Thursday, October 20, 2011

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge {Oct 20th - Nov 2nd}

This is my second post of the day. If you're looking for the Pink Cat Studio Oct 20th Digi Release + Farewell, please CLICK HERE.

Today is the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge design team debut and it's also the start of a brand new SPARKS Challenge! Check out the fun photo Kim sent us for inspiration. I think it inspires so much! I went to work on my card thinking about the scene itself - the tree, the VW bus, the road and the fences - and here's what I came up with:

I used the juke box from Perpetual Bliss for the arch that forms the tunnel through the tree. I had left the inspiration photo on the computer while I was making my card. Hubby furrowed his brows and suggested that the penguin from My Peeps is the exact same shape as the bus. (Only his experience designing race cars, bicycles and wheelchairs would allow him to see that, right?!) I was going to put animals in the tunnel but his idea was better. Let it be known, I felt really bad cutting up the penguin like I did! :) The tires were made using the microphone from Perpetual Bliss, the headlights are a circle punched from Sugar Rush and I drew in the windshield wiper using Copic Multi-Liners and a ruler. The leaves are from Hang Ups and the sentiment is from Perpetual Bliss. I had so much fun making my card!

I hope you'll play along with this Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge which runs until November 2nd! You can find all the details HERE.

Sources: SU Old Olive & Basic Gray cardstock; Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft & white cardstock; Paper Smooches Perpetual Bliss, My Peeps, Hang Ups & Sugar Rush; Memories Black ink; SU Tangerine Tango, Old Olive & Basic Gray inks; Tim Holtz for Ranger Antique Linen & Walnut Stain distress inks; standard hole punch; Copic Multi-Liners in 0.3mm & 0.5mm; Papertrey Ink Woodgrain impression plate; Martha Stewart Scary Fence edge punch; Stampin' Dimensionals

45 comments:

Cornelie said...

Ah, such a nice idea!! Great card you made with it!!
Bye Cornelie

Jenny said...

This is so cool, love how you used the different stamps. Clever hubby too :)
Jenny x

Brenda said...

Awesome combined effort Emily! Love your take on the challenge! I am going to have to put my thinking hat on!

Lisa said...

This really is an interesting photo isn't it? I need to think on this a bit :)
I cannot believe what you did with a juke box....I am running out of adjectives for you Emily! You're just so darn creative!

Chari M. said...

Such clever used of the Jukebox! Wow! Cute, cute card!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Okay, first of all I love your literal take on the photo and look how you made that VW bus, you seriously amaze me!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

P.S. Give the hubby a pat on the back for that design idea, I've just asked mine for some ideas and he looked at me like I was nuts, but happy to showcase what the 6 year old came up with I asked him the same question.

Vicky Hayes said...

I agree it's so much fun creating something unexpected from your stamps! A fab card Emily!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Absolutely love this card! I wanted to make this card but didn't know how! I totally LOVE the inspiration photo... your card is a perfect card replica!

Ujjwal said...

LOL...when I saw that gorgeous inspiration ...the juke box just jumped to me :D But you have turned it into so much more! Love the card!

Annette said...

I just seen this on PS... girl where do you get your ideas... You are just so creative... I love it...

Jingle said...

Holy cute! You are a creative genius! This is so fabulous!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Get out! This is SOOOOOOOOO cute! I love that your hubs helps you with your creations! And I LOVE his idea--it was perfect to use that penguin! LOVE LOVE LOVE:) You rock, EM!!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Oh my gosh, this is awesome! So fun how you used all the different stamps to make your arch and the bus =) TFS!

Pam Sparks said...

fabulous! so creative!

Meghan said...

Every time I visit you have some new amazingly creative project up! This is totally amazing. You really know how to think outside the stamp!

Audrey said...

Emily, this is adorable! I love the texture on the tree trunk and how you used the jukebox as the opening. Awesome idea! :)

Angie Hagist said...

You are way too stinkin clever!! I love your card, Emily!!

Dana said...

This is so amazing! I absolutely love it! (The card AND that your husband is so helpful!!)

onecraftymama said...

*squeal* how cute is this? And that van is the penguin? omg. Every once in a while you should take a picture of all the stamps you've used on a card like this just to make us all feel even more in awe.
I like the fence punch here - I bought one last year & I have yet to use it in anything other than the circular file....

Beth aka BR-T said...

Wow you hit this straight on I love it Emily!!!

Sunghee said...

oh wow~!!! you and your hubby!!! wow wow wow! Amazing card!!!

Lorraine said...

Adorable and very creative! And love the embossed tree too!

Jay Gee said...

Absolutely brilliant as always Emily :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Love this card. Great idea for the arch! I love using stamps in unexpected ways! Thanks!

Rachel said...

Wow, those are some extremely creative ways to use those stamps! Never would have thought that that was the penguin!

Emily Keaton said...

Gosh, this is totally cute, Emily! I LOVE your auto tree. This is so creative. :)

Karen B. said...

Super duper cute take on the photo Emily! I hope you are doing well, and that the crafty bug is here to stay!

Jen W. said...

Brilliant. Really. Brilliant!

Lindsey said...

Crazy genius going on here! A penguin turns into a VW micro bus? That is beyond amazing. This is one incredible card, Em -- I love it!

*Alison* said...

em.. this is AMAZING!!! I just adore everything about this.. you are so creative.. I am so glad you made the team.. I can't wait to see more from you! HUGS

Linda Beeson said...

You are so clever! LOVE your mix and how it fits the SPARKS challenge so cute!

~amy~ said...

Sooo very fun & clever!!

Kary said...

Awesome card, Emily!! So clever & creative. Love it!! {{hugs}}

Heather said...

Loved the inspiration photo but love your card more!! So cute :)

miatagal said...

Emily, Such creativity! Awesome blog hop with a chance to win some great prizes

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Craziness girl. LOVE that your hubby helps you out. Too fun. Maybe you'll inspire Kim to create a vw bus stamp now! :)

Tiffany said...

That is just way toooo fun and clever of you, Emily! Love it!!

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Emily,

Your card is so cute! I love the picture that you were sent for inspiration and that you all but reproduced it with your card is really fun! I was here for both of your blog hops and am so glad I took the time to look at this post as well! Your blog is always fun!

Angela said...

Here's how I spell "innovate": E-M-I-L-Y! This is A-Maze-Ing. So cool!

Rachel B said...

I love that inspiration photo and you did a fabulous job using it for your card! Adorable!

Jen Carter said...

You (and your husband) are so creative!! LOVE this!! Super, super fun!!

Your husband designs race cars (have we talked about this before)? My husband does too and he has one in his garage that he is getting ready to race soon!

Meg said...

Gasp! That hubby of your is just too clever sometimes! Never would have looked at that penguin and seen a VW bus! Love the literal interpretation of the inspiration photo!

Shauna K said...

this is fabulous!!! oh my goodness, love your interpretation :D that tree is fantastic!

wtf said...

This is my brothers bus! He took this picture when he moved to oregon from central california