Thursday, November 3, 2011

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge {Nov 3rd - 16th}

This is my second post of the day. Please scroll down or CLICK HERE for my big announcement.

A fabulous new Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge begins today. Just look at that gorgeous scarf! I pretty much melted when I saw this inspiration photo because I love scarves. I can never have enough of them. The colours are amongst my favourites so I took this one literally when I set out to make my card.

I paper pieced all the apples (without the heart and stitch core) and leaves on solid cardstock. I arranged the pieces in the same pattern as the inspiration photo and heat embossed the sentiment in the corner to mimic the scarf designer's name. The apple and sentiment are from FOLKal Points and the leaves are from Hang Ups.

I hope you'll grab your Paper Smooches stamps and play with us today through November 16th! Only one Paper Smooches stamp is required and, if you don't have any yet, you can use one of the free digis that Kim offers in her store. Just click HERE to print and create. You could win some fun and fabulous Paper Smooches stamps to play with. Link up your projects HERE. I can't wait to see how you're inspired by this photo!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; SU Whisper White, Night of Navy, Groovy Guava & Tangerine Tango cardstock; Paper Smooches FOLKal Points & Hang Ups; SU Night of Navy ink; SU Whisper White pigment ink; The Old Island Stamp Company clear embossing powder

30 comments:

Emily Keaton said...

What a fabulous take on the inspiration photo--I agree: that's a fantastic scarf!! I love seeing your genius creativity, Emily!

Scrapowe Sosasowisko said...

Great interpretation!

Lynn said...

Oh...I love the navy blue with the touch of orange. It is gorgeous!

Meg said...

Love the literal copy of the scarf--very clever to use the apples without the heart and stitch core!

Annette said...

awesome card Emily...Love this in inspirational picture..

Chunyuan said...

fantastic interpretation of the picture.

Brenda said...

Spot on perfection Emily!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Perfect with the inspiration photo!!!! Love the dark blue in combination with the white and orange! Gorgeous card!!!!
Hugs, Wendy

Lindsey said...

I'm taken with the way you can do a fairly literal interpretation of the inspiration photo yet end up with such an original creation! So pretty.

Karen B. said...

Absolutely beautiful Emily!

Michelle said...

Wow! I love your interpretation of the trigger. It's perfect!

Jenny said...

What an awesome copy of the scarf Emily, love the shape of those apples! Orla Kielly's prints and designs are just gorgeous aren't they :)
Jenny x

Jocelyn Olson said...

I love that scarf, too! I guess I'm still in Halloween mode because when I saw your card, I thought they were teeth--LOL! The card makes much more sense as apples. :)

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

This is stunning. You can totally see the inspiration from the photo in your card.

Kary said...

So awesome, Emily!! When I saw the card, I immediately thought of you. Amazing creation!!

~amy~ said...

p-e-r-f-e-c-t!!!

onecraftymama said...

THis is an incredibly detailed take on the inspiration photo - I especially love that you included the designer's name as part of your interpretation! I'm also digging the offset white border - definitely different, and it works!

Jen W. said...

So awesome!

Karin said...

Love your take on the challenge :)

Tejal said...

FABULOUS!! I don't know if I love that scarf more or your card..I think your card wins!!

Dana said...

This is AWESOME!!! Love how perfectly this goes with the insp photo!

Shauna K said...

this is fabulous!!! what a perfect take on the inspiration photo!! you're so creative ;)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love this... you've done wonders with the inspiration photo (me being literal, love literal takes).

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I LOOOOOOOOOVE how you created this card---LOVE that you literally used the fabric/scarf as your inspiration! FAB FAB FAB! You rock:)

Lisa Petrella said...

WOW! Such a FABULOUS take on the inspiration photo, Emily!! LOVE IT!!!

Angela said...

Fabulous! Love the repetition. My take on the challenge is almost complete -- thanks to your stamp giveaway. Perfect timing!

Carol McFarland said...

Love your graphic card...it gives the same crisp feeling as the inspiration photo! I love your clean style!

walchowDesign said...

OMG! Love the pattern on the scarf and your take is absolutely fantastic, Emily!

Ruby said...

I love your take on the inspiration photo, it's FAB!

Carol McFarland said...

LOVE this! It could be because I am a teacher and like apples but your card reminds me of the scarf used for inspiration for this week's Spark's challenge!