7.09.2010

3 Wishes - Etsy Inspired Challenge #96

Hello friends! Sorry I have been a little absent from the blog lately. I have been busy working on a custom order for my Etsy shop and have been creating several layouts and cards that I can't share quite yet. Also I am just enjoying summer with my boys! But of course I made some time to create a project for this week's Etsy Inspired Challenge!

Our featured Etsy shop this week is a great little vintage shop that I discovered while browsing. Octavia & Brown is filled with wonderful vintage items for the home. Although I'm more of a clean and simple kind of gal, there's something about the charming vintage pieces in this shop that make me want to head out to flea markets and estate sales to see what goodies I can find!

I was inspired by the graphic feel and colors of the vintage numbers and letters in the shop.


These are the pieces that inspired me to use some new American Crafts goodies that I picked up last week. Isn't that number paper fun?! I wanted to highlight the number 3 so I used my Spellbinders Nestabilities to create a circle frame and added extra detail with a white gel pen. Then I used some great May Arts ribbon and American Crafts thickers to finish off the card.

To play along in the challenge simply head on over to Octavia & Brown and find an item that inspires you, create a project of your own and link it up to the Etsy Inspired blog for your chance to win! This week you could win some beautiful vintage plates from Octavia & Brown. Or a wonderful prize pack from our sponsor this week, Charleston Scrapbook Company!

Before you get started be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team!
Enjoy your weekend! I'm off to play some tennis with my boys and my dad...should be fun!

7 comments:

StampinCathy said...

This is one adorable and inspiring card. I just love your take on this challenge.

SmilynStef said...

Those numbers are perfect for a birthday card ... ♥ it.

de said...

I really love this Kerry! Love how you highlighted that number 3 and the ric rac is tres chic!

Glad you are enjoying the summer with your boys!

Heather said...

Absolutely FUN inspiration card! LOVE the highlight of the 3 and wishes! So super fun!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW--that paper is perfect for this challenge! I LOVE how you highlighted the #3~ super clever (note to self:: must remember that!)!! And that rickrack---big and beautiful--so are the letters...FAB FAB FAB all around:) LOVE it!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is so bright and fun, Kerry! I love the colors! What a cute idea!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is super cute, Kerry!