Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday Guest Designer

I am thrilled and honored that Stephanie over at Always Crafting has asked me to be the guest designer this week for the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge.  Stephanie's work is drop dead gorgeous!  So the mere fact that she recognizes and likes my work just inspires me even more.  Thanks Stephanie!   The challenge  this week is to do a project inspired by this photograph using the colors yellow, black, and one other in the photo.

Don't you just love this room.  How great would it be to be curled up in that cosy chair, in front of the fireplace reading one of those great books!
 Here is the card I made.  

In making the card, I wanted to not just have the three colors but also have a feel for the lines and textures in the room.  I began with the artwork over the fireplace,  I cut the frame from the SENTIMENTALS cartridge  The large figurine is cut from the PICTURESQUE cartridge.  And I added a couple of clusters of grapes to the artwork.  (When making the card I found that there is only one cut on one cartridge of grapes.)  And that is the PAPER DOLL DRESS UP cartridge.  I then added  a piece of ironwork,  inspired by the firescreen.  It was cut from ORNAMENTAL IRON. 

 The flourishes in the lower right corner have a sense of draping on the card as the the throw does on the chair and ottoman.  The rusty- rose color is the third color I chose to work with on this project. 

 I created the yellow flowers from the WALK IN MY GARDEN cartridge and gave them a butter cream yellow brad for the center.  I added the small checked ribbon to the top of the card as a representation of the lines in the stone fireplace. When adding the yellow ribbon and bow to the card, I used two shades and textures of yellow. I wanted to use something light and airy as inspired by the large windows and window treatment.  And lastly I added a sentiment stamp from Whimsy Stamps and a small dimensional sticker from Studio 112. 

 Papers used are from The Paper Studio, K&Company, and Stampin' Up.  The black checked ribbon is from a local smocking shop, the butter cream yellow ribbon is from Stampin' Up and the sheer butter cream ribbon is  made by The Ribbon Boutique from Hobby Lobby.  All distressing was done with a god Color Box stamp.

Now, go on over to the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge and show us how this photograph inspires you.  You will also want to visit Margie 's blog at Bella Bug Creations  for some more inspiration.  Margie does such beautiful work.  You will not want to miss seeing her wonderful projects. Thanks for stopping by and I would love for you to become a follower here at A Little Bit Of Detail.  Have a great day!

My Creative Time  Use Walk in my Garden cartridge and include flowers


  1. Oh, m'gosh, Charlotte! This is gorgeous! Your take on the challenge is right on the money! LOVE the papers, colors and overall appeal of your card! Super pretty! How fortunate Whimsical Wednesday is to have you a guest designer! LOVE YOUR BLOG!

  2. Charlotte, I don't even know what to say your card is beautiful. You did such a wonderful job with this color challenge. I just love how you added texture to your card from the photo. Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer this week. We were so happy to have you!


  3. Charlotte, this card is simply beautiful!!! I love all the detail!!!

    Thank you for visiting and following me. I am so glad you stopped by!

    I have looked around your place a little and it's so cute and cozy. And I just love Jack and Magnolia; they're just too-too adorable. My fur-baby, Buster, and I would love to just cuddle with!!!

    I'm off to take a peek at a few more of your post to see more of your wonderful creations before I have to pop off, but I'll be back. I'm following you too, my friend!!!

  4. This card is so beautiful! I just became a follower:)

  5. great job on your card. :) Victoria

  6. OH MY Goodness. your card is beautiful I love it. And your babies Jack and Magnolia are soooo Cute!!

  7. Wow, congratulations on being a Whimsical Wednesday guest designer. Jess and Stephanie are so sweet. You did a great job with the picture/colors for that challenge and the flowers are the perfect touch for Emma's challenge too. Thanks for joining us for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge! Hugs- Glora

  8. Your card is beautiful too! I love how your background is the rose from the throw! Those flowers I love! I love how you added a lot of texture, colors and your take on the picture! Fabulous job!

  9. WOW, your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thank you sooo much for joining my challenge my friend!;)
    Big Gypsy Hugs,

  10. WOW! YOU NAILED IT!!!!I too am now a follower, and I know I will definitely get some "OFF-THE-HOOK" ideas (lol) Great Job, you can tell you really put a lot time and effort not to mention thought into your project! I too have a fur-baby (socrates) a cocker!!! gotta luv the pets (lol)

  11. Hello~ I am a new follower. Just had to leave a comment on how gorgeous your card turned out. I love the interpretation of the fireplace by using the ornamental iron cartridge. I have to get that one. This is truly an elegant masterpiece. Thanks for sharing it.
    I am sure I will be back to visit.
    Take care.
    Keep crafting,

  12. This is just awesome!! Great job.