November 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop - November & 25 Days of Christmas Tags - Tag #9





This month's we were challenged with Cover Art Inspiration which was descibed like this:


Have you every been inspired to get paper crafting after browsing the shelves at the book store?  Or excited by the cover of a particular catalog when it arrives in the mail?  Cover art is a wonderful source of inspiration and it can be found all around you.  Your challenge is to select one of my favorite covers above (or a cover of your own) and use it as inspiration to create a really unique project. 
Although I am inspired by cover art of all kinds, I never really put that inspiration to task.  When it got down to the wire I started asking myself what really inspires me.  Look no further than my coffee table that usually has a Pottery Barn catalog on it.  Once the new catalog arrives, the old catalog goes into the magazine basket beside the couch.  So for my projects today I used the December 2011 catalog for inspiration.



...here is my card and tag.




 I decided to miniaturize my card to makes today's Christmas tag.



All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock:  Vintage Cream
Stamps: Love Lives here: Holidays, Peace, Love & Joy, Borders and Corners: Hearts, Tag Its #9, 2010 Holiday Tags
Ink:  Simply Chartreuse, Scarlet Jewel, Dark Chocolate
Dies: Tag Sale #5
other: foam tape, brown pencil crayon, brown twine (The Twinery)

53 comments :

Kara said...

very pretty!!

Lynn said...

Oh my gosh...this is beyond awesome! I love both the card and the tag Tracey!

craftmates said...

Beautiful card! Now, love lives here is in my wish list.- Irma

~amy~ said...

Oh I love it...your inspiration and your projects....excellent!

Lisa said...

Tracey this is perfection! I remember this magazine cover and you've captured it beautifully! Sweet little tag too ;)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Perfect, love the tag to go with it too.

victoria h said...

Beautiful card and tag

Wida said...

excellent job! your translation is perfect!

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh great inspiration, Tracey! I don't normally associate hearts with Christmas, which is what makes your card so special and different.

angelabranon said...

Stunning gift and card set.

artful-notions said...

Got a big pile of Christmas catalogs on my coffee table! Seems a sin to throw them away! Sweet simplicity in your card and tag set.

Inkyfingers said...

Tracey, I love what you did here - CAS perfection!You just keep getting better!!!

Deanna Jean said...

Tracey this is perfect. I love it!

Maureen said...

what a fabulous little Christmas set! Gorgeous take on your inspiration! Love the mix of sentiments :)

sandie said...

perfect take on the cover and I love the brown sentiment and how you used this brown for the heart

carol (krillsister) said...

Beautiful card. Love that layout. A great match to your inspiration cover.
Awesome tag to match.

jintyoo7 said...

Beautiful - the matching tag is delightful :)

Joyce said...

Wow--what an incredible card and tag. I have never even seen some of those images before--and silly me thought I was all caught up on old PTI. I love how you mixed the sentiments and colors, and that is such a great interpretation of the PB cover. I'll have to stop throwing those mags out.

Lee said...

This is just perfect. Great interpretation.

maryrose said...

Love the simplicity of this card! Beautiful!

Helen F. said...

Oh Tracey, both your card and tag are beautiful and perfect interpretations of the book cover

Tonya Jastad said...

I love them both! Great job!

Kim said...

Fabulous card and tag....Your card could be a magazine cover, so beautiful and clean and what a great inspiration for your card, so stunning.

Jill Norwood said...

Absolutely love the card and the tag! Gorgeous and so fun to see the inspiration piece that inspired these! Lovely!!!

Marybeth said...

Your interruption of the PB catalogue is beautiful, Tracey! I had a different PB catalogue on my dest and changed my mind last min. Gorgeous tag and card, love them.

Laura B. said...

What a great take on your book cover! I especially love that tag!

Betty Wright said...

GORGEOUS! So beautifully elegant! I just love the Peace, Love, Joy set! Stunning!

Rema said...

Great job!Very simple and lovely...

Nancy Guse said...

Tracey, you nailed it with your inspirational catalog!!! Your card and tag is awesome!!

Luanne said...

How pretty! I love your card more than the cover that inspired it! Beautiul!

Kelly S. said...

Tracey that is SUCH an awesome tag/card set to go with your cover! Awesome layout and combination of sentiments. And that heart image! I have never seen it before...it's sooo perfect for this!

Dana said...

Wow!! Awesome card!! And i LOVE the tag!!

Jen Adcock said...

Perfection in paper form! The card and tag are magnificent! The pine garland is on of my favourite holiday images. Well done.

Victoria said...

Awesome card, Tracey! I would be inspired by that catalog cover as well. Excellent interpretation.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is my favorite of all, Tracey! Such a genuine and lovely interpretation of your inspiration cover!!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love both takes - the tag only edging out the card because you used my favorite "peace, love, joy" stamp!

A Crafty Person said...

Both card and tag are beautiful!!

Renee said...

Tracey these are absolutely perfectly gorgeous!!
LOVE your take on that cover...
both card and tag!!
Just gorgeous!! :)

Marlena M. said...

Lovely interpretations Tracey~they are awesome.

Annette said...

oh my word you are amazing...I LOVE that card and the tag is so perfect...totally awesome..

Leigh said...

Gorgeous card and tag, Tracey! I love your fabulous take on the challenge!

colleenk said...

These are perfect! Love your color choices and design! Very clean and fresh! Great job!

Jean said...

They are both absolutely beautiful ~ the garland and hearts are just perfect!

Marybeth said...

Congrats on your PTI win! Happy ......for you!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty Tracey. Love the CAS style... the words are just perfect. Love the colors too.

Deb said...

Tracey, this is awesome! You nailed it! And congrats on winning. What a fun early Christmas present!

Michelle said...

Congrats on your win, Tracey! This is beautiful! Love the book cover!

ablogcalledwanda.com said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this and BIG congrats!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, I'm so happy for you, Tracey! I know it's a random generator, but it feels spooky that it agreed with my feelings! And it's awesome that Nichole recognized you for your beautiful work!!

Kim said...

Just beautiful and congrats on your win! So exciting.

donna mikasa said...

Congrats on your win, Tracey! The tag is adorable, too!

Jean said...

Congratulations on your win!

laughadaisy said...

I'm sure not keeping up with my commenting very well right now! I wanted to write on this one, though, because I saw it on Blog Hop day but never found time to leave any comments that day. I really love your card and tag - they represent the book cover you chose perfectly. The hearts on a string are so adorable, and I love it all on the Vintage Cream. Beautifully done, Tracey. ;-)

I've also been perusing all your 25 Days of Christmas Tags posts, and I am just blown away by all your fantastic tags! You are seriously amazing, girl. So full of wonderful creativity. Thanks for all the lovely inspiration. ;-)