Monday, November 7, 2011

Inspiration Sun

It's Monday! Time for another challenge from the Outlines Challenge Blog! This week, the challenge is to use the following photograph as inspiration in your project:

Play along with us this week for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Outlines Rubber Stamp Company. What more inspiration do you need than that?!!!

As I looked at the inspiration photo, my eyes were drawn to the sun. I then thought of one of my favorite floral images from Outlines, the "Sunflower" (H-81). To me the petals on this image look like rays of sunshine. I stamped the sunflower twice with Marvy black dye ink onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored both sunflowers with Copic markers and cut around both images. I cut off about a 1/3 of both flowers, because I knew I wanted the sunflower to appear like it could be rising in the sky, like a sun. I joined the two sunflower images together and pushed a few petals on the top flower forward to provide the flower with dimension.

I created a panel for the card using a piece of patterned paper (sorry, source was a scrap), and framed it with green and creme cardstock. I paper pierced around the patterned paper panel and used a punch to round the corners. A light brown colored pencil provides the faux stitching.

I used a Cuttlebug die to cut the sentiment tag, and did some sponging with Distress Ink Wild Honey. The sentiment was made using a portion of the image "Gift Card Holder-Kid" (I-921). This was done by only inking the sentiment with a Tuxedo Black Memento marker.

The finishing touches to this card include, a see-through brown tinted button, Honeydew Chartreuse Green Baker's Twine. The three orange brads were also inspired from the inspiration photo, as my eyes were also drawn to the drawer knobs.

Hope you take a peek at the other inspired projects made by the design team. As always, you won't be disappointed.

Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Lisa Silver
Robin Kirkpatrick
Sandy Hulsart
Sue Kment

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Have a great week!


Jenny Gropp said...

Love your explanation for the card -- the rising sun and the little orange knobs! Fantastic job, Kecia... and like a broken record.... I love your coloring.

Silvergirl said...

Oh how fabulous!!! You have me singing "Here Comes the Sun"... such a great interpretation!!!


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