Saturday, September 1, 2007

Shannan's Carpe Diem Contest

Shannan over at Pink Tulle with Feathers was holding a Carpe Diem contest. The challenge was to use a stamp or stamps in a way that they weren't intended or designed. I totally missed the deadline for the contest because I just couldn't get my act together, but I wanted to do the challenge anyway. Here is what I came up with. The birdie is from the Heidi Grace Tags and Words clear stamp set, and the "feathers" are from Fancy Florals stamp set by Verve Visual. I took two different size flower stamps from Fancy Florals and cut them apart to make feathers for a sort of peacock. Do you think it worked? I paper-pieced the body of the bird with SU Palette O'Prints. The layout it pretty simple, but I wanted to make it colorful to go with the Verve Visual sentiment. Hope this card brightens your day! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- bird (Heidi Grace Designs), Fancy Florals and Thoughtful Phrases (Verve Visual); Paper- Palette O'Prints, Blue Bayou, So Saffron, Whisper White; Ink- Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou, So Saffron; Accessories- rhinestone brads, ticket corner punch, Simple Circles brass template, Word Window punch, paper piercer, Black marker, May Arts ribbon, horizontal slot punch, Stardust Stickles.

15 comments:

beate said...

Your bushy tail bird is absolutely adorable! Great card for that challenge!

Alexandra said...

That tail is awesome - you are soooo creative Charmaine!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Libby said...

I love your bird - what a great way to think outside the box!

Cindy Keery said...

Very cute! I love this card!

Christi said...

That looks awesome! I wish you could've been entered into the challenge...I'm sure you would've one! :) Very creative!

Donna said...

bummer you missed the deadline...your card is AMAZING!!

Flossie's Follies said...

So glad I got to check my google reader today, this card is awesome. Love how you used the flowers.

Cindy H. said...

It totally worked!! Love that little birdie as a peacock, lol. Great job!

dana vitek said...

WOW! I love this idea! I even have that Heidi Grace set, not that I've gotten it inky yet. That's about to change! Thanks for the inspiration!

Stamper Gail said...

Oh it's absolutely adorable. I'm always fascinated when someone can come up with a design from a stamp that wasn't meant to be used that way. Actually I envy the imagination of you gals who can do this and really should challenge myself to try more of it.

I love the colors and richness of your design.

Shadowcatcher said...

What a fun card! I'm still smiling - love those peacock feathers! You always make such fabulous cards!

Julie Masse said...

It totally worked Charmaine!! Great idea! Very nice card!

MJ said...

Great job. I love all the colors and creative use of the flowers. Awesome.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Fantastic!!

hemidemisemiquaver said...

WOW!! Holy cow! Those colors are gorgeuos!! That worked out so nicely together! Beautiful job!

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