Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Find some inspiration!



You can find inspiration for cardmaking just about anywhere! I was flipping through a crochet magazine the other day and found this ad for a granny square scarf pattern. I loved the colors in it, and the lacy texture to the granny square reminded me of the fancy square cuttlebug folders my dh bought me for Xmas. I dug out some SU cardstock in Ballet Blue, Sahara Sand, Vintage Violet, Cranberry Crisp and Ruby Red to match the colors in the ad. I then embossed them with my cuttlebug - and heat embossed the flowers with gold EP. The "Get Better Soon" sentiment is from Green Grass Card Greetings set .
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What do you think? Does the card look like the scarf?
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BLOGGER CHALLENGE - My challenge to you this week is to find an ad in a magazine and use it as your card inspiration - then take a picture of your inspiration and the card and post it on your blog - or if you don't have a blog email it to me at blog@clothingcorner.com and I'll post it here - or you can also post it in your SCS gallery! Add a link to your creation by posting to this thread (even if you don't want to play you still leave me a comment!) I'm gonna pick a random winner from everyone who posts.... the winner will receive a goodie bag of embellishments including chipboard, ribbon, tags, rub-ons and more!
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Can't wait to see everyone's work!!

31 comments:

Elaine said...

What a great rendition of the granny squares!! You are so talented and creative! I would not have thought to do that - it is sooo cool!!!

Linda D said...

I really love how you came up with this idea. (pretty cool girl!) Your talent is amazing, I love how you can acheive such dept, color and design all rolled into one idea. Great work. Linda D

April Hall said...

Wow, what an amazing card! I'll try your challenge tomorrow and see what I can come up with!

Allison said...

This looks great...I have a vodka ad that has interested me for some time...might be time to do something with it!

marlo said...

Gorgeous!! You did an amazing job recreating the design.

Cindy Lou Who said...

Michelle! I have missed you! I feel like it has been forever since I was able to post. I really need to make a point of visiting daily. You are such a true inspriation! Great Challenge btw (((hugs)))

Amy said...

OMG. Is that all I say to you each time I see a new creation. This is an amazing card. I LOVE it. I am definitely going to take you up on the challenge if I get time today! Thanks for the great idea!

Amy

Kenna said...

It looks great!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

This is so beyond GORGEOUS!! What a lovely card!!!!!!! I will try this challenge, but it will have to wait until this weekend.

Bettina said...

I always find it amazing when someone can look at a magazine and have ideas jump out at them. Your card is so cool - and totally looks like the scarf! For now, I will take your card as my inspiration to play with - but will try to keep an eye open for inspiration in other places as well!

jazzytobi said...

Wonderful card!! I just wanted to say congrats on getting in the DD.. it was just a matter of time for you! ;)

Sue said...

Thanks you for the proverbial kick in the you know what! I have had these little bits of patterned paper for months and you finally got me to create something..and I like it! You can see it on my blog by clicking on my name...

Your card is totally amazing! WOW! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Wow-- what a great challenge and beautiful card-- there are so many things out there for inspiration!!!
DeborahLynneS

Kheila said...

It's so wonderful to see where you got this inspiration and how well you recreated it onto your gorgeous card! I think I need to look at things in a different way to get great inspiration. What a fabulous challenge and greatblog candy.

Vicki said...

What awesome inspiration! I would love to be able to this! Thanks for sharing this!

mnhyrkas said...

I actually prefer your card to the crochet piece in the ad! Great challenge.

Kim said...

Very pretty! And yes, it does look just as beautiful as the scarf!

Adam and Courtney said...

amazing! LOVE your work.

Susan H said...

You are so cool - that card is fabulous! I just want to wrap up in that card, sip some hot tea, and watch an old movie - it reminds me of my grandmother's crochet work! Thanks for sharing! And great challenge!!

Karen (Karen Stamps! on SCS) said...

Cool challenge! I love your card inspired by the scarf. Neat idea! I'm going to try this out.

Jenn in GA said...

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! i was stunned when i first saw it! i have an ad that i want to create from, but i can't get the right color blue to go with the other 2 colors! will keep you posted...thanks for sharing your inspiration!

Michelle said...

Michelle..fabulous card.

You've been tagged! I was tagged by Paris at http://inkyart.blogspot.com/index.html

I love your blog...now go tag 5 of your favorites!

Karen (Karen Stamps! on SCS) said...

Here's my card for this challenge - what a fun thing to do on a dreary Wednesday night! (I don't have a blog so I'm linking to my scs gallery pictures).
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/534116?cat=500&ppuser=67264

Here's the ad for inspiration (I liked the colours and the sheen on the bike frame).
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/534114&cat=500&ppuser=67264

Ashley B. said...

What an awesome card, and such a great place to get inspiration!
Ashley
"boilergrad" at SCS

Ashley B. said...

I met your challenge! Here's my magazine ad inspired card:
http://stampsandflowers.blogspot.com/

Ida said...

Fantastic job on this card. It really does capture the feel of the Granny Square Scarf in the ad. ipk

stampngokaren said...

Wow!! Gorgeous card!!

kathy said...

I just love checking your blog and seeing what you have come up with. The get well card is amazing..who would have thought a scarf inspired it. I will have to start looking at my magazines more closely.

Bethany Paull said...

Hi Michelle, I finally made time to work on your challenge today. My card is here:
http://bethanypaull.blogspot.com/2007/04/feeling-challenged.html
Thanks,
Bethany

dini said...

This was fun! Had this idea already and it fit in perfectly with your challenge. Here is the inspiration piece and a bit of my creative process...
http://mamadinis.blogspot.com/2007/04/work-in-progress.html
...with the final result here:
http://mamadinis.blogspot.com/2007/04/paper-lantern-card.html

Thanks!
Dina

Allison said...

I finally did it...whoa!

http://stampinwhenican.blogspot.com/2007/04/its-wild-one-baby.html

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