Saturday, March 19, 2011

EtsyInspired #131 - DollBirdies

Happy Saturday! Are you ready to be EtsyInspired? I sure am! This week our shop is DollBirdies, a shop with the cutest handsewn totes, pouches, wallets and toys! Not only are they practical, but they range from stylish to whimsical. There is truly something for every taste, plus, I ask you this: who can't use another bag?? I know I am always looking for something to carry my latest project in, since inevitably what I need has something in it already. (No UFO comments from the peanut gallery, okay? I'm working on 'em!)

When I first saw this particular bag, I just loved the pink and brown combination. Then I started thinking too hard about whether or not my flowers matched and got all bogged down in the details. Finally, I had some sense knocked into me (thanks Ashley!) and I went back to my original thoughts of sticking with "flowers, pink and brown." Much better. Yes, I went with a lighter pink, but let's not quibble, shall we?

The sketch is from clean & simple stamping (#132), but if you'll note, it's also a variation on one of my all time favourite sketches, found on Nina B's blog here.
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10 comments:

Nancy said...

Very nice! It is clean and simple... and elegant too. :)

de said...

Gorgeous Carole! Love the neutral colors and of course and that crinkle ribbon!

Jackie said...

Your card is truly beautiful! Love the sketch too...will have to use it sometime!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! What a gorgeous bag to be inspired by! I love that you took the brown and pink combo---SOOOOOO pretty! And I love that soft pink! SOOOOO spring:) Beautiful papers and beautiful ribbon and BEAUTIFUL CARD! LOVE IT:)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Beautiful design and a great inspiration piece. Love the softness of the flowers. :)

Virginia L. said...

Fabulous card, Carole! I love the composition and white space in your card--well balanced and beautiful! Love it!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is LOVELY! I love the sweet sentiment with the delicate floral image! Very nice! I need more ribbon that color too! I need to get out the paints and start dying!

Becky S. said...

Great job you broke through the block and the results are beautiful!!!

Ruby said...

What a lovely elegant card! It's really tough when you get a block, isn't it!

Thank you too for your lovely comments about my CMC DT post. This Copic colouring is a lot harder than it looks!! My little one is 11yrs now so I know what you mean when you say you wonder where the time has gone, they are little adults now, aren't they?! So sad :(

Emily Branch said...

I too strayed from the inspiration piece, and I think that by doing this your card looks even more scrumptious!! Love the colors!!