Sunday, November 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop: November 2012


Here's this month's challenge, as issued by Papertrey Ink's own Nichole Heady:
Have you every been inspired to get paper crafting after browsing the shelves at the book store?  Or excited by the cover of a particular catalog when it arrives in the mail?  Cover art is a wonderful source of inspiration and it can be found all around you.  Your challenge is to select one of my favorite covers above (or a cover of your own) and use it as inspiration to create a really unique project.  Take things into consideration such as the layout of everything on the cover, the colors. the sentiment placement, etc.  And most of all, have fun with it!

Here's the inspiration picture:
photo credits {great expectations}-{liars}-{weekend}-{sugar cones}- {stacy clark}-{oz}

Well, I have to send off a birthday card this week so though I would use the Wizard of Oz cover art as my jumping off point.  I took inspiration from the black background white white and coloured text/images on top.
I took a piece of Hawaiian Shores card stock as my base and used some Winter Wonderland embossing powder for the flower sparkly white) and Zing aqua (a perfect match for Hawaiian Shores, by the way) and stamped my own version of subway art for the birthday sentiment.  I took a bunch of sentiments from different sets (Global Greetings, Fabulous Frames, Happy Days and Mat Stack 1). 
 After heat embossing, I coloured in the flower with a wet paintbrush and a mix of White Opal Liquid Pearls and a pastel yellow pearlescent.  Hard to captuer on camera but it's a fun pale shade.  I swiped some Vintage Cream ink around the edges of the black panel and attached it to the card base.  A flat card to mail - rare for me to make a completely flat card! :)


Betty Wright said...

Cara, this is beautiful! Love the boldness and the elegant simplicity of the image and sentiment. Lovely card!

Marlena M. said...

This is lovely!

Tracey McNeely said...

Cara beautiful embossing.

jen said...

How fun is this?! Love the colored embossing on the dark card stock! Sure to please the birthday person!

Meredith said...

Only one card? Better stop going for coffee and gossip the day before the hop! ;)

Notice I totally missed out... too busy eating bacon on my fritter.

You interpreted the book cover perfectly, and I love the simple layout. And your sentiments turned out so great!

victoria h said...

your embossing really pops against the black background

craftmates said...

Beautiful card! Love the embossing. - Irma

Sanketi said...

Beautiful card Cara!