All posts filed under: Inspiration Challenge Cards

Watercolor Flowers for Mother’s Day

Have any of you tried Corel Painter?  I am playing with digital water coloring in the 30 day trial version of Corel Painter X3 right now and I have to say that I love the ‘real watercolor’ brushes!  I was inspired to play in this week’s SCS IC438 so I painted these flowers to get a feel for the different brushes and I’m happy with the results. What do you think?  I am really a beginner of course so don’t judge to harshly! 🙂  I have a lot to learn, but I still think it’s pretty! Traditionally, I’ve painted with acrylics, but I just love the look of water colors and painting and blending colors is so soothing to me, so I thought this was a great time to practice.  I used my new digital stamp illustration as a starting point for the painting and this is what I ended up with.  Now, if only I could afford to buy the software!   Here’s the Mother’s Day CAS card I made with it too…         and finally, here is …

Happy Day!

Happy Day! This is my interpretation of the sketch challenge this week on SCS. I made a hybrid digi card. I printed and cut my image and popped it up on dimensional foam tape in place of the main image panel.  I added a button for the circle element. I used digi papers for my paper strip panel. They are printed directly onto the main card frame, along with the sentiment at the bottom. Challenges: Crafty Creations – Happy Birthday Have a creative day! Deena

Inspired CASE Study

Hello friends!   March is finally here.  The sun kindly came out this weekend and just in time for my birthday which I celebrated Sunday!  Although it’s still cold, and will be for a little while yet here in Montreal,  I am hopeful that Spring is not too far off in our future! To share my hopeful spirit with you, I have another CAS card to show you today.  I’ve combined two challenges;  CASE STUDY #180 and the Inspiration Challenge on SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS. First up is Danielle Flanders‘ card inspiring us at CASE STUDY this week…SO PRETTY! I chose this photo as my inspiration from the IC430 site POLYVORE : and fell in love with the colors! and here is my card that is a result of being inspired by both challenges… I hope it puts a little hope in your hearts for the forthcoming Spring! Have a wonderful day!  Deena

Primarily Masculine Birthday

This was made for my own challenge to make a birthday card using light bright primary colors.  I had a hunch that these colors would work well for  a more masculine birthday card.  After all, most men are just boys in man sized bodies! 😉  They are kids at heart! I used this multi stripe dp from Cosmo Cricket called GET HAPPY. I stamped the VOILA! chef from SU!, colored his cuffs, pants and necktie in bright colors, and popped up his chef’s hat on dimensional foam dots.   The sentiment says “Happy Birthday” in french.  I added two black brads and voila!  What do you think?  Does it work for a masculine birthday? Show me how you use your primary colors on a birthday card and leave me a link in this CHALLENGE POST ! Have a creative day everyone! Deena

My Little Man

Today’s Inspiration challenge on SCS comes from Nell Hill’s online store.  I loved the children’s sihouette frames and it inspired this card and mini magnet. A simple black and white frame using my Cricut to cut the scallop squares.  I added a panel of embossed mosaic squares for some texture.  The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up! (Warm Words) Thanks for stopping by  and have a creative day!!

Rose Wreath Inspiration

I am up late again, but I wanted to quickly post this card because i may not have time later in the day as it is Halloween!  My boys have a Halloween party in the afternoon, and I have to fill all the bags for our trick or treaters;  I just know the day is going to fly by. So, on to the card I made for the inspiration challenge that was posted on SCS.  I was inspired today by the Franz Porcelain rose cup and saucer from Precious Possessions. This is also for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge # 39 to use a border.  I used the Martha Stewart punch border, and the inside of the card front is lined with chocolate card stock.  The wreath is from Flourishes A Wreath for all Seasons set. I’ve colored it in with Copics, and layered it on Labels Four nestabilities die cuts. Would you like to have a chance at having this set for yourself? It may be as easy as making a card! Meet me …

Butterfly Dreams

Hello!!   We are officially on vacation, but we had to postpone our overnight trip to Grandby zoo as thunder showers are headed our way.  The way my head is pounding from the pressure and humidity, it is coming soon!  So, whatever we decide to do with the boys tomorrow it will have to be indoors…maybe the science centre. I have a quick card to share with you tonight; I was inspired by this vase design for the inspiration challenge this week at SCS. The butterfly is stamped and colored with copics, and dipped in dazzling diamonds glitter. It’s popped up on dimensional foam tape. The sentiment is one of my favorites from Cornish Heritage Farms. Thanks for stopping by!   Chat with you again soon!!

Crafty Creations Challenge~Inspiration

Hi ya! It’s time for our Crafty Creations Challenge!  This week  I set the challenge.  I came across this lovely Etsy shop featuring the art of Lauren Alexander .  So, this week is an inspiration challenge! This is what I made taking inspiration from Lauren Alexander‘s fabulous prints. Unfortunately her shop is closed until Aug. 2nd!! But do have a look after Sunday, because you will be delighted by what you see! In the meantime, you can visit her blog for lots of eye candy!! I hope you’ll come join us at Crafty Creations for the challenge!! Have a creative day!

Inspired by an Artist

Hi!  The card I have to share with you today was inspired by Glenda Mosher’s art.  She is not only a stamper, but an artist as well! I really admire her talent and her lovely paintings!  You can see them for yourself  on her blog.  Glenda’s art was featured as the inspiration challenge choice for this week.  I made two pieces for this challenge!   The first is a card inspired by her Tiger Lily painting.  The second is a little different!  It’s a 1 inch square  “painting”.  I used Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps for the flowers and stems/leaves, and I sponged in the sky, then used a pin to scratch out white areas to highlight.   I sealed it with Crystal effects. I used the new Fifth Avenue  and  Botanical Blooms sets from Stampin’ Up! and Bird on a branch for the sentiment.  All are stamped direct to paper (Classic K Margo).  I lined the inside with whisper white.  The florals are colored using a blender brush and inks. I guess I was missing my old …

A New Dress (100% Sweet)

I went shopping today for my boys.  Not fun really.  First of all they don’t like shopping.  Second of all, I don’t like shopping with them. I needed them there though, to try on shoes.   It’s like pulling teeth just to get them to try on a pair too.  My oldest Son, who if you recall is only 7 has had a huge growth spurt in the last month!  I can’t keep up.  Maybe I could if there was as much of an assortment of clothes for boys as there is for girls though.  What’s up with that?  I have the hardest time finding a plain pair of blue pants for my son, while in the girls department I pass by 10 different styles!   Boys clothes are really boring.   It’s always the same thing. Girls on the other hand have so much choice!  I see so many cute outfits, dresses, pants, skirts, shorts, capris, tops, sweaters and shoes!!  O.k, too much choice, you Moms of girls might say!   But really, would it be that …