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Friday, August 28, 2009

Inspiration Challenge

Hi ya'll!

I was tickled when my sweet friend, Anne (aka Itsapassion on SCS) ,asked me if I would like to make a sample card for this week's Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. The inspiration website Anne chose is Creative Wallcoverings ,and I chose this Black and White Cat Tumbler for my inspiration piece. It was the overall design of the tumbler from which I drew my inspiration and used that as the layout for my card.




I used my 3/4" square punch to make the diamond shaped, Cuttlebugged Groovy Guava panels at the top and bottom of the card. I then cut a 1/4" Very Vanilla piece of cardstock and wrapped black twine around that (I colored the twine with a black Copic marker). Next I cut a 3" x 4" piece of Sage Shadow cardstock and scored it vertically at every 1/4" with my Scor Pal. I then paper pierced next to the score lines and used a black marker to create my faux stitching. I then took my white Prism pencil to shadow between the black faux stitching and the score line for added depth.

The dragonfly image is from Stampin' Up's Bugs & Kisses and was first black embossed and then watercolored with Groovy Guava reinker and a watercolor brush. I glued just the center of the dragonfly to my card, leaving the wings up for dimension. I felt my card needed just a little more "oomfph" to it, so I added the black word window punches with the Groovy Guava 1/4" punched circles (what I call my faux brads). I'm not sure what occasion I want to use this card for, so I've left off any kind of sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!



11 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Outstanding Charlene, so unique!!

StampOwl said...

gorgeous Charlene

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is like absolutely gorgeous! those colors are to die for together and that stitching! i love it.

you should be featured in a MAGAZINE - although SCS is good too!

hugs,

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh my!! Is this ever charming and creative Charlene! I LOVE the colors!! I LOVE the sewing!! I LOVE the sketch!! I LOVE the texture!! Guess you could say I LOVE this card!! *grin*

Judy Rozema said...

This is just magnificent! What an awesome sample for the IC!!

And congratulations on the GinaK spotlight team!!! KEWL!

Joanne (jojot) said...

well.....everytime I look at this creation I notice another bit of detail work on your part....awesome, gf

Jenny Gropp said...

This is FAB!!!

Charlene said...

Congrats, Charlene! I can see why Anne asked you to make a sample..your work is outstanding!! BTW, I left info for the question you asked on my blog. ;-)

Anne said...

You are so good with these challenges Charlene!! Awesome card, I loved seeing this one!! Great color combo and just enough texture to make it really special!! Thanks so much for helping out again with the IC!! I'm grateful my friend!!

Anne said...

You are so good with these challenges Charlene!! Awesome card, I loved seeing this one!! Great color combo and just enough texture to make it really special!! Thanks so much for helping out again with the IC!! I'm grateful my friend!!

Mothermark said...

Now that is an awesome sketch! I love it! The colors just rock too!