Monday, July 27, 2009

"Inspire"


It's been more than a week since I posted here, the Nova Scotia summertime weather is keeping me in my gardens and at the lake.

I created this card based on the current “2 Sketches for You” challenge, and have included other challenges as well. The current TGIF challenge is…”words!” I used the “Inspire” word stamp from Quietfire Design, stamped in Colorbox Chalk Ink, with a Just Right Stampers Fleur de Lis border, stamped with the same ink. The Cute Card Thursday challenge is to use eyelets. I don’t use eyelets much anymore, but really like the effect with the Spellbinders blue eyelets diecut, which I paired with the Spellbinders Renaissance Hearts Medallions and borders dies. I chalk inked parts of the borders for a little added dimension, and layered the borders over Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossed panels. The current One Powerful Hour challenge is to use our favourite colours. Mine change from time to time, but I’m currently enjoying a blue and white combination…reminds me of Wedgewood ornaments. I added a few rhinestone accents for a little extra interest. I have a “play date” this week with a friend, who wants to create “elegant cards.” This is one of three of my designs we’ll do together, so I hope she likes it.


Now, speaking of inspiration, if you're enjoying Spellbinders Nestabilities, you must visit Becca's blog at Amazing Paper Grace...her work is simply beautiful! I visit regularly, and am always inspired!

This is another card we'll start together, with a different blue and white combination. Although I'll have all the pieces cut and ready to assemble, we'll finish the "Wisteria" stitched and beaded design on our own time. This one doesn't meet any online challenges...just one of my own. ;) I used a K & Co fabric covered brad for the centre, and the Textured Textiles Cuttlebug embossing folder.


Thanks so much for visiting; I wish you a happy, creative day!

12 comments:

Willy said...

Wonderful cards, Deborah!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Wow what a magnificent card I love it. Thank's for playing along with 2sketches4you.

fabricbutterfly said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!fantastic job, just toooooo beautiful!!

Sandy said...

OMG these are fantastic.
Unbelievable cards. Love them.

Thanks Deb for your words to TGiF.

Martina2801 said...

Fantastic artwork !

KimmyS said...

OMG both cards are gorgeous. I also thought of the wedgewood designs as soon as I saw them. stunning.

Thanks for playing along with us at http://2sketches4you.blogspot.com/

Merry said...

Oh wow Deborah, I thought the first card was amazing and then scrolled the second beaded card and that is just stunning. Looks like lots of work.

Jennifer said...

The texture and dimension is one of the elements I love about your cards. These are beautiful!

Sherry Wright said...

Beautiful, love all the details!

Laura Davis said...

Oh wow this is such a stunning card! Well done :)
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

zgagi said...

WOW Iam speechless. What an amazing card. I love this 3D effect

Jenny Gropp said...

WOW. Seriously wonderful cards!