Saturday, November 1, 2008

An Inspiration Challenge Omen!

When I saw the Inspiration Challenge on SCS today, I thought, nope not playing today! You see, it was an Asian inspired piece, and I'm not fond of Asian-themed's just not my style. The inspiration Stephanie chose today was the work of an artist named Don Li-Leger. His signature style is called "Asian Fusion". So you see why I went running! So I left the house to do some errands and meet my friend, Maria, for lunch. We went to a new place, which was really great. When I sat down, guess what was staring me in the face? One of Li-Leger's artwork hanging on the wall! Now what are the chances of that happening? Maria said it was an omen and that I had to play today! So this is what I came up with. I'm not that thrilled with it cause it just ain't my style! But I guess I can live with it!

Here is the piece of Li-Leger's artwork I chose. I started by looking for a sketch in my collection I keep and came up with one by Jen del Muro from a few weeks ago. I used SU's Embrace Life for the fern and various papers from Cosmo Cricket and Basic Grey (Stella Ruby) that looked like they had an Asian feel to them and that were similar to the inspiration piece. I stamped the fern in Always Artichoke right on the dp that looked like bamboo. I mounted all the pieces on Chocolate Chip and placed brown brads on two of them. They were then mounted on the So Saffron base that was stamped with Canvas bg in So Saffron. The sentiment is from SU's Fresh Cuts. Well, that's my story for today. I had no business stamping today when I have papers to correct and report cards to get started. I have a busy week coming up too! And tomorrow I'm attending a holiday stamp camp at my LSS, Buffalo Stamps & Stuff! I think we are making about 15 different cards! I'll have to post them! Well, that's all folks! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Embrace Life, Fresh Cuts, Canvas
Paper: So saffron, chocolate chip, Cosmo Cricket and Basic Grey (Stella Ruby) dp
Ink: Always artichoke, so saffron
Accessories: Brown brads, dimensionals


Cheryl said...

I think you nailed the challenge! I love the richly colored paper and the color block look! Great job!

Cindy Haffner said...

Cool cool, love all the panels.


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