Friday, August 17, 2007

Blogger's Challenge Week #8


Our Blogger's Challenge #8 task for today was to find an inspiration piece and duplicate it in our stamping. I was at Easton Crate & Barrel and saw this pillow, then found it on their Internet site. I have no blue in my house, but I'm always drawn towards the white on navy colors. It looks so fresh to me! I also like white embossing, but rarely get it out and work with it! So...a double challenge for me.

Of course, the vines reminded me of the swirl in Baroque Motifs...one of my favorite sets from the new catalog (and a lot of yours, too!) so I stamped the swirl with White Craft and then used white embossing powder. The flowers from In the Spotlight hostess set were stamped with Night of Navy craft ink on Whisper White cardstock, punched with Stampin' Up!'s new 5 petal flower stamp and secured them together with a little bling, bling...Ice Rhinestone brad! Fun! The Define Your Life layers are popped up to give some dimension to the card! It was a fun card to make! Enjoy!

Make sure to check out the other participants in the Weekly Blogger's challenge...names are in my sidebar! I'm sure they will come up with some really creative inspirations.

17 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

I too love navy and white together. It's so very elegant. You did a great job with your challenge card. Lovely design!

Basement Stamper said...

Stunning card! I love them together.

Stefanie said...

Very pretty Connie! I love the white swirls on the navy cardstock. That pillow is great inspiration!

Ida said...

Nicely done! I think you really captured the inspiration of the pillow on your card. Check out my blog as we were both inspired by similiar things. (Weird huh?) Ida

debbiedee said...

I love white stamped on dk colors, actually any color Ü
great job!

Barbara said...

Nice pillow....Pretty colors, great card. I adore white and navy together.

Sunflower Stamper said...

WOW! Beautiful. Love it!

maggie fellow said...

very inspiring- beautiful choices

Lisa said...

your card matches your inspiration piece perfectly!

Leigh O'Brien said...

Awesome, Connie...I love this!

Karen said...

I love swirls and such! What a great inspiration piece and card!!

Pat Huntoon said...

I love this! I think you executed this perfectly!

Lori said...

I love how the embossed white pops against the navy background. So pretty!

Claudia said...

I love the navy and white together with the Baroque Motifs - a new color for me and my favorite stamp set ;-)

~missprissme said...

Nice

Susie said...

You did a perfect job on this card. I would love to have these stamps - just beautiful!

Susie

Sheryl said...

Very pretty! Love the white on the navy--really pops!