Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Tuesday Trigger, Blog Friends and Apologies to FLW


I know. I said I was done with fall leaves, but a perfect storm of events put me temporarily back in the mood.

1) This week's Tuesday Trigger has those beautiful pink leaves (we have a few of them around our neighbourhood). Against the dark wood bowl and the lighter table, the colours really captured my imagination.



2) I received a package of this die cut from Joyce. When she made this card, I loved it so much, I went right to the Lil Inkers website to order it  but it was sold out (it's now back in stock, of course!). When I mentioned this to Joyce, she immediately (and very generously) cut a bunch of them in white (so I could colour them) and sent them to me in the mail. Thank you Joyce!

3) As I started to play with one of them, it reminded me of Frank Lloyd Wright's Trees of Life stained glass design:



This design was really my first introduction to FLW many, many years ago. Even then, I was attracted to graphic, geometric design. Since then I've been to Taliesin (Wisconsin), Taliesin West (Arizona) and Robie House (Chicago) - still a few to go!






28 comments:

mypapercraftworld said...

Oh, Ardyth, that FLW window is stunning ... as is your inspired card. The delicate shading on the pieced chevrons is just gorgeous ... and perfect against the kraft background. YUM! Anita :)

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the way you used this die - stunning card!

Benzi said...

This is gorgeous, Ardyth, with the wonderful blending of fabulous colors. I'm sure no apology needed.

We have a FLW house in our city:
http://www.wrightinalabama.com/index.html

Marianne said...

Wow, simply stunning, Ardyth. Love the fabulous shading.

Laura B. said...

So incredible...LOVE!!!

Deepti said...

Wow , I love the way you were inspired. Awesome coloring!!

shirley-bee said...

Oh, this is just fabulous!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Brilliant ombre - it really does glow like a stained glass window!

Lynn said...

Well I'm thrilled that you went back to fall colors as this is absolutely amazing!

Susanne Vargas said...

The colors and the shading a just gorgeous! And the way you used the die... It reminds me of stalks of grain!

Tanvi Shah said...

This is stunning.

Tenia Nelson said...

AMAZING!!

Gabby said...

Great design and use of color, Ardyth! A decade ago, when I was looking for a different home, I looked at a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home that was in a neighboring city. It was built in 1916 and inspired by his Prairie designs. It was an amazing home. I was impressed at the "cubical" design. I didn't buy it because I didn't like the lot it was on and there weren't enough s.f. for my needs. The tour via a very informed agent, however, was very enlightening and interesting. :)

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely stunning card, Ardyth! How wonderful that you were inspired FLW and the changing of the seasons to create this beautiful card! I love how you blended the colors, too!

Helen F. said...

The Autumn colors are beautiful on your card. This die cut is awesome, Ardyth.

Hannelie said...

... I can't stop looking.

Brandi said...

So neat! I have been to Taliesi West too. It was amazing!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wowza, and who has always said you should be a stained-glass designer, hmmm? I'm not surprised to hear where you got your influence! You do FLW proud!! Hugs, Darnell

Joni nina Andaya said...

So Cool! Your design is fantastic :) Love it!

Geri said...

You are the Master when it comes to finding inspiration in absolutely everything you see...I love how your mind works (wish I had some of that ability!).

Beautiful shaded colors perfect for the changing of the seasons! The graphic design is stunning!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...this is one stunner of a card! Your colors are so vivid and rich. Love your design as well, just fabulous.

Joyce said...

What a stunning card. I am so glad that my little die cuts made their way all the way north to Canada. And, I knew that I would received some fabulous inspiration, too. I never would have thought to use the die this way, and it is just wonderful.

Bellaidea said...

very nice card!

paperella said...

Amazing card!!!

Cris G said...

Wow! This is stunning, Ardyth. Very Art Deco, and perfectly executed.

Cath said...

Hey Ardyth! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Tanis Scott said...

Ah, I'm crazy for Frank Lloyd Wright, too! Have been to his home and studio in Oak Park, and am dying to go to Falling Water.

Kim S said...

I love stained glass and it absolutely glows!