Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Try It Out Tuesday #16- 2 halves make a whole






These photos inspired my project today. I took these photos this past weekend while I was driving. I am amazed at how gorgeous Sicily is in the spring time.

Anyone up for a CHALLENGE?? This week the myself and the rest of the Design Team for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design was challenged to create a project/card using only 1/2 an image..........

Now I know what you are thinking. This does not appear to be "unfinished", right? Well being the little rebel that I am, I used 2 images but only used 1/2 of each one........ I first stamped the Vase of Sweet Peas onto white cardstock and colored them. Next I inked only the pitcher portion from the Lilacs in Pitcher stamp and stamped it onto a textured piece of cardstock that I had already embossed using the Textile Embossing folder and my cuttlebug. I added a few highlights with my Copics and cut out the image. I used a craft knife to cut the center from the handle. I love how you can see the flowers through the handle. I adhered the Pitcher using foam squares and then added Flower Soft over the colored flowers. I mixed my Flower Soft to come up with my own color combo. I used the Summer Mix , Lavender and Sunshine Yellow.

I am also loving the Bella Baubles and my new Martha Stewart Punches.

So are you up for a challenge?? I would love to see your interpretation of stamping only part of an image. Need some more inspiration? Check out what the rest of the Design Team has done with this Challenge by visiting the Follow Your Heart Blog
.............Supplies I used...............
Stamps: Karen Lockhart (sweet peas & lilacs in pitcher)
Paper: Stampin Up (kiwi kiss & riding hood red, textured blue), Gina K (pure luxury 120lb white), Designer paper (K&co.)
Tools: Martha Stewart edge punch,
Ribbon: Stampin Up
Misc: Flower Soft (summer mix, sunshine, lavender), Bella Baubles (oyster)





8 comments:

Jaspere said...

Cute card and I love the challenge idea and can't wait to see what everyone makes.

Brandi said...

So beautiful! I love the different flowers in the vase.

Smiles,

Brandi

Maria Matter said...

Justine, you're a clever one! This is just gorgeous! What a great idea for this challenge!
Blessings, Maria

Christine Riley said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a clever idea for the challenge and your card is beautiful!
Hugs, Christine :)

Susan said...

What a stunning card! I love the two stamps, but the pitcher is just gorgeous! And Sicily is stunning during the spring. All the wildflowers everywhere. Just can't get enough of the beauty over there. Great card and it sure was fun creating with you the past month. Don't be a stranger!

Hugs to you,

Susan

Pat (mspfd) said...

Stunning card, Justine. Love that flower soft!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Soooo pretty!!! Love those flowers!! Gorgeous dimension.

Aud said...

Gorgeous card! Those flowers look so real!

Hugs,
Aud