I chose this piece as my inspiration for today. I would have gone with a red bg but didn't have the right paper. It's really overcast here today so I had a difficult time getting a good picture..it may appear more green than it is...it's a rich teal color. I wanted to make the bg look like a moire taffeta like the actual piece so I used a bg stamp with versamark and embossed with clear ep. And I had the card all done but wasn't happy with it as the first image I used for the cameo turned out to look teeny tiny on the card. So I stamped this larger image and I like the way it looks..better proportion.
As an aside..did any of you watch the Saturday Today show today?? They took a tour of the PEEPS factory!! It was AWESOME seeing how all the little sugary treats were made..I know I'll be indulging later today (oh and FYI- I have a string of peeps lights on my stairway right now).
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2013 GMT Views: 773
Registered: March 13, 2012 Location: Southern Florida Posts: 4725
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 @ 8:29 AM
The inspiration piece is beautiful, but I'm glad you were out of red! The teal looks very rich and just perfect. And it does look like a moire taffeta. Beautiful focal image! How did you get that copper for the frame and border? I'm not seeing it in the info list.
And I have that Nestie set and rarely use it because it always seems so fussy. It's nice to see how great it can look on the right piece.
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Registered: July 27, 2005 Location: Texas USA Posts: 13101
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 @ 8:37 AM
Brilliant interpretation of your inspiration piece!! Gorgeous card! You made me laugh reading about the peeps on TV today! Wish I had seen it! Did you see the one on Pope Peep (LOL)?!
Thanks for playing along this weekend and Happy Easter to you!
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 66252
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 @ 10:56 AM
This is GORGEOUS, Polly. Your teal bg is beautifully done and has such richness. I imagine you "swooned" when you saw today's site! You came to mind immediately. Love your use of the German Dresden....you have a beautiful collection. Your image is lovely, but I'm taken with the teal and gold!
Bet your grandchildren LOVE coming to your home decorated for the different holidays. Happy Easter.
Registered: February 13, 2005 Location: Southern Ontario Posts: 24505
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 @ 5:16 PM
The colours are fabulous Polly. I knew exactly which item you had chosen..because I was going to pick that one too! I really love the addition of the sticker lines. As an aside ..I have never tasted a Peep! They don't seem to be as popular here in Canada and I have never seen them in our local stores. LOL