Friday, January 18, 2008

Inkspired by Pottery Barn

I got the Pottery Barn catalog in the mail the other day and I decided to use some of the color combinations to make some cards. I was looking for a way to start making more spring color combinations . . . hope you like them.

The first color combination was wild wasabi, barely banana, kraft and chocolate chip. It seemed really fresh and fun! This card also whipped up really quick - super simple . . . the daffodil heads are popped up on pop dots and are cut out of barely banana.

Stamps: Sentiment by River City Rubber Works, SU Beautiful Life Paper: Barely banana, Kraft, wild wasabi, chocolate chip, whisper white (SU) and Designer paper by Lasting Impressions. Ink: Timber Brown Staz On, SU Classic Wild wasabi Accessories: Brown polka dot ribbon, singer sewing machine, brown thread, pop dots, large brown brads



This combination was inkspired a little bit by the catalog (this gorgeous sheet set), and a little bit by the striped paper that I had in my collection of 12x12's -- by Making Memories. The colors are taken with teal, yo yo yellow and a green that SU does not have an close enough match of and white. I colored Tilda to match the paper. I really liked the yellow (even though it was not in the paper at all) and thought it worked, (that part came from the sheet set) so I added it. It also made it a perfect match for her raincoat.
Raincoat and boots were embossed with glittery embossing powder (I colored my image with my versamarker to make it sticky for the embossing powder -- this mostly worked but the image bled a little bit). The whole image was colored with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. The Tilda image and the oval sentiment are both popped up on pop dots. The centers of the brads (yellow corduroy) came from last year at Creating Keepsakes convention -- they were part of Becky Higgins favorite things, and at the time, I thought they were lame -- but they worked perfectly on this card. Sentiment was created using my Karen Foster Design Snap Stamps. Oh and the green paper actually had darker green polka dots, but I used my white gel pen (Signo) to add white dots instead. I really like the way it looks with the white dots.

Stamps: Tilda by Magnolia, Sentiment by Karen Foster Designs Snap Stamps. Paper: SU Taken With Teal, Yo Yo Yellow, Whisper White, Making Memories Designer paper, Polka Dot paper by Scenic Route paper Ink: Timber brown staz on Accessories: Prima flowers, brads by Imaginesce, Corner punch (SU!), Oval Punches (SU!), Singer Sewing machine, brown thread, pop dots

20 comments:

Shell-challenge addict said...

Love both your cards and your colour combinations.
The rainy Tilda is my favourite though.
That is what our weather here in the UK is like at the moment......

Erika H. said...

I can spend hours going through such catalogs...it is so fun searching for inspiration! Your cards are amazing. I absolutely LOVE the Tilda image and all the details you added to the cards...the white dots, the sewing, the primas with the corduroy...AMAZING!

Lorie said...

Those are absolutely wonderful, sunny creations!

Aimee said...

These are too cute ... really love the splish splash card.. TFS

~Michelle~ said...

love your daffodil card....nice layout and color combo!

Anonymous said...

I love the way you popped up your images!!! I should do that more often. These came out GREAT!!!

Mary L.

Michelle said...

Oh my these cards are stunning - I just love the second one, I love the glitter on the girls jacket.

Teresa said...

Wow! The first card is gorgeous and the second is just too cute!!!

Helen said...

LOVE the colours on the daffodil card - and I love how you popped up the flower heads. Beautiful!

jen del muro said...

these are sooooo awesome!!! i love the elegance of the top one and the other one is just so cute!! love those colors!!

Velta said...

Amanda ~ I just love the colors in these cards. The raincoat looks so shimmery...just like it had been rained on. Wonderful designs :)

Lastel said...

Both cards are great , love the bright colors in the second one !

Becky said...

I love to be inspired by catalogs, and you did a fantastic job here! That first one is just so elegant and beautiful, and the second one is quite cheery for a rainy day card.

Jen said...

Gorgeous as usual Manda! That Magnolia card is FAB!!!! You should totally be on their design team! :)

kraftykathy1 said...

nice cards,I like how you found inspiration else where. I found you on scs forum. Love checking out other blogs and see what others are creating to inspire me.

Anonymous said...

Love the detail your cards show. You make such awesome creations. TFS!

sandra02 said...

Superbes !!!!

JenMarie said...

Oh so fabulous!!!

Lisa said...

Very, very sweet! You are rockin' sistah!

AJ said...

Okay~ this little girl is totally adorable!!! LOVE her little rain coat and umbrella~ great coloring!