July 9, 2010

Bloggers Challenge - What Inspires You


What inspires you to create?  Is it a sketch, colors, a photo of something?  This week I gave the Bloggers Challenge Members this photo to draw inspiration from for their project.  When working from a photo there's a lot of things you can draw from when creating, it could be the colors, or even a theme presented in the photo.

My inspiration came from the Quilt, colors and texture found in the photo.

(click photo to enlarge)

I pulled the following colors from the photo: Kiwi, Curry, Turquoise, Rose, Chocolate and Confetti, and used the Texture Fades folders to emboss my card stock, then cut them into 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" squares.  I cut another panel and adhered a Sizzix Adhesive Sheet, then added my textured squares.  The textured areas are highlighted with White ink, then I added the stitching using a Stitch stamp from Starving Artistamps.  I used Spellbinders Label 10 to create the Chocolate Frame piece, adding some embossing and highlights to match my Quilt squares.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up!'s Occasional Quotes set.

Details:
Stamps - Stampin' Up! (quote), Starving Artistamps (stitches)
Ink - White, Markers, Chocolate Chip
Card Stock - Chocolate, Confetti, Rose, Kiwi, Turquoise, Curry
Other - Texture Fades Folder, Spellbinders Ten, Basic Grey Pearls, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Glue Dots, Sizzix Adhesive Sheet

Looking for more inspiration using this weeks challenge, click on the Bloggers Challenge Logo on my sidebar.  Want to play along, leave a direct link to your creation in the comments section.

Have a great weekend!  If you happen to be attending the Rubber Stamp Expo this weekend in Tinley Park, be sure to stop by Our Daily Bread Designs Booth, I'll be helping with the Make and Takes.

28 comments :

Kristen said...

Fabulous card, and you worked the inspiration perfectly!

Beth Norman said...

Wow, this really pops. I LOVE your multi CB pieces of cs. You really captured the feel of the inspiration photo. Great work.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Amazing quilt of so many textures! Luv how your inspiration turned out.

Terry said...

OMG! You have taken quilting to a brilliant new level. Love that you used the CB Highlights technique for the quilted pieces. Wonderful colors. Love this down to the sentiment and butterflies!

Ida said...

Beautiful card Lisa. I love the way you recreated the "quilt" using those awesome texture plates. The sentiment and punched butterflies are just lovely.

Linda Monroe said...

This card has so much wonderful detail. The textures and colors really come together so well. What a great challenge!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Love your textured quilt art piece, Lisa. Beautiful as your artwork always is.

BarbaraW said...

Oooo I want a quilt like that for my bed. It's beautiful. The texture is fantastic.

Danni said...

All that texture is just fabulous!! Wow!! What an awesome card!

Melanie said...

Lisa this is awesome, your so super crafty, I love it!!!

Nikki Bond said...

GORGEOUS! {SMILES}

Rachel Hope said...

Love the quilted design! Great card!

Clara said...

A beautiful card! I love all the texture and stitching done on it.

Basement Stamper said...

HOpe you have a wonderful weekend doing make & takes

I have to say that I am always inspired by sketch challenges, they always get me started.

Love the quilted look and all your texture on the card!

Jan said...

love your quilted card!!!

Lisa Bohler said...

The stitching and texture really make this quilt card come alive! Super cute!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Fantastic card Lisa! Love all of the texture and your "stitching" looks sensational! :D

Lisa said...

Very pretty!

Connie Paxman said...

Lisa stand up job on your card...I always wanted to try this doing PP but never thought of a quilt card...Also super work using the stitching stamp...
thanks for the challenge.
connie paxman

Chrissy D said...

I think I need to get that labels #10. WOW what a beautiful card. Love the quilt work!!!

sheryl said...

Very pretty, Lisa! Love all the texture!

Ruby said...

Ooh I LOVE this Lisa! It's gorgeous!!! Such fab colours and I can see immediately how you were inspired by the photo. Love it!

Diane Jaquay said...

WOW, this is really a work of art! I love all the texture the embossing gives this beautiful card!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your card- the patchwork effect is awesome and I LOVE the embossed squares- what a great touch! TFS

Claudia said...

WOW - I love all the texture. Great Card!

Lori said...

Lisa, this is lovely! The combination of colors and textures captures the feel of the inspiration piece perfectly. Love the stamped stitches, too.

Barbara said...

WOW! LOVE this! What a GREAT quilt card!! You had me going with your stitching...it looks so real.

Suzanne C said...

Love the quilt created from the various embossed pieces. Gorgeous card.

 
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