Friday, September 14, 2007

Blogger's Challenge Week #12


This week's challenge was to find an inspiration piece again...this could be a pillow, bedspread, home decor, magazine, napkin, anything...and design a card around that inspiration. I find that I really like this type of challenge. It is showing me how to look at my surroundings and use them for color and pattern inspiration!

On the left is a rug that I found in the Pier 1 Imports magazine. The background reminded me of a cowboy bandana, which led me to using the Wanted set, which led to using the medallion in that set. The medallion is stamped in Vanilla on the background. Then stamped on Very Vanilla in Night of Navy, Read Red. I used the Large Scallop Circle for the background, then 1-1/4 circle for the next layer and 1/2 circle for center layer. I used my piercer to punch through all the layers and added a red Rhinestone brad in the center. All the layers are popped with dimensionals.

Simple...but I like it!

Remember to check out the rest of the Bloggers and what they've chose for their inspiration! They are a VERY talented group!

20 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow...your card looks so much like your inspiration piece. You did a fabulous job replicating it!

Pat Huntoon said...

It looks just like the Bandana - great!
Pat
www.patstamps.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Don't you just love Pier 1--their ads are amazing!! I love what you did on your card---Wanted is one of my favorite sets right now! Great job!

Jane
www.janesaddiction.typepad.com

Stefanie said...

Very pretty Connie! It looks like the Pier 1 catalog was a popular inspiration choice this week. ;)

Basement Stamper said...

Pier 1 is popular for inspiration! Love the red in the card!

rozie640 said...

Great job Connie, wow, I had better start looking through all those magazines I keep tossing out!!!

maggie fellow said...

your card is great!

Karen said...

that set is perfect for your inspiration piece!! great job!!

Sue said...

Very nice Connie - I think I'd rather have a rug made from the card... LOL. Great job.

Leigh said...

Very fun, Connie....it does look like the same pattern...great eye!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

ACK!! That's COOL!!! Love the rug, and LOVE LOVE LOVE your card!! I did a western-style card too! =)

Summerthyme Studio said...

A great interpretation of your inspiration piece!!!!

Vicki

MJ said...

great job. Red is my favorite color and that set really works to re-create that design.

Ida said...

Great job with the challenge. The colors are so vibrant and pretty. Love the way you used your images to recreate the inspiration piece. Ida

Julie Campbell said...

really cool! I can't believe how much your card looks like the rug! It's also nice to see that set used in a bright color scheme! Good job!

Lila H said...

I love bandanas!!!! Your sample is simple but VERY CUTE! great work.

Lori said...

I love how you recreated the bandanna pattern with a stamp! Looks great.

Lisa Bohler said...

It does look like a bandana and wow did you capture that look! Excellent card, Connie!

Barbara said...

What a fantabulous card! Simple works....really shows off the pattern, which is wonderful.

debbiedee said...

you did a great job on this challenge!