Guess who picked this week's challenge? That's right! It was me!! I'm so excited about this one...I've been saving this image for just such an occasion:
Isn't that bedding luscious? It's from Mystic Valley Traders, and is called Paloma. My challenge to the Unity Junkies (and anyone who wants to play along in the Unity Forum...that means you!) was to create a card using this photo as inspiration. Be inspired by the colors, the patterns, the layers, textures, etc... I based my card on the colors, and used lots of layers and a DP with a similar 'feel' to the pattern on the bedding:
The base is a standard A2 card base (4 1/4" x 5 1/2" when folded) of Chocolate Chip CS. Next I layered a 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" piece of Baja Breeze CS, then a 4" x 5 1/4" panel of Scenic Route DP. The image is also inspired by the current images on a Starbucks coffee cup, of a bird with a string in its beak, carrying an ornament (the idea to use the Tiny Trinity tree as an ornament is CASE'd from the amazing Jennifer Buck...here's her card). I stamped the tree onto Whisper White CS, and again onto a scrap of my DP, and paper-pieced the larger leaves. The small leaves were blender-pen colored with Distress Peeled Paint ink. I stamped the bird from Giggle Grove onto Baja Breeze CS, and his wing onto the same DP, and pieced the wing onto the bird's body. I drew in a 'string' line using a ZIG writer, and adhered the bird to the white CS. Then I cut out the image using my Coluzzle oval template, and cut two ovals the next size up (one Really Rust, one Baja Breeze), and scalloped the edge of the Baja Breeze oval using my small corner rounder (it doesn't come out even, so I just planned to have the extra bit hidden by my bow). I tied on a bow, and adhered the ovals, using foam tape under the Really Rust layer. Then I attached a small knot of ribbon to the top of my 'ornament' using a mini Glue Dot. Finally, I stamped 'Peace' in the corner using a Stamp-a-ma-Jig.
I hope you all play along! As an extra incentive, please reply to this post on my blog with a link to your card (by next Wednesday, 11/26/2008 at 10pm PST), and I'll pick a random winner to receive a little bit of blog candy!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Baja Breeze, Whisper White CS (SU!); Green DP (Scenic Route)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Stamps: Tiny Trinity, Giggle Grove (Unity Stamp Company)
Other: Coluzzle cutting system; small corner rounder (EK Success); ribbon (Club Wedd by Target); foam mounting tape (3M)