Friday, October 19, 2007

Blogger's Challenge Week #17 Inspiration Piece


Again this week, we were to find something that inspires us to create. When I was at Target the other day, I saw this nature picture. I loved the texture and colors in it. To recreate the feeling, I used Stampin' Up!'s Autumn Fest stamp set. I did a direct to paper background using So Saffron, Sahara Sand and Basic Gray lightly. Then I used the Sanded Background over top in Basic Gray to give the texture. I stamped-off the smaller leaf several times in the background with Basic Gray. The leaf in the forefront is stamped with Craft Artichoke (my pad is VERY dark green!) and used clear embossing powder to heat set. Distressed the edges and tied the Gray taffeta ribbon with a Celebrate Life tag.

After I made this card, I thought that I would buy a window frame with 3-4 openings and make an entire series of them for the small bedroom using my Autumn Fest stamps! I love being able to use my stamps and supplies for Home Decor items. I'll share it when I get it finished!

Sets: Autumn Fest, Sanded, So Many Sayings
C/S: Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, Confetti Cream
Inks: So Saffron, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand
Other: Taffeta ribbon
Be sure to check out all the others' challenges this week! I love seeing what other stampers create.

15 comments:

Stefanie said...

Great card Connie! You captured the essence of your inspiration piece perfectly!

Lisa said...

Love the distressed look of your card, it came out beautifully.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow...you did a great job in recreating your inspiration. I absolutely LOVE the ribbon you used!

Lauren (mytime) said...

WOW that is a total recreation! Looks just like the original! Love it. You spidey basket is cute too!

Lisa Bohler said...

I love this card! It would look so wonderful in a frame as it IS a piece of art!

Basement Stamper said...

That card is awesome!!! I love those colors so much!

amycara said...

This is stunning and your background is beautiful!!

MJ said...

Very nice. I like your card better than the original. Great job re-creating the picture.

astampingteddy said...

I have to agree, I like your card better too. Awesome card!
Claudia

Lori said...

Connie, this is beautiful! I can't wait to see the rest of the series--they will be a wonderful home decor piece.

Lila H said...

Beautiful!!! Can't wait to see you home decor project.

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

That's a beautiful piece to use for inspiration! Great card too!

maggie fellow said...

Oh I love the inspiration piece but I really love the card!

Barbara said...

Your card is even prettier than the original print! It's just beautiful. Can't wait to see the framed ideas you come up with.

rozie640 said...

WOW, beautiful card!