Saturday, May 21, 2011

Inspiration Challenge and Speedy's Friends

Today's Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast was Spotted Moth, an on-line shop with lots of unique handmade clothing and accesssories. In working my way through the myriad of lovely items, I was looking for something that would enable me to also make a card for Speedy's Friends' challenge of a tone-on-tone card. When I reached this lovely dress, I knew I had a winner!

I found some pretty pink patterned paper (that was a mouthful) in the Basic Grey Olivia paper pad, put one piece on some MFP Premium Heavy White cardstock and matted the other with MFP Snow Storm Smooth. I like to use the heavyweight cardstock for card bases, but I don't want to waste it on matting. The dianthus is colored with Copic markers, then cut out and popped up on pop dots. I actually stamped part of it twice, and popped up one of the petals a second time.

In addition to my card, I also got a head start on my Christmas list. I had seen some very nicely done coasters by Geri, another member of the Mark's Finest Papers' design team. She told me she found the coasters at Michaels. My best friend loves everything Southwest, and I thought a set of these coasters would be a good gift. I used images from three different MFP sets -- Southwest Cowboy, Regal & Proud, and Bold & Free. The coaster I made for the challenge is this one, inspired by this feather necklace.

Here is the entire set of coasters.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Card:Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Butterflies, Dianthus and Flourishes; Daffodil and Anise
Paper: MFP Premium Heavy White, Snow Storm Smooth; Basic Grey Olivia DP
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Copic markers, Pearls, Pop dots

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Southwest Cowboy, Bold & Free, Regal & Proud
Paper: MFP Hazelnut Brown, Corn Husk
Ink: Tim Holtz Distressed Tea Dye, Memento Potters Clay
Accessories: Coasters, Sponge daubers


Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--the pink carnation card is just lovely! And I love the bg paper you choose. And the coasters are fabulous!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge this week!

Joanne (jojot) said...

your card totally rocks...fab colors ...AND those winning gift for sure

Harriet Skelly said...

Lois your inspiration piece was perfect for the Speedy challenge! Your card is beautiful and I love that coaster set! Thanks for playing iwth Speedy's Friends!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Lois, the carnation looks so pretty on your card! And those coasters...I saw them over at our Ning site and was 'wowed' by them! They are terrific!

Susan Raihala said...

Lois, the pink dianthus is gorgeous...what a perfect expression of the challenge! And your coasters are totally fabulous!

Paru Mahtani said...

Fabulous work! the red carnation is gorgeous!