Saturday, February 19, 2011

An Irish Window window-card!





Here's my "Irish" entry for the Waltzing Mouse February Waltz - Buttons.
I was inspired by this week's sketch at the Waltzing Mouse sketch challenge and by this beautiful picture/colors at EAD Designs to make an actual window card from the outside but looking out (!) and I had planned to use real buttons for nails/embellishments in the corners but had to use die-cut ones because the buttons I'd first chosen took the eye away from the actual scene of the card... 

Peppermint Pattys Papercraft

32 comments:

~amy~ said...

Sooo pretty Karin!!

www.injoystampin.com said...

Your card is really nice. My irish window this morning is showing rain and cloudy skies! I'll take yours; I like it a lot better. :c) Waltzing along, Robyn

sharingthepassion said...

Oh My this is stunning!! Very creative indeed. Rainy in Scotland too :(

Have a great day

Ali x

Sharon said...

Oh my word! Loving those buttons. Fab work! :D

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

ooh, I long for the day when I can look out of my window and see trees of green. What a creative design and a fabulous use of WMS stamps. Awesome job.

Debgem said...

Ah - what a wonderful view!! I love the trees you've made and such a pretty blind too! This is brilliant!

Julia Aston said...

Love your wonderful window and scene! the coloring on the trees is just super - and the little lace 'curtain' is just so sweet!

Kelly S. said...

ACK, I am so in love with this card, Karin! It's like folk art perfection. LOVE the muted colors and that crisp white eyelet curtain is AWESOME! Ohhhh so going back up and staring at it right now, fabulous job on the waltz!

rudlis said...

Bueautiful card :).
Love it!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Karin! Love the lacy curtain and beautiful scene you have created!

Bumblebee said...

Wow, what a beautiful card, I have the teeny trees set, so love the ideas you've given me! Great waltz card!

LaurieJ said...

Another gorgeous card, Karin! Love your use of buttons and the lacey curtain.

Antje said...

The lace as heaven is such a creative idea! Love the colours of your card - all in all veeery pretty!

carole said...

Wahoouuuu !!!! Beautiful lanscape !

Trish said...

Just beautiful!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is so pretty, Karin, and I adore your little window scene! Love the colors, the sponging, the little curtin...everything!

Cassie_lu said...

what an amazing window scene you created and even with a little valance. it gives it such a homey feel.

Belinda said...

Such a fun window scene!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

I love your layout with the window and the lace punch--what a cool effect!

Chris L.

Vera said...

Gorgeous window card! The faux buttons are perfect (and so much easier to mail than real ones)!

Karen B. said...

This is just an amazing card, I really like your coloring and the little scene you've created.

Jen said...

Holy cow! What an amazing card. I had to come back and check it out again. Yes, it is so nice I had to come by twice. ;-) I love those cheeky faux buttons and that dazzling aperture with the lace treatment. So so pretty!

Janet said...

How lovely! your card is absolutely gorgeous and so unique! You really are so creative!

Clare said...

Wow, I LOVE the earthy tones, and the window! The scene you created is so NEAT! Amazing card!

jen said...

this is gorgeous- the coloring, lo, everything- fab! congrats on the CARDS feature!!!

Amy said...

This has such a folk art feel to it! Love the little window with the lacy "curtain". Great card!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I just love your window card- so pretty!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Cool design concept - I like the eyelet lacey 'curtain' over the top of the window and the muted colors.

Julie Ranae said...

I absolutely LOVE this design! EVERYTHING about it! Beautiful indeed!

Laurie Marmon said...

This is just too pretty! Love the soft colors you chose and the trees are just perfect!

liz at liz's paper loft said...

wow! this is just beautiful! thanks for playing with us at EAD Designs!
liz :o)

Ren-Yi said...

this is absolutely lovely. the die cut buttons are perfect for that whimsical look. i love that lil border punch on the inside of the window. i might have to CASE (with your permission) this sweet idea :)