Sunday, 14 June 2009

Inkspiration Inspiration Challenge

Makeesha has her weekly challenge up and this one is an 'inspiration' challenge. I think I find these the most challenging and they certainly do make me think. I also find that I'm not always entirely pleased with the end result, but hey, it's all for fun and to see what you can create from a picture. So here is the inspiration picture - some gorgeous cushions.
And here is my creation. I didn't really plan this card before I started. I had seen these 'ribbon frames' (sorry, I cannot re-call exactly where I saw them) and knew I wanted to incorporate that into my card. But how? In the end I've tried to resemble a cushion!

I've started off with a Vanilla base for the card and then added some DP from Urban Garden. Then I've run a piece of Vanilla cardstock thru the Cuttlebug with the Leaves embossing folder.
For the cushion, I've cut a square of DP, then stamped the branch image from Cheep Talk in Whisper White ink and then embossed. I've made the ribbon frame from tafetta and pearls.
Then I've completed the card with a sentiment from Best Yet (hostess set) and used various punches to layer.
So there you have my creation. Thanks Keesh, for the challenge.

Product used:
Stamps: Cheep Talk, Best Yet
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, DP Urban Garden
Ink: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Pearls, Ribbon, Punches, Embossing powder - white, Cuttlebug.


Charmaine Black said...

Oh I love this one Chantelle, you've done a really good job of replicating the effect from the sample photo. These colours are really relaxing and evoke thoughts of nature. I love visiting your blog and have a little blog award for you over on mine, so please stop by and collect it when you can, lots of inky hugs from Char xx

amymom24 said...

You are a creative genius! Love this:)

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Gorgeous Chantelle.

Cindy Banks said...

Chantelle your card is beautiful, love the ribbon frame. :)

Keesh said...

OH that is so beautiful Chan! Love the ribbon frame you have created with the pearls! Very pretty and elegant! Thanks so much for playing! Love keesh x

KimB said...

HI Chantelle,

its a beautiful card with a great balance of those lovely muted colours. I especially like the ribbon frame (never seen that!) and the embossed branch. Thanks for the lovely comment too.