Friday, July 09, 2010

Blogger's Challenge #159: Inspiration

I usually LOVE inspiration challenges.  I can usually look at a piece and copy it with stamps/images fairly quickly.  BUT this piece was truly a challenge but I am happy with the results!

Here's the picture Lisa gave us:

So much color and design. That's what stumped me for a bit.  I finally dug in and decided to go with texture and pattern and colors that "go" with the bedspread.  I chose Early Espresso, Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise (stamped off one time), Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery and finally Whisper White.  I rarely work with this many colors....another challenge.  Here's my result:


The base card is Whisper White.  I began by designing each color piece.  I simply stapmed on the Early Espresso, Certainly Celery and Tempting Turquoise pieces.  To create the Regal Rose/Whisper White piece, I used the Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in the Big Shot, inked with Regal Rose ink.  After putting it through the Big Shot, the ink remained on my Whisper White cardstock.  For the Daffodil Delight piece, I used the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing folder and after putting the DD cardstock in the Big Shot, gently rubbed Whisper White ink over the raised portions.  My focal point includes the Birds and Blooms Sizzlit 4-Pack dies and the Little Leaves Sizzlits die.  I highlighted those edges with Certainly Celery ink and Melon Mambo ink to make the leaves and flowers POP!

Thanks for looking and be sure to check out the other players' work!

19 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

You captured the inspiration piece pefectly - wonderful use of color and patterns! Very pretty!

Ida said...

This turned out great. Looks so pretty with the flower and the wonderful quilted look you created.

Linda Monroe said...

This came out really nice. The details are just great!

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful card. Love the various techniques you used.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous card, beautifully created.

Connie Paxman said...

love the way you paper pieced the embossed and stamped papers...great way to incorporate the colors from the inspiration photo...I really like how you embellished your focal point of the card.
connie paxman

Rachel Hope said...

Love the fun Block design and the flower is gorgeous!

Clara said...

This card really IS gorgeous! I love the color combination with this quilted look along with the flower.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is beautiful Lisa! You've done a wonderful job mixing all of the patterns and colors! Have a happy weekend! :D

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is such a wonderful card, so beautiful!

Lisa said...

This is very pretty! Great job!

Chrissy D said...

Love your quilted pattern too - so lovely! And your addition of the die cut flower, is simply beautiful!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Lisa, this is gorgeous! I think you really captured the essence of the bedspread!

Basement Stamper said...

You did a fantastic job with the quilting-you did great with all these colors together. Beautiful!

Lori said...

Lisa, this is lovely! I really like the combination of stamped and textured images.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- this is just lovely! Love the pretty flower you created. TFS

Claudia said...

WOW you totally did it. The card turned out wonderful!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Lisa, this is just beautiful! You really did a WOW factor here!

Barbara said...

What a fabulous quilt card! I just love this!! AND you made it look easy...not a challenge at all.