Saturday, June 21, 2008

Inspiration challenge




I have seen inspiration challenges on several blogs but have never tried them before. Basically, you take the inspiration photo that is posted and use that to create a card. When I saw the picture of the Martha Stewart cake on Beate's blog I knew I wanted to try it. This cake is so gorgeous! I struggled with it a bit but in the end made a much simplified version of what I originally intended.

The scallop is made with the slit punch. The middle of the flower is So Saffron cardstock punched with my 1/4" circle punch and crystal effects layered over it to get a sheen. I think I saw this idea on Mel's blog. I love all of the stuff she does with crystal effects. I'm inspired to do more with it now.

Recipe: Embrace Life, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Old Olive, Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Basic Black, So Saffron, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Bashful Blue
Other: Boho Blossom punch, 1/4" circle punch, crystal effects, slit punch

Well, my weekend is filled with soccer, a bridal shower, and a gradution open house. Typical summer stuff. I hope you have a good one!

16 comments:

Angie Tieman said...

Very pretty card! Love your take on the inspiration challenge!

~Michelle~ said...

love your take on the challenge...you nailed it!!

Diane said...

Great card for the challenge inspiration Kathleen!! It's perfect for that pic!

Alexandra said...

WOW!!! Totally beautiful Kathleen, so fresh and happy! I love this! Great job, can't believe you have never done these, you ROCKED it, girl! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Gwen said...

I have never heard of that before! You did a fabulous job!! love the card!

Rose Ann said...

Beautiful card, Kathleen!!! I love what you've done with the challenge!!

Lauren said...

This is beautiful! Great job!

savitri said...

Ahhh, this is SOOO BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE this card. Great job with it and how you interpreted the inspiration piece.

Marilyn said...

Love this Kathleen - this card could sit on the table with the cake!! You are amazing talented! Love the crystal effects too, I use it all the time.

AnnMarie said...

Wow! Kathleen! This is sooooo pretty! You did a super job with the inspiration challenge!

All Pink girl said...

Wow this is so gorgeous ,love your take on the challenge,Dawnx

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Wow! What a great inspiration photo, and I love the card you created! It's awesome!

Gabby said...

OH MY GOSH...this is beautiful! Lovely draw from the inspiration piece!! KUDOS!!!

Flossie's Follies said...

I love you take on the inspiration photo, great card

Mel M. M. M. said...

Oh this is breathtaking! I love your flowers. You got the colours perfect. The vine is absolutely brilliant. Wish I had that set so I could case you. I know I have the crystal effects anywho, heehee. Thanks for the link love! :0)

Cathrine StClair said...

This camoe out beautiful. I love inspiration challenges and you did a great job on this one.