Thursday, August 20, 2009
Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge #10
Can it really have been ten challenges already? I hope you are having fun because I know we are! This week we're doing a bedding challenge, which is one of my favorite categories to choose from. I found this gorgeous set at Wrapables - the rich colors reminded me that fall is going to be here soon. We've had a heat wave here in MA so it's hard to believe that it really will be cool before we know it!
I don't know what the photo looks like on your screen, but it looks like purple to me, and it wasn't until I was typing this up that I realized the description says it's brown. When I picked it I was going for purple, so that's what you're getting from me! ;) The layout came from Day 3 of the Mojo Monday Turns 100 celebration. This is a great sketch that Teresa Kline provided - thanks, Teresa! I didn't follow it exactly, however - I had to leave out a couple elements.
To emulate the "purple" bedspread, I started my card by embossing an image from the new set Leaf Lines onto perfect plum cardstock with gold EP. Then I took the large image from Kind & Caring Thoughts and embossed it on brushed gold CS with American Crafts Zing! chestnut EP. (I was inspired by the small gold pillow.) I cut and layered with Nestabilities and chocolate chip cardstock. I used a gold card base and made this card a 5x7 so I could use more of my embossed background. The chocolate chip scalloped piece was cut from the pennant die - I wanted bigger scallops than I could get with any of my punches. I added a strip of gold organdy ribbon and a bow. The sentiment is by Inkadinkado, and I cut that out with another Nesties rectangle and centered the text near the top, then just attached it to the back of the gold layer. My faux brads are gold-embossed chipboard circles (from some Basic Grey chipboard).
Be sure to check out the cards made by all the Divine Divas for this challenge!
Hope you are inspired to come and play along. Just leave a comment here with a link to your card. We can't wait to see what you create! The keyword for uploading on SCS will be DDIC10. Have fun and look for the next challenge in two weeks!