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!


  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?!? :)

  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.


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


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

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

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

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

  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.

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

  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!

  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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