August 20, 2010

Firecracker Blog Hop


Hello all!
Welcome to my first FirecrackerDesigns by Pamela Blog Hop! (whewww. that's a mouthful!) This month's theme is to be inspired by book covers.
The inspiration could be color combos, sketch design, title treatments, etc. Whatever we liked about the cover.



Here's the book I was inspired by:

I chose this book for several reasons. One, I have a really difficult time putting red and green together without it looking holiday-ish, and two, I LOVE the author and wanted to highlight her! I mostly used the colors to create my card. Red, pink, green and brown.

 I used Daisy Tops on my card, aren't they cute with brown felt flowers and Basic Grey papers?


BLOG HOP DETAILS:


This is a “circular blog hop” where the only beginning is wherever you start!!  You will know you are at the end of your blog hop when you’ve come back to the blog you’ve started from (here).

The winner will be chosen from a mystery blog hostess …so you’ll want to leave a comment on EVERY blog, so you don’t miss out!

**To find out if you’ve won… you will be contacted by Pamela via e-mail (so be sure to leave it with your comment.) and you can also find out on Pamela’s blog after the blog hop ends on Mon, at 8:00 PM EST.**

Now, to continue the circle, you will need to hop on over to Boni's blog
and keep going until you’ve come back to where you’ve started!  Thanks so much for playing along with us and we hope you have a great time!

43 comments:

Minxy said...

Beautifully inspired, love how you combined the colours from both covers

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

beautiful card and those BG papers. I guess I am off to the hop.

Chrissy D said...

FANTASTIC! Love that your took the flowers and added the extra layer of flower with the paper! Great take on the inspiration challenge! TFS!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Gorgeous! I love how the colors you have used came together on this.

Lillian Child said...

What a great idea using book covers for inspiration! Your card is absolutely beautiful! The only books on my coffee table right now are kitchen remodel magazines - might make for an interesting interpretation. Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

Ursula said...

Oh, this is perfect, Dana! The flowers work with the peonie theme, too! I love how you edged the daisy tops with the vibrant ink all around! That makes them look completely different and lovely! Great card! :o)

Anika said...

Very pretty! Love the colors and that pretty patterned paper!

Thebug415 said...

OH how pretty!!!! LOVE IT!

Julia K. said...

Very beautiful card. I love the way the flowers match the paper. The card looks Chinese. I like this style

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautiful! peonies are my favorite flower and you captured them so well!

agypsyangel said...

Just a beautiful piece.
Just found you through Lynns blog.
Come visit me sometime. I am new blogger.
Smiles,
Kim
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Terry said...

This card is just beautiful! Love it!! I am from Upstate NY also - Utica!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is GORGEOUS Dana!!

2amscrapper said...

Stunning card!

Aimes said...

Scrummy card, Dana! Love those colours and your flowers are just sooooooooooooo pretty!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Nadine said...

Wow Dana you're card is simply GORGEOUS! Great job on interpreting those book covers for your card.

I love reading about chinese culture and I have never heard of this author before so thank you for the referral. I just requested the book from my library! A while back I went to see Shen Yun, a Chinese dance company, perform and it absolutely the best performance ever. The dancing, music, and costumes were mesmerizing. I highly recommend it if they come to your area. ;o)

jen said...

Gorgeous! I'd say mission accomplished- the red & green don't look a bit holidayish here! :)

LynnF said...

I love this cover, Dana...what a beautiful piece of art! LynnF

Anita said...

Amazing card!

pennyd said...

Beautiful card, Dana! Look forward to seeing more of your creations!

Tracy Evans said...

Stunning flowers and mouthwatering colours and I can see how you were inspired by the book covers. Lovely piece. Tracy Evans x

Vicki Romaine said...

This is a lovely card.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I love the flowers.

Amy said...

Oh this is soo pretty! I love that paper and how your flowers match it! The pop of the green saddlestitch ribbon really finishes this card off!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- love the inspiration book covers and your take on the flowers is awesome! I love the highlighting on the edges of the flowers...and the DSP! TFS

FireCracker082 said...

gorgeous work Dana! love your inspiration too!

kathy s said...

great card- haven't read this book so will be searching it out to read-thanks for sharing love your peonies- and it doesn't look holiday-ish

Diana said...

Dana - this is a beautiful card. Love those colors and how you blended the colors from the 2 books. Welcome to the design team and I look forward to seeing more of your work.

Thanks
dj_enns@yahoo.com

Jen Carter said...

This is beautiful!! I love everything about it! Gorgeous work!

Christine said...

Stunning card. I love everythingp--the DP, the flowers; stunning!!!

xx

Bonibleaux Designs said...

GORGEOUS!!! So soft and pretty! Great take on the challenge/inspiration!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Sensational! I so dig everything you create! Waouh!!

Sue Ann said...

OH MY WORD~~ THIS IS AMAZING AND SO SO BEAUTIFUL!!! You really translated your inspiration to paper perfectly!!!

Tammy said...

Very pretty and you nailed it beautifully! The flowers are just so perfect!

Belinda said...

Wow, how fabulous! :) Love the fun flowers with the pp!

Sasya said...

WOW Dana, this is super beautiful!!! i adore the flowers of your card!!! AMAZING!!!

SmilynStef said...

Love how those flowers work so well with that designer paper ... lovely inspired card.

Noora said...

Beautiful card! love your interpertation of those book covers for your card. the flowers are so perfectly coordinating with the pattern paper.

IamDerby said...

Gorgeous!!!

Karen B. said...

Fantastic job highlighting the red and green in a non-chrimstas combo! This card has everything, the patterns, the colors and the layout are spot on.

Кудрявая said...

How long I do not look to you to the page ... so many things appeared postcard ... amazing!

Jill said...

Your piece would make a lovely journal cover!

kc_froglady said...

gorgeous color combination you choose! This is very pretty :)