December 19, 2012

Runway Inspired Challenge #26 Bibhu Mohapatra

 I just saw this GORGEOUS inspiration photo over at Runway Inspired and swooned over the colors!  Isn't this designer FABULOUS?!  I immediately knew how I wanted to construct my card and what elements I wanted to use.  *EDITED - I WON THE FABULOUS FASHIONISTA FOR MY CARD*
 I pulled out my alcohol inks (stonewashed, lettuce, and willow) and glossy white cardstock and just dripped, dabbed, and pounced until I got the desired look.

Next, I took this Hero Arts stamp, Tall Flowers, a very Indian-inspired image, and stamped it in Midnight Blue Stazon ink. I just HAD to add a little bling by Hero Arts for the beautiful shine seen in the silk dress.

I finished off the card with a beautiful lemongrass satin ribbon to emulate the fabric on the dress bottom.  I added this SRM sticker, given to me by a very special friend.  I thought it was SO appropriate!

I loved this inspiration photo so much, I decided to create another card!  This time is used a Memory Box Floral Square die glazed with Glossy Accents.  For the curve of the dress, I used a Spellbinders Reverse Wonky die on some MME papers.  For the dress bottom, this time I used Webster's Pages Fabric Roses.  I finished it off with a Hero Arts XO stamp inked with the Stazon Midnight Blue, but on vellum with some pearls.

Please join in on the fun over at the Runway Inspired Challenge!

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December 08, 2012

This is My Song

There are a few things I like to call my "favorites" when it comes to what inspires me.  An odd little list, but mine just the same.  Music, birds, the colors pink and yellow, an elegant touch of black, ribbons, flowers, and vintage finds.  Remember the Sound of Music and These Are a Few of My Favorite Things?

Such is the card I made this week for our challenge at Our Creative Corner, using a few things from my list. Our hostess, Liliana Inguanti of Stitching and Fabrics asks us to create a project using fabrics and some stitching. You can use the fabrics in any part of your card, either as a flower, a small embellishment, or whatever you want. The stitching can be either faux stitching or machine stitching. Please specify where you used your fabric if it is not noticeable in the project.

Here is my design team card for some inspiration.  I decided to take a well-needed break from Christmas cardmaking!
I found this image on Pinterest and printed it out on sticky back canvas - that is my fabric piece.  In real life, there are faint areas of music.  I painted the leaves of the image with Glossy Accents and brightened up the sweet finch a bit with yellow Copics. I took a piece of silk ribbon, attached a pale pink flower to it and then attached the image to a piece of pink cardstock.  I stitched that to a black card.  
Please drop by Our Creative Corner and join in on our challenge.  I hope you'll have fun playing along!  Also, check out the awesome projects from the FAB design team - they are amazing!  

  Linda Coughlin- The Funkie Junkie
Sue Butler- Scrumplescrunch
  Marcy Kaminski - En Papillote Arts (you are here!)
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) - Love, Life and Crafts
Meihsia Liu- Simply Paper Crafts
Sharon Wheet- Designs by Sharon
Cristina Barnes - Dot Dot Stamping Design
Liliana Inguanti - Stampin' From Home
 Paula McClane - Scrap Addicts Attic
 Lisa Minckler - You Made Me Ink!
 Kim Price - Inkognito


Paper - Bazzill
Inks and Markers - Copics Y11 and Y02
Other - Vintage image found on Pinterest, Glossy Accents, May Arts silk ribbon, Prima flower

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December 06, 2012

Christmas Sparkle

A couple of challenges I want to enter require silver and gold, baubles and beads.  Is this not every girl's papercrafter's dream??  Well, it is for me and I couldn't WAIT to get into my studio!

For the first challenge, Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger Shimmer and Shine sent me over the moon!  How dreamy is this inspiration photo?  LOVE it!
The second challenge is Jay Gee's Nook #26.  They have given us an inspiration board like no other!  Between these two challenges and the inspiration provided by the fabulous design teams, I had no problem coming up with my card.
And here's my card.

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