Nov 28 2008

Blogger’s Challenge – Inspiration

Don’t forget!  The Holiday Extravaganza is still going on (thru December 1st).  Don’t miss out on these great bundled prices!

Today’s Blogger’s Challenge was to use this picture of a bedding ensemble as inspiration for our card.  My guess at the colors is Really Rust, So Saffron and Very Vanilla.  I liked the color block images and the softness of the medallions in the fabric.  It appears shimmery to me, too.

So, I started with the Fresh Cuts stamp set to give me the monochromatic look of Really Rust on Very Vanilla.  I layered that on Really Rust and used it as my base card, too.  I then found the print from Haiku Designer Paper that has Really Rust tones along with So Saffron in a medallion-like print.  I added some of the new So Saffron twill ribbon across the bottom…it’s the first time I’ve used it and I really like it!  It added that shimmer I was seeking. 

Then I used my 5 petal punch and star punch to create a flower for the upper left and added a Build a Brad in the center with a 1/2" circle punched from the Haiki designer paper…I love how that draws the background to the forefront and it is such an easy touch!  I added a little tag "For You" from the same set and used gold cord to hang it from the flower. 

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Today I need to work on my classes for next week.  I have the ideas, just need to get them roughed out on paper. 

Have a great weekend!


14 People have left comments on this post

Nov 28, 2008 - 11:11:53

Very Pretty Connie! Great Job!

Nov 28, 2008 - 02:11:49
Lisa Bohler said:

So Saffron is perfect addition to these colors (I overlooked a third!) Love what you did with your card…that ribbon is PERFECT!

Nov 28, 2008 - 02:11:06
Kathy Kelsheimer said:

This is a “WOW” card! Thanks for sharing…it is very beautiful!

Nov 28, 2008 - 04:11:40
Lisa said:

Pretty Connie!

Nov 28, 2008 - 05:11:21
Sheryl said:

Very pretty, Connie. I love the addition of So Saffron!

Nov 28, 2008 - 08:11:48

This is TOTALLY BEAUTIFUL COnnie! LOVE this card! TFS!

Nov 29, 2008 - 12:11:20
Marcia said:

Connie, this is beautiful, love all the different elements that make up this card. Great effort, tfs!

🙂 Marcia

Nov 29, 2008 - 03:11:53
BarbaraD said:

I’m just loving that bedroom ensemble and what everyone is coming up with….and yours is certainly no exception!! GREAT card, fabulous intretation!! Just wonderful.

Nov 29, 2008 - 03:11:15

Very pretty card Connie! Love that brad! You did a wonderful job with this week’s challenge! 😀

Nov 29, 2008 - 04:11:14
Rachel Hope said:

So Pretty!

Nov 29, 2008 - 09:11:38
Ida said:

Very elegant. A great stamp set and wonderful papers combined to make a very lovely card.

Nov 30, 2008 - 12:11:14
claudia said:

Awesome card! The DSP is just perfect for this challenge. I love the the build-a-brad too!

Nov 30, 2008 - 06:11:15
Dee Jackson said:

Wow! You nailed the colors, this is beautiful!!

Nov 30, 2008 - 11:11:44
Lori said:

Beautiful, Connie! I love the look of the layered flower you created.