Friday, August 20, 2010

PPA Simplified...........



Focusing in on a smaller area of an inspiration photo can make the task at hand less daunting - and we could all use a little less daunt!  Pals Paper Arts offered a snippet of their large inspiration photo today as a possible starting point for their challenge.  I decided to play again and chose the bird as my focal point this time.  I embossed it in gold, layered it on Sweet and Sour DSP and tied it all up with a chubby satin bow.  The layout from this week's sketch challenge at Paper Players made putting it all together a snap!  So whether you focus on the bird or flowers or colors, we'd love to see what you come up with!  So head over to PPA and play - a little less daunt means a lot more action!

16 comments:

Pam~ said...

Oooh, this is so elegant! I love how you put two wings on your bird. I would have never thought to do that..thanks for the inspiration.

Mary Fish said...

There she goes again . . . absolutely smashing. Glad you are enjoying some "girl" time :) Hugs, M

Cards by Gina Shaw said...

Stunning! Love what you did with this card! Looks like you were truly inspired! :)

LBCrafts said...

This is so pretty, I just love the bird and the scalloped circles.

L

jaydee said...

Linda, this card is stunning. the colors are so unexpected with the theme, but you sit here and say... wow... why didn't i think to use these colors? I love the gold bird, I love the little pearls. Everything adds up to an incredibly elegant card.
Thanks for joining the Paper Players this week.
Hugs
Jaydee

Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous, Linda! Way to nail two challenges! Love this Designer Paper! I am so glad that you joined us at the Paper Players!

Hands On said...

You are the queen of clean and simple. Very beautiful. Love how you used the scallop circle layers.

Carla Bazhenow said...

This is drop dead gorgeous!!! Your card is so beautiful. I love those colors together. Hugs,

Nance said...

Simply STUNNING! Only you could manage such a lovely clean and simple card from this inspiration photo! The color combination is so fresh and I LOVE the alternating scalloped circles with the pearl accents...divine! Just beautiful.

Always Playing with Paper said...

Hi Linda,
I just LOVE what you did with the sketch! When I saw your card, I wondered what DSP you had used, it is so pretty!!! I need that Sweet and Sour paper now! Your bird is elegant and I love the scallops on the circle. Thank you for playing along with us this week!
Smiles,
Lesley :)

Peggy said...

Love this card!

Patti MacLeith said...

o-la-la, Linda! I love it! This inspiration really took us all to different places, didn't it? All is good, though, in PPA land!!

Mary said...

Wow! You made 2 cards for the challenge. It is so pretty Linda. Love it!

Mary

Nance said...

Congratulations on the APP win, Linda! So happy for you. Your headlining card is just beautiful. A well-deserved win! Cheers to you!

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

Beautiful card and colors. Love how you used 'two' wings on the bird, Haven't seen that yet, and of course the pearls. Very nice.

Kim said...

LOVE this Linda - jeesh, when the cats away the mice do play :) I can't believe all the gorgeous creations I missed seeing while I was away!!!