My Life Scripture

Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV English Standard Version) Holy Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let the reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Art Inspiration Challenge

The Cricut Circle Blog has issued a challenge to its members to create a project using this picture as an inspiration.
I was inspired to create this card!
The base for the front is a piece of 5 inch x 7 inch patterned paper.
The next layer is a dried baby wipe, torn around the edges, and then inked in the center and around the edges with Colorbox Chalk Ink.
The blue oval frame is a Cuttlebug emboss/cut folder "Carly".
The frame is glued to the front using dimensional tape to give depth.
The birdhouse is an image from Cricut Lite Cartridge "Botanicals".
The birdhouse is adhered with dimensional tape.
The roses are cut from the Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridge "Art Philosopy"
The butterflies are from the Cricut Circle Exclusive Cartridge "Paper Trimmings"
The leaves are from a Cuttlebug Quilling Flower Set "Daisy"
After the rose image from the Cricut Cartridge "Art Philospy" was cut out, I inked the edges with Colorbox Chalk Ink and then slightly curled the edges with a paper piercer.
To add interest to the birdhouse, I glued it to some fibers.  Then cut away the extra fibers.  I also colored the little house with Copic Markers.
The stamped sentiment is from TPC Studio "Faith Greetings"
More roses and flowers were added.
A little blue bird sits atop the bird house.  Notice the fibers are slightly pulled out the opening.
My art inspired card!

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Diane said...

Beautiful! The colors are perfect and fit the challenge so well.

Scrapper69 said...

This is simply Beautiful Carolyn.... As Diane had said.... the colors are perfect! GORGEOUS CARD! :o)

Vanessa said...

What a beautiful card with so many creative details! Thanks for sharing!

JennyKozar said...

This is just beautiful! The picture did not inspire me but your card does. Thank you.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Carolyn this is beautiful-good luck in the challenge

Georgiana said...

Wow! This is absolutely lovely. Your flowers are a beautiful addition.

Carson's Creations

Melissa said...

Great job with the photo inspiration.

Tanya/Nonna said...

Oh my...what a gorgeous card! I love the soft, muted colors. Your flowers are so pretty and the birdhouse is super sweet. What a great take on the challenge, I love it!

cdm317 said...

What a beautiful card! I love those fibers in the birdhouse. The details are amazing.
Colleen (gonescrappin)

Cricut Couple said...

This is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! Oh Wow! What could I say? Stunning!!!

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Absolutely beautiful, I love all of the fun elements you used on your card!

Nadia ( said...

Spectacular card!!! Lovely in every way!

Josie0602 said...

Your card is just so stunningly beautiful!! I love those roses and the birdhouse is just perfect!


Emerald said...

True serenity!
Very soothing card.
Good luck with the challenge.

Pam said...

Cute card. Great tip using the baby wipes. Have to definitely try this out. TFS