Saturday, July 18, 2009

My Time Inspiration Challenge and a Corrosive Challenge

ETA: I have another post after this one, so please keep reading! Thanks!

Were you curious about what the My Time to Create DT was going to do today after seeing the sneak peek collage from yesterday's post? Well, this week's My Time to Create challenge is an inspiration challenge. This is what Lauren Meader gave us as our inspiration.
I looked at this a couple of times before I decided what I was going to do. There is a lot of inspiration to take away from this...the colors, the different patterns, the layout, and the embellishments to name a few. I decided on the colors, some of the patterns, and the two red stripes going across. This is what I came up with.I just received this Strawberries stamp from Flourishes. It was part of their newest release. I just fell in love with this image! They have some real pretty botanical stamps...Sweet Peas and Sweet Violets are another two that I may have to purchase. They are so fun to color and they are just beautiful!

As you can see, I took the colors from the inspiration piece. I have a little of the saffron color in there, but mostly the turquoise, red, and olive colors. I wanted to incorporate some of the patterns in my card and found this red pattern from Basic Grey's Marrakech dp. Lastly, I liked those red stripes, so I used SU's Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon (retired). As I was coloring the image, I wasn't sure what color the flowers were supposed to be. I thought white, and through the miracle of computers, I searched and found a picture and found they were white with a yellow center. I took a white gel pen and colored the flowers with it to make it even more white, if that's possible! It's much more noticeable in person.

I added dimension by stamping, coloring, and layering the large leaves and the largest strawberry on top of the original with dimensionals. I also used a Sakura star dust glitter pen over almost the entire image! It shines so softly in the light. I added some flowers with yellow brads which I also glittered up with the star dust pen. The sentiment is from the same Strawberries set. (I've also entered this in the Copic Creations challenge blog. Their challenge is coloring botanicals with copics and Flourishes is their sponsor this week.)

If you like this, you should see the great creations the My Time to Create DT has to share with you! Stop by their blogs (most of them participated this week) and leave them some love.

Why don't you try this challenge? We'd love to see what inspiration you get from this piece. If you play, link your direct post to Lauren's blog, and if you post to SCS/PCP, please use the code MTTI03 so we can find it! Thanks for stopping in today! Have a great weekend!

Stamps: Strawberries (Flourishes)
Paper: PTI white, tempting turquoise, old olive, Marrakech Basic Grey dp
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Copic Markers: R17, 25. 27; YG23, 25, 45; Y18; W-3
Accessories: Nesties, circle punches, Prima flowers, brads, Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon, Sakura star dust pen, corner rounder, dimensionals

Corrosive Challenge: Who Let the Dogs Out?!?!
I found this Corrosive Challenge blog the other day and, because I love dogs, I decided I had to play. The challenge is all about dogs, so you just had to do any project using a dog theme. I decided to pull out a stamp set I HAD to have, but never used. It's My Favorite Things Friends Furever. Here's my card.
I just thought this was the cutest stamp set when I first set eyes on it. I started with this great dp from DCWV called Nana's Kids. I just loved the colors in it and it paired up perfectly with one of SU's new in colors called Soft Suede. I really like this color! I also paired it with a strip of Brocade Blue that was run through the Cuttlebug with a new embossing folder from Quick Kutz (is that spelled right?) The bone tag was stamped on Certainly Celery and I placed the sentiment inside of it. The "dog brad" is actually a button that I snipped the shank off of. I've colored this cute image with copic markers and sponged some Soft Suede ink around the white parts while the image was still in the oval nestie. (Note to self: Get a softer brush to apply the ink or break down and buy an air brush system!) The tail wouldn't fit inside the oval shape, so I cut around the tail to the body and lifted that piece over the nestie while I was cutting it out.

I also used Amy Rysavy's sketch for this card. Love her sketches!
I hope you enjoyed this post! I just love this dog and his best friend! I miss mine...she's at our cabin this weekend with my dh and I couldn't go because I have other things going on! Have a great weekend!

Stamps: Friends Furever (MFT)

Paper: PTI white, soft suede, brocade blue, certainly celery, Nana's Kids dp (DCWV)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, soft suede
Copic Markers: E00, 02, 37, 43, 57; R37, 46; B45, 93; YR23, 24; Y18; W-3, 7
Accessories: Oval nestie, quick kutz embossing folder, grosgrain ribbon, button, candy dots, dimensionals


Dana Gustafson said...

Lisa this is gorgeous! MMMMmmmmm they look good enough to eat! You really made that gorgeous stamp come alive. I have coloring envy!I love the pieces that you took from the inspiration photo for your card. They all look so perfect together.

Tamara said...

Fantastic, as usual! Great job on colouring the image, and I love the different pieces of the inspiration image that you put into your card. The ribbon really helps anchor the image.

Alicia Weiman said...

I really like your card. This stamp set is just beautiful....I've looked at it several times so I think I might have to order it one of these days!

AKiteFlier said...

Oh Lisa this in FABULOUS. Those strawberries just pop to life - and the stardust glitter makes them so lovely and shiny. I love the whole inspiration you brought from this piece and I LOVE that stamp from Flourishes - I grew up in Calif with a strawberry field nearby. Ahh sweet memories. Super job on the challenge.

PS I love your blog layout *tee hee*

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Lisa, that image is beautifully coloured! Love the layout and pretty embellishments you added!

Your MFT card is ADORABLE too...I love that image...hehe!

Kristin Eberline said...

Wow! This IS GORGEOUS!! Those strawberries look so ripe and fresh :O) Love the layout and the ribbon you added as well...perfect for your card! Oh, and coloring the white flowers with a gel pen is a great idea! I've wanted white flowers with a white background several times and never thought of that! Thanks for the idea and the inspiration :O)

Good luck with the Copics challenge!

DoxieGirl said...

such a sweet, pretty card! you totally rocked coloring those strawberries, they look brilliant!

Leslie said...

I love the doggie and little boy stamp. Very very sweet! Thanks for playing along this week. Leslie

Janet said...

awwwwwwwww your cards are amazing! thanks for playing:)

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG - Lisa!!! I l.o.v.e your strawberry card - it's fabulous!!!
Your Sketch card is also super awesome and sooooo cute!!! You rocked both challenges!!! Have a great Sunday!!! Hugs ~S~

diane zechman said...

Love the strawberry card! Just beautiful and the red stripes of ribbon are perfect.

Debbie said...

I love the way you did your strawberries. What a great jod.

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Beautiful card with the strawberries. Thanks for joining our CC Botanicals challenge.

dawnmercedes said...

great job with the doggie challenge...great paw charm!

AND THOSE STRAWBERRIES! awesome, awesome, awesome!


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