Tuesday, February 23, 2010

QKD Inspirational Hop!

Hi All!! Welcome to this week's QKD INSPIRATIONAL challenge!! We were given this AMAZINGLY serene picture to work with. I studied it, pictured myself there...and went with the first thing that caught my eye as my jumping off point.

But FIRST....However, first off, if you came here from the WIS blog then you are on the right track!! If not please start here so that you don't miss one amazing creation from my fellow team members!!
I started off with a white card base sized 4x4". I've been working a lot with large cards lately and I've been missing the intimacy of the smaller ones. As you can see I have used really low-tack painter's tape and my Inkessentials blotter (thanks to last month's Get Inked! Kit!)
I used SU! Wild Wasabi and my dabber to create the cool stripes in the background mimicking the adorable bolster pillow that's on the beautiful outdoor couch. I then took the tape off and continued to ponder...

The beautiful grass was what struck me next. I recreated it using 3 different colors of cardstock (all scraps!...yay!!). I adhered them together and then stitched along the bottom. I then took my scissors and snip, snip, snipped away!! I roughed it up with my hands a bit until it was a little 'softer' looking and then I adhered it to my card.
The colors really spoke to me on this and I instantly knew which ribbon to reach for. I have had this in my stash for literally YEARS and I use it sparingly because I love it so!! I tied a pretty, fluffy bow around the middle of the card as a focal point. I am using 2 of the 5 sentiments that come with the February WIS Club kit.
I stamped the 'U -n- Me' in Brilliance Ink - Pearlescent Orange and heat set it on the same yellow cardstock as the grass. I then used my SU! word punch to pop it out. It's adhered to the card with pop up foam adhesive.
I then used the Forever Friends stamp - inked in SU! Chocolate Chip Ink. I punched it out with my SU! Scallop Punch and pierced the edges.
I then sat it up and looked at it...and it didn't look quite right...it was definitely missing something. And then I had an AH-HA! moment. I grabbed my quickie glue pen and added a polkadots in a variety of sizes and then covered them with my Chocolate Brown Doodlebug Glitter. THEN it looked finished!! I love how it came out and I hope you do too!!

Now - off you go to Anita's Blog to see the beautiful creation that she has for you today!!!

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Paivja said...

Wow, awesome. Love your cards!!!!

Nina said...

Awesome job, Meredith! Love that you made your own stripes and the fringe paper! Lovely! =)

Alexandra Lundgren said...

Wonderful card Meredith! Love the grass inspiration and the way you actually make things!!!!

Kimme said...

Wonderful job!

scrappin' kitty - Bronwyn Velazquez said...

Beautiful!!!! I heart this one!!

Anita said...

I love all the wonderful layers, so gorgeous.

Nancyroo said...

cool technique! great card!

Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning Meredith. I love this one

Clare Lloyd said...

such a great card and i love the texture you have created! X

My name is Wynneth said...

Awesome project Meredith, I just love how you pulled all those different elements together :o)
Great colours and that fringing is fabulous :o)


Steph Ackerman said...

Wow what an amazing card.

Juliet Diley said...

Ooooohhhhh that is YUMMMYYYY!

2amscrapper said...

What a fantastic creation!