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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Saturday's Inspiration Challenge

The Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast today comes form the art work of Don Li-Legar, a Canadian artist who uses color, light, and texture to create Asian abstract artwork rich in Asian style and form. I didn't pick any one piece as my inspiration..... I combined several ideas and tried to recreate something Asian yet elegant. I just love this Hero Arts Orchid stamp and wanted to use it along with the Memory Box Grove paper to make a birthday card for a friend. The image was stamped on a piece of the Memory Box dp with Memento Black. I used the same paper on the background layer and the sentiment layer. The sentiment is from the Girlfriend stamp set by Crafty Secrets. The sentiment layers were cut with Nestabilities...I turned the image a little sideways to create interest with the other angled images. A Martha Stewart punched butterfly, black pearls and black shear ribbon from Flourishes, LLC finish it off. Thanks for visiting!!! I will be stamping most of the day today so I may have more to upload!!
Recipe: Stamps: Hero Arts and Crafty Secrets
Paper: Memory Box, Black, True Thyme
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Pearss, Dimensionals, Nestabilities, MS Butterfly Punch

9 comments:

Cindy Lawrence said...

Just beautiful, Joan! You have such a fabulous, elegant style!!!

Julia Aston said...

I just love the colors on this Joan and that ribbon is wonderful!!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Joan, this card and your special detailing just make it fabulous!!!! Beautifully done!!!!


Hey....how did you get the banner so thick on your blog? I really like that look. Your blog is looking so professional, too!!!! It really filled up fast....cannot believe you just started it last month...wow!!!!!

hazel said...

wow, its beautiful, love the ribbon and everything in it!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Oh my, this is right up my alley, love this fabulous design Joan!

fishlips said...

I did this inspiration Challenge too... What fun it was... Your card is so so stunning, the colors the layers the image...Everything just so OUTSTANDING!!! You did this challenge to perfection....

Danita said...

Well, you definately achieved your goald and you created something just breathtaking!!! This is just stunning!!! I love the colors and the ribbon and the butterfly!! Great job with this too!!!

Laurie tx stamper said...

Really pretty colors! Always a feast for the eyes with the little detailing!

Chrissy D said...

Joan this is absolutely gorgeous! Such an elegant card. WOW! Love this!