Sunday, February 3, 2008

Shabby Chic Room Inspiration

Today's Inspiration Challenge on SCS (IC113) was based on this great room:

I had an immediate idea on how I was going to create my card. The rug reminded me of the Wanted set from SU. I also thought of using Sky Blue and Creamy Caramel. However, once I put the card together, it looked like a kindergartener did it! So, I scrapped it and looked back at the inspiration piece. I noticed the diamond tufting on the sofa and the flower vases on the mantel. That's when it all clicked! I got out the Scor-Pal and created the diamond embossing. I added the Creamy Caramel dots for definition. Then, what to use for the flower pot? I remembered this Anna Griffin stamp I've had for a long time and stamped it in Creamy Caramel. It looked too blah, so I took a copic marker (#B00) and lightly colored the entire stamp in that blue. I didn't want to introduce any other colors like green or red into the image. I scallop punched it, mounted it on Creamy Caramel (cut with the Creative Memories cutting system), and added the HPH (the brads reminded me of the buttons on tufted sofas!). I also rounded the corners because the sofas had a roundness to them. Voila! It was done! I'm much happier with this one than the first one! Sometimes those "immediate ideas" don't pan out! ~TFL!~
Recipe
Stamps: Anna Griffin, All Holidays (sentiment)
Paper: Naturals White, Creamy Caramel, Soft Sky
Ink: Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Giga scallop punch, CM cutting system, dimensionals, HPH, corner rounder, daubers for sponging

7 comments:

Holly said...

Woohoo!! Congrats on the new digs, Lisa! I adore this card! The 'tuffetted' background is tremendous! You go girl!! :)

Trudee said...

LOVE that background! Thanks for linking me on your blog! I am a dog momm, too-of Labs. I love Springer, too they are so sweet!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Well WELCOME to the blog world :D
Your card is just stunning!!!! Great use of inspiration :D I will link you today.

diane (cookiestamper) said...

this is lovely! I love the diamond background!

Debby Winters said...

What an absolutely beautiful card! You've done a great job with your interpretation. Your tuffeted background is amazing and those "buttons" are a great finishing touch!

My Paper World said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL!

craftyb said...

Hi L, this card is really lovely! Amazing where crafty inspiration comes from! bx

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