Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Inspiration Challenge #37: Company C bedding


I always have lots of photos of bedding saved for my challenges, and I decided to use one today. This is the Verona bedding by Company C. I just love the mix of patterns and colors here.

For my color combination I chose kiwi kiss, pacific point, bordering blue, and close to cocoa, with just a little white for the stamped panel. I thought these colors looked very cool together - it ended up being a little challenging, though! That's a lot of colors to work into a single card. I loved the sketch challenge for today - Roxie gave us two sketches! This card uses the second sketch, and as soon as I'm done posting I'm off to try the first one.


I started out by stamping the Paisley background with Versamark on bordering blue cardstock, then I embossed it with clear EP. The sentiment from Wonderful Words was embossed the same way on pacific point cardstock. I used the open leaf and solid flower images from Wonderful You and stamped in kiwi kiss, close to cocoa, and pacific point.

To put the whole thing together, I used a bordering blue card base, a background panel from the kiwi kiss patterned papers, close to cocoa layers for everything, and three Making Memories copper brads. Sigh, this was so close to SUO but I just had to use those brads! I popped the stamped panel up on dimensionals.

I hope you'll come play my challenge - I'd love to see your take on this gorgeous bedding set! This week's SCS keyword is DSIC37, and don't forget to leave me a link here!

4 comments:

Julie said...

Hi Lori -- what a nice inspiration you've found! It's funny -- I have an "inspirational" bedding photo lying around my desk as well! There are some great bedding colors.

Hopefully I'll play along with this one and get back to you later! Thanks!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

Lori, I just luvd the small green leaf in the pillow...it like pops out at me. Luv these colors together, too. here is mine

http://enjoythevasunshine.blogspot.com/2008/10/three-times-love.html

Julie said...

Hey there Lori! My card is finally done...you can find it here.

This was a fun one -- thanks, as always!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1102983?cat=500&ppuser=172162

Julie said...

Hello Lori -- happy Friday! I just wanted to say a quick thanks for your very kind comment on my challenge card. I TRULY appreciate that -- a little gallery comment goes a L-O-N-G way, doesn't it? I've actually been eying the sentiment on that card and I think it's crooked - it's hard to align the swirly stamps! It's going to bother me so I will have to redo that.

And...huge news...I've been working away on a BLOG of my own! So far, I have the header ready...and that's about all that is there right now. I'll pass the address along soon. Have a great weekend, and thank you again.