Saturday, December 27, 2008

Circus Clown Vase Inspiration

I wasn't planning on playing the Inspiration Challenge on SCS today, but when I looked at it, I found something that I thought I could do quickly. I'm a little stamped-out from all the Christmas stuff I did, but I was able to do this one in literally 15-20 minutes! The inspiration was from a company called MacKenzie-Childs and they have some really eclectic/offbeat designs in their store, and I came across a vase that I thought was interesting.

Here is the picture of the Circus Clown Vase I chose as my inspiration. Isn't this a cool vase? Well, I immediately thought DCWV All Dressed Up paper stack and PTI's Polka Dot Basics stamped in gold. I stamped the dots in Versamark on PTI's Vintage Cream and embossed it with gold ep. I mounted this piece and the dp on a piece of black, tied a red grosgrain bow around it and mounted that on a Vintage Cream base. It looked like a formal New Year's Eve invitation, so I went with the "cheers!" sentiment (from PTI's Take a Bough). I stamped it in Versafine black on Vintage Cream, then I Versamarked a piece of Vintage Cream and embossed it with gold ep to back the sentiment. This made a perfect match to the gold dots! I used the large and small oval punches for the sentiment and the gold piece. Well that's all folks! My stamping room looks like a tornado hit it and I don't have the ambition to clean it up! Maybe in a few days! I hope you enjoyed this post. Enjoy your weekend!
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics and Take a Bough (PTI)
Paper: Vintage Cream, black, DCWV All Dressed Up
Ink: Versafine black, Versamark
Accessories: Gold ep, red grosgrain ribbon, large and small oval punches, dimensionals


debhorst said...

Great card!! That vase also caught my eye but decided on the rose/checked plate. I am having fun checking out everyone's blog and learn what I can along the way. I have had one for a while but have not really been doing anything with it--one of my goals for the new year is to learn more and do more with my blog. Thanks for giving my some more inspiration!!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

I luv this work is soooo amamzing..I have always admired it! *~*

debhorst said...

Thanks for your sweet comments--I too will be by your blog often. I added you to my list of blogs that I follow. Have a great day!!

Cheryl said...

Lisa, your card is the perfect challenge interpretation! You did a fantastic job of reinventing the vase into a card! I love it!


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