Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Perfect Sentiment: All Occasion Challenge

We are ready for another challenge from The Perfect Sentiment!

Last week's Thanksgiving challenge was so much fun; I loved seeing all the great entries that came in. Thank you to all who played; hopefully you will want to join us again this week! And to those who have not yet played- please get ready to be inspired- and to have a shot at a great prize, and join in the fun!

This week the challenge is to make an all-occasion card. The twist: To use this inspiration photo!

Well, I must say: this was an absolute challenge for me! I knew right away I just had to use those wonderful colors and duplicate them as best I could- and find a way to get lots of texture and some dimension going. I love the ruffles and the different materials in the picture and wanted to portray the feeling of what those fun pillows must look and feel like in real life.

Here is what I came up with:

I was really happy with how I was able to get the ribbons all together. But the center image was what stumped me! I tried a couple of different ones before I ended up with this one.

I considered coloring it, but in the end I felt that I really wanted the accentuation and all the colors to come from the ribbons which represented the pillows in the inspiration pic. The sofa kind of reminded me of the stool in the photo- the same color as the cushion, and just kind of "there", holding the pillows. So, I felt it best to leave the image just as it was so that the ribbons would remain the focus.

Here you can see some of the texture up close. My base layer was texturized using an embossing folder, as were all of the other card stock layers (except the image).

I love the colors of the ribbons, but also the textures. Isn't the pom-pom one awesome?

So there you have it. That's what this cool picture inspired me to make. What will you be inspired to create?

Please send your card in to us by next Tuesday at 10:00PM EST, and with the key word PSC06. (All the details can be found on The Perfect Sentiment's blog.)

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And just one thing before you go off to work on your own card: Be sure to visit all of The Perfect Sentiment's design team members blogs! They have come up with some really wonderful cards that I am sure will inspire you!

Jessica-Guest Designer

Rita- Guest Designer

Thanks for visiting me again this week! I'd love to hear from you so if you'd kindly leave a comment I'd so appreciate it! Have fun creating; see you again soon!

Supplies/ card details:
Card stock: SU! Baja Breeze base
SU! Groovy Guava layer dry embossed with Sizzix embossing plate and sponged with Groovy Guava ink
SU! Certainly Celery layer dry embossed with Sizzix embossing plate and sponged with Certainly Celery ink
SU! Apricot Appeal layer dry embossed with Sizzix embossing plate and sponged with Apricot Appeal ink
Various ribbons used- including SU! Marina Mist satin; Groovy Guava Stitched Grosgrain and Tangerine Tango Pom Pom ribbon.
Sentiment/ Image from SU! Please Be Seated stamp set stamped in Soft Suede ink onto SU! Very Vanilla card stock and die cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities die.


Jeremy and Samantha said...

love all the textures and colors

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

What a cute little couch! I love your card!


Kimberly said...

Love all that ribbon, oh my gosh!!! You did an awesome job with this challenge!! :)

Jenn Fontaine said...

Super cute!! Such a fun card!

Rochelle said...

Ribbons, ribbons every where and not a drop to drink! :)

This Art That Heals said...

Hi Sarah, this beautiful card has all kinds of texture that I love! The colors are so pretty too.

Have a great day!

Jennipher said...

Great job incorporating all those ribbons!

Tere said...

You did an awesome job with the ribbons! And I think the image looks great this way.
and Duh! I just got the Sofa - so good! LOL

shaunnaRooskie said...

this card is seriously too cute!!! love everything about it :)