Monday, April 23, 2007

Inspiration Challenge

I loved the purse that Jeanne used for this week's Inspiration Challenge over at splitcoast - I sure hope she tells us all where she got it!!

I used the baby wipe technique (put reinker on your baby wipe, then "swipe" it down your glossy cardstock) to create the background. I used Always Artichoke, Cool Caribbean, Pumpkin Pie, Marigold Morning, and Rose Red reinkers. Then I stamped the large doodle from Doodle This in basic black. I stamped the flower on shimmer white cardstock, painted it with my aquapainter and the same colors as the background (still had the reinkers out!) then used my new Sakura fine tip glue pen and added some dazzling diamonds to the spots on the petals. I rounded the corners, sponged the edges with some cool Caribbean, then mounted on to Cool Caribbean and popped it on the card with some dimensionals.

Lastly, I added the light blue may arts polka dot organdy ribbon. I am SOOO in love with this ribbon. I LOVE polka dots, and I LOVE organdy, so to combine the 2 is like heaven for me! Thanks for yet another addiction Beate!!

Oh, and thanks for all the correct responses - guess I'm not the only A-team fan around!! :-) I'll be emailing numbers 1, 2, & 3 to get snail mail address.

Stamps: Doodle This
CS: Always Artichoke, Marigold Morning, Glossy White, Shimmery White, Cool Caribbean
Ink: Always Artichoke, Cool Caribbean, Pumpkin Pie, Marigold Morning, and Rose Red, basic black
Acc: Aquapainter, May Arts ribbon, corner rounder punch, sponge, baby wipe, dimensionals



  1. This card is really beautiful. I had forgotten that you taught this technique on the glossy paper a while back. Love the colors matching the doodling!!!

  2. Love the card - I haven't done that background swipe in a long time - need to try it again. TFS!

  3. love the color combo...looks great Jana!!!



  4. it is fantastic! i love it! just stunning

  5. Very pretty card!

  6. Your card is just striking! I really like the color combo and the way the focal image pops!

  7. Really pretty card Jana! Love the background!

  8. So fun to stumble onto your blog, you do great work! The banner thing is tricky, I had no problem in creating one, it's the installation! These blog instructions are supposed to help. I was fortunate enough to have my BIL reformat HTML so that I could swap a banner in and out. Hope you have success with this!

  9. This card is stunning! All of your work is so beautiful.


  10. We still watch re-runs of the A-team. :) My dad used to not allow ANY people over at our house on Tuesday nights because it was A-Team night and he didn't want ANY interruptions. ;)

    My sister and I had a huge crush on Face and had an autographed copy of his picture hanging up in our room.

    We also had a cat named Murdock. Then we found out that it was not a was pregnant, but we kept the name anyway. ;)


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