Friday, July 17, 2009

My Time to Create Inspiration Challenge

Happy Saturday! Time for another My Time to Create challenge and this week Lauren has a super fun Inspiration photo for you to use. Check it out:I just love all those fun colors and patterns! Take a look at my creation:

I had just received an order of new Cosmo Cricket goodies and the colors in that patterned paper reminded me of the inspiration photo (even though mine is a little more red than pink, but oh well!), so I started with that piece of Cosmo Cricket Early Bird DP. Next I knew I wanted to use my Background Basics: Retro stamp set from PTI on some Ripe Avocado (PTI) CS to replicate that funky green & white pattern. To add some vertical striped element to the card, I used my new Scor-Pal (from Clear and Simple Stamps) to create some embossed vertical stripes on a piece of Baja Breeze CS. I added a layered and crumpled paper flower (inspired by Dawn McVey), using my Slice to cut out the flower shapes in various sizes. You can't really see it in the photo, but each of the flowers has a tone-on-tone background stamped onto the CS from Polka Dot Basics, Background Basics: Retro, and Background Basics: Text. Finally, I stamped the "Friend" sentiment from the Friends til the End stamp set. (all stamps on this card are from Papertrey Ink).

Want to play along? Use the photo as inspiration for your project, then head on over to Lauren's blog and post a link to your project using Mr. Linky! Be sure to check out what the other My Time to Create DT girls came up with:

10 comments:

Alicia said...

Love your card. You really pulled these colors together so nicely.

chercroppin said...

It's great Jen...those colors are fantastic!

Stampin' Pam said...

Jen this is G-R-E-A-T. I love all the little details that you might not take in on first glance - the scorpal BG is a FAB idea (casing that) and the retro BG is perfect. The floral piece is fantastic and I CAN see the inked on images which IRL make the flower even more dimensional. Super job on all of it girl! Love it.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh that paper is perfect, Jen! Love that big flower embellishment!

Kristin Bueter said...

OMG girl...you stamped that avocado piece?! I thought it was DP! I also thought your gorgeous flowers were felt at first glance! I could totally see that you stamped on each one and I LOVE that! I also love that you used more vibrant colors than the inspiration piece, it turned out GORGEOUS!

Tamara said...

This is such a funky card. The colours, and the retro background, and the gorgeous flower you created are all fabulous.

Tracey Cuccia said...

Delicious!! So bold, and FABULOUS! TFS~

Kelly Schelske said...

That pp is perfect, gorgeous card Jen!

Hugs, Kelly

apigonfire said...

holy toledo! you knock my socks off week after week! this is FABULOUS! I can totally see the inspiration piece, which is so fun!
~Kendra

NancyS said...

This is a FANTASTIC card, Jen. Don't you just love, love, love these Cosmo Cricket papers!? This is a perfect use of them...your design is AWESOME! TFS.