Friday, 11 September 2009

Inkspirations Inspiration Challenge #12

It's time for another Inspiration Challenge. Here is the picture, a lovely quilt with some very bright colours.

And here's my creation:

So how did this inspirational picture inspire me to create? Well, when I first saw it, I thought Circle Circus, simply because of the circle pattern on the quilt. I went with the colours Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Yoyo Yellow and Whisper White.

I started off with a base card in White, then added a layer of Pacific Point. Then with a strip of White, I used one of the circle images and my Stamp-a-ma-jig, to make a few rows imitating the pattern of the quilt. I've alternated these in the Pacific Point and Baja Breeze.

The I've added a strip of Yoyo Yellow and some DP from Pacific Point.

From here, I've picked up on the yellow cushions. See as I don't have the Yoyo Yellow ink, I decided to go with some white embossing and I believe the cushions have some white print on them! So I used another image from the Circle Circus, stamped in white ink onto Yoyo Yellow cardstock and then embossed in white. I've matted this onto some White and then Pacific Point.

To complete the card, I've added some ribbon with a blue button, some paper piercing and a little sentiment from Famiy Phrases.

Here's a closer look at the detail:

I've only used Yellow on the odd occasion, simply because it's so bright. But after using it in this card, well .... it's ok. And I noticed that there's alot of yellow in the clothing shops as well. So I'm pleased with how this card turned out and you may be seeing some more yellow soon!

If you would like to join in the fun and see how this picture inspires you, then go to Makeesha's website for all the details and be sure to check out all the other wonderful talent from her design team:

Enjoy it and I look forward to seeing what you come up with.


Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Chantelle... this is FABULOUS!!! You've done an AWESOME job with this weeks inspiration.

xx Sarah

Fiona Harrison said...

This is a fabulous card, how well do those colours work? It is so fresh & summery. This is the perfect stamp set and your layout rocks.
Fi xox

Anonymous said...

WOW! This is just gorgeous and is an exact take of the inspiration....Well done! Very, very clever.

Cindy Major said...

I like how you and Sarah both thought to use the Circle Circus set! It was a great idea! Love the resulting card - very fresh and happy :)

Have a great weekend!

Caroline Colgan said...

Love how the colours really 'pop' on your card - looks great!!

Renée said...

fabulous! Love the white embossing and the layout!

Kirrily said...

This is gorgeous Chantelle - great use of the colours and choice of stamp set!

Keesh said...

Just perfect Chan. I love how you have used that first little pillow for inspiration, where the white is on a yellow background! So fresh and summery. Thanks so much for your inspiration this week! love Keesh x

Shelley said...

Love what you've done with your card! It is so summery. Love the little greeting, the paper piercing, the use of the 'very popular for this challenge' Circle Circus… Gorgeous!
Congrats also on being chosen for Keesh's Design Team!
Love Shell

Jo said...

This is a beautiful card, Chantelle. The yellow is really a gorgeous splash of colour. Keesh has certainly got us into summer, and all of her team has done an 'inspirational' job with this challenge. cheers, Jo

Kristy Young said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous! Your so talented Chantelle.

Tanya Kitto said...

Hi Chantelle, your card is lovely. You have done an incredible job on the inspiration :) thanks for sharing
Tanya xox

Lee-Anne said...

This card is just gorgeous Chantelle, such beautiful detail with the button and ribbon. The colours look so lovely together, like a gorgeous, summer day.

Hope all is well with you and your family. Enjoy your week.


PS I have given you a few awards, they are up on my blog :)

jen said...

A very nice card i love it and you are right about the bright.....but its great and that stamp set matches great too:)


OMG this card is amazing!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT :)
Its taken me this long to finally get around to everyone's blog's :(
Looking forward to seeing your creation this week :)
Take care

Chantal Fleming said...

Gee it's pretty. It's clean, crisp and really very attractive. I'm definitely inspired.

prashant said...

WOW! This is just gorgeous and is an exact take of the inspiration...
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