Monday, November 3, 2008

Challenge Card

I know this is an odd card, but it was a Limited Supply Challenge. The challenge was to turn stamps into something other than what they were intended. I turned these dress stamps into flowers. I frequently see things I would change once I put the card on my blog for the whole world to see. The thing I would change on this card is the size of the main panel. I'd make it smaller, with less space between the flowers. I used Bombshell Stamps' Hearts On Fire set for some of the other pieces. The foliage are flame stamps, and the sun is an eyeball stamp that I inked and twisted a couple of times. Then I swirled a wet brush over it. This card was hard for me, and it isn't a GREAT card, but these challenges do make us better stampers, I think!

Bombshell has LOTS of new releases, they are really wonderful! Please go check them out some time! When you get to the stamps page, make sure you scroll down to see the new stuff!!

7 comments:

Melanie said...

I love your creative use of that fun Bombshell dress! And I *totally* would never have guessed what the sun and stems originally were unless you told me!!! Kudos to you for completing this tough challenge and posting the fun and pretty results even though you weren't totally happy with them!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh way to think outside of the box with this! I like it!!! The colros are great and it is a very ingenious way to use the skirts! TFS!

~amy~ said...

What a wonderful use of those images! Fun challenge Carla!

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

Wow, Carla! Total creative use of those stamps, girl! Cute card... fun challenge! I might have to try this challenge out.

Toni said...

Carla -- HIIIIIII -- long time no comment ... I've been a lazy introverted wench for a while. I LOVE THE PICTURE OF YOU -- my god are you stunning or WHAT!!!! whew. I also got an email from Artistic Outpost about a call for guest designers, and I thought of you then. I didn't actually get to READ it until last night (problems with a) yahoo and b) my computer), so I didn't submit this time ... meanwhile, I LOVE what you did with the little boy from the Bluebird set -- I covet that set!!! Hope you're well -- I've missed you!

Jenn said...

Way to think outside the box!!! This one is fabulous!!! I love the dresses and how you turned them into beautiful flowers!!! :D

Heather the Mooselover said...

Great card- those flowers rock. I actually own that white dress stamp and I am going to case your idea!