Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Diva Inspiration Challenge #4

It's that time of week again to get your creative spark going! You up for the challenge today? Today's inspiration comes from a picture I found on Flickr. I really like the colors and the upclose image.

I pulled out colors such as Black, Bravo Burgundy, Riding Hood Red, Almost Amethyst, and White. I was a little stumped trying to figure out which stamp set to use and what inspired me from the picture. At first I was going to create something based on the color combination, until I came across the Doodle This stamp set. Immediately I had ideas coming to mind.

I don't know about you, but sometimes when I start working on a card the end product looks nothing like the image I had in my head! I was originally going in a different direction with this card, but there seemed "something missing". I slowly started adding one thing at a time until I ended up with this:
You can't tell really well from the picture, but I added Crystal Effects in the middle of the flower, around the petals, and all around the black parts in the doodle leaves in the background. The white petals of the flower were highlighted with Almost Amethyst while the Red petals behind were outlined in Bravo Burgundy. What do you think of all the dots? The dots I have picked up from my mil, BevW. What a fantastic addition it makes! To finish it all off, the flower itself is popped up on a dimensional.
Now, the base of the card is 4"x 4". I don't normally do square cards, but this size as well as shaped seemed to have fit the bill this week.

To see what my creative team came up with, just click on their name :
Bev
Charmaine
Tandra
Elizabeth

To view the submissions on SCS click here.

Now it's your turn! Post a link in the comments section with your blog entry or SCS gallery showing us what creation you were inspired to come up with!! If you upload to SCS be sure to put DivaIC4 (no spaces) as the keyword. Have fun!!

Inspire Stampin' happiness wherever you go!! :)
~~Maria~~

5 comments:

Michelle said...

This card is gorgeous, Maria! I had difficulty trying to come up with something to create for this challenge, but if I had, it would not have been near as beautiful as your work. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us!

carolm said...

these challenges are awesome! i've got to get my stamps out and try them.

thanx ~ carol.

Maria Matter said...

The inspiration picture is just gorgeous!!! So I had to play along.
Your card is beautiful and that stamp is perfect.
I went with the colors...
http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com/2008/08/love-and-be-loved.html

Thanks for a fun challenge, I'll be watching for the next one!
Blessings, Maria

Maria Matter said...

Your inspiration flower is beautiful! Your card is lovely too! I was inspired by the color..
http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com/2008/08/love-and-be-loved.html
Thanks for the challenge!

Beedubya said...

Whu? This is...unreal. Bee-yoo-tee-ful.