Thursday, March 18, 2010

Daisies Awash - UDI Inspiration Challenge

Hey there everyone! It's that time again - Thursday's UDI Blog Inspiration Challenge! This week our challenge mom, Maria gave us this picture of a daisy bouquet that honestly reminded me of weeds. I love daisies, but this particular photo with the dark background just didn't appeal to me right off, but that's why it's called a CHALLENGE, right? :)
So, here is the inspiration photo:


And here is my card:

I chose to go the Clean and Simple route and incorporated the colors, but in different percentages than the photo. My card base is Whisper White, with a layer of Basic Black and a layer of YoYo Yellow (another color that I NEVER use! I was so proud of myself!).

My card creation was made easier by the timely arrival of my pre-order of a sneak peek stamp set from the upcoming NEW Idea Book in July! This stamp set, called Awash with Flowers will be available next month as a little warm up for all the fabulousness that's coming with the new catalog! It is a beautiful set that is super easy to stamp with! I only used the outline images for my card today, but it is actually a two-step set with solid stamps to use for fill ins. Very cool! If you want it early, you have to get in April AND if you are a party hostess - you can get it for FREE!

So all I did for this card was ink up the outline images in Black Staz-on ink and stamp them on the Whisper White top panel. I then used my Stampin' Write Markers in YoYo Yellow and Garden Green to add a little color before stamping the greeting with the Hope Happens stamp set.

Now, I had to add a little bling, so I used my Big Shot and that adorable Butterfly Embosslit Die to make the two tiny butterflies. I sponged them in YoYo Yellow and added Dazzling Diamonds glitter with my 2-Way Glue Pen. The larger one in the lower right corner had it's wings curled slightly and was adhered with a Mini-Glue Dot.
And that's it! Clean, simple and EASY!

Be sure to check out all the other UDI Inspiration Team's projects by using the links provided on the UDI Blog. I know they will inspire you!
I'll be back tomorrow with a fun spring project for the Blogger's Challenge group!
Stamped blessings everyone!
~~Robin

11 comments:

  1. I like the white dominance of the card with the splashes of color. I also love the bling!! Is it too early to start getting excited about the new catty?!? :)

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  2. l-o-v-e it! love the clean look and the 'almost' lack of color. now i might have to get this set and case.

    xoxoxo

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  3. Wow! It's gorgeous! You made clean and simple simply amazing!

    Hugs!

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  4. OH MY GAWD!!! This is fantastic!!! Literally takes my breath away!

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  5. I love that you used the new set! I need to play with mine! It is beautiful!

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  6. SOOOO PRETTY Robin!! Love the colors. So springy !!

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  7. Very beautiful! Love what you did with the challenge and the new set!!! And, of course, love the sparkly butterflies!

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  8. Me again... I have a team meeting this Sunday and we're doing a shoe box swap... Can I case this?? It's supposed to be beautiful all weekend and this is GORGEOUS and would be quick to prepare.

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  9. OMGoodness - this is truly stunning!! I LOVE it Robin!

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  10. You know, this must be one of my very favorite cards that I've seen made with this set! Yes, I know it's a simple one, but I really am a sucker for white-yellow-black. Gotta run and order that set NOW!

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  11. What a gorgeous card - so perfectly done. I'd like to case it but may not find anything to change!

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