Saturday, April 30, 2011

Etsy Inspired Challenge #137

Welcome to Etsy Inspired Challenge! Our Shop is Imagine Studio. This shop offers 
fine art giclée prints of my photomontage, digital collages and painted photographs. Right now... Special Mother's Day Offer...15 % off all prints.  Winner prize: any 5x7 print of winner's choice
Sponsor: EAD Designs 
Winner prize - $25 Gift Certificate 
You can check EAD Designs' DT Jenn Coker's blog for sticker inspiration. 
I chose this print from Image Studio as my inspiration. 
  A Walk Through Monet's Water Lilies...is a high quality limited edition fine art Giclee print of an original digital collage done by the shop owner/artist Lyse Marion. I chose a pattern paper as I was inspired by the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower.

Mon Ami
Here's the close-up. The pop-up Eiffel Tower looks even more fabulous!? My handy dandy Japanese washi tape pulls all this together, huh?
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KerryKimme (April guest design)
Virginia (you are here)
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Here's a photo our last trip to Paris in May 2007 (photo credit: Dr. John).
David was so small young back then...I.must.go.back.
Did you see the Royal wedding!? Well, Kate's (a.k.a. Duchess of Cambridge) dress was surely elegant and demure...perfect for a princess! I thought it was very subdue and timeless! The wedding sure reminds me of Disney Cinderella! True fairy tale!!

28 comments:

Dawn said...

Wonderful card Virginia. Made me want to get out the photos I took in Paris 8 months ago....My favourite city in Europe. I stayed up and watched most of the Wedding last night..... what a stunning dress...so elegant.

Isha said...

Gorgeous card Virginia. Such a lovely family photo. TFS

Jackie said...

LOVE your card Virginia...it's really pretty! TFS the family pic too!!!!

Lin said...

That inspiration photo is amazing, Virginia, and I can't believe you got almost the same shot! LOVE what you did with this one! Beautiful card!

Ruby said...

This is gorgeous Virginia, so elegant and fresh! I didn't get my Stickerz through in time :o( Great to see what you created though!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY, Virginia! I just love how you create--this is a great layered (stamping and paper) card! I LOVE the colors and that tower is FABULOUS! LOVE it! Love that you shared pics of your family visit to France! I would share my photos to Paris too...but I looks SOOOOOOOOOOO bad in my photos! LOL!

LOVE visiting here--you nailed this week's challenge! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

gberry14 said...

Your card is a wonderful artwork and really captures the painting inspiration! What sweet memories with the Paris photos! Thank Dr. John!-L. Berry

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Gorgeous Paris design Virginia. So KEWL that you used washi tape. Love the photos of Paris. It's on my list of places to visit. And yes I watched the Royal Wedding. Fab dress! Loved it. :)

BabyBokChoy said...

That card is totally awesome!! We are watching the royal wedding on DVR right now, lol.

Kerry said...

Beautiful! What pretty paper and lovely card!

Barb said...

See? I knew I would love your card even more, now that I've seen the inspiration photo! So beautiful, V! Love the gorgeous colors you've used!

diana said...

Beautiful card! Love the paper's design & colours, the washi tape and the stamps! TFS ;-)

AnitaRex said...

Hi Virginia! I love your card, the washi tape really does pull it together! Love how you used this set and your design!!!! I watched the royal wedding, I pvr'd it and than watched it when A got home form school. I was so surprised that she had sleeves but later heard that it's a requirement of that abby! I think her dress could have been nicer it was nice but could have been better if you know what I mean. But it was a nice wedding!

Emily Branch said...

EXQUISITE!!!! Every week!!! I love love love the background, the colors and the adorable Eiffel Tower!! YOU GO GIRL!!

Eve said...

wow what a beaufiful card, and a bit different style from your "usual" but again, stunning!:-) yes, i did watch the wedding by accident! lol.. i luved her dress too, and her Happy Smile in the limousine made me feel Happy also!! William reminded me of Diana & i remembered her wedding day & her face on tv..can't believe it's 30 years ago!! time surely flies...

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Oh my! I love the collage stamping, this is fantastic! I love everything about it! Your family pictures are so awesome! I long to go to Paris one day.

I was just telling Sav the other day that I was SO jealous that she got to meet you. Hopefully, someday we will get to meet!

susanne said...

I love your card Virginia, especially the flowers in the background inspired by Monet! So lovely!!

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Virginia, what a beautiful card! I especially love the popped up Eiffel Tower. The photos are precious, too. I agree with you...Kate's dress was perfect for a princess.

Tenia Nelson said...

What a gorgeous card!! Thanks for sharing!!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Yum! Virginia, as you might imagine your post is very special to my heart!
I love your card and pictures ;-)

Thank you! I'm all set to fly home now ;-))

Clare said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card! I love it! Looks like a Paris card! And how fun that you actually got to visit there!

de said...

Virgina, this is gorgeous! Love the colors and the popped out Eifel Tower! Beautiful!

Cathy A said...

Lovely card Virginia, yes I loved the wedding, Kate certainly was like Cinderella but were princess Beatrice & euginie the ugly sisters?

Kathy said...

What an adorable photo and I love the card too. So full of life. Hugs, Kathy

Simone said...

This is such a beautiful card Virginia! Love the photo too! I so want to go back soon too!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Virginia your design for this card is beautiful!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Beautiful card and such cute photos!

Alice Wertz said...

love the pp you used. just perfect. beautiful card!