1.22.2011

True Love Stories...(Etsy Inspired Challenge #123)

Hello and welcome to another Etsy Inspired Challenge! We have a talented artist for you to be inspired by this week...Jeanne Forsyth paints beautiful works of art and creates necklaces out of them too. Her shop is Nanny's Room and I was inspired by her floral paintings, especially this one. I love the softness and the overall romantic feel to this piece.


So, I was inspired to create a layout of my aunt and uncle from their wedding day.


I love this picture of them...my dad actually took the picture from up in a tree...I think it has a very fairy tale/happily ever after quality to it. Unfortunately, one of the reasons that I am creating this album for my aunt is because my uncle passed away last year. I thought the sentiment 'true love stories never have endings' was beyond perfect for this picture and the situation.

All the patterned papers and rhinestones are from My Mind's Eye. The lovely rose ribbon and silver brads are American Crafts and the silver mini library clips are Stampin' Up.

So, I bet you would like to know what you could win this week if you play along in the challenge! Well...how about a beautiful necklace from Nanny's Room or some fabulous twine from our sponsor this week, The Twinery!!! They have some great colors! I especially love the lemondrop and caribbean...but why not just try it all with their sampler pack! :)

Challenge Details:

- Visit Nanny's Room and find an item that inspires you

- Create a project of your own and post it on your blog or other online gallery

- Link your project up to the Etsy Inspired Blog by noon on Friday for your chance to win!

And for extra inspiration be sure to visit the rest of the ever so talented DT!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! We seem to have come down with a bad cold but hopefully a restful weekend at home will cure that. I'm hoping to have the energy to work on a few more layouts too!

10 comments:

de said...

What a beautiful layout! I love the picture and the elements and sentiment you used on the page. What a wonderful keepsake. So sorry to hear of your uncles passing. What a wonderful way to remember him!

StampinCathy said...

This is just one beautiful layout. Love the colors, hearts and the flowers.

Jackie said...

Very cute layout Kerry! I do like it....great job!!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Love the picture and the beautiful flowers on your page. Adorable.

And thanks for the comment you left on my blog this week. So cool to know that you worked with Autistic kids. :)

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful layout, Kerry! Love the roses and colors for this fabulous inspired work! As for the watercolor-like background for my card, I embossed the tree in white and used distress ink to ink up the background! Hope this explains how I did it.Thanks for the lovely comment!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Oh my goodness, how beautiful! I love the layout and the fabulous white flowers! Very sweet and so pretty!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOVE that you made a LO! SO beautiful--and it was of your Aunt and Uncle! I am inspired--those flowers are super beautiful! LOVE IT:)

Ruby said...

What a beautiful layout! It always amazes me how different our interpretations are of the images. FAB job!! :)

Tiff said...

What a gorgeous picture! I thought it was ephemera! Very sweet layout!

Fiona said...

What a lovely LO Kerry, and a great tribute to your aunt and uncle's love!