Thursday, August 28, 2008

Inspiration Challenge Thursday!!!!


Another Thursday has sprung upon us! I hope you're ready to stretch your creative muscles on this week's inspiration pic! It is a Beaded Clutch from Banana Republic. Now, to be honest with you, this was quite a challenging picture to try and come up with something. After thinking about what possibilities to take from the picture to create on, I came up with a few options:

punch out white circles and put on a white background; use vellum; faux wood; dry embossing; heat embossing; beads; color combo of Whisper White, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Silver; low layout.

Then there's the the question of stamping or not. I think this card could get away with just using accessories. So, after pondering all of my options, this is what I came up with:

Stamps: Snow Swirled
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: White & Silver Embossing Powder, Silver Brads, Dimensionals

It is incredibly simple. I kept wanting to go back and add more or change it up. I finally had to say "done" and walk away. The background was stamped in VersaMark ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. The greeting and the tree were stamped in VersaMark as well, but heat embossed with silver powder. At first I had a silver snowflake at the top of the tree, but it was too much. So, I replaced the snowflake with the greeting. I tried adding the snowflake somewhere else on the card, but it was not meant to be......

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

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 DivaIC6 (no spaces) as the keyword. Have fun!!

Inspire Stampin' happiness wherever you go!! :)


Tandra said...

That is so pretty Maria!
When I saw the insp. ic, my card idea popped into my head! I didnt think this one was hard! LOL

Michelle said...

That's gorgeous, Maria! You just gave me an idea for some thank you cards I have to make. Thanks!

I'm impressed at the amazing card designs each of you came up with. This inspiration challenge seemed pretty challenging to me but you all came up with wonderful creations. I think we all need to create more projects with white. It's simple but classic and stunning.

carolm said...

great ideas. thanx for sharing.


Stamptastic Adventure said...

Gosh. I am so casing this!! It is gorgeous!