February 20, 2009

Bloggers Challenge - Inspiration



It's Friday, and that means it's Bloggers Challenge day! It's also garbage day here, and I'm sure you wonder why in the heck is she telling me that! Well....I'm not sure about you, but I keep an "art rag" under my desk. What's an art rag you ask? It's the rag I use to wipe off my stamps when I'm cleaning them. I use it to wipe up the overspray off my desk when using spray mists, it's full of many different colors from many projects. Well, tonight DH decided he was going to throw it away with the garbage and gave me a clean one.....ACKKKKK I could just see my mojo leaving me for the night, and that it did! What should have taken me 10 minutes took me way too long!





I had given the BC members this inspiration piece last month, so I've had it in the back of my mind for awhile. I knew I wanted to use the damask as my inspiration, it just took some time to figure out a sketch that would work with what I wanted to do.





Recently when I cleaned up my studio, I came across a sheet of paper where I had scribbled some sketches - and that's exactly where this one came from. (click to enlarge)






Here's the final outcome using the inspiration piece and the sketch. The long rust panel was embossed using the Damask Texturz Plate. The Damask image from Friends 24-7 was stamped using the Faux Dry Emboss Technique. The sentiment comes from the JustRite Emotions Self Inking Stamps, and their a steal at just ONE DOLLAR for the entire set of 8 stamps! The words are great to use alone, or as a grouping like I've used here on my card.


Details:
Stamps - SU Friends 24/7, JustRite Emotions Set
Ink - Really Rust, White
Card Stock - Really Rust, Black
Other - SAMJ, Tim Hotlz Hammer, Silver Brads, Big Shot, Texturz Plates, Dimensionals, Ticket Corner Punch, Butterfly Charm


Looking to be inspired? Check out the other players blogs to see what inspired them this week.

Want to play along? Just leave link to your post here on my blog, or if uploading to SCS, use keyword BC86, so I can find your card.

Have a great Friday, thanks for stopping by!

20 comments :

Lisa Bohler said...

What a fantastic card, Lisa!!!! This is super gorgeous! Love the faux dry emboss and the charm is a perfect finish!

Barbara said...

Your MOJO left? I don't think so!! This is just lovely! Simple, elegant, and captures the feel of that fabulous bedroom ensemble. Lisa, you've done it again!!

Nikki Bond said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love it! {SMILES}

Lisa said...

Very nice card, Lisa! Love the little silver butterfly that just pops right off the card giving it LIFE!

Kerry D-C said...

Wow, Lisa! this is STUNNING! This is you mojo-less?! No need to worry then...because you are talented with or without mojo! Why do you keep your mojo on a dirty rag anyhow?! LOL!

Tiffany Bauer said...

OMG!!! This is just awesome!! And that faux dry embossing is just awesome too!! Will have to give that a try!

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

I think your tricking us about the mojo thing! Great card, such clean lines.

:) Marcia

Pat Huntoon said...

Art rag or not, that is just gorgeous.

Deb Wood said...

This is soooo beautiful. That butterfly is amazing!! Love this!

Basement Stamper said...

I love that butterfly! Gorgeous card, I think your mojo is just fine. Don't you hate when they start pitching stuff you want to keep? Now I know how hubby feels when I pitch his stuff ;-)

Ida P. Krause said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, I love the embossing and the faux dry emboss (I haven't mastered that technique)is fabulous. Oh and your sketch is great (I'm saving that one for future use).

Tangii Crain said...

Great card, I love the textures. The butterfly is perfect!!

Connie said...

LOVE your card...it almost has a look of suede!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This beautiful Lisa! Terrific layout and the strip of the faux dry embossing is a lovely addition! :D

Connie Paxman said...

OOOhhh love the embossing texture and goes so well with the Faux Embossing technique..
Wonderful challenge Lisa.
connie paxman

Robin Merriman said...

Art rag? You don't need no stinking "art rag"! This is gorgeous, Lisa!

Rachel Hope said...

WOW...I Love it!

StampingSelene said...

Wow!!! What a gorgeous card! I love the faux dry emboss!

Patti Chesky said...

The faux dry embossing is perfect for the damask stamp. Stunning!

Chrissy D said...

Well, for having your mojo leave, this is one beautiful project!!

 
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