21 Feb 2009


Splitcoast Stampers has an Inspiration Challenge every Saturday which I thoroughly enjoy! I don't always have a chance to play, but today I did because I don't plan to do a dang thing except ..........nothing!...... well....... maybe empty the dishwasher and throw in a load of laundry ......but nothing else......!

The original artwork I chose to be inspired by was from the website Flutter and this beautiful piece by Rachel Austin called "Kerby".

Apparently it is so called because, as you can kind of see, under the top image is a map and on that map is a town call
ed Kerby - isn't that just so cool??!

I stamped on vellum so that you could see through the image onto the "map" below.

My "map" is actually the scrapblock Fiery Floral Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms. I stamped it in Papertrey Ink Spring Blue ink onto white cardstock.

Then I stamped all of the images staz-on ink because it dries quickly on vellum and doesn't smudge on vellum and stays put on the vellum (ask me how I know......hehe)

I made a little scalloped border across the bottom and adhered the image and the background to some Dark Red prism cardstock and then mounte
d that whole thing onto white again.

I added some frosted lace stickles to the center of the flowers and tied some red ribbon around the top because I LUV ribbon!! I think that is my favourite embellishment of all!! But I do like gems and I am really starting to LUV buttons........

This card is kind of plain today, but I think I still l
ike it.....

Thanks for coming around today!

Stamps: (Out on a Limb, Birds of a Feather, Faux Ribbon) Papertrey Ink;( Fiery Floral Scrapblock) Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: (Stampers Select White, Vellum) Papertrey Ink; Prism Dark Red;
Ink: (Black Cherry, Azure, Timber Brown, Black) Staz-On;
Accessories: Ribbon-So-Facile, treading water punch, frosted lace Stickles, tombow glue


  1. Just beautiful! I haven't stamped on vellum in a long time...great job! I need to revisit it!

  2. This is gorgeous! Wow! This is really an awesome take on the Inspiratino challenge and very, very lifelike to it!

  3. Awesome job with this challenge Bonnie. I like the sample you chose to use. Hope you have a great day doing nothing that sounds wonderful.

    Debbie/Phx AZ

  4. thought i'd pop in cause i am sipping a glass of smith & wilson ruby tuesday and thought of you...:) should love this card, cause i do!

  5. Bonnie the colors you choose here are great and I love the background. This really looks like a work of Art not just a card!!!

    I love your projects each one is so unique and you are like me I have no 1 style I like to try all colors and all styles out!!!


  6. Plain?? Are you kiddin'? This is gorgeous!! I love all the layers! I'm totally impressed that there are no smudges! I love vellum, but smudge it every stinkin' time! Love this!!

  7. What a great challenge card - its perfect. I sometimes find vellum hard to work with but your card looks wonderful!

  8. Bonnie this is awesome!! I love the vellum and the way you created the scene! Absolutely beautiful!!!


  9. Gorgeous! Love the colors!


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