Friday, September 4, 2009

It's in the bag

The SCS inspiration challenge, that is! I'm happy to be guest hosting the challenge for this weekend. I decided that I would choose a site rather than a single photo for the IC this time. I think I settled on Moyna Bags because I had such a hard time choosing my favorites! I figured others would probably find plenty of inspiration here, too. I do ask, though, that you limit yourself to just the handbags. This site has tons of stuff and I don't want anyone (including me!) to be too overwhelmed! This photo is the bag I chose for my inspiration (click here to see the original).

I wanted to make the flowers and leaves on my main panel with very vanilla textured cardstock. The idea was a good one but it took a while to figure out how to accomplish that. The leaves came from the Summer Love rub-ons (which were in the spring mini catalog), and I cut them out and adhered the vanilla leaves to a kraft panel. Then I needed some flowers, and rather than using die-cuts (which was my first idea) I stamped this flower from Simple Friendship and cut them out with a bit of a border as I did with the rub-on leaves. To get a little sparkle in the center I used a Sakura clear glitter pen (hard to see in the photo, argh). I added the sentiment from Together Forever in basic gray - with the elegant flowers and color scheme I just felt like it should be a wedding card. The background uses more kraft cardstock and the Perfect Details texture plate. I added the gray ribbon (Offray) and basic gray layers, then adhered some vanilla pearls from the Pretties Kit for my final embellishments.

I'd love to see lots of gorgeous creations this weekend so I hope you'll play along! Thanks to Stephanie for asking me to step in. I always have a fabulous time and I hope you do, too!


Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous card and take on the IC - Lori!!! I had fun playing...and thanks to you I was inspired to make my OCC card :)!!! Hugs ~S~

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...
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jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Hi Lori, I deleted my first post because some of the words weren't there!! Anyway, I love the card you made from the bag you chose to inspire you. I had no plans to do the challenge today, then saw your gorgeous card, and that you were the that took care of that!!! I hope you like what I did too!

Jenny Gropp said...

WOW, you really captured the inspiration piece perfectly with your card! Beautifully done, Lori!!