Saturday, June 11, 2011

Inspirational Challenge

Inspiration Photo
Those wonderfully talented ladies over @ Our Creative Corner have an Inspirational photo to challenge you.  And to help with what or how we have gotten our inspiration, each DT member have given a little blurb about how they were inspired.   Please check out what the other DT members have created!  You will be inspired and aw struck!

My Card
When I look at the inspiration photo, the objects that I instantly focused on, were those wonderful pillows!  I just love the stripes on the round pillow.  It has so much character and is simply pretty!  And, how can you resist those orange pillows!  The polka-dots, and those kraft pom-poms!  The colors remind me of nature, and the photo shows all natural materials.  So here is what I made.  

The card base is Chocolate Chip.  The main panel is a simple green pattern on green cardstock; simple and elegant.  The stripes are layered onto the green piece, just like the pillow sits on the green sofa.  The orange polka-dot piece mimics the adjacent pillow.  I felt that the kraft pom-poms made such an inpact, that I had to re-create the pom-pom and put it on my card.  I made the kraft flower out of 'natural' coffee filters and a scallop circle die.  I cut 12 scallop circles and stacked them.  Then I crumpled each one individually.  With all the natural materials in the photo, I wanted an 'earthy', simple material to wrap around my polka-dot piece.  So, I chose a thick hemp twine.  I kept the leaves simple, few and a 'background', just like the potted plant in the photo.
I used this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch, to help me with the layout.  All paper craft supplies are from Stampin' Up!  However, most are retired.


Anonymous said...

Great card, Sharon! I especially love your pom-pom flower! I thought adding some pom-poms would be fun too but it didn't work out for me. Love the stripes and polka-dots! and the scallop edge on the stripe paper.

Marjie Kemper said...

Love this card, especially the flower.

Shannon White said...

Sharon, this is Wonderful! I love your take on the inspirational piece. And you really worked that sketch too! I love your Pom Pom Flower.. just Gorgeous!


Sarah Gough said...

Gorgeous Sharon, those stripes and that flower are perfect!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Sharon, you really knocked it out of the ballpark with that coffee filter flower!!! When I saw that I smacked myself on the forehead and said why didn't I think of that. It's so perfect for this inspiration, plus they are just super anyway! Love the way you incorporated the stripes and the polka dots. Wonderful inspiration card!

Hope you have a great week!


Jennifer Rzasa said...

Sharon, your flower is just gorgeous! Good luck with the contest at Mojo Monday, I hope you win with this lovely card!

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is gorgeous!

enjoy *~*

Lori Rider said...

This is a great take on the challenge, Sharon! Love the stripes and your very fun flower!