Sunday, February 3, 2008

Trudee's Inspiration Challenge

Trudee has started an Inspiration Challenge over on her blog. If you love challenges, go ahead...check it out and play along! All of the details are HERE.

When I first saw the photograph, the diamond made me immediately think of this flower from the Jolies Fleurs set by Lizzie Anne Designs. I stamped the flower with Black Color Box Pigment Ink onto a scrap of Bazzill Silver and then heat embossed it with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. After I trimmed it up, I strategically added Star Dust Stickles (after all...this is a Trudee challenge, and that girl LOVES!) The swirls on either side of the flower blossom are from the same set. They were stamped with Encore Pigment Ink in Silver and then heat embossed with the Iridescent Ice embossing powder. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Happy Harmony set (retired) and it went through the same treatment as the swirls. I distressed all the edges of the Cool Caribbean panel and used the Ticket Corner Punch in each corner. The organdy ribbon is from Michaels.

Lastly, I added some little pearls (Kaiser Craft) to each corner to finish it off. I had oodles of trouble with those pesky pearls today! I lost the first two in the cream colored carpeting in my stamping room! Those babies flew out of my tweezers just like the snails did for Julia Roberts in the restaurant scene from Pretty! Luckily, I have a few extras for little mishaps such as these!

So glad that you could stop by...Toodles! :D


Trudee said...

GASP!!!!!!!!! Kimberly!!! This is a glorious creation of sparklyness!! (it doesn't matter if that is a real word. It exists in my mind, LOL!) Jolies Fleurs was perfect for this card. Thanks for playing! Oh, and where'd ya get that FABOO sparkly ribbon?!

Trudee said...

Duh, I just re-read that you got it at Michaels...hmmmm I see new ribbon in my future! LOL!

A. Sanborn said...

Simply STUNNING with elegant touches in your choice of pearls and shimmer accents! *wink*

LOVE it! Definitely looking forward to Spring so we can join-up for some fun... including Clara!