Thursday, September 2, 2010

Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge #35

It's a brand new month and time for another inspiration challenge! Can you tell I'm starting to think of fall colors? I loved the textures in this photo - it was from a catalog, maybe Sundance? Anyway, I hope you find something here that inspires you.

I picked my color palette from some of the colors that jumped out at me: Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Pear Pizazz and So Saffron. I think this combo captures the same softness the photo has. I chose an image from the hostess set Fast and Fabulous and colored it in a sketchy style with markers. To add some texture I embossed pear card stock with a texture plate and sponged espresso ink over it. The background uses the new stamp Teahouse, which is gorgeous. It's done in Baja Breeze with extra ink sponged on top of the whole panel, and then I went back in with the espresso and dirtied just the edges (as I did with everything else). I kept the accents simple: three Cajun Craze brads, a border done with the eyelet punch, and a sentiment from Occasional Quotes.

Be sure to check out the cards made by all the Divine Divas for this challenge!

Anne

Chris

Donna

Julie

Kerri (sitting out this week)

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 online forums will be DDIC35. Have fun and look for the next challenge on September 16!

10 comments:

jdmommy said...

The fun part of this challenge is that we each see something different. I hardly noticed what was on top of the cabinet, but you sure did! this is just gorgeous, Lori. Thanks for a great choice.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I so love the colors and the floral image Lori!! Such a gorgeous layout and design!! It is so fun to see the different takes on the photo. All so different!! I hope you are having a great vacation.
hugs,
Chris

Donna said...

So pretty, Lori! I just love the color combo. Thanks for another great challenge!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is wonderful, Lori! I love the colors and punched edge. Your layout is just terrific!

Bettina said...

what beautiful colors, mine is not a card, dont now if its ok to enter anyways? hugs bettina

Deb Neerman said...

What a great challenge ... love that inspiration piece!

You can see my card HERE.

Thanks for looking ... and for a fun challenge!

Hazel said...

my card is here x

Karen McAlpine said...

My photo inspired distressed card is here:
http://dreamingncreating.blogspot.com/2010/09/vintage-bird-with-pearls.html

Just Sweet Creations said...

Beautiful Colors and what a fun challenge here's mine
huggs Anne

Hazel said...

I've made a set of twinchies - you can see them here x