Thursday, June 28, 2012

Inspired by our Design Challenge Participants

It's fun for me to see how people use Raisin Boat stamp sets. Five crafters can look at the same set and find five totally different ways to use it. Our creativity and imagination and our love to share is what makes our crafting so fun. I'm looking forward to seeing our challenges grow in participation as people become more aware of our company and blog.

I've already found inspiration in our first three participants' cards. I love Andrea's spinner card idea using the hamster in a ball from Hug a Hamster. It's such a fun card for kids to get. Andrea did a great job. I have not made a spinner card with this set, but I plan to soon. It's the perfect image for it!

I also like how Karen took Edgy Accents and made an artful sky for her tree image from Asian Serenity Bold. I'm always drawn to non-literal intrepretations and Karen's use of the trianguler corner image really works for me! This is something I'm going to do as well.

Ema made a window card using Golf Pro. Looking out her window you can see the golf course scene from the set. Love this! What a perfect image for this window card. What man or woman wouldn't mind seeing that scene from their window? Now they can. Ema also used A Dog's Life for the card.

I had a little time last night to get inky in my studio so I made a card - inspired by Ema's card - to share today. Using the poodle from Puppy Love and a fun bird brad from our brads selection, I gave our poodle something fun to see out the window.

The poodle from Puppy Love and our Chirping Bird brads
 make a cute pair for this card!

To make the window I punched four squares out of my card front and then used my Memento marker in black to create a window sill and moldings. Following Ema's lead, I made curtains by accordian folding a piece of our Brighton Beach White cardstock. I tied it up with Peapod Baker's Twine. I also create wallpaper and a shrub for the background. Lastly, I added Liquid Applique in white (on the poodle) and brown (dog food in the dish) to add a little dimension. Everything is colored using Copic markers. I'll post my card to our idea gallery and share all of the details of the products used.

To view the inspiration cards mentioned, visit our blog post. Thanks Andrea, Karen and Ema for inspiring me this week. I look forward to even more fun ideas in our upcoming challenges.

For those of you who have not participated, you still have time. See Linda's Design Challenge info to learn more. You can win Raisin Boat stamps by simply participating!

Smiles, Bobbi

1 comment:

  1. How awesome! Thanks for the opportunity to participate.