Friday, October 10, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #68 - Inspiration Piece

Being a stamper and scrapbooker, I find inspiration in many places; magazines, store displays and sometimes even a piece of clothing on a rack. Catalogs have often inspired me to create a piece of art either by it's pattern, or by it's colors.

This week's Blogger's Challenge fit, for me, both pattern and color scheme. Our challenge mom, Lisa, posted this photo of a bedroom ensemble (lingerie not included!) and had us create our challenge piece by what inspired us in the photo. Since my husband was not in the photo as well, I went with my second thought and created this card.

I went to one of my all time favorite stamp sets, Baroque Motifs (if you don't own this one yet, go immediately to my website and ORDER it! It's a must have in your stamp wardrobe!). Using one image from this set, I stamped all over a piece of Real Red cardstock with Whisper White Craft Ink.

Then I heat embosed all the images using White Embossing Powder. The focal image was done the same way.

I layered the red background piece onto a folded Basic Black card base and then took a piece of Vellum cardstock, tearing both top and bottom edges and adhered it to the background.

The ribbon accent is Whisper White Taffeta ribbon just wrapped around these two layers. I added a little bling with some self-adhesive cell phone rhinestones that I picked up at Wal-mart a few years ago. Yes, I really do keep everything! Sheesh - I'm a stamper ya know!

Anyway, I layered up the focal image with Basic Black and Whisper White to make it pop and added a large half pearl from the Pretties kit with a Mini-Glue Dot. The entire focal image is popped up on dimensionals and there ya go - finished card! I hope you like it - please leave me a comment and tell me what you think. And while you are at it, check out the other Blogger's Challenge players by clicking on the link in my sidebar. I'm sure they have some fabulous takes on our inspiration piece too!

Oh, yeah, don't forget to go order Baroque Motifs! Just click on the link to my website and click SHOP NOW to place your order!

Happy Friday!
~~Robin

21 comments:

  1. Wow...this is really stunning. I don't think I've ever gotten such great coverage with white craft ink as you have shown here. A true beauty for sure!

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  2. Beautiful card Robin! This stamp is the perfect choice for this challenge! :D

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  3. oooo! Totally different take on this. I love it!! wowzers!!!

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  4. This is really lovely Robin. You really caught the theme of the challenge. Stunning...

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  5. Oh no, we've got the mind meld thing going on again. Same stamp set...same image....yup, and a pearl in the center!!! Too funny!!!

    I like yours SO much better than mine!!! It's gorgeous!!

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  6. Gorgeous, I love that you used primarily red in your card with the hint of black and white.

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  7. Just breathtaking. I love all the red and the white embossing came out so clear and crisp, that is not so easy to do on red, lol. Great job on the challenge.

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  8. Wow Robin! Great job with the challenge! I love the baroque motif's and I dont use them enough. :)

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  9. Stunning! Elegantly simple...just beautiful! This medallion is perfect!

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  10. Another Fantastic Card...The set you used was perfect for the Inspiration Piece. I love the Bold look your card has and the White Embossing turned out great.

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  11. wendy GroszkiewiczOctober 10, 2008 at 3:00 PM

    You're so funny, you crack me up! Beautiful card! :) I love the vellum layer and the bling!

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  12. This is gorgeous! Love that used that stamp....I really neglect that stamp in the set! You did beautifully with it! {SMILES}

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  13. Stunning Robin! Love the bling on the tafetta ribbon, placed over the torn vellum.

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  14. I love how your card focuses mostly on the red with the black border framing the card! Perfect stamp choice, too!!!!

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  15. Wow that is a very elegant card! Love it!!

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  16. Gorgeous. I never think to use my craft pad. Love your card.

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  17. This is gorgeous, Robin! Your white embossing looks fabulous against the red background. I thought about using this set for the challenge, too.

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  18. you dirty birdie! JK! LMBO!

    Fabtastical card!!! I can't believe how well you lined up all those medallions!

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  19. This is lovely!! That stamp is so striking with these colors

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  20. wow! you did a beautiful job of stamping; your challenge is perfectly executed! love all that red too! thanks for sharing!

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  21. Love this, Robin! It is SO striking...just like the bed ensemble...

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