Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Shirt Inspiration

This was for today's Sketch Challenge on SCS. You'll notice I used colors from my least used color family again. . .Bold Brights. The actual inspiration for this card came from the shirt my daughter Savannah was wearing. It really reminded me of the flower from the Do the Hula set. I have never used that set before, and Savannah's shirt made me pull it out! For the background flowers, I stamped them in Whisper White Craft ink and then used a sponge dauber to put Only Orange pastel over top of parts, a technique known as Poppin' Pastels. I stamped the sentiment in Only Orange on Only Orance cardstock and cut carefully around it. Then I mounted it with dimensionals over top of the flower and triangle piece. The sketch challenge was a little out of my comfort zone since I don't do well with triangle shapes, but it seemed to come together pretty easily. It's definitely a different layout for me! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Do the Hula; Ink- Only Orange, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White Craft; Paper- Only Orange, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White; Accessories- paper piercer, white gel pen, Coluzzle circle template, prima flower, Making Memories brad, pastels, sponge dauber.

18 comments:

beate said...

Charmaine, that is absolutely stunning! Beautiful color combo and wonderful card!

Markie's Mom said...

Great card! I love these colors!

Diane said...

Amazing! I love the colors and the layout!

Donna B. said...

this is a beautiful card, Charmaine! Great job translating your inspiration into a card

Jami Speidel said...

Oh! I love this card! Orange (of any shade) is one of my favorite colors, so I absolutely love the color scheme! I might have to "case" this card and send one to my SIL in Honolulu! TFS!!!

Flossie's Follies said...

Great card, love the colors and it so matches your inspiration.

Cindy H. said...

Wow, eye popping card! Stunning!

Kristine said...

AWESOME!! Love the bright orange color and Look how perfect the flowers match!! :) Great card. I'm gonna check out the challenge right now. Thanks for sharing!

Sherrie said...

wonderful inspiration with great results! Love what you did with this challenge Charmaine, very cute!

Linda said...

I truly love this one! I especially love how the inspiration came from your daughter's shirt - and it looks like it matched quite well!!!

apigonfire said...

definately a gorgeous card... I think I might need to find me that set used! :) I've always wanted it and this just reinforces that wish tenfold! oh... your card just reminds me of an inspiration! thanks for the trigger!
~Kendra

barb said...

What an excellent interpretation of the little one's shirt!! Perfect!

barb

Julie Brooks said...

What a cute card and what cute colors! Looks just like the shirt.

chelemom said...

This is a wonderful card!!!! I love the bright colors! And how cool that you met "Markie's Mom!"

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful, simply inspired!! Love the colors and the techniques!

Kirsten said...

Very cool card! Love the brightness of color!

Shanismom said...

beautiful card. love the colors.

Amy said...

Very great card and colors. I am often inspired by my daughter's clothes. I don't act on it enough though! Have a great weekend!

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