Friday, August 6, 2010

2S4Y/PDCC41 - Italy inspired

This rustic beauty is inspired by the colors in this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge (PDCC#41) and the layout from 2Sketches4You Sketch 58. PLUS - there is a Flower Parade at The Classroom this week, too!!
Italy is "hands down" the place I'd go if anyone (hint, hint) were to send me a free, all-inclusive vacation to Europe. Many, many years ago (before the boys arrived) we got to go to England, France and Scotland. Now the closest I get to Italy would be to sit on the porch swing drinking a glass of wine while singing, "Que Cera Cera" (but that is Spanish not Italian - it's the thought that counts, right?)
I used my Nestabilities circle dies to cut out the flower from Cosmo Cricket paper and roughed up the edges with my Heidi Swapp distresser. I used the Tim Holtz tissue tape on this card too! I love that stuff - Did you know that it is repositionable? Zva Crystals and A Muse sentiment/gingham paper finish my ode to Italy.
Bellisima, Ciao!

24 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous! Love how you incorporated both challenges. Lovely use of the colors. Thanks for joining us at the PDCC!

jen said...

Bellisima!!! And again, you taunt me with that tape!!!
Love how you incorporated the colors- and the zva is just pure luxury- very italian, indeed! :D

Mary said...

What a beautiful, interesting creation!

Terry said...

Love what you did with your flower and the bling!! Fabulous!

veronica said...

dave's dream place is Italy too!
it is so weird that you should talk about your trip. we are planning a trip there with sabrina & eric for next summer.

love your card! those colors are beautiful, and the flower is cool!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful use of this weeks colors, great flower embellishment! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Rose said...

Absolutely stunning card! Shape, color, texture . . . it's got it all. Thanks.

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Michelle, the flower is terrific!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

loved looking at the inspiration behind your card! Very cool! Your use of the flower and embossed leaves with rhinestone flourishes makes this card spectactular!

Tracy said...

Love all the shapes and textures on this card! Very pretty. TFS!

Anette Eakins said...

Love it! The flower and the bling- fantastic!
TFS!
Anette

Carol said...

Such a pretty card!

Kazan Clark said...

A beautiful interpretation of both challenges
Thanks for joining us at 2S4Y this week
Hugs
Kazan

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love the use of your textures in this beautiful creation!

José Maria Lobato said...

Congratulations for your work, I love your blog, it is a great inspiration!
I am Portuguese, living in Brazil and just recently I've dedicated myself to some Craft Work, just as an hobby, to make presents to friends and family!
You are a really artist, appreciate your work a lot and included you in my Recomended Blogs, if you don't mind!
Hugs, José

Angie Tieman said...

Totally awesome card!! Love your flower and bling, such a great take on the sketch! Congrats on making the Fab 5!

Paul said...

Adore the flower embellishment, especially the leaves. And wow to your use of bling. Can't go wrong with a good dollop of shiny jewels :) Px

Hannah said...

love your interpretation of the colors! that lollipop flower is the cutest!

lauren said...

bellisima, indeed! i don't know the italian for "awesome" or "fabulous" but those would also apply! :)

Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card, love the colours and that flower is gorgeous from circles. Beautifully put together. Tracy Evans x

Ruby said...

Great card! I love how you've done the flower, and the bling looks great! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC this week :o)

Susan (rainy) said...

What a wonderful creation! Love that flower! And all the bling is simply divine!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

This is a beautiful card--and it would totally make my day beautiful if I got this in the mail!! LOVE IT! Beautiful take on the color combo--Thanks for playing along and joining in the fun at the PDDC:}

Ellen said...

Michelle, this card is stunning! Love the layout, the colors, everything!
Thank you so much for sharing it with others via our flower parade.