Saturday, August 8, 2009

Our Creative Corner - Inspiration

Hello and thanks for stopping by! Today’s card is for this week’s challenge over at Our Creative Corner. This week our August host, Loretta Lock, has created an inspiration challenge. “In rural communities, it’s almost time for harvest”. We warmly invite you to play along, please use your favorite stamps and supplies.

For my design, I was inspired by two of my favorite card designers:

~Sandy HulsartCreative Moments with Sandy
Sandy’s work is beyond anything I have ever seen as a stamper. She is an amazing stamper in every area of a designer. I had the pleasure of meeting her last year at the Copic Certification class at CHA. Sandy is someone I look up too and admire!! Please stop by her blog to see why she is such an amazing inspiration to me an SO many!!

~Michelle Zindorf - Freedom in Creating
Michelle’s cards are just BEAUTIFUL!! I always learn something NEW from her work and designs. Please stop by her blog, she includes a tutorial on each of her outstanding cards!

**I want to thank both ladies, you are such an inspiration to me ~ Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us each week!!
As you can see from my design, I used the stamp set from Stampin' Up! called Thoughts & Prayers. The colors consist of Chocolate chip, Kraft, Pumpkin Pie and whisper white. The image was inked FIRST with VersaMark and then inked up with pumpkin pie and chocolate chip. The image was dusted with clear embossing powder and heated. I punched out the top not die twice, once using chocolate chip and once again using pumpkin pie. The pumpkin CS was cut and embossed using the floral stamp from the same set. All of the layers were then sponged for a warm glow and to make everything pop! To finish my design, I added some ribbon from Stampin' Up! and a punched out pumpkin using the Martha Stewart pumpkin punch. Ink was added to the pumpkin and a bow using some linen thread.

We would LOVE it if you played along with us over at Our Creative Corner. There is no time limit on our challenge, so please play along whenever you are able!! If you upload to Splitcoast, please include OCCC in the keywords.

Before I go, I would again like to thank my family & friends for their LOVE & SUPPORT it really means a lot! I would also like to thank those that follow my blog everyday, YOU ARE MY INSPIRATION!!

Have a wonderful weekend & don't forget to stop by the OCC to see the other fun samples by the Design Team!

18 comments:

StampOwl said...

great card Jen

Amy Lee said...

I have been trying to place this tree in a scene. I had bought the stamp set because I love trees. But there was something about it that it wasn't just an every day tree.

You got it right on the money with making it a classic American Art county card! Great Job!

mudmaven said...

Love this card Jen! Don't comment much although I visit every time you post. This card is a great combination of elements - it all just "works"! ~chris

Tasha Hickert said...

Love your card. That swirly embossing background is one of my favorites. And I admire anyone who can do the Zindorf style!

You have a terrific blog, not sure how you do it with 4 kids--I am crazy with 3. It's always fun to find bloggers/crafters in the same "stage of life".

Thanks for leaving a kind comment on my blog!

Silke said...

Beautiful designed card - Jennifer!!! Perfect take on the inspiration picture!!! Hugs ~S~

Loretta said...

Jennifer, this card is wonderful!!! I love that tree. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card!! Makes me in a hurry for fall, I can smell the pumpkin pie already!! Pam :)

Chelsea said...

great Fall colors! Love the card!

Sue from Oregon said...

oh fall colors are my favorite! Lovely tree!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Wow, Jennifer, how nice of you to mention me and this card is gorgeous! Everything is perfectly balanced, great colors and love the bow. I love fall and all the glorious colors that we are graced with and you have represented them perfectly. Hugs

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Jennifer!! Oh wow, I LOVE this card. It's stunning. I love the fall colors. Absolutely beautiful!

I'm off to visit Sandy and Michelle in a few minutes. Thanks for 'introducing' them to us!

Bonzi said...

I like your card. The fall colors are beautiful! I also consider Sandy an inspiration!

Emily Leiphart said...

Your card is so beautiful! Fall is my favourite season and I just love these images and colours together. I may have to case this. ;)

Emily said...

Jennifer! This is beautiful!!! Love how rustic it looks and that ribbon is fabulous!

Kim said...

Jennifer this is so beautiful!!! What a fantastic creation hun!! I love it so elegant and pretty!
Hugs~ Kim

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning!! Love the colors, shape, and the image you used! Exquisite Fall card!

Kim said...

This is an absolutely beautiful card!! Love everything about it!!

Jenny Gropp said...

Wonderfully done!!!