Saturday, 26 February 2011

Etsy Inspired Challenge #128 - The Hidden Alphabet

Hi there!  It's the weekend...yay!!

It's time for this week's Etsy Inspired Challenge.

Our shop today is The Hidden Alphabet where 'ordinary objects and architectural elements are turned into original, photographic art that resemble letters of the alphabet'.  

I had all sorts of ideas for this using lettering, but then I thought I'd use the images instead as my inspiration.  It's not easy to see in my photo but the flower is actually layered so the chequered petals are raised to give a 3d effect.

This image inspired me to use the flower and leaves by Wendy Vecchi

The next picture inspired me to use some black cardstock

and this final picture inspired me to use my embossing folder with the little crosses on

Stamps: Wendy Vecchi stamps, 'Ticket to Art', 'Flower Art' & 'Make Mine Mini Art'
Papers: Bazzill Cardstock in black, green and coral
Accessories: Cuttlebug Moroccan Embossing Folder, white ink pad, Bazzill polka dot brad, Ranger distress ink - fired earth

The winner will get an 8 x 10 Personalised LOVE Print from The Hidden Alphabet, like this one..

Our sponsor this week is Paper and Roses who are offering up a lovely prize too..

So pop on over to check out what the rest of the DT made and then check our main blog for any bits of information that I may have missed!

Ashley N. Newell (Ashley is really poorly this week so won't be playing along but if you get a minute pop on over to her blog to wish her better)
Angi Barrs
De Swanick
Emily Branch (Emily is away this week but still pop over and say hi if you have time!)
Jackie Bowman 
Joy Stagg
Kerry Angeles
Ann Cox {February Guest DT}
Ruby McGuire (that's me!)
Virginia Lu

Deadline for entries is Friday 4th March at noon PST. If posting to an online gallery please use EIC#128.

ps - Not sure what is going on with my font size, it looks like one of those optician cards that they show you when you have an eye test where the font gets smaller and smaller!  Sorry, try as I might it just won't behave!!!

Have a great weekend!


  1. GORGEOUS card Ruby! Simply amazing! I love the colors and the flower!

  2. I love your card Ruby! The colors you used are very striking!!!!!

  3. Lovely card, the floer is beautiful. I keep meaning to join the fun at Etsy inspired, but keep running out of time, hopefully i can squeeze some time next week when the kids are at school ;-)

  4. Great dimension on that flower...lovely inspired card!

  5. Love seeing a 3-D effect on a card. That flower is fab. :)

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE your take on this inspiration photo! That flower is GORGEOUS! LOOOVE it! Great embossing and texture--it matches that cross perfectly! LOVE IT! You are too amazing! LOVE visiting here:)

  7. Ruby, this is so pretty! It has such great lines and color. I love it!

  8. AMAZING color combo!! I love the pretty paper flower too!! Terrific design!


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