
May Arts
Attention: Each DT member will have a give away on their blog this week. A random winner from each blog (yes, that means YOU, if you leave me and other DT comments some love) to win that give away on Friday Noon with the EIC win. The BIG 100 item give away will be the grand prize from the EIC blog. There is also the prize the shop is offering too (see above). The prizes are too numerous to mention! So here the inspiration item that got me started...
Here's my interpretation of this lovely pendant.
 I embossed the lace background with Zing powder. I love the subtle background stamping of the butterflies, do you? I can't help adding the Glossy Accent on the butterfly and the little hearts.
Just saying hello
So go ahead and stamp your heart out :)
And yes, there is a giveaway right here in my blog (yippee for you all)! Not only I'm giving away one, but TWO prizes from Limelight Papercrafts !! One set of fabric fancies of winner's choice (see example here ) and 1 yard of the Bloomers "trim" of winners choice ( see example here)

 I will draw one winner from the comments from this post after the EIC challenge ends August 13th Noon PST. After the random draw, I will post the winner in my blog. How AWESOME is that!? I'm just thrilled to be part of the Etsy inspired blog!! I can't wait to see what you create!

Please link back your project here .
GOOD LUCK!

95 comments:

Dawn said...

Wow Virginia. This is a stunner. Love the lace circle on those delicate colours. You really are SO clever!!!

Emily Branch said...

OMG!! I love the colors, I love the butterfly and your pink doily! This is an awesome take on the inspiration piece! YOU GO GIRL!

Jacilynn said...

gorgeous! Love this.

Kerry said...

Pretty in pink! I love that beautiful butterfly!

Barb said...

So soft and pretty, V! Love the embossed lace in that lovely pink! The glossy accents add so much to the card too! It all looks so lovely against the kraft!

Kim Wilson said...

I love your layers :) Fabulous embossing too, wow I really thought it was a paper doily!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh fun, love the pink and kraft together.

Nicole Maki said...

Your cards are so bright and fresh and cheerful. Love them!

donna mikasa said...

Love your colors on kraft! And the embossed doily is so pretty! A very sweet, cheery card!

SmilynStef said...

Love the watermark butterflies ... lovely inspired design.

Stephanie said...

Virginia what a great card, I love butterflies and this one is beautiful!

Terri E. said...

Such fun colors on this card.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Trinh said...

This is so pretty, Virginia! Love subtle stamping and the fun colors!

de said...

Gorgeous! Perfect for that pendant! The colors are soft and pretty! Amazing!

Karen B. said...

You've captured the essence of the pendant perfectly, this is an amazing interpretation. So lovely and colorful!

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely, wonderful dimension on the butterfly!

Emily Keaton said...

What an awesome card! I love how you were inspired by that lovely pendant. I love Limelight--it would be awesome to win some of these goodies. Happy 100th, EIC!!

BabyBokChoy said...

Your card is really beautiful!! Lovely work!! I think you did a great job interpreting that pendant!

StampinCathy said...

Your cards are just amazing and so inspiring. Love your inspirational pieces and all the details and color combo. Thanks for a chance at this sweet giveaway.

KarenB said...

I love your attention to detail - hearts and butterflies are always such a fabulous combination. I really like the Glossy Accents - perfect finishing touch :)

Sharona said...

I love the heart image - it works perfectly with the pendant. Excellent work!

Erika M. said...

Your card is quite lovely!

~amy~ said...

super SWEET card!!!!

Purple Princess said...

so cute!! Love the butterfly and colors!!

Lin said...

Are you turning over a new leaf? These cards today from you are not your usual style - you are becoming so versatile! LOVE what you did here. This etsy-inspired challenge is looking fun; I will have to put on my thinking cap. Would adore winning your prizes today - thanks!

Jess said...

Beautiful card! Love your interpretation of the pendant!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is fabulous! I love the colors and that pretty butterfly! The doily is fab as well!

FibreJunky said...

Very pretty! Love the butterfly and the doily.

Creative Char said...

Wondeful card! I love the doily. TFS! :)
craftychick99 at yahoo dot com

Julie Ranae said...

Thank you for such a warm welcome to your team this month, Virginia and lovely work on your inspiration : )

Ujjwal said...

Such nice colors!! Lovely card!!

Joy said...

gorgeous!

Stephanie Zito said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning Virginia! So soft and pretty! I love your inspiration piece and your cards is soooo gorgeous!

Monika Reeck said...

I love your butterfly Virginia soo lovely....see you again on my Blog..I have a little happy news maybe you would like to know it....LOVE all the pink on your card dear...

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Great card and candy!

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

Virginia, this is another beauty! The pink and blue are great together and I love the added hearts!

Gwen said...

Gorgeous card! Love it all!

JPScraps said...

Lovely card. Butterflies are my favorite!

stampjourney said...

What a great card! Love the pink doily and your take on the inspiration piece! So nice!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Great color combination. So pretty. Thanks for the chance to win!

Loretta Rodger said...

Yes, Virginia, this is indeed beautiful!

Check out my 3-d Butterfly project on my blog!

Hugs,
http://www.msrhetta.blogspot.com

Kelly Massman said...

Your butterfly is so beautiful! Love the colors in your great card!
! Thanks for a chance to win!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I love this card--that butterfly almost matches PERFECTLY!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it:) Your card is so fun--I just love visiting here! You are so creative and AMAZING! LOVE EIC:)

Crafty Math Chick said...

Terrific job with the inspiration challenge, your card totally looks like the charm you selected from Cathy Walters. Thanks for the chance to win!

craft-princess said...

So sweet and pretty!!

Traci S. said...

Yes, Virginia! I'd like to tell you that...your card is FANTABULOUS! I love the colors...they way you love to make them shine...the back ground paper. LOVE IT!

I also am enjoying your blog. This is my first
visit and I would be so thrilled to win something!

Thanks for having such a generous give-away!

He IS Able,
Traci S.
http://He-IS-Able-blogspot.com

Sandy said...

Lovely card. You're right, the delicate watermark stamping of the butterlies really adds a special touch to this card.

Cassie_lu said...

what a sweet card and I really like how the heart are trailing up

Lisa said...

Love your project! Gorgeous colors~

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! I love the bright colors.

Jennifer

Kathy Martin said...

DARLING butterfly card! :)

Sherri Thompson said...

this is a beautiful card! i love your color choices-the red and pink are lovely together!

Sew-Ink said...

Very cute, love the fun color combo! Thanks for sharing!

Janice said...

So pretty!! Love your layout and your colors are just beautiful.

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful take on the inspiration!! love the colors, too! fab card, Virginia!!

Christine said...

What a gorgeous card! Love it!!!

Sandra P said...

Beautiful! The colors and lines are just sooo crisp and perfect! TFSn :)

Hugs,
Sandra P

Anne said...

What a pretty card, the soft colors are wonderful eye candy!! Beautifully done!

marilyn said...

I love your butterflies and hearts--captures the inspiration beautifully!

Abbellisca said...

What a great translation from pendant to card!! I love love love etsy, so any excuse is a good excuse to have a browse :) TFS

Chris said...

beautiful butterfly

Tami said...

this is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Laurel said...

Wow! Love it. Beautiful. Great colors. Your butterfly really pops! Great card, layout and color scheme! Can you tell I am in love with it?!? LOL! Thanks for the chance to win.

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

what a super sweet card! Love the use of the pink doily and the tiny heart punches! Very adorable! Thanks for the chance at the great giveaway!

Tiffany said...

Wow! Really pretty colors on this card, so yummy!

Lynne in NI said...

Awww, what a sweet card! Love your butterfly and the pretty colour combo

Rebecca said...

Absolutely fabulous! Its so fun and flirty!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Sweet card - love the yummy colors!!

Carley said...

This card is beautiful! I love this pendant and you did a fabulous job using it for inspiration! Thank you for sharing!

Lots of Love

Carley

Tomo H. said...

Beautiful card taking on the inspiration, Virginia! The embossed lace image is so pretty! You used Zing opaque Blush color for it? In any case, wonderful card!! Love it!

Simone said...

This is so pretty and pink and i LOVE it Virginia! It's a stunning card! :)

Tammy said...

What a lovely card! The embossing is perfection! I am amazed at this piece of art! A stunner for sure.

paperpapier said...

the butterfly is stunning on a white doily..simply beautiful and mesmerizing.

Michelle VP said...

Oh so pretty! I love the soft colors with the bright red butterfly and hearts. :)

joeygirl86 said...

Great job..those butterflies are beautiful!

Crystal said...

LOVE your card! the colors are so darn pretty together! just makes me happy looking at it girl! hugs!

Michelle said...

Beautiful! Love your butterfly card!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

What a gorgeous card, Virginia! The colors just lovely!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

this is just beautiful, Virginia! Love the soft colors and the butterfly framed in the doily is PERFECTION! :)

JanR said...

Sooooo pretty!

Anne Jagger said...

Your card is gorgeous!

Toni K said...

Your card is gorgeous, as is the pendant. Great take on it!

Ravengirl said...

What a wonderfully inspired card! Love your subtle butterflies and hearts! And your glossy accents are also perfect!

Ann said...

Gorgeous, Virginia! I love the colors!

cindy said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

Neeti said...

Adorable card Virginia, the DP colors are so cool... love the butterfly and fluttering hearts :)
Hugs, Neeti

Tini said...

Wow Virginia - your card is sooo nice! love the choice of colors. Very great work!
Hugs Tini

Rosemary said...

very pretty card, virginia! thanks for your lovely comment!

MsOktober said...

....your card is very pretty! Whoever gets this card will show it to everyone they know and say "can you believe she made this?" It's sure to wow the recipient for sure!

**Farrah** said...

Oh wow, your work is fantastic!! Love the boldness and brightness of this card!! Had a look around and was super impressed!
Farrah

Sasya said...

so sweet and pretty!!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous card! I love your style!! (P.S. Your children are amazing!! What a blessing! Thanks for sharing with us!)
Blessings to you! Angie

Ayana Posadas said...

This card is gorgeous!
I just love the colors!

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Beautiful card! That butterfly background stamping is the perfect touch!

Scrappy said...

Wow! Love it! Love your colors and bothe the popped up butterfly and the ones behind your sentiment are the PERFECT touch!!