Friday, April 20, 2007

Rocket Dog Rocks!


I was flippin' through my daughters Teen Vogue magazine and saw this ad for Rocket Dog shoes and knew I had to try to copy it. It was a really tough one to replicate!! I LOVE the swirls and flourishes in the ad, and tried to get as close to the feel as I could on the card.
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The flower has 2 layers of the Doodle This flower stamped on Stella Ruby background paper. I edged the flower in white gel pen for a little accent.
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Up in the top right corner of the ad is a little saying curved around the top flourish, I used a clear stamp from My Favorite Things and curved it on my acrylic block to achieve this effect. That is one thing I really love about clear stamps - the ability to manipulate the image to fit different areas.
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I've loved the entries to the challenge that I've received both in comment and emails - the Ad Inspired challenge is going to continue through the weekend - so grab a magazine, find an ad and GET INSPIRED!!
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Today is my last day of "work" at my store!! I'm closing my real storefront and getting out of clothing retail..... I gotta admit that I'm not in the least bit sad! I'm looking forward to more time at home (especially the summer) and more time for stamping and artwork. I'm not looking forward to cleaning out the remaining stock and all my displays next week though!!
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Leave a comment, make an ad inspired creation, and be entered to win my blog candy this week! And have a wonderful weekend!

26 comments:

Sue Symens said...

I just love your work. Thanks so much for sharing!! Have a great weekend. Sue

Heather said...

I admire how the ad inspired you and you were able to create what you saw in your mind's eye! You are one of my favorite stamp artists.

Dawn Mercedes said...

Happy retirement...Love the green! So springy/summery...let's get outside and play colors!

Alicia said...

Wow you are so talented. Would not have thought to make a card fror\m an Ad.

Kim said...

Your card blows the ad away! TFS!

Amy said...

beautiful card, Michelle. I am still looking for that perfect ad, but I'm not sure I'll get to it before I leave for vacation tomorrow. I'll keep looking!

Amy

Michaelann said...

Awesome,awesome card!!! Now I WILL go find some inspiration in some of those teen mags ALL OVER my house :) Glad you'll get to spend more time at home this summer- it makes such a difference!!!

barb said...

This is simply gorgeous! I love where you find inspiration and I will be more aware now to find it wherever I look! I've even seen incredible baby bags (while working in the church nursery) that grab me and scream "CARD INSPIRATION!" Beauty is all around us...

thanks for the reminder!

barb

Kim said...

Just a few days ago I received a Hallmark catalog in the mail and I was amazed at all of the items I found inside that were wonderful inspirations for cards. When I saw your post I realized this was the perfect time for me to get busy on those cards!

You can check out my first, of what I imagine, will be more cards based on designs in the Hallmark catalog on my blog: http://colorfulworld.blogspot.com.

Thanks!!

Fran M said...

Great card - such creativity to use an ad for inspiration. I like getting sayings in magazines and then printing them out on the computer to use on/in my cards. Welcome to the world of us retirees. It's wonderful, except I now find myself wasting too much time because I can now say "there's always tomorrow..."

Carol G. said...

Congrats on the new season of your life and thanks for your wonderful creativity that you share!

Cindy Lou Who said...

I did one! What fun it was! Now I am hooked on scouring my magazines for ads to make cards out of =)
I really love the one you posted today...wow! Mine is nowhere near as sophisticated as yours tho *snort*

Wife2TJ said...

Thats wonderful!!! LOVE IT!!!

Lynda said...

As usual your card is gorgeous. You have such a flair for the unusual...love your work. I am glad for the tip on inspiration...need some!
Lynda

chelemom said...

This is an incredible card!

Annette said...

I would love to be able to know how to do this, it's gorgeous!

Jennifer8768 said...

Absolutely LOVE the card - LOVE your site as well - I try to look at it everyday - enjoy your free time and have a great weekend!

beate said...

Michelle, you did a great case on that ad. Actually, I think your card is wayyyy prettier. Your coloring is amazing! BEAUTIFUL!

Kristina said...

This is a beautiful card!

April Hall said...

Beautiful card!

kristinaalewis said...

There is so much inspiration all around us! Way to go! You are such a gifted artist! This card is amazing!

Rebecca said...

Wow! I think your card is a great match for the graphics in the ad!

Thanks for the inspiration!

DeniseLynn said...

WOW - it's great. Don't cha just love it when you can find fun inspiration in all kinds of places!? Good luck with the cleaning and Hooray for a happy ending to a chapter in your life and let's hear a cheer for the next great chapter to follow!!!

Karrie Baker said...

Your card ROCKS!! I love the colors, the layout, everything!!

Beth said...

What an amazing card. The green is out of this world! I am so anxious for my subscribed blog to come into my e-mail so I can see what your next creation will be!

deborrah said...

That is a wonderful card - I think you managed to capture the essence of the ad! I can't believe that is Stella Ruby paper! I would never had thought it would match such a funky idea. Great job!

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