Friday, January 28, 2011

Just Add Ink Challenge #53

The lovely ladies at Just Add Ink have come up with a new challenge this week - an inspiration challenge. Now I will admit that I usually shy away from inspiration pictures and very rarely participate in them until, that is, when I saw this gorgeous picture:-

Now the challenge card could contain the colours, or flowers, or just something that makes you happy. After looking at this photo I have decided to go with the actual photo inspiration and here is my card:-As soon as I saw it I just knew the Pick a Petal was coming out of retirement (I haven't used this set for sooo long!!). I have used the very lovely Daffodil Delight as the base followed by a piece of Pear Pizzazz. Now for the main image I decided to blow all the cobwebs of my heat gun and do some embossing (something I also haven't done for sooo long!!).

When my flower image was all stamped and embossed I then decided to run it through the Polka Dot embossing folder. Now here is where I am going to make a confession - I did the silly thing and embossed it back to front and thought oh no how am I going to fix this boo boo and luckily enough I was able to put it back in the folder again and ever so carefully line all the little dots up and hey presto, problem fixed :)

Now my card was definitely inspired by the picture itself and tried to replicate the sunflower. I also added a little bit of greenery with the leaves and also the bow represents the blue of the background.

I'm now off to enter the challenge, get off the computer and start stamping 55 rose buds with stems for wedding invitations for a friend. I said I would do it but only if my friend cut them all out, teehee!! - guess I could help with the cutting (might be tempted with chocolate!!!).

Happy stamping,


Karen said...


You've done beautifully with this challenge!


Robyn said...

Great take on the inspiration pic and a lovely card as well!

Tammy Hanlon said...

Oh Boy this would have to be one of my Fav's!! Just love it, very bright and beautiful and that would have to be one big chocolate to convince me to help do the cutting ;O)

Patrice said...

Lovely card Karen! Great fix up with the embossing folder - would never have known if you didn't mention.

Good luck with all those flowers! Better you than me doing all that cutting :o)

Karen said...

What a great card, love the ribbon along the top

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Wow!!!!! This is a gorgeous take on the 'inspiration' challenge this week - a real stunner.

Bonnie said...

Great job on this challenge! This is such a happy card!

Mae Collins said...

Love your use of this stamp set and who would know you ran it twice through for your embossing! Thanks for joining in at JAI!