Saturday, May 10, 2008

Inspiration Challenge and a RAK!

Hi all! Hope you're having a great weekend so far!

Today's Inspiration Challenge on SCS was to choose a piece from the Dreaming in Color Website. I chose this piece here for the different shades of pinks and green. I thought it would go great with this new stamp and flower punch I got at Stampede this week. There's a picture below showing what the actual stamp looks like and how it gives you an open area to fill with punched paper art. When we went to Stampede, there was an entire display board showing how you can use punches with these different stamps by Make an Impression to make dimensional cards. There were, of course, instruction books as well...I probably should have bought one.

I stamped the Lilac/Leaf stamp in Colorbox black, and heat embossed it in clear embossing powder. Then I colored the leaves with an olive grey copic, the border with a SU cameo coral marker, and hand cut the image right around the square border. I punched the flowers in cameo coral, regal rose, and pretty in pink. They're glued down with Tacky Glue, and I used a stylus to push in the centers while bending up the petals. I don't know if that's the right technique or not, but that's how I got it to work today (my first attempt). The card is 4.25" x 4.25" square.

Here's the picture of the actual stamp and punch.

Recipe ~
Stamps: Gina K Kindred Sentiments for Her, Make an Impression Lilac
Paper: Papertrey White, Always Artichoke, Cameo Coral, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose
Ink: Colorbox Black, Olive Grey Copic, Bark Copic, Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories: Flower Punch, Brad, Word Window Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Tacky Glue

I also received a BEAUTIFUL card from my friend (and upline) Carol that I wanted to share with you. I hope the picture captures her awesome's stunning in real life. The image is colored with the prettiest shade of blue, and she added dimension behind the flowers and leaves by watercoloring in a really pale blue. Thanks Carol! You're a sweetheart to think of me for mother's day. When I opened it up from the envelope, I said "Oh Wow" outloud. It's gorgeous!!

Thanks for stopping by!


2stampis2b said...

Gasp! Oh my, this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Yes, I am shouting! Wow, great job! I can't get over it!

Janice M said...

WOW Denise it turned out GREAT!! I LOVE it!

Kristine said...

WOW...this is sooo gorgeous. I saw it on scs and HAD to follow thru to your blog to see HOW you did it! :D That's soo awesome...what a great idea for a stamp/punch combo!! ;p awesome card!

Jean said...

Wow what a gorgeous take on this challenge, love the pink lilac.

Anonymous said...

OMGosh....Do you hear me yelling from over here in Wrightsville??? Oh Lord, Denise, this is so pretty!! Well both of them are PRETTY!! You did a fabulous job on your card with the punches! I have seen these in at Stampede many & many of times always admiring them.

Your RAK is gorgeous as well! Love the colors! TFS and I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!!


LeAnne said...

Thunk....pick me up off the floor. This is incredible...I have never seen anything like this before, what a creative idea!!! I have seen an Easter egg covered with flowers, but this is a totally unique idea. You nailed it perfectly, I think you could probably write the book, you don't need one!!

silke said...

Denise - I just saw your FANTASTIC CARD on SCS and I had to come over here and tell you again that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! What a STUNNING AND FABULOUS CREATION!!!!

Delia said...

Wow, you are so talent and I love all your work. Beautiful and stunning!!!

Joan said...

Oh wow, awesome awesome.....this 3-D card is BEAUTIFUL. Joan

Mauna said...

I saw this card and gasped! Love it! It is gorgeous! Great job with the colors technique and all!

Carolyn King said... cool is that stamp and punch set--?? LOVE your card--so fun and creative...havent seen those before so I am definitely gonna check it out!!!

JAR said...

This card just blows me away - it is so incredible!! I love seeing the stamp and punch!!

Jetstudio Designs said...

I love that card, it is so pretty!!!

Julia Aston said...

Oh my goodness - how terrific is this??!! I've never seen a stamp like that made to fill in with punched stuff - this is so lovely! thanks for sharing it and the info!