Saturday, February 13, 2010

Inspired by Artwork

My good friend Anne Harada was hosting the Inspiration challenge over on Split Coast this week. Whoo Hoo Anne! I was away all day but just had to participate after I saw all the wonderful inspirations on Geninne's Art Store site. I was actually inspired to make two cards.

My first card was inspired by this tree and bird printMy stamps are from two Waltzingmouse Stamp sets. Everything is embossed with white embossing powder. The circles on the tree are made by a hole punch and the bird is up on foam dimensionals.What pretty art work on this site Anne!
ETA: I'm also entering this into the Crazy 4 Challenges challenge this week to use red!
Stamps: Blessed by You, Celtic Heritage - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: white, terre cotta tile, smokey shadow - PTI
Accessories: foam dimensionals, white EP, hot gun, rhinestones - PTI, hole punch

This 2nd card was inspired by this flower and hummingbird print.My stamps are from Spring Baskets and Off Beat Backgrounds. I cut around some of the leaves with an exacto knife and lifted them up for a little dimension. I added buttons to the flower centers. The stitching around the yellow frame is actually a background stamp - I love how it looks like real stitching!

I added a little bit of yellow stickles to the wings of the cute bees for a little touch of shimmer!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'm so excited to be having Monday (President's Day in the US) off from work - an extra day for stamping!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Spring Baskets, Off beat backgrounds
Paper: Yellow tart, white, enchanted evening, scarlet jewell - PTI
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories: exacto knife, square nestabilities, foam dimensionals, swiss dots and argyle cuttlebug folders, white gel, copics - YG63, YG03, C1, Y02, R59, B45, yellow stickles


Sharli said...


OMG the first card is almost exactly the same as the inspiration challenge!! Yours is so beautiful - partly because of the great stamps, but also the beautiful colors! I love how you've put this together!

The second card is also amazing! I"m glad to know how you did the stitching! The flowers are wonder with their little bright white accents! REally nice work!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

both are fabulous....but that first tree card....well, it is outstandingly classy.....and you could enter it into the Crazy4Challenges this week as the challenge was to use RED.....

Velta said...

Oh my, Julia these are just beautiful!! I too am so excited to have Monday off of work...Have fun with your stampin!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful, Julia. Love these creations.

Claire Brennan said...

Cracking cards Julia, love the cutting out and bees but the red and black is so striking!! Can't decide!!! lol

Anne said...

Waltzingmouse hit the jackpot when they brought you on to the Design Team Julia!! Both of these are just gorgeous and creative!! Looove the buttons! Your coloring and embossing are superb and what a wonderful way to display that oh-so-very-cool stitching on the faux frame! Fantastic work today GF!! Thanks for stopping by the IC!! Hugs! Anne

Francie G. said...

Two beauties, Julia! The first card has such a wonderful artsy feel! Love the use of the buttons on the second one! Fabulous!

Deborah Anton said...

Beautiful! I love the faux stitching and you nailed the inspiration!!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Julia both cards are wonderful!!!!! I love the weeping willow stamp on the first card and what a super cool stitching stamp on the always do such beautiful work, gf!!!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

These are gorgeous!