Saturday, October 02, 2010

It's World Cardmaking Day and we have Challenges for You!!!!

It's World Cardmaking Day!!!

...and the Unity and {Ippity} design teams have put together a whole slew of challenges to inspire and get you creating. There is a list of all the designers hosting challenges over on the Unity blog. There is an individual prize for each designer's challenge and then there is one MEGA prize of an ENTIRE YEAR'S WORTH OF FREE KIT OF THE MONTH'S to one person who does ALL of the challenges individually. The requirements and deets for prize eligibility can be found on the Unity blog.

If you have hung out here for a few years, then you know that I love me a good inspiration challenge and for today's challenge I picked out a bit of home decor inspiration...

This image below came from the Late Summer 2010 issue of Country Home. 
Use it as inspiration for an art piece. 
Some ideas of where you could find inspiration:
*the color scheme from the flowers and wall
*use bits of metal on your project like the metal stand
*look at the texture of the pitcher
*if you look closely, there is a postcard in the could use Unity's postcard stamp for your project!

Here is the card that I created from the inspiration photo...

Supplies Used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Melody Ross Domestic Bliss
*Scenic Route paper collection
*Zig brush markers
*Nestabilities Labels Die cut
*Sizzix embossing folder
*corner rounder
*MM trim
*Jenni Bowlin (?) pins
*Martha Stewart border punch
*Bazzill cardstock
*watercolor pencil

For my stamped image, I inked it by coloring using my water-based markers directly onto the red rubber. I started coloring the entire image the golden yellow and then added the bits of color here and there over top of each other to get all the colors on the stamped image.

When you upload your project, use the keyword USCWCMD04. All of the challenges have a deadline of October 16 so you have a full two weeks to play. I can't wait to see what you do!!!


StampinCathy said...

Happy WCMD! Your card is just fabulous and love the inspirational pic.

Angie Blom said...

WOW.. stunning card Christi.. I love the inspiration photo.. and your card and challenge are amazing.

Amy said...

Gorgeous card, TFS, Happy WCMD:) I wish I could participate in all the challenges, I just only have 1 Unity set and 1 ippity set LOL

Anonymous said...

Such a gorgeous card!! I absolutely LOVE the colors in it!! Beautiful inspiration and card!! TFS and Happy WCMD!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Ooh, love that photo you chose, Christi, and love your card. The colors are just gorgeous, and that stamped floral vase is stunning. Love the technique you used with your markers. I need to do that more. Thanks for sharing your WCMD inspiration!

Eva said...

Christi, I just love this inspiration photo and your card based on it is just gorgeous!

Sasha Holloway said...

stunning card .. stunning

Toni K said...

Your card is perfect! Love the inspiration!

joybear said...

Beautiful card, love the colors!

Colleen { HappyLittleArt } said...

Beautiful Card!!

farmhouse-story said...

christi, love your card-happy wcmd!

Jessica Diedrich said...

This is BEAUTIFUL-WOW-I am SO impressed at how your card really looks like it just popped right out of that photo! PERFECT take on the inspiration piece and what a great challenge, sweetie!

Pamela said...

LOVE your card! :)

Noelle Reese said...

I LOVE your card and the challenge was so much fun!! Here is mine:
Thanks for such a fun challenge!

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