Wednesday, January 21, 2015

RI Inspiration Photo Challenge

Good morning!  I hope that your Wednesday is off to a great start.
Today, our challenge at The House that Stamps Built, is an inspirational photo.
Isn't it pretty?

Of course, the beautiful red called out to me, as did the beautiful snowy background.
So, here is what this photo inspired me to create:

The stamps I used were:  Repeat Impressions #5707-M Fan, and 
                                             Repeat Impressions #8614-D Find Beauty

The card base was created, set aside, and the focal panel was started.

The fan image, and sentiment were stamped on a 4" x 5.25" white panel, in black ink.
The fan was stamped again on a post it, and fussy cut, creating a mask.  

Then, the image was colored, using Copic markers in red, green, and flesh colors.  

I had a stencil from Hobby Lobby that had never been used, that seemed perfect for the background.  

The panel and stencil were taped down with removable tape.  

A stipple brush, and inks, in shades of blue and gray, were used to create the background.

After the stippling was finished, the mask was removed.

Versamark ink was placed over the entire panel, and clear embossing powder sprinkled on.

The panel was heat embossed with the clear powder twice, for a glassy, icy appearance.

The focal panel was attached to card front, and voila!

Photo inspiration was a success!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!
We'd love to see YOUR creation in this challenge!
Snag the inspiration photo, and link up your beautiful creation at The House that Stamps Built - YOU
could be the winner of some Repeat Impressions goodness!!!

Of course, if you are excited about doing some shopping at Repeat Impressions, be sure to use the code on my sidebar - you will save 10% on every order!

Now, it's time to hop along, and see what my fellow Rock Stars have made, using this
photo for inspiration.  I've seen them, and they are all so unique, and beautiful!!!

Cheri     Deonna     Joy     Melissa     Karen     Debbie     Kathy

Thanks for stopping by - have a great day!
Patti J.


Stef H said...

this is stunning. that background is gorgeous!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

very pretty Patti! Your background is perfect!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, this is beautiful Patti. Love the sponged trees in the background and the fantastic fan. The red is so striking.

Lori Kobular said...

I love the birch trees in the background on this pretty card!

Cheryl W said...

I love your subtle, but icy, background. It's gentle colors allow the attention to be on that beautiful fan. Great work in capturing the essence of the inspiration photo!

Cheri said...

You did such an awesome coloring job on that fan, Patti! It knocked me over when I saw it in the lineup. Also, loved that stenciled bg and what a great idea to emboss over it. Fan-tabulous!!!!

craftieodmae said...

absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Beth Norman said...

Wow, you really rocked the inspirational photo with the stencilled trees in the background and the red fan. Just love it all!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! I loveeeee the fan!!!!!

Lena said...

Beautiful and very elegant card. Love the background, but that fan is gorgeous.
Lena’s Creations

Glittered Paws said...

WOW BEAUTIFUL - such a stark contrast with the red/white - the fan is beautiful and how it just pops off the page. Love the bg too.

Diane said...

Great card! Love the way the red stands out. I really like your interpretation of the challenge.

*Vicki* said...

You have REALLY nailed this inspiration piece well my friend!! Love the pop of red color and a stunning but subtle background!! :)

Donna said...

Beautiful card, fabulous background and like the vivid red fan!

Taunya Butler said...

I saw this and I swooned, and gasped in delight at what gorgeousness, what sheer beauty this card has!!! Wow - you captured the essence of the inspiration photo JUST PERFECTLY!!! I AM in love with this card and I think, you, my friend, are a MARVEL!!!

Joan Ervin said...

I just love your take on the inspiration photo, Patti....your card is gorgeous!!!! I especially love the beautiful winter scene background you created and the fan is the perfect punch of red!!!!!!!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, what a stunner! FAB interpretation of that pic :)

Becky said...

wow Patti, this is stunning. Awesome job on this challenge.