Wednesday, July 7, 2010

First Stop on the Inspirational Tour of the World



Hope you have been a follower of my blog
for awhile, because I have a question for you.

Where in all the world would I
most like to visit?
The reason for my question is it's the first stop on my  
'Inspirational Tour of the World'


Not only would I love to visit, but being an avid
'student' of Provence, which is in the South of France,
I would love to live there in a farmhouse surrounded
by vineyards and lavender fields.

For now....the rest of the design team and I
want to inspire you to create with the colors used in
this wonderful, Provencal kitchen.
I love these simple designs from Ippity.
I used 3 different stamps from 3 different collections
(all available from my Ippity page HERE).
The Prima flowers and the Debbie Mumm ribbon
add to the bold and luscious colors, to be sure.

We have a NEW celebrity guest designer
this week, Mariana Grigsby, who brings her wonderfully
bold style to The Cafe.

So get out your box of 64's (crayons, that is) 
and start creatin' because the sky is virtually the limit!


18 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful take on this weeks challenge! Those rose buds look beautiful on your greenery!

Tenia Nelson said...

So awesome!!!

Sarah Anderson said...

Gorgeous strong colours Julie, just like Provence! New Zealand is my dream place to go - all that lush greenery, blue sea, and penguins. I want to see penguins in their natural habitat and Antartica is a bit cold so southern New Zealand it is ;)

Suzanne C said...

Loved the inspiration photo this week! Looks like it inspired us all to create beautiful projects! Love what you did with the colors. The flowers are such a beautiful accent and your design is wonderful.

Jan said...

Beautiful card and love the design! The colors for this weeks challenge are so neat!

Lin said...

Can I go with you? Your farmhouse sounds wonderful! LOOOOVE this whole idea and this is a great way to start; really looking forward to playing! I adore your card, love the colors!

Crystal said...

Gorgeous!!!!!! LOVE those flowers!

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is just fabulous, Julie! Such a happy card and the roses are so gorgeous!!

Theresa said...

Lovely lovely card.

canyoupixelthis.com said...

Love the flowers, and how they pop off the page!!

Jenny said...

Pretty. Lovely. Fab. Love this!!! Great card. :) :) :) :) :) have a great weekend!!!

Barbara said...

This is such a beautiful card!I love the colours and the little flowers are awesome!

Sue Lelli said...

GREAT challenge and I LOVE your card! You were able to use quite a few colors on yours! LOVE the ribbon and the rosebuds best!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Just when I think I've found my new fav of your cards---this is GORGEOUS! It is in the TOP 5!! LOVE those flowers and how you used that burlap stamp....and that bow! Great idea to put it on the side;) SO CLEVER! This card is FAB all around:)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a pretty rose garden Julie! I agree with Savannah - this is one of my faves of yours :)

Ruby said...

Gorgeous card Julie! I love how you've used the leaves behind the prima flowers, so pretty! I'd love to go to Provence too, love everything French!

Kelly Landers said...

What a super card!! I really love the layout and colors and how you added the 3d flowers to the stems!! :-)

Sharon Basel said...

Your card is scrumptious Julie and I love the PDC challenge this week! I love the Provecal style - sort of have that look going on in my own home! Take care and thanks for the recognition in challenge 36!