Saturday, April 11, 2009

inspiration challenge

Happy Saturday. Today's card is what I did for the inspiration challenge on SCS this morning. I was a bit rushed with a busy, but I wanted to make a card inspired by this piece.

I managed to get a lot of texture into this one. The left side of the card is creamy caramel stamped with old burlap background, a Judikins stamp that I've had a long, long time. Then I ran the piece through my cuttlebug with the friends forever embossing folder and brayered over the raised parts.

The blue on the right is canvas fabric, which I picked up at Walmart. I also stamped the same background on that and then stamped the Penny Black lace flower in white (which barely shows) and chocolate chip craft inks. I decided to heat set it just in case it wasn't dry. I didn't want to chance smearing the ink. Since I wanted to cut around part of the flower, I painted over the back of the canvas with acrylic paint to stabilize it.

Now, I've probably mentioned at some time in the past that bordering blue is my least favorite color in SU's palette, so I wasn't too happy with this card. It was very bland and I thought it needed a little punch, so I added the ribbon, the jumbo brad, the faux brads down at the bottom and some faux piercing. I'm not sure if you can tell, but I also took my chocolate chip marker and just drew a line around the image piece. I also stamped the card base with the same lace flower.

What's in it?
stamps: beautiful borders (SU), lace flower (Penny Black), old burlap (Judikins)
ink: creamy caramel, close to cocoa, white craft, chocolate chip craft, chocolate chip marker
paper: bordering blue, creamy caramel
other: blue canvas, cuttlebug, cb friends forever embossing folder, jumbo brad (Making Memories), mat pack, white gel pen, brayer, chocolate grosgrain ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by. Comments are always welcome. Be blessed.


Leslie Miller said...

This is outstanding! Wonderful texture and design. I really love it. Actual fabric? Wow! I haven't used Bordering Blue for a while, but I like it, actually. It looks good with the subtles and earth tones. You did a fabulous job with it!

Starla said...

Love how you used all the textures!!

Cathy said...

i love that you used canvas on a card cool cool.

Juanita B said...

Perfection to the 10th power!! I LOVE your interpretation. TFS.