Saturday, October 11, 2008

Blogger's Challenge - week 68

Hi Stampers!!! I was supposed to post this Friday...but time just gets away from me!

This week's Blogger's Challenge was an inspiration challenge. We were to create a project out using this picture as our inspiration.
I really do love the color combination black, white and red...
I was going to take this challenge literally with the geometry, but decided to go with the color scheme.

Don't you hate it when you get a stamp set in your head...and no matter how hard you try to think of different set you would like to use for a challenge....you can't change your mind! I have an ignorant amount of sets that have never had the feeling of ink on their rubber....just sitting stacked in my studio....waiting......

And I HAD to use Baroque Motifs. I love Baroque Motifs, anyone who has been stamping with me since it's release knows I {luv} it!!! It has been inked plenty...believe me....but I had it in my mind for this.....so I finally gave in and used it to create this:
The card base is basic black. I stamped the flourish from baroque motifs with whisper white craft ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. I tied a knot around the top edge with 5/8 inch real red grosgrain ribbon. The sentiment is from On Your Birthday. I stamped it with basic black onto whisper white and punched it with a 1" circle punch. I punched a 1/8 th inch hole with my handheld punch and tied it to the ribbon with crochet thread. I did adhere the tag to the card with a stampin' dimensional.
Now, I don't know if you can tell by the picture, but the red bird is sparkly..... I stamped the bird from Always with versamark ink onto whisper white and then used heat and stick powder to create an adhesive and then adhered red glitter to the bird. Don't hate me....I had this glitter in my stash - It isn't Stampin' Up!, but couldn't resist using it here. I cut out the bird with my hobby blade and then adhered it with stampin' dimensionals.
So, What do you think? In real life, it is extremely sparkly...and I love it!

13 comments:

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Oh my Regina! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love it! You did one fantastic job with this challenge! :D

Nikki Bond said...

Sooo pretty! I love the swirl with that bird and it all really pops on the black BG! Gorgeous! {SMILES}

Ida P. Krause said...

Very pretty. The bold swirls are a perfect backdrop for the gorgeous bird.

StampingSelene said...

i really love the flourishes! Terrific Job with the challenge!

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is wonderful Regina! Love the bird and the swirls...so original and a great job with the challenge.

Chrissy D said...

This is LOVELY! Very striking and BOLD!Wonderful! TFS!

wendy Groszkiewicz said...

sparkly is good! :) Very pretty! :) Great job with the challenge!

Lisa Bohler said...

Very pretty! I like the contrast of the red bird on the black cardstock!

Connie said...

VERY pretty. I love the swirl with the bird on top! Great job...

Patti Chesky said...

This card is lovely. I love the accent of the bird sitting upon the large flourish. Beautiful job!!!

Basement Stamper said...

Pretty card, love how you embossed the motif part.

Robin Merriman said...

It's a beaut Regina. Love the black on white embossing and your bird is gorgeous!

tonistamps said...

Fantabulous Regina! I love the bird.