Monday, March 25, 2013

MMM: Garden Spells Inspiration

Hi, friends!  It's my turn to torture you with one of my Literary Inspiration challenges over at Make My Monday!  This time around, I'd like you to be inspired by the book cover and/or story of "GARDEN SPELLS" BY SARAH ADDISON ALLEN.

Here's the book cover~

A little bit about this story: "The Waverleys have always been a curious family, endowed with peculiar gifts that make them outsiders even in their hometown of Bascom, North Carolina. Even their garden has a reputation, famous for its feisty apple tree that bears prophetic fruit, and its edible flowers, imbued with special powers. Generations of Waverleys tended this garden. Their history was in the soil. But so were their futures. A successful caterer, Claire Waverley prepares dishes made with her mystical plants - from the nasturtiums that aid in keeping secrets and the pansies that make children thoughtful, to the snapdragons intended to discourage the attentions of her amorous neighbor. Meanwhile, her elderly cousin, Evanelle, is known for distributing unexpected gifts whose uses become uncannily clear. They are the last of the Waverleys - except for Claire’s rebellious sister, Sydney, who fled Bascom the moment she could, abandoning Claire, as their own mother had years before. When Sydney suddenly returns home with a young daughter of her own, Claire’s quiet life is turned upside down - along with the protective boundary she has so carefully constructed around her heart. Together again in the house they grew up in, Sydney takes stock of all she left behind, as Claire struggles to heal the wounds of the past. And soon the sisters realize they must deal with their common legacy - if they are ever to feel at home in Bascom - or with each other." (Description from HERE.)

Here's my card~


I've used the Black Magic technique and used stamps by Inspired by Stamping and a sentiment by Stampin' Up!.  The liquid pearl accents are by Ranger, the white ink is by Versamark, the white embossing powder is by Stampendous!, the colored pencils I used to color the images are by Crayola, and the cardstock is all Stampin' Up!.

I love the story of this book.  I was inspired by the layout and theme of the cover but the sentiment was inspired by Claire's personality.  She just keeps going no matter what.  She's blocked out a lot of feelings because they are just too painful and she just stays calm and carries on.  Poor girl!  But there is a happy ending!  Read the book if you care to find out. ;)

Thanks for coming by to take a peek at my creation!  I do hope you'll come and join in our challenge this week and that you'll take a bit more time to say hello to the other gals on the DT!  Happy stamping! :)


Pia S said...

I haven't read this book, but I can definitely see the inspiration from the book cover. I do like color with black, and I think you did so well with this card!

JayBe said...

Love your take on the book cover, Mynette and your sentiment is fab!
Hugz, Jan xx

Cazro said...

Working on black can be so exciting, a lovely card. Caz

Lisa Elton said...

WOW Mynnette you've captured the cover beautifully!! Great job ;)

Fliss said...

A fabulous version of the book cover Mynnette. The technique looks gorgeous and I love the text in the centre.
I've actually read this lovely book but the UK cover is totally different!
Hugs, Fliss xx

MJ said...

Awesome job! Love this technique.

Danielle Vincent said...

Wow I love this!! I can see very directly the inspiration you got for this fabulous card Mynn. I love those colored flowers on the black - its fabulous!

Zippy said...

Just love this book cover! xx