Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thursday Inspiration Challenge

Ready........... Set................ GO! Diva Inspiration Challenge #5 is here! Today's bit of inspiration is a Maggy London trapeze dress from Macy's. I am loving the colors and pattern on this one!

I know for some, school just started this week for their little ones, some were keeping a watchful eye on Fay wondering where she'll end up, and others were keeping busy at work all week. What a great way to unstress by stamping in these gorgeous blues! Blue implies tranquility, trust, and high quality - it says so in September's Stampin Success!! :)

Here is my sample for this week's DivaIC5.

This was another instance of the end product resembling nothing like my first few thoughts......LOL! I do LOVE how this came out though!!! It looks so good IRL (In Real Life)!!

The card base is Basic Black, and then I paper pierced along the sides. I then layered Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, then White. I took my Trio Flower Punch and punched more flowers to add. Those flowers I then popped up on dimensionals - I even added glitter to the edges of the Bashful Blue ones. Gotta love the glitter - especially the Fine Cosmo Glitter!! The big flower in the bottom corner was cut out and then outlined with crystal effects and blinged up! The 2 Pacific Point flowers in the background were stamped on another piece of cs and then cut out. I figured it would be too easy to mess up on the 2-step part (and then have to start over). They shimmer with crystal effects. I even dotted the middles of the trio flowers with the crystal effects and sponged the edges of the White cs with Bashful Blue to tie it all together!

Stamps: Flower Fancy, Many Happy Returns; Paper: Basic Black, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Whisper White; Ink: Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss; Accessories: Paper Piercer, Crystal Effects, Fine Cosmo Glitter, Dimensionals, White Gel Pen, Sponge, Blender Pen, Punches - Trio Flower, Photo Corners.

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 DivaIC5 (no spaces) as the keyword. Have fun!!

Inspire Stampin' happiness wherever you go!! :)


Tandra said...

OK, so Charmaine, Elizabeth and I ALL picked the same set to use for this challenge!!! How FUNNY is that???? I dont remember getitng a memo.....LOL
great stuff girls!!!

carolm said...

gorgeous card!!!!

love it!

cheers ~ carol.

Maria Williams :) said...

love your creation carol!!

Carmen said...

Wow!! that ard is perfect ... love the colors!!