Saturday, July 9, 2011

Inspiration Challenge and Speedy's Friends

Happy Saturday, Everyone! My favorite day on Splitcoaststampers - the day of the Inspiration Challenge. I was a little worried though when I read the name of the inspiration site and took a look at the home page. Neither "posh" nor "vintage" are my style, but I felt better when I came upon this dress, not that I would ever in a million years purchase it!

I did think I could use it as inspiration for a card. One of my favorite images is the tiger in Mark's Finest Papers set, Big Cats. And today's challenge on the MFP Blog is to use a diecut as a background mat. The largest Labels Eight diecut fits very nicely onto an A2 cardbase. I stamped the tiger onto MFP Snow Storm Smooth with Versafine Onyx Black and clear empossed it. The Copic markers I used to color him are E00, E08, YR14, RV21, and Y38.

After adhering the tiger-print mat, I placed the matted tiger panel on with Pop dots to give the card a little dimension. This set makes great masculine cards, which don't usually need a whole lot of embellishment.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Big Cats
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx
Paper: Mark's Finest Papers - Snow Storm Smooth, Dark Chocolate Bar; DCWV Safari Chic DP
Accessories: Copic markers, Labels Eight, Rectangle Nestabilities, Pop dots, Clear ep


Janeen said...

Lois, this is great and what inspiration. A perfect background for this beautifully colored tiger. Thanks for entering this beauty into the die-cut challenge with Speedy the Cat's friends. Wishing you luck in the drawing.

Carol Hurlock said...

Oh be still my heart. I LOVE this image and your have colored it to perfection. This is spectacular. What a beauty. Thanks so much for playing in the Die Cut Challenge at Speedy's Friends!

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--this is one of my favorite images that you color!!! I just love this card. It is so realistic looking! Great job. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow, what a dress! Reminds me of the Flintstones. ;) I can just see Pebbles in her little dress now. LOL I think you've translated the inspiration photo *perfectly*, with that wild dp behind your tiger. THanks for sharing your creation with Speedy's Friends!