Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tuesday's Trigger-Nice and Natural

I admit that I do not make monochromatic card or shabby chic cards often. This photo from Moxie Fab World's  Nice and Natural has certainly inspired me to make something that is out of my norm. LOVE that about the Tuesday Trigger!
This lovely bed setting looks like it is straight from some unknown comfy and romantic cottage inn! I love the subtle colors and textures! Here's my take of this lovely photo.  I went literally with the photo--use it as a sketch and turn it into a nautical theme. I stamped seashell image (from Hero Arts Antique Engraving) and made a paper flower with pleats and diecuts. With the help of embossing folder and Martha Stewart's Score boards, I managed to add some textures. All the sentiments are from SRM Stickers ( faith )
wishing you well
Hope this card makes you feel calm, serene and peaceful. Thanks for stopping by!

36 comments:

Annette said...

wow love how your card came out... I love that flower and that sea shell stamp... I just love it all...

Chunyuan said...

Love your take of the trigger. Great idea of adding the texture and using nautical theme.

Lynn said...

I love your banner...well actually I love every last detail of this card...you picked up so many wonderful elements from the trigger and they all balance perfectly!

Barb said...

Virginia, this is unbelievable! I saw it in the Flickr pool and as usual, I come here and am amazed by your creativity! I knew it was a different kind of card for you but looking at that trigger and then your card. . .wow! So fantastic! I love all the texture you achieved! It's a gorgeous take on the photo! Nicely done, my friend! :)

Lindsay said...

Seriously gorgeous Virginia! You can go out of your norm anytime with a creation like this! It is fabulous!

BabyBokChoy said...

Your interpretation of the trigger photo is wonderful and this is such an elegant card, gorgeous!

Christina said...

This has such a beachy, serene feel to it. I love how you enhanced the texture with inking. So very pretty!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Wow this card is stunning!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so so so love this card!!!! tfs!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Soooooo FAB! LOVE your take on the trigger!!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Holy moly, Virginia! I think you have a winner here! The paper looks exactly like a shell (I thought it was when I saw the picture in my reader). Just stunning!!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

I love this peaceful card. I really like the banner with the words. Good luck!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful and inspiring Virginia!
(Thanks so much for your well wishes!)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

This is way gorgeous Virginia. I love the cream color and the beautiful banner. :)

Maureen Morton said...

wow - this card does take me to the seashore! Love all the amazing details and richness! That banner is particularly wonderful!

Eve said...

wow, luv your take on this inspiration photo! In fact, i luv your theme than that picture, cuz it's a NAUTICAL theme!! :-) Luv the subtle colors, and your design is just like the photo! :-)
BTW, IF somebody pays for me to go to school, as if it's my job, i would've been in Heaven! lol!!

Rachel W K said...

That rosette in the middle actually reminds me of toasted little meringes, which would totally be served at a cozy B&B. Gorgeous gorgeous!!!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Tiffany said...

Such a wonderful take on the photo inspiration photo and I love the sentiment on your banner flag!

Darla Weber said...

Very nice card.

Trinh said...

This certainly does make me feel calm & serene! Such a pretty take on the Trigger. I love the different layers & textures you have created.

Donna Bowman said...

Love it Virginia!! Especially your banner and that flower!!

Lindsey said...

This is perfect! I love how you interpreted the photo and made it your own, Virginia. Your paper flower is beautiful, and I love the banner.

Jill Grace said...

What a fantastic card - great idea using the image as a sketch idea :)

alexandra s.m. said...

I adore your card!
Very serene indeed!!
Thank you Virginia!

Simone said...

WOW! This is so beautiful Virginia! I love this card and all the details you have put into it are so amazing! Stunning take on the Trigger photo! :)

Elizabeth Allan said...

Virginia I like your card more than the photo! You captured the design perfectly. Love how the flower mimics the pillow.

Cath said...

Hey Virginia! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Laurie said...

Virginia this is so pretty! I love that flower!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful texture Virginia-incredible card! ;)

VanessaB said...

so very lovely!

donna mikasa said...

This is such an amazing card, Virginia! Perfect take on the photo! I love the banner and your gorgeous flower! You totally rock!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

ooooooooo, very lovely. Fabulous take on the trigger!!!

Alice Wertz said...

love the textures you added to mimic the bed board. beautiful card, V!

Michelle said...

Oh, Virginia, this is lovely! I like the way the flower sits between the seashells. I also love all the texture you have created.

onecraftymama said...

*sigh* your cards make me happy, Virginia! I love the amazing textures, and that fab bit of lace peeking out is just the right touch :)

Heather Innusa said...

Great take on the trigger!!! Such a beautiful card!