Thursday, March 3, 2011

For Your Inspiration Challenge - IT"S NEW!




















Welcome to the 1st challenge on the For Your Inspiration blog!

My first love in crafting is making handstamped cards, so that is primarily what you'll be seeing from my DT entries. I was inspired by the diamond grid on the unusual architecture (isn't that just the coolest building ever?!) and knew I wanted to create a recessed diamond BG by scoring at 1/2" intervals, then rubbing Marina Mist ink over Marina Mist CS. The gently curved buildings reminded me of the long leaves that shoot up when my irises are blooming. I also took the sky colors to inspire my colors - the dark blue with a hint of lavender in the sunset. This challenge is supposed to be fun and that's exactly what I had - fun! I'm anxious to see what you might be inspired to create with this lovely scene as your starting point!

STAMPS: Siberian Iris (Flourishes), Happy Hello (Verve)
PAPER: Marina Mist, Bazzil textured white (large diamond panel), Neenah Solar White
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, Marina Mist
ACCESSORIES: Diamond Nestabilities, CB, Scor-Pal, Circle Nestabilities, New Leaf ribbon (PTI), Lace trim, Square lattice EF, Copic sketch markers (YG11, YG13,YG17, BV00, BV01, B91, B93, B95)

11 comments:

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is gorgeous Wanda, I luv how you took the details of the photo and brought it all to life in your card creation. I could not be happier to be guest designing with my friend on reveal month of your DT spot...woohoo! Looking forward to tomorrow....giggle giggle....see ya then!

enjoy *~*

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the way you incorporated the pic into your design!!! Love the colors!!

Marisa said...

Congrats again on your DT :) You used the insp. piece wonderfully with the diamond grid and the leaves of the flower being like the building shape. Fabulously done. Once I get done working for hubby in a few weeks and have more time to myself, I'll play along.

Peggy said...

Beautiful card! THat is one wild looking building!

Valerie said...

Great card Wanda! I love how you explained what inspired you and how you interpreted it! Fantastic!

Grace said...

Hi Wanda! It was soooo good to see you on my blog tonight!!! I love yours! Congrats on your new DT spot! I am terrible at inspiration challenges but you really captured this... loved how you focused on the diamond shapes and the lines of the leaves!!! I never would have thought of that and it's perfect! Where is that building?! It's amazing! This challenge sounds fun! I will see if I can work one in here and there even though I really don't do ICs well! LOL! Looking forward to seeing what you will be doing!!!
hugs,
Grace

Brenda said...

The background, the coloring - oh WOW! It is going to be a pleasure working with you on FYI.

Wendy said...

Good Lord, Wanda....this is beautious!! OMGosh, I so love looking at all you did with it. Superb!! :)

StephC said...

Beautifully done Wanda! Your take on this weeks photo is fantastic. Love everything about this!

maryr917 said...

wanda-how could I have missed that you are on a dt-a big congrats from your friend in Pittsburgh

maryr917 said...

oh-yes this card is gorgeous-you did a fab job with the inspiration photo-they are some wild lookingbuildings for sure