Monday, April 12, 2010

Keesh's Inspiration Challenge #20

Hi Guys,

Am finally on days off again. My roster is a bit atrocious at the moment, only rostered 2 days off instead of 3 for 2 weeks in a row (1st day is a sleep day, thus only giving 1 full day not at work). However I have found time to make 2 cards recently.

I had to have a go at Keesh's latest challenge. Especially since she pointed out that the inspiration pic challenges get less responses than the sketch or colour challenges. I really rather like them. I'm the sort of crafter who needs inspiration! Here is Keesh's inspiration image:

And here is my attempt:

As soon as I saw the photo I thought of using the 'emboss resist' technique & 'Upsy Daisy'. I clear embossed the 'Upsy Daisy' image onto 'Very Vanilla' CS. I then took my brayer & covered the whole image with 'Chocolate Chip' ink. When that is done, wipe over the image & the embossed image emerges. A great way to get a light coloured image on a dark background. I used my 'Sanded' BG stamp with 'Close to Cocoa' ink on 'CtC' CS. This is to emulate the creased look of the bottom of the doona cover (sometimes I think I am far too literal in these challenges). I added a layer of VV CS, and some 'Chocolate Chip' ribbon, tied through a small vanilla grommet. The greeting, also from the 'Upsy Daisy' stamp set is stamped in CC ink onto a label I made with the new 'Lots of Tags' die for the Big Shot. A simple card but I think it is in keeping with the inspiration.

Thanks for calling in.
Have a great day,
Fi xox


Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

AMAzING!!!!!... Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

xx Sarah

Lee said...

LOVE it Fi! I'm a huge fan of the emboss resist technique, and you have done a brilliant job of it! Great choice of image for the inspiration pic :) I hope to have a play tonight.

Lee x

Lee-Anne Barry said...

Gorgeous card Fi, it is so beautiful. I love the emboss resist technique you have used it just looks gorgeous. Love the label too, very stylish :)

I've had a quick look through all of the other cards you have been making lately, and what can I say...they are all gorgeous. I am going to have to come and visit more often.

Have a great week, talk soon.


Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oooh ... this is so pretty ... that I don't think I want to post mine now! It will look rather "shabby" compared to this gorgeous creation! Love the emboss resist technique on this one! Perfect for the challenge! Hugs, Andrea xxx

Teneale Williams said...

Hi Fi,

WOW...So much to love about this card, clever idea using the grommet with the ribbon the way you have. I also love the details in the layers….you know I like my layers {lol} but I can see you have stamped sanded on one of the layers….very nice.

Teneale :)

Helen H said...

Hi Fi
Love absolutely everything about your yummy chocolate card! Great take on the inspiration image. :)

Mae Collins said...

Lovely card Fiona. Just curious did you attend Rose Bay High School?

Kylie said...

Beautiful card, Fiona!
Love the stamp set you used and your design is awesome!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Julie said...

oh my gosh! BEAUTIFUL!!! I love this effect!

Genelle Little said...

Ooh Fi this is PERFECT! I am doing a Jason Coleman 'Love it' back to you right now, LOL! Beautiful rich colours and I love the layout. I haven't had a chance to join in this week's challenge but this is my favourite Inspiration image so far. xox

Louise Ryan said...

Oooh this is stunning Fiona! Fantastic take on the challenge.

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