Friday, November 8, 2013

WPlus9 Monday Mood Board #22

I totally forgot I made this card last week.  I was super excited to see a new Monday Mood Board at WPlus9.  My original intent was to make a masculine card, so I drew inspiration from pretty much everything in the board except the lace and pink paper.  However, after I stamped the sentiment I realized it definitely didn't look like something an 8-year-old boy would appreciate (the card was going to be for my cute nephew's baptism), so I had to totally rethink the card. If you're wondering why I have polka dots stamped in a stripe down the card, it is because I also started the card with the intent of following last week's sketch from CAS(E) this sketch, but I ended up straying a bunch when I changed the purpose of the card.  The dots bug me a bit and several times I considered starting over, but I just didn't have it in me.  I adore the hanging clusters that the incredible Debby Hughes uses on her cards (like here and here), and though I did not realize it while I was making this card, I'm sure her ideas influenced how my card turned out. :)  Thanks for stopping by!  I'm hoping to find some crafting time in the next few days and catch up on looking at everyone else's blog posts, too.
                                                         Monday Mood Board #22  
Stamps: Fresh Cut Florals (WPlus9)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Fine Linen, Fresh Snow (PTI), London Fog (Memento)
Paper: Kraft (PTI), blue stripes (MME Cowboy 6x6 pad)
Other: pearls (Michael's), burlap string (Hobby Lobby), button


  1. Great take on both challenges Lindsay. Perfectly CAS.

  2. Hi Lindsey! I love the dots going down the banner, gives it extra character. Love this card and the branch at the top! Love the tiny bits of bling on the leaves too.
    I want to make a card for this mood board too, but I cant think of what to make.
    We just went to our granddaughters baptism last Saturday.

  3. What a superb card Lindsey! So stylish and I adore the colours :) Debby is a wonderful source of inspiration isn't she? Just wanted to let you know that you've won my little giveaway so please drop me an email when you get a moment to claim your prize - thank you! xxx

  4. Wonderful take on the sketch! And I love the hanging branches, and the dots add a bit of interest!

  5. You're so adorable, Lindsey! You don't need to justify anything about this lovely card and Debby would be very proud of you! But I do agree that it might not excite an 8-year-old boy! LOL! I'm sure you made something that did excite him! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Wonderful card. I was totally stumped by that mood board, but you really nailed it.