Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Inspired by Lucy

Huge Flower by Lucy Abrams
  Huge Flower, a photo by Lucy Abrams on Flickr.  Lucy's Blog

I recently saw this Card in Lucy's Photostream on flickr, and was Strongly inspired, as you can see below ;~). Her designs are always so crisp, clean, and simple.  So I wanted to try it out, as most of my cards aren't very crisp or clean.

For my panel I took a piece of 5 1/4 x 4 cream cardstock, distressed it with tea dye and stamped old letter writing in the same ink. The flowers are a Tim Holtz die (tattered florals) which I distressed with barn door and stamped lightly with the envelope pattern. the leaves were hand cut and distressed with peeled paint from scraps. I then assembled the flower and leaves and adhered it to the panel and stamped the sentiment.

Materials: Tattered florals bigz dye, cream cardstock, neenah solar cardstock (card base), and Hero Arts diamond gems. Inks; Tea dye, barn door,  and peeled paint distress inks, Memories dye black ink.  Stamps: Envelope pattern S5507, truly appreciated CL380, old letter writing S4878. 

Thanks for Stopping by!


Lin said...

Beautiful, Hannah - I loved Lucy's card, too and you described her crispness perfectly - something I need to work on also. Well done!

Joy said...

Super sweet card honouring charming from the large flower to the stamped background..thanks so much Hannah for playing in my first challenge..hugs!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful take on Lucy's card, Hannah! very pretty card! and thanks for the lovely comment from your brother, too! =)

paula said...

Oh my Hannah your card is stunning. I love Lucy's style as well, but can never pull it off to my liking. You have done an amazing card. I love it xoxoxoxoxoxo