Cottage Charm


There is a challenge that always inspires me. The reason? Unknown. This site makes my inspiration flow in a way no other does. It is the Our Daily Bread blog. This week they have an inspiration challenge going on ODBDSLC187 based on this picture:

Wow, what a beautiful color palette to work with… And so many little details to pick up and transfer to a project. This is what I came up with:

In the card for today I definitely worked with every single color in the picture. I used at least 4 different layers to show them. The first layer is a vintage handwriting paper, which is my interpretation of the antique cottage decor. The second layer is the exact tone of blue that appears in various decorative elements. 

The third layer is ribbon and lace; the first one, picks up that cherry blossom pink that I love, and the second one brings that doily feeling to the card.  

 The fourth layer is a tricky one… Can you guess what I was thinking of when I did it? See those pretty details on that floral china? Yes! Also, this layer frames all the others just like that center door from the china cabinet. And it shows more tones of pink from the cherry blossoms too.

Shery K. Designs paper – Antoinette 

Haj Design paper – Gorgeous Roses
– A2 Matting Basics A
– Butterfly Magic
– A2 Filigree Delight
– Fancy Framed Tags Two
Color Box pigment ink in pink
Ranger distress ink in Spun Sugar
Flourishes stamp – Cherry Blossoms
Merletto pearls and crystals
Other generic materials
Old white heavy weight paper
Old blue pearlescent paper
1 inch pink ribbon
2 inch one sided lace

Once again I hope this card is good enough for the challenge. Let me know if you like it.


This card is participating in challenges at:
Aud Sentiments

Ribbon Carousel Blog
7 Kids Challenge Blog   

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12 thoughts on “Cottage Charm

  1. Oh, Graciellie! This card is absolutely stunning! I love all the beautiful elements of it and how feminine and delicate it is! I am so glad to see you once again join us for this week's ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Hugs!!


  2. I am so glad to see you add another creation to the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the challenge. Your project is beautiful with so many gorgeous details!! I adore the feminine touches, the dp and your elegant design!! Awesome take on the inspiration!! Thanks for joining us!!


  3. Thank you Chris… I certainly don´t submit to a challenge if I´m not inspired by it… This projects I´ve done, I´ve done with the best of my motivation… So thanks to the ODBD team for having me.


  4. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!:) LOVE ALL THE LAYERS!!!!!!!!!!! I was DRAWN IMMEDIATELY to your photo!! AND HAD TO come over & comment!!! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 HOPING YOU WIN!!!!!!!!!!!:)


  5. Dear Becky, I was really inspired when I did this card. I was surprised with the results. I´m really glad you liked it! I´m still looking forward to have some ODBD stamps! So yes, I wish, wish I could win them! But until then I´m just grateful to be inspired and participate…

    Thank you so much for stopping by like you always do, full of love and good thoughts for me and my work. Thank you!


  6. Such a gorgeous card! Love all the layers and how you picked so many details from the inspiration photos! Thank you so much for joining us at ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week. Elizabeth


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