Thursday, August 18, 2011

Inspired by Alexandra

One of the many blogs I follow is Alexandra's art scraps and more . I find it so inspiring!! Alexandra can scrap, sketch, crochet, knit, cook, bake, take amazing photos....and make cards!! I was so loving her sketch and was inspired to make one from this inspiration. 
Alexandra's sketch
Alexandra's gorgeous card
 The upcycle item that I used here is a piece of coffee sleeve. I added the SRM Stickers directly to it and voila!
Many Thanks
This inspiration prompted me to use the crochet that I received from Anette.  Also I have been hoarding these ornate buttons from Making Memories, it is the perfect to compliment the crochet flower! I hope Alexandra would like my take on it. Merci, Alexandra! 
 This is SO fun! (Note to myself: I should do this more often). NEXT!?  It can be YOU! I will visit your blogs and be inspired by one of you out there! So watch out!
EDITED note: Here's Jan 's card inspired by this post. LOVE her version! Jan, you are so sweet and talented! 

25 comments:

Dawn said...

Well done Virginia. Alexandra's card is just lovely. Love how you have done yours too.

Lynn said...

Alexander's inspiration card is beautiful and so is yours...I love the background stamp and the extra bit of texture with the embossed background panel! Wonderful!

Donna Bowman said...

Great cards Virginia! Love those crochet flowers and the corrugated cardboard!!

Heather Maria said...

Virginia, your card is gorgeous! Love the colours and all the details! The crochet flower is so pretty and I love the way the button centre really ties in with the background!

Vicky said...

Oh this is a gorgeous card Virginia! Love the crochet flower and the button is lovely! Thanks for introducing Alexandra, I must go and check her blog! Hugs

Barb said...

I love visiting Alex's blog too! She has so many talents! Love your gorgeous take on her card and sketch, V! The crochet flower with that button is gorgeous!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Gorgeous! LOVE your take on Alexandra's card!

Lin said...

That's a great sketch, and I love your take on it, Virginia - the button is perfect on it! And thanks for the link to Alexandra's blog.

BabyBokChoy said...

I loved that sketch and Alexandra's card and you did just as marvelously!

Nancy said...

Wow, lovely card, lovely inspiration from Alexandra and such a great idea! I'm always so inspired as I visit blogs and galleries and then rarely put that inspo to good use. You have encouraged me to follow your lead, Virginia!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Beautiful take on the sketch! Great card Virginia! Love that you'll be "lurking" around the blogs to do this again. heehee... :)

Chris and Paige Evans said...

These cares make me smile - they are so pretty and perfect!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Super gorgeous. Love those flowers. And thanks for the sweet comment on the Lessology blog. Hugs :)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What darling cards, Virginia! I just love how you used the crochet pieces! And yay - I can comment on more blogs, including yours, thanks to your instructions on Flickr!

Lindsey said...

Love the colours, the patterned paper (or did you stamp it?) and the big crochet flower! Beautiful, Virginia.

alexandra s.m. said...

OH my Virginia! I'm blushing!!
I LOVE your take on the card a perfect mix of funkiness and elegance if you don't mind me saying so ;-)
I've also discovered a talent of yours I didn't know: you are quite the crochet master my Friend!!

Many Thanks to YOU Virginia!
Hugs~

Isha said...

Love that flower Virginia. What a superb take on Alexandra's sketch....I like those colors too. TFS

charlotte77 said...

Such a pretty and stylish card, love your interpretation!

~jan said...

I will pass this one along if you dont mind, Virginia! Im inspired by both your cards and plan on making one! :)

Elizabeth Allan said...

So beautiful Virginia. The pretty flower and button are gorgeous embellishments.

~jan said...

Check it out, Virginia! :)
http://jantatomir.blogspot.com/2011/08/inspired-by-virginia.html

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! LOVE this--I love your crocheted flower and that button! I would be hoarding those too! FAB!

Emily Leiphart said...

Virginia, I love your case of Alexandra's card and her sketch. I love that this is so different from anything else I've seen recently!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so pretty, Virginia! love your take on Alexandra's sketch!

Kerry said...

I was really inspired by your card and the sketch and used it to make one of my own. It is at http://andthenthereweremore.blogspot.com/2011/09/yes-virginia-case.html

I hope it's not too forward to mention it to you. I have really been enjoying your blog. Thanks!