Thursday, January 15, 2009

Think outside the box Thursday

I am so excited to show you my inspiration for this blog entry. Many of you have already seen it, but it is worth showing again. This is Susan's {aka craftycrunchymama} winning card for Marie's Anya Fashion Show contest:

Isn't this soooo fabulous? The colors, the perfect details (look at how they all balance out - the rhinestones, the prima, the star brad, bling on the belt), the layout, they all work so darn well together.
But the coolest part about this card is that if you look closely, 'she' is not Anya. 'She' is IAN with braids! Susan wanted to do the challenge but didn't have any Anyas to work with. So she dove in with this entry and was crowned the winner. Bravo Susan!
So for today, I'd like to challenge you all to think outside the box with your stamps. Is there one image that you can flip, turn, add to, stamp half of, to make another image? Imagine the possibilities! I am going to work on one this morning and I might post it here. If it doesn't come out right, then this adorable card will be all you see for the day. teehee! :D

Okay, I am back! And guess what? I AM posting a card! It turned out better than I thought it would, but all that I hoped. haha! How is that for confidence? ;)
Well, here it is:
He's actually the horse from Marie's Mcsplendid Farm set. When she announced that she'll be having some type of Unicorn challenge on Friday, my mind went spinning! (It turns out that she has a digi image of an adorable unicorn, I panicked for nothing.) I stamped him with my new memento black ink that I am loving. It has such strong color and doesn't bleed when you color with copics.While I didn't use my one copic on my unicorn (haha), I did line him with crystal stickles. The colors pick up in the DP that I used as well. I did a freehand on the horn and blended it all in with his mane. I can't wait to hear about your ideas!

*Love and Aloha*


Melissa Craig said...

I thought this was a great inspiration to thinking outside the box! I applaud Susan. Now, lets see you turn Ian into a Unicorn. heehee

Melissa Craig said...

Awwww - what a sweetie he is!!!

Anonymous said...

I like the uni-card! He is just sweeeet! :)

Unknown said...

Love these images, so cute.

Unknown said...

great cards.
love how u change Ian!

Sharon said...

Very sweet!

xiumaiyuki said...

ooh, that was you!!! I saw it on the splendidgreetingfarm blog and thought, wow, can't believe that's Ian as well, she's so creative! Congratulations, you soooo deserve it!!!