Thursday, September 24, 2009

PPA 9 Inspiration

Hello everyone! Today's Pals Paper Arts Challenge is an Inspiration Photo. This means you "study" the inspiration photo and then you create your card (or any paper item you wish) based on the colors and textures of the photo. It's fun! What jumps out at you about this photo? I hope you will play along.
I began by choosing the sketch from Mojo 101, which I printed out, but had never used for a card. From the inspiration photo above, I pulled out the colors Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla and Pumpkin Pie. I added Chocolate Chip as a neutral background. I made my own "designer paper" by taking the pine cones image from Holiday Tag Team and coloring the two parts with my Stampin' Write markers and stamping them onto Creamy Caramel. I also colored the sentiment with my markers so I could have two colors on that image.

Shopping List:
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel
Stamps: Holiday Best (hostess), Holiday Tag Team
Accessories: Paper piercing mat pack, metal circle die, Big Shot, Linen Thread, Playground Designer Series button, Theater Ribbon Originals satin Chocolate Chip ribbon, Stamin' Write Markers in Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke and Pumpkin Pie


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14 comments:

Tiffany said...

Very pretty Patti! The background is adorable and your paper piercing is perfection. Great job with the sketch!!!

Martha said...

Your card is beautiful, Patti! I love your backgrounds, the colors you chose, the paper piercing,... Beautiful job!!

Melissa said...

How is the Piercing Queen today? I so want to do circles with my piercing!

Very cool, esp with the colors you chose!

....Linda.... said...

You and I were thinking alike in many ways today! Love the card - and the piercings!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card, Patti! You have such a wonderful style...just the right amount of simplicity and definitely classy! It's "Patti Perfection"!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Fantastic fall card. I love the layout... and the pinecone background.

Oh and the paper piercing, too. Great work!

TrishG said...

I love this! Great layout. Love the stamps you used. Great card

Denise said...

To make your own background with the pine cones is very chic. And of course, I love your button accent. ;)

Kim said...

Love your pinecone background paper and your piercing is always the perfect touch. Very pretty Patti!

Carrie said...

I love the circle focal point and the ribbon/button combo behind it!

Cards by Gina said...

Oooh, your card is so beautiful! I was wondering what DSP you used and then I read how you created it. Stunning! Love all the details of the card.

Mary Fish said...

Great background of pine cones. The piercing on the sentiment is fabulous. Excellent work! Hugs, Mary

Margaret Moody said...

I love your simple but beautiful card, Patti! Love your paper choices and love the stamped background paper! Great job with the Inspiration Challenge! Love it!

Carla Bazhenow said...

I really like those colors together... the layout really makes it pop. Your piercing is beautiful!!! Hugs,