Saturday, July 12, 2008

Our Creative Corner Challenge - an inspiration piece!

Wow, check out the gorgeous inspiration piece that Jennifer picked out for this week's OCC challenge!! We hope you'll play along with us!

I love inspiration challenges because there's no wrong way to do it. You can be inspired by just the colors, one element or a few things in the picture, or a combination of those things. It's always fun to see all the different perspectives and what people incorporate into their cards from an inspiration piece.

I was inspired by the tulips, scallops, and the colors.....the yellow/apricot tones as well as that *little* bit of salmon color on the accent wall behind the tulips. Loooooove this inspiration piece, Jennifer!! Awesome pick!!
I followed Taylor's Sketch #22 for the layout of my card. What a great sketch!! Thanks Taylor!

The tulips on my card were stamped onto Poison Ivory Shimmer CS that I got from I colored directly onto the rubber with Sage Shadow and Apricot Appeal markers. The scalloped rows were done with my corner rounder punch, and the scallop circle behind the sentiment was done with SU's scallop punch. The Sage Shadow scallop circle is up on dimensionals, and the salmon circle (which is the flip side of the striped DP) behind the sentiment is up on a second layer of dimensionals. The inside of the card includes another panel of the Poison Ivory Shimmer CS with another tulip stamped in the lower left corner.

Recipe ~
Stamps: SU Garden Whimsey, MFT Essential Sentiments
Paper: Textured Apricot Appeal, Textured Sage Shadow, MME Wild Asparagus "Grandma" Stripe/Salmon Paper (#WA4077), Poison Ivory Shimmer CS
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Sage Shadow, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Yellow/Orange Organdy Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Dimensionals
Technique: Direct-to-Rubber

Before I sign off, I wanted to show you the awesome RAK I received from Jessie (knightrone). Isn't it gorgeous and detailed?...right on down to cutting out those itty bitty sandals.

LOVE this, Jessie, thanks for sending it to me!! {hugs!}

Hope you all enjoy your Saturday!


Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic Denise!! Love all the pretty! This layout is perfect for your tulip pretty!

Your RAK is so cute!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Your card is gorgeous Denise, I LOVE how you pulled the tulips out for your gorgeous design. The colors are fresh and fun.

The RAKS are beautiful! Have a wonderuful weekend, Jennifer :)

My lifes inky escape and more said...

OMG! Out of this world! It's beautiful! You need to frame this!! Fantastic card for your challenge!


Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful, you nailed this one. I love the card Jessica sent you, it's so pretty.

Rose Ann said...

Your challenge card is so beautiful, Denise!! I love your RAK from Jessie as well!!

LeAnne said...

Love this inspiration piece! Hopefully sometime this weekend I'll get to play!

Lynda Benden said...

Awesome card Denise! The tulips are perfect and your layout is wonderful! Great job!

silke said...

Super beautiful!!! Wonderful inspired card and the sketch works perfectly - I love it!!!

Anonymous said...

How gorgeous your card is!! WOW, I love those colors! Very pretty, Denise! :)

Janice M said...

Great Job! Very Pretty!!! I should buy that set, I always like the stuff I see made with it!