Thursday, March 3, 2011

For Your Inspiration Challenge

Today is the first challenge at For Your Inspiration - the new challenge blog created by Steph Castro. I hope you will join in on the fun of these photo-based inspiration challenges. So, without further ado, let's get to the first challenge - here's a little peek at the inspiration photo:
and here's what I made:
materials: cardstock, patterned paper, bling: Stampin Up; frame: K & Co.; ticket, pin: Tim Holtz; ink: Ranger; mist: Tattered Angels; ribbon: MME

I made 2 versions of this card. My husband told me the first one looked like it needed to have some Wise Men and a Baby Jesus on it. So, I made a few changes! I used distress ink to try to make a gradient background, also used a little silver metallic mist to mimic the metallic elements on the inspo photo. It's hard to see the stitching but it is also silver metallic.

So let's see what this photo inspires you to make. Need more inspiration? Check out the design team's amazing work and the full inspo photo right here. Remember, make whatever you like in the medium of your choice, then link up your project at For Your Inspiration.  (Complete rules for participation can be found in the sidebar of the FYI blog.) You've got 2 weeks before the challenge closes. You could be the winner of  the Lovely Lotus badge and be a future guest designer! See you there!




15 comments:

lisa said...

Cool card : )

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow Valerie I luv this.....the newsprint and the "soar" ticket...amazing...a perfect inspired card.....thanks so much for having me with you gals on reveal month, I couldn't be happier! have a fabby weekend.

enjoy *~*

jamie long said...

I love your misting valerie

curlyqmosaics said...

You nailed it girl! This card is total perfection....it truly mimics the inspiration photo perfectly. Love the gradient background and the buildings. The comment your husband made cracks me up about the wise men...sounds like something my husband would say!

michele said...

that's beautiful! wow!!

Irini said...

Too funny....pity you didnt let us see the first card LOL
This card is so simple and elegant!

Meghann said...

That is a tough challenge. You did a great job!

Meredith Taylor said...

great card! really interesting photo to use as inspiration... i'll have to check that challenge blog out!

ArlaMo said...

Beautiful take - the 'soar' is just perfect!

Virginia said...

love this - ha ha your hubbys comments made me laugh

~jan said...

Wowzers, my friend-this card is fabulous! You succeeded magnificently on creating that gradient background! The buildings are so cool and that "soar" ticket is the perfect finishing touch!

lisa truesdell said...

beautiful!

Wanda Cullen said...

Valerie, I LOVE the gradient BG and the elements of silver with the misting and the thread! Look forward to seeing your future creations!

Brenda said...

Val, I love the misting and the creativity in this card. You are so talented, and I am surely going to enjoy being on this team with you, too!

StephC said...

Another gorgeous creation! I love the misting, and the soar ticket as well. Great job with this weeks photo!