Friday, May 8, 2009

My Time to Inspire Challenge

I've been having Blogger issues all week and am crossing my fingers I can get this to post....we'll see!!

I'm back with a quick and easy clean card using Lauren's new My Time to Inspire Challenge. This is Lauren's first Inspiration challenge and I had a lot of fun with it! Here's a look at the Inspiration photo:
As you can see, I used the photo to inspire just about every aspect of my card - from the top-heavy design to the little flowers.The flowers are stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black and are from Verve's Wishful Elegance set. I colored them with Copics and added some large silver brads to the centers. The bottom white panel of my card was embossed with my Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder to give it a little bit of dimension and I added some So Saffron ribbon. I could see a very pale yellow in the dress, but wanted to give my card a little more pop, so went with the Saffron color. The sentiment is from SU's Bitty Birthday, stamped in Versamark ink and embossed with detail white powder before punching out with my Word Window punch.

Check out this preview of Sneak Peeks for a glimpse at what the rest of Lauren's Challenge Team created based on the Inspiration photo:
Then head on over to their individual blogs to see the entire projects:


Want to play along? Just create a project, letting the photo spark your creativity in whatever way pleases you. Then upload a photo of your project to your blog or favorite online gallery and link us up to it HERE in the Mr. Linky thingie on Lauren's post. Can't wait to see what you all create!!!


Unknown said...

WOW Jen! Love this -- especially the sentiment...too perfect!

AKiteFlier said...

Just gorgeous Jen - LOVE those flowers and the brads are so shiny - they really make them pop. Super job this week!

Maureen Merritt said...

Definitely inspiring!! I love it :)

Alicia Weiman said...

Very pretty card. Your flowers just pop off of the page!

Maria - Artsy Oils said...

This is stunning!

Dawn Easton said...

ACK!! Jen! This was exactly what I had in my head and wanted to achieve BUT couldn't find the right what you did here girl...perfection!

Kristin Eberline said...

Very pretty! Love how clean this is!! Just gorgeous :O)

Lisa Kind said...

Simply elegant, Jen! Love the flowers with the brads1 I just love that ribbon...I have several rolls of it and will probably be using it for a long time! Great job with the challenge!

Terri Trotter Earley said...

Stunning! Love your interpertation. I can't wait to play with this one.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tamara said...

Great card. I love the clean look, and the bright colours.

Maureen P said...

Gorgeous! Love this clean, fresh style :)

Anonymous said...

Love the card and Love the new banner and look of your blog! Seriously rocks GF!

Handmade by Odette said...

I love how clean this is!! I also love the flower!!! Just gorgeous ...
Great job Jen!

DoxieGirl said...

This is perfect! I love your design and how you replicated the pattern in the dress! Love it!

Dana Gustafson said...

Jen I LOOOOOOVE this! I really admire your very graphic, clean card style and am working to cultivate that in myself (not on today's card of course ;) ai was going vintage and shabby) YOU inspire me girlie!

MacKenzie said...

Nice job Jen. Love the crisp clean lines. The big brads are a really nice touch.

Ashley Newell said...

This is so pretty!

Diana Gibbs said...

Jen, I love the new look of your's as cute as you are!
I love the little ribbon dealie bob in between postings.

Sending big hugs, and love,

Justine said...

WOW, you captured this dress in card form perfectly. Way to go Jen, I'm inspired. Maybe I will get to play along. I have lots of things to make. Students are requesting cards left and right.

Patty Chalas said...

Wow!!! I like your card very, very, much!! You are very talented!

Super duper job!!
Happy Mother's Day!!