Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’

Here’s an inspiration from Beate at SCS.  I normally don’t look at what everybody else submits before I start to work on something, but I did this time.  In the Gallery, everyone had such beautiful cards, & I was a bit intimidated, but lesson learned, just go for it.

Here’s the inspiration from Coldwater Creek of Jo Moulton’s Poppies Picture:

I loved the pin striping of the red, against the mohogany looking frame, so I used the new Riding Hood Red Colour CS & masked it & then brayered it with Riding Hood Red Ink.  The Black CS was actually some old packaging of Cuttlebug embossing folders, cut out with a square punch, moved around to create a window.  I didn’t wait until the glue dried to take the picture (heading outside with the kids) so it looks a bit wet still.  

Stamps:  Wonderful Words, Brayer, Riding Hood Red Ink & CS, Brayer, Flower, Rhinestone brad, Vellum PP, Black Packaging from cuttlebug embossing folder, Square Punch.


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I thought I’d have a bit more fun with the Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, & Certainly Celery colour combo.  Check out Kristina Werner’s Colour Inspiration #20 for details.  Although, I’m sure I’m past the deadline & I’ve already put a submission in!  LOL.

The first time I saw the Pottery Barn Inspiration, I really wanted to use my new cricket Cartridge for the inspiration, but my blade was dull.  So last night, after DH was home & kids were getting ready for bed, I snuck off to pick up a new blade.  

While I was at the store, I saw some Martha Stewart Sparkles.  A whole Rainbow, but I only picked up the black & white sets of glitter (trying to exercise some restrain).  That woman can package stuff.  I think Martha is thinking “now how can I get Amy to buy this?” when her marketing & advertising people go to work.

Paper:  Chocolate Chip CS, Certainly Celery Textured CS, Pink Pirouette INK, Regal Rose Marker, Cricket Home Accents cartridge, Ribbon, Dimensionals, Martha Stewart Sparkles & Glue.

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Now I know why I don’t combine challenges. Too hard, too many things to remember.

I did give it a go, though, with combining Kim’s Artful INKable challenge:

No PP permitted, only 3 layers max, only 1 kind of accessory (either ribbon or brads).

with Steph’s Inspiration challenge, using this image colour, whatever inspires you, from Athleta Swimwear:

I had used the wrong colour in one of Kristina Werners Challenges, so I had the “Wrought Iron” trim left over. Reuse, recycle, baby.

No stamps?? What’s up with that? But that’s what I ended up with. Ha, I just realized that I lost a piece of the white die cut in between the ‘a & the n’ in thanks. I’ll have to check the craft room floor. Ribbon was tough to give up on this one:

Cuttlebug die Combo with Gratitude and Combo for You, Christmas Ornaments Embossing Folder, Martha stewart Pearl stickers, Wrought Iron Punch (S.U. Retired), Rose Red CS, Rose Red Ink.

Check out other submissions for the Swimsuit cards on SCS IC141 and the Artful Inkables limited supplies under ARTINK on SCS.

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Here’s the fun Inspiration Challenge from Beate. Thanks for the fun, BEATE!

For the challenge we could use whatever moved us in the inspiration below, colour, patterns, etc.

The chosen inspiration is the ‘Paolo Bed Linens’ from the CB2 Store:

Here’s my card: You can see I was a bit rushed, evident with the maniacal glueing. Wow, didn’t realize how bad it was until I uploaded the picture. Ah well, you get the idea.

For other fun interpretations check out SplitCoaststampers BIC19.

PP: American Crafts a la Carte Pesto, Really Rust CS, Old Olive CS, Cuttlebug die cuts, Ribbon, & dimensionals.

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Here’s the Martha Stewart Cake that Beate is putting out there for the BIC18 challenge:

Here’s the card I ended up with. I think this will be a thank you card for Malcolm’s teacher. Now Emma’s teacher will be tomorrow, I believe. Oh yes & pick up the gift certificates too. (put it on the list).

Thanks Beate for the fun Inspiration. (and for keeping me on top of the ‘end of year school cards’.)

For more fun interpretations check out SplitCoastStampers Be Inspired Challenge #18. Man too much fun.

I used S.U. DSP, Cuttlebug Embossing Template, Wild Wasabi Ink, Mellow Moss Ink. Eyelettes, Rick-Rack, Coluzzle templates, Corner Rounders, Flower Punch.

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Here is a challenge from Beate, BiC14 uses

I love challenges that give you a guideline, rather than a specific layout. Beate’s Inspiration Challenge was open to interpretation and there are so many different ideas that could be pulled from the image below. I used the circle card & punched circles for scallops courtesy of Kristina Werner’s wonderful blog full of ideas. Beate used this as the inspiration for all stampers:

Here’s what I ended up with:

Used: Summer Sun CS, Purely Pumpkin Texture CS, Stamps: Paint Prints, Stampendous Faux Finish Quad Cube, Versa Mark, White Embossing Powder, 3/4″ Punch, flower Punch, Circle Cutter, Dimensionals, Ribbon & Corner Rounder.

For more wonderful ideas check out the SCS gallery.

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This is motivated by Beate‘s Be Inspired Challenge #12. She chose a print called Tangerine Courtyard by Fabrice De Villeneuve.

Here’s the beautiful photo of what we had to go on:

Isn’t that pretty?

Well, here’s what I pulled from the print:

Inside the card (I wasn’t really pleased at how this turned out), I need to work on my ‘water colouring’. I tried to do a shadow under the chair, but it sorta just looks like a stain. Live & learn.

For some other beautiful takes on the card check out SplitCoastStampers BIC12

I used Water Colour Paper (140 heavy), Stazon Inks: Olive, Mustard, Timber Brown, as well as EE SU markers, AquaPainter, Rub Ons, Coluzzle Cutter, Brad, Velcro Adhesive, Metal Tag, Fine Vine Stamp set & the chair stamp was given to me by by Demonstrator as a Hostess appreciation. The Yellow “Shutter” pattern was from those kitchen – no slip linings that I inked up & then brayered on.

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