Sunday, October 2, 2011

All Things Unity Challenge #41

I'm so excited to be a Guest Designer for All Things Unity this month! The first challenge for October starts today and it is to use a magazine or catalog for inspiration. The Elte & Ginger's Fall 2011 Catalog was delivered to my house on Friday so I flipped through it and the light bulbs hanging over the paintings on page 6 called out to me. I purchased the Ippity set Shine, Shine, Shine from Jenny Johns months ago and hadn't inked it up yet so this was the perfect opportunity to give it some love.

My card uses the moon and stars background from To the Moon & Back as framed pictures. The light bulbs and sentiment are from Shine, Shine, Shine. Instead of staggering the light bulbs and keeping the frames aligned, like in the catalog, I did the opposite. I also flipped one of the moon 'paintings' upside down. I stamped the moon and stars image on soft sand and cut out two of the stars for the light inside the bulbs.

I hope you will play along with the All Things Unity Challenge #41 for the next two weeks. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury white and soft sand cardstock; Unity January 2011 Kit of the Month - To the Moon & Back; Ippity Shine, Shine, Shine; Memories Black ink; SU Crumb Cake ink; Stampin' Dimensionals; SU Basic Rhinestones

33 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What a match made in heaven MS. Unity gal! Love this color combo, so modern and sophisticated looking. Off to check the recycling bin for catalogues!

sweet said...

Super cool card. It's like I'm sitting in someone's living room.

shuggy said...

fantastic card!!

Julie E said...

Congrats and this is one fab card!!! What a great inspiration too.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I just love how you mixed that set with the image from the KOTM. Fabulous card, Em. :)

Jenny said...

What an awesome take on the catalogue picture Emily, you're so talented...love your cards :)
Jenny x

Karen B. said...

What a clever card, and perfect to give to someone needing a bit of hope.

Lynn said...

I love the sentiment Emily and the overall layout is pure perfection!

Lindsey said...

Congratulations! The ATU team were so smart to ask you. And what a WOW first card! I love the black/white/soft sand combination, and the perfectly arranged layout. So beautiful.

Laurel said...

Such a fabulous card and congrats on the Guest DT!

Lisa said...

Beautifully done, Emily! This is one stunning card for sure and I love your interpretation of the inspiration photo.
Big congrats on your guest designer gig!!

Meg said...

Oh, this is so totally cool! Love how the moons frame the lightbulbs and that the card makes "sense" even if you didn't see the inspiration piece and even though I never would have thought to pair moons and lightbulbs together. What a great sentiment, too.

Do you think they're going to start make curly CFL light bulb stamps now?

StampinCathy said...

Welcome aboard Emily! WOW! This card is AWESOME and so inspiring. I just love the stamps you used and the layout is perfect.

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

This is really COOL! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!!!

lynn said...

congrats to you, emily! such an awesome card:)

Emily Keaton said...

Congrats on the GDT spot at ATU this month, Emily! It will be fun to see what you create as samples for the challenges. I love playing at ATU, so I'll be sure to see them there, too! Genius interpretation of that inspiration piece. Love the black and kraft color scheme, too!

Annette said...

you seriously BLOW MY MIND... with these fabulous designs... I love love love love this card...

Glenda J said...

Absolutely fantastic! Great combination of neutrals and I love the star/bling!
Congrats on the guest gig!

Rebecca said...

this is GORGEOUS! Drop.dead.gorgeous!!!! Great job on the inspiration challenge!

Brenda said...

I love black and white! This card is a stunner and a really great interpretation of that inspiration from the catalogue Emily!

Shauna K said...

congrats on the GDT spot :D this is one of my fav cards from the DT!! such a fabulous LO and great take on the inspiration!!!

Kary said...

Congrats, Emily!! This card is Awesome!! Love the idea, & such a great design!! Love this!!

kasia c. said...

Speechless!!! This is incredible! I love that you saw inspiration in that photo. :)

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is absolutely, stunningly, incredibly FABULOUS. I am swooning!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Emily, Congrats on your Guest DT position, Gorgeous card too, Hugs Gay xxx

Angela said...

Ooh, pretty! I love the sophistication of your card, and the inspiration is, well, inspiring! Have fun with ATU!!

onecraftymama said...

Emily, I love how you've explained your inspiration & creative process - and I love the sentiment.
It reminds me, though, of a mug my hubby has - 'Due to budget cuts, the light at the end of the tunnel has been extinguished until further notice.' lol

Karin said...

This is one of those genius Emily cards with fantastic design and all around fabulousness...LOVE it!

Jocelyn Olson said...

This card is a-mazing!! Black and white cards are always so elegant. The stamps are totally fab, and I can definitely see the inspiration in the lightbulbs. Congrats on the GDT--you have a busy month!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOLY COW! This is amazing! I LOVE those lamps with the stars and gems--love your design...I LOVE your inspiration--WELCOME to the team! You rock:) So glad you are sharing your talent with ATU this month! LOVE ya!

Lorraine said...

Oh this is so cool! I love it! The design, black & white and the different elements!

Janna Werner said...

awesome!

Sarah said...

Love this card-- I just took it off my wish list because I don't "need" it but now I'm pretty sure I have to have it :)