Friday, September 14, 2007

Challenge Week 12

Due September 14 - Inspired by....pick something - say a pattern in a piece of clothing, colors in a rug. Some design that inspires you.

My inspiration for this challenge comes from a new knitting book I just bought. Yes, I knit too... I love stamping, but there's nothing like the soothing 'click clack' sound of the needles and warmth of soft wool gathering in your lap. Besides, it's something I can do without my kids bugging me to 'help' or use my supplies... LOL.

I just love this scarf - it's so fun and the colors so cheerful.

My photos are awful - sorry, gang... hubby is away and I'm reduced to taking my own pics.

So, when I started planning my card, I knew I wanted to re-create the floppiness of the flowers and make them 3D... I remembered Lisa Somerville's flower card I received in a swap and the next thing I knew...

TA-DA... scarf meets paper...
The flowers were easy to make - I just used the circle & oval punches for the petals and rolled the c/s around the end of a paintbrush. Centers are from a knotted piece of grosgrain.

As my son would say... it takes paper crafting "to a whole new level!"

Supplies:
Stamps: Warm Words
Ink: Wild Wasabi
C/S: Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Real Red, Cameo Coral, PIxie Pink
Access: Lg Circle Punch, Lg Oval Punch, 1/4" Cicle Punch, Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Paintbrush, DSP Celery.

14 comments:

Basement Stamper said...

Sue, that card is gorgeous and I love Lisa's too...I still have it hanging in my office.

Connie said...

WONDERFUL! I love your interpretation of the scarf! Great card!

Connie

Stefanie said...

Great job recreating those flowers Sue! It's nice to know there's another knitter/stamper in the group. Maybe next month I'll have to be inspired by knitting too. :)

Lynn Mercurio said...

Awesome card...I love this effect with your flowers...it gives the card so much dimension!

tonistamps said...

Love the flowers Sue! Great job!

Leigh said...

Wonderful, Sue! So are you coming to MD to teach me how to knit my 'inspiration' afghan?!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Super cute! love the fresh green with the red flowers!

Ida said...

That is a "funky cool" scarf and I love the look of the flowers on your card. Ida

Summerthyme Studio said...

Sweet!!! Love your dimensional flowers!! They ROCK!!!!!

Vicki

Lori said...

The flowers came out great! I'll have to give that a try.

maggie fellow said...

what a great card! I love the look of rolling the paper!

Lisa Bohler said...

Brilliant inspiration! Beautiful flowers!

Barbara said...

Love your inspiration piece....AND your card is just fabulous!

amycara said...

Terrific inspiration...love your flowers!