Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Inspiration Challenge #24: Pastiche Jewelry



For today's challenge I chose this cool jewelry set from Viva Terra. Click the link to zoom in - lots of great detail on this one that you won't want to miss!

I used the colors basic gray, groovy guava, pixie pink, and certainly celery, plus some silver embossing. I also used the SCS sketch challenge, which featured a large circle that seemed like the perfect opportunity to find inspiration in the circular earrings.

I first stamped the leaf and flower outline stamps from Wonderful You with Versamark on basic gray and white cardstock. For the large circle I cut the gray with my Coluzzle and then layered onto a larger celery scalloped circle (done with the corner rounder punch again). For the center I cut out a flower from the gray cardstock and mounted with a dimensional over a scalloped-punch circle of striped guava designer paper. The pink flowers were cut from white cardstock and colored with pixie pink ink and blender pen, and I set them aside to use later.

The sentiment panel repeats the same striped paper, with a sentiment from Hugs & Wishes stamped in basic gray. The pixie pink strips are layered on basic gray and accented with celery grosgrain ribbon, and to mimic the jewelry's shape I added one of the ribbon slides from the mini catalog Hodgepodge Hardware set. Thanks to my upline Nola for sharing some of these with her team!

The last panel I did was the guava background. I wheeled the Stems & Silhouettes wheel on my guava ink pad then rolled along the left edge. Once I was ready to assemble, I took a celery card and added the largest gray panel. Next I attached the two guava panels. The panel with the ribbon slide went next, and I put one of the pink flowers on with a dimensional in the lower left corner. I then added the other pink panel and the large circle, and put the second pink flower in the upper right.

If you decide to play along with my challenge today - and I hope you will - today's keyword for uploading to SCS is DSIC24. I'd love to see some fun cards with this inspiration piece - I'm in a little bit of a funk and maybe lots of bright colors would cheer me up!

1 comment:

Joan said...

Very pretty card. Love the jewelry too. Awesome interpretation. Joan