Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tiled Wishes - PTI Blog Hop

The challenge for this month's blog hop is to create a project using summer as an inspiration. During the summer I love sitting outdoors and eat dinner or breakfast (I avoid lunch outdoors, since it is usually too stinkin' hot). I used outdoor seating as my inspiration for this card (a littler smaller than A6 - gotta make room for the bow). I love how people can set tables and create centerpieces for gatherings and parties; their tables look so fancy. I don't do that, but I love it when other people do - it is just too cool! : )

When I think of dinner parties and decorating, I think of Martha Stewart. I found my inspiration on her website. I just adore the tiles used as the centerpiece for the table, which became the springboard for my creation. I mimicked the tiles by creating custom patterned paper using GL2 on the GL2 grid paper with lemon tart and marigold morning inks and by stamping the flower from Friends till the end in marigold morning, white snow, and basic grey ink on cardstock. I punched out squares of each of the patterns I made and then showcased them by mounting them on basic gray cardstock. I tied a bow, added a sentiment, and I even have left over pre-made patterned paper. This card is a littler smaller than A6 - gotta make room for the bow.

The Inspiration (so lovely)

My Creation

Can't wait to see what everyone created! This was too much fun.

Supplies:
Paper: Marigold Morning, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand cardstock (SU!); Solar White cardstock (Neenah); Guidelines 2 Grid paper (PTI)
Ink: Lemon Tart and Fresh Snow (PTI); Basic Gray and Marigold Morning (SU!)
Stamps: Friends Til the End, Guidelines 2, Mega Mixed Mesages (PTI)Extras: Dark Grey Ribbon (May Arts - I think)

44 comments:

Nancy L. said...

this is so pretty!

Lori said...

Great inspiration piece and replication in your card!!

peggysue said...

That is really cool, I can sooo see the table inspiration in your card. I love the little panels.

Heidi said...

The table is so pretty but I love your card! The tiles on it are so cool!

Jessica said...

Wow! That looks like Martha herself put it together! Beautiful!

Tenia Nelson said...

How cool is this!!!! Awesome job!!

raduse said...

I love it. Never thought to use Martha's website as an inspiration piece. Thanks for the idea.

Bethany Paull said...

I love how you focused on the table runner for your inspiration. And you stamped such trendy patterns and colors to block together.

Heather P. said...

Oh my word, this is GORGEOUS!

Tricia said...

What a great card from your inspiration. Just beautiful!! I love the little bit of black. It just pops!!

BethieJ said...

Oh your card is sooo PRETTY!!!
Have a GREAT night!

Melissa said...

Your card is beautiful! Love the inspiration photo!

Joni Kix said...

Great summer inspiration! I wish my table looked like that! I love the card!

Julia Aston said...

How fun! wonderful inspiratin and I love the stamped 'tiles' on your card! very creative design!

Kay said...

Beautiful interpretation, and I simply LOVE all your background stamping- just gorgeous!

Terri E. said...

Love your grids and fun big bow! Wonderful summer card and great eye candy.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Allison Cope said...

Oh my goodness Tiffany! This is stunning! Love the block design of your card! Cool piece of inspiration!

snarflemarfle said...

Oh, wow! This is just stunning and I'm totally going to CASE this (maybe just SPICE it since it really is perfect!!). Thank you for sharing!!

Kathleen said...

Fabulous job using your inspiration piece~~ Love it~ What a great card---thanks for the inspiration~~

Debbie Olson said...

Love your choice of inspiration piece and how you beautifully incorporated it into your card!

maria fiscella said...

So cool!

Daniela said...

Love the inspiration, love the card!

Mara... said...

Oh, your card is lovely! And I love the placesetting you used for inspiration!!

Sharon said...

This is beautiful!!

Deanna said...

What an awesome inspiration pic... your card rocks too!

Amy said...

Wow, so cool!

Kim said...

Great card, I like the combination of patterns.

Maggie said...

This is so COOL! I love the colors and the layout. I'm gonna have to steal this idea in the future....fantastic! :)

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Love the tiled patterns!

Regan said...

wow, that is fantastic!

Randee E said...

Great card! Totally love how you used the inspiration piece. Thanks for psoting me tonight :0)

Marge said...

Fabulous!!! Love it!!!

Janelle said...

Oh, my goodness -- your "tiles" are fabulous!

Terri said...

Great inspiration photo. Nice job on your interpretation of it too!

Cheryl said...

Very creative! I especially like the pop of black.

Julie Cameron said...

How awesome.

Patti said...

Very cool!

Marisa G said...

Tiff-very pretty! Love it. This card would work really well with scraps of all kinds too. Very cool...

Lisa H. said...

wow! you nailed that inspiration piece. sooo pretty.

Katy Frame (Kate Creates) said...

This is awesome! :)

Katy Frame (Kate Creates) said...

This is awesome! :)

Katy Frame (Kate Creates) said...

This is awesome! :)

Katy Frame (Kate Creates) said...

This is awesome! :)

Lee said...

Fantastic take on your inspiration photo. Love that tiled look.