Saturday, January 21, 2012

Birthday Beauty

Wow, another Saturday - that means another challenge at Our Creative Corner! I get the privilege of being the hostess for the next two weeks, and this week I have my favorite: an inspiration challenge. I found this gorgeous baby shower table at the Hostess with the Mostess blog. The challenge is to find at least two elements in the photo to inspire your project, and as a bonus you can give it a baby theme if you wish.

This card is doing double duty as a stamp club project, so I elected not to make it a baby card. The background technique is called faux tile, which I was inspired to teach my club after seeing this card. I didn't end up CASEing Lynn's gorgeous card but instead went a different direction so I could showcase some new products from the Occasions mini.

This is a 5 1/4" square card. The main image comes from the fabulous stamp set Apothecary Art and the new Framelits labels. I took my colors from the inspiration photo: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizazz, and Early Espresso. I thought the flowers in the image echoed the floral elements on the shower table. For accents I chose coral ribbon (which is also on the table in the photo) and a larger label of pear DP. To give the green just a little definition against the blue background, I edged the DP with espresso marker. The tile background is a 5" square of Pool Party card stock, scored into 1 1/4" squares, stamped with the SAB set Fresh Vintage, and sponged across the score lines for definition. Finally I incorporated the rhinestones that appear in the background of the photo as center accents for the flowers.

OK, that's it from me - I hope you enjoy this challenge and come play along with us! Be sure you check out what the rest of the team has created as well, and have a wonderful weekend!


Marjie Kemper said...

I would love to have a peek at your ribbon stash... it must be quite extensive! You matched the coral to a T on that photo..... wow! Love your beautiful card, Lori.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Just beautiful, Lori! I pulled this stamp set out yesterday and was immediately intimidated by the water-coloring. Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love how the die cuts take center-stage and your shading is fantastic. Hope you had a fun weekend! Hugs! :)

Sharon Wheet said...

Hi Lori, I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I just love your card! I love the colors you chose, they look so perfect together! and your coloring of the little flowers are so neat and clean.
Hope your week is good.

Melina said...

I love the soft background you made! Beautiful :)