Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Makeesha Inspiration Challenge #17

OMG! I'm so excited! Why? Well two reasons....
a. I got to participate in a Makeesha Challenge again
b. I got my entry in well before due

Makeesha Byl runs weekly challenges and I always really enjoy them because I'm not making a card because its someones birthday or because my mum asked me too or whatever it's creating for me and sometimes you really need to get back to that rather than whipping up cards for everyone else. This weeks challenge is an inspiration challenge and it looks like this...

I originally saw this picture and just fell in love with that beautiful tree on the side so I thought I'd use 'Lovely as a Tree' to depict the tree from the image. I had so many ideas running through my head and kept trying different things and from there my card just kept evolving into what was going to be a really simple card to something a bit more complex. But thats the best part about the inspiration challenges is to get inspired and to enjoy creating. So here is what I eventually came up with

Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree, Sanded BG
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze, Creamy Caramel, Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze, Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Chit Chat Rub On's, Choc Chip double stitched ribbon, Dimensionals, Mat Pack, Brayer, Sponge Daubers, Sponges, 3/4" circle punch, Post it notes, Creamy Caramel Marker, Stamp a ma jig

The card is thinner and longer than a normal card but sometimes its fun to experiment with the dimensions. To get the background I have used sponging and brayering. For further information or step by step details in how to achieve this effect please just leave a comment or email me at danielle.fender@gmail.com

Thanks for looking


Little Bits of Mel.....Melissa Board (Hume) said...

Great card! This image reminded me of the view I had out my cottage window , when holidaying at Elliott Heads on the coast of QLD. It was a full moon with the most beautiful pine tree over looking the beach. Magic! Thanks for creating this lovely reminder!!!

Christine Blain said...

Beautiful colours, and I particularly like the bottom panel :)

Anonymous said...

I absolutely adore your creation Dani! Beautifully put together!

Fiona Harrison said...

Lovely card Dani, the colours are lovely and the moon is beautifully done. Great for a masculine card.

Liz said...

Wow! I love your card :-)
The colours are beautiful!