April 10, 2008

BEATE'S INSPIRATION CHALLENGE

Good mornin'! Well, after spending most of yesterday miserable with sinus issues, I do feel better today - yippee!! It's a good thing since I promised the kids that I would take them shopping after school today! They are really excited about it, so I don't want to disappoint them. So, today I want to share the card I did for Beate's inspiration challenge. I am in love with the colors of this dress!!! I really enjoy doing this challenge because it really makes you step out of your comfort zone - at least for me, LOL! So, I decided to do a square card because well, they are my favorite AND I happen to know Beate likes 'em too *wink*. So, the base of this card is a piece of 4.5x9 inch Pumpkin Pie card stock folded in half. The next layer is Brocade Blue card stock on which I used my Ticket Corner punch. Then, I took a piece of So Saffron card stock and cut it into two equal triangles and adhered them to the card and faux stitched all around the edges. I then stamped the big flower from Friendship Blooms (an SAB set) in Pumpkin Pie classic ink all over both pieces and highlighted them with my white gel pen. The image is mounted on Pumpkin Pie, Brocade Blue, and stamped on So Saffron card stock. I added four Brocade Blue brads to the corners of the outside layer as well as some faux stitching on the inside layer; I also used my Ticket Corner Punch. I stamped the flower on Naturals White card stock, cut it out, colored it with my stampin' write markers, added a Fire Circle Rhinestone brad to the center, and popped it up on dimensionals. Then, I inked up one of the smaller flowers using my stampin' write marker since there are three flowers on the stamp and I only wanted to use one. I stamped them on either side of the big flower, then stamped them again on Naturals White card stock, added a Brocade Blue brad to the center of each, and popped them up on dimensionals as well. The sentiment is from the Much Appreciated stamp set, stamped on Brocade Blue card stock in black stazon ink, and punched out with my Large Oval Punch. I then added a piece of Hodgepodge Antique Brass Hardware and was done! I was going to add some ribbon, but honestly did not think it would enhance the card any so I left it off. What do you think? Inquiring minds want to know - LOL!!! I hope you all have a wonderful day - I am off to drink some coffee and blog hop - whoohoo!

37 comments:

NattyK said...

Fab card, the colours and layout are great. x

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

Oh
My
Word!!!
What a delightful representation of this challenge, Alex!!! WOW!! I think I'm at a loss of words! (That CANNOT be so!!)

Way to go!

!Bev

Manna said...

This is great! Love the bold colours! The dress is nice too.

Deb said...

I am so glad you are feeling better, nothing worse than sinusitis!

I so love your card, it is so amazing how close you matched it to the garment! Fabulous!

Nikki Bond said...

Love your take on this inspiration! Beautiful!!! {SMILES}

Denise~ said...

Gorgeous card Alex! You always do awesome with this challenge. I love the square card style too. Great colors and layout. All the flowers look amazing, really close to the look of that dress too! I love the hardware accent, a perfect touch! Great job! :)

Lauren said...

Great job Alex - this card is fabulous!

Jen Glover said...

You ROCKED this challenge! Gorgeous!!! Dear Alex, you are sooo sweet. I got my mail this morning and there was my favorite ever card you made... the frog! Sooo cute, not to mention the stamps! I'm so excited! Thank you thank you. what a wonderful little RAK with the most adorable frog. Hugs from Florida to California!!!!! Thank you Cutie! *hugs* You made my week!!!

beate said...

I am glad you are feeling better, Alex!
Your card is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing! Big cyber hugs

Denise... said...

Holy Smokes! You're amazing!

Melissa said...

You nailed this one Alex!

Feel better soon,
M.

kathleenh said...

Beautiful inspiration card Alex! I like how you used the white gel pen in the middle of the flower. Those darn sinuses! I'm glad to hear you're feeling better.

Maureen said...

love the card....totally rose to the challenge - this is beautiful!!
((()))maureen

Suzanne said...

This is gorgeous love the colours and layout. Lovely picture of you and the family and I like your new banner

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Holy Moly! What an awesome card from great inspiration! A dress! Who would have thought? You matched up the colors perfectly, didn't you? WOW! I'm totally impressed! Just a gorgeous card!

Flossie's Follies said...

glad to hear you are feeling better today, love what you did with the inspiration.

gina said...

Great card, the colours are fab, pleased you are feeling better :)
Gina xx

Ana Baird said...

Gorgeous and funky! Love it!

Tabitha said...

glad you are feelin better alex. yes 16 years is wonderful. Love he card and hanke for makin my day.

Ila said...

Fabulous card!! great job on this challenge!!

corinnesomerville said...

Great card, my friend :) I hate sinus headaches and infections !! I always feel like a druggie with all the meds I try to take to get relief during the pain. I hope you're feeling a 100% soon !!

Love ya....did you see that convention registration is on May 6th !!!!! SWEET !!!!!

suzann said...

Great job translating the dress to a card!

Kim Marie said...

I too love inspiration challenges...and haven't done one in too long! Thanks for the inspiration, Alex!!
Kim Marie

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Oh this is just FABULOUS, Alex! You really rocked this challenge! Awesome! And I LOVE your family pic!

Mistylynn said...

Wow, that turned out great!
Misty

Corie said...

Great card -- love it!!

Rose Ann said...

This is so pretty, and such a great inspiration card!! Awesome job, Alex!! Hugs!

Diane said...

Love your card Alex,those colors are great!! Also love the new blog look and your family pic!! You guys look awesome!

Beth Norman said...

Oh my gosh, this take off of the photo is awesome. I'm so sorry I haven't been visiting your blog. Being on this design team, and the Technique Junkie Turbo team is keeping me so busy. At any given time I have 50-80 messages and unread subscriptions in my mail. Please don't think I forgot about you, Alex. I didn't girlfriend!

theysaywordscanbleed said...

that is a gorgeous card!

Arlene,
West Bremerton florist

Deborah said...

It certainly appears you are on to something here with this card making! He he! GORGEOUS card! Hugs, Deb

Christie said...

B.E.A.-utiful!!!!
Love your card, love you!

Chris said...

What a beautiful card, I love the colors too!!

dasimonds said...

Nice challenge...
Beautiful Card!!
I love the color mix!

Erin... said...

Amazing job with the challenge!! I love square cards too!! I think that sets worked perfect for the challenge!

Amy G. said...

You did an awesome job with this challenge! I never use those colors...maybe I'll have to try it. ;) Hope your shopping trip went well.

Joan and Amy said...

How on earth did I possibly miss this card on your blog.....I'm glad I caught it now. This card is fantastic. It is so perfectly in tuned with the dress...which I also love. Speechless!!! Joan