11/12/10

Ornaments of home

Happy Day all, we are slipping into the weekend and that certainly is a good thing. I can't believe how fast this week has gone! Tomorrow is a whole family yard work day, so I thought I better get my card posted for PaperCraft Star's Challenge #21 before I am off to work. This is a newer blog that does things just a bit differently. The readers determine the winner of the challenges with each one getting two votes. This will be my first time playing in the challenge, which speaking of 'good things' was a Martha Stewart photo inspiration. Some of my readers know I just love to recreate rooms on cards. And so it goes with this one!

Challenge 21 Opens Wednesday

I love the ethereal colors used in the retreat room. I can almost smell the ocean air and feel the sand around my feet. The colors are just what one would expect to see while you were strolling down the beach. I used Stamp Francisco's table image, stamping it onto a putty colored linen textured paper and embossing with SeaFoam White ep. It was cut and popped on dimensionals. My floorboards were created with the Tim Holtz ledger folder that I embossed in both directions to get the squares of the original. For the amazing day bed, I punched a strip from the Fiskars Eyelet lace punch and then used a Martha tag punch to make the pillows (paper is Mistletoe and Pear paper group Basic Grey snowflake pattern)...in creating those pillows with the tag, I just punched the rounded bit, not the whole tag...if that makes sense. The very cool cabinets under the bookshelves are small rectangles from Spellbinders that I dry embossed to look like raised panels. I cut 4 'door's. I used two vintage buttons for the door pulls. The 'walls' are papers from Memory Box 'Dewdrop' collection. The right side is tiny snowflakes and the left, a sponged pattern. I added the 'window' to minic the light you can see in the original. In place of the shelves which has those wonderful shells, I chose to use a Rubber Soul quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson "The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it." And those ornaments in the bowl on the table are cut from the overview sheet of the Basic Grey Mistletoe and Pear cover (never know when something might be useful!). I cased the 'shelves' in with white cs, used the Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder under the quote and a tiny bit of white lace at the top of my card.

I would love to hear what you think about "MY" room. And have a marvelous Autumn weekend.

Blessings,
Susan






9 comments:

Shar said...

Great card! You captured the scene wonderfully!

Cook22 said...

Recreating rooms certainly is one of your specialities. My favourite parts are the bowl of fruit and the sentiment, but I love the little knobs on the presses.
I can see why people use random.org, but when you win on public voting, then you really do feel you've done good work.
Happy weekend to you.

~amy~ said...

Such a lovely inspiration photo to work with...your room is simply gorgeous...you are the queen of fussy cutting...love what you've done...have a great weekend...I hope you have wonderful yardwork weather...

Stella said...

Susan, I almost fell off my chair; it took my breath away.
You are an amzing artist; I'm glad I found your blog:)
I love every piece and bit of this masterpiece!

Arlene said...

What a fantastic scene. Beautifully done, so very well coordinated in so many ways. Gorgeous!

Emily Keaton said...

Ooooo . . . this room you've created is spectacular!! I love all the little details you put into it. And such pretty colors, too!! Nicely done :)

Tracy said...

This is such a novel approach to this weeks challenge. :) Your "room" is just lovely! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!

Liz said...

Amazing!! I love all the fussy cutting, very pretty. Thank you for joining us at Papercraft Star this week :)

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

I ALWAYS love your rooms ! That was an incredible photo, and you did it more than justice. Wonderful... See you soon !