November 16, 2009

Delight in Life ~ Hepburn Style


I'm so excited to show you this card.  It's something like I've never created before and I couldn't have done it without the inspiration from 3 challenges, my Top Note die, and my new nestibilities.  The first challenge was the Crazy 4 Challenges to use acetate as an element and I was particularly drawn to this card's layout idea.  I have a bunch of acetate around but never think to reach for it!  The next challenge was a sketch from Card Patterns .  This sketch was really cool and could be incorporated well with the polkadot acetate from the SU! Night and Day specialty dp I planned on using.

Next I went in search of just the right paper and came across the bold but elegant black and white dp in my scrap bin.  I was instantly reminded of the card Maureen  had just done as a guest designer for Cinema Saturday.  Her card is just gorgeous and uses the Tiffany blue colour to give it the Audrey Hepburn flair.  I decided I would take my first stab at the Cinema Saturday challenge .  The challenge is inspired by the Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck classic "Roman Holiday" and the added challenge was to incorporate pearls.


I wanted to create a card with style that reflected Hepburn's flair.  It's pretty hard to nail that flair the way she always could.  I used scallops to represent the arches of the roman colosseum and I used my Labels 1 nestibilities instead of straight edge squares to emphasize the architecture seen throughout Rome.  The hard part was deciding which stamp to use.  And I finally decided on one of my favourites and I think captures Princess Ann's purpose for escaping her royal obligations during her trip in Rome.  While exploring Rome she got to spend the day doing all the things she always wanted to do.

So in the end I came up with this 6.5" x 5" card that I'm very pleased with.  Originally I had just 2 large black pearl on the top left corner instead of the Melon Mambo ribbon.  My husband who has always given me positive feedback was not as fond of it...even for a girly card.  He said it was too bold and black.  So I decided to added a little bit more girly to it by using the ribbon instead and I am now doubting the wow factor I thought I had with this card.  Oh well.  It was fun to try something new and I'm proud of myself for finding a way to incorporate three challenges into one creation.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that I've done something here thats inspired you.  Have a fabulous week.

14 comments:

  1. WOW!!! The bold white and black is the wow!! Love this!! Total eye candy...love the shapes and how you explained your inspiration!! Yahoo!!

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  2. Oh my goodness, Laural! This is the most beautiful acetate card I've ever seen. You perfected these challenges and I won't be surprised when you're guest designing for your very own challenge post. This is gorgeous in bold b&w with that touch of pink....LOVE IT!!! (And now I want to go back through my pictures from when I went to Rome!)

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  3. Oh wow!! This is fantastic!! I love the cut-outs and the color. This is amazingly creative.

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  4. So much right here...the color combo, the die and that acetate!

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  5. Great card -love the black&white with splash of melon mambo! The acetate looks good -neat layout!

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  6. WOW! Absolutely FABULOUS! LOVe the colors and the design and the flower and the sentiment!

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  7. Such a cool card. I just love all the details.

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  8. Hi, Laural!!! Love this card it is so creative. I was also browsing through your blog and and you've been creating some awesome projects. Love you mistletoe christmas card and pink baby cards. Always so inspiring :)

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  9. Love the card girlie! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Cinema Saturday.. You have totally caught the spirit of the challenge... I LOVE all the architecture you added to the card.. This is defiantly a card Audrey would be proud of you. Please join us again you we have even more fun in-store!

    Hugs
    Brooke

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  10. Gorgeous card Laurel! Wow - it's completely stunning! I'm speechless :)

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  11. what an amazing card! I too am speechless.

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