i create art

Navy blue, neutrals and a  distressed element is this week's challenge at  TSTR .  I bet this inspiration photo will take you some where else...

One of this days I will take a photo of the mess going on while I figure out what to create.  How a simple piece of a corrugated card box goes into the Sizzix for a full makeover, a la Spellbinder... and turns into a pretty doily.
 I started with a piece of chiboard, a square to be precise, then i chomped the corners with the stub chomper for the ticket look.  Go figure, i am creating a "tile"  then antique white acrylic paint and to finish it off some distressed ink.  The stamp is  a composition from the words in a Maya Road set.
The topiary trunk is a real twig from the garden, the honey comb top is just circles worked together to create the fullness in the inspiration photo.  The fab shutters are a piece of Teresa Collins journaling die cuts.
 Here is my navy element, a folded doily crocheted in navy!
 here is my inspiration for the doily element, this photo is from Burano, my favorite place in Venice, go figure me,  going to the other side of the world and be impressed by lace curtains
so, so pretty and what do you think about the pink!!! had to sneak it in.

I wanted to share some prettiness from the garden, my son's tree is blooming ahead of schedule, it is like my cherry blossom... and the first paperwhites opened a few hours ago and then from the pond at my son's school some gorgeous water lillies
hope your week is very inspiring


Audrey Pettit said...

What a fabulous card, Milagros! I just adore the window scene you've created. That bit of navy doily for the curtain is gorgeous. Love the corrugated board, too, and how cool are those topiaries!!
And what beautiful flowers you have found. Makes me so happy to see!

Cindy said...

Oh I love your window! So pretty with the topiaries on both sides. Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room.

Debbi Tehrani said...

Your photos are amazing, and how clever is that project you made! So pretty!