Monday, August 24, 2009

Inspired Thinking

Hey, all! Time for this week's CAS challenge. This one's an inspiration challenge using the shoes & bags of Anthropologie. I was inspired by the colors and flowers on this purse.

I used my Nesties to create the flower, then embossed each layer with my Cuttlebug. I cut the leaves freehand and crumpled them for dimension, and I turned up the petal edges on my flower. I finished it off with a button and pearls.

Ready to play along? Find all the details in the CAS challenge thread.

Stamps: Everyday Sayings (Hero Arts)
Paper:
Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Basic Black, Old Olive, PTI Berry Sorbet
Ink:
Basic Black
Accessories:
Nestabilities blossoms, Cuttlebug Houndstooth, button (PTI), pearls (Kaisercraft), dimensionals

46 comments:

Kristyn said...

I love this card! So simple yet so very classy :-)

Dora said...

You make wonderful cards Ann, love thisone to!

Aimes said...

Oh how I'd love to play along but I think by the time I could finally make my mind up on a pair of shoes or a bag from that amazing site it'd be the next CAS challenge and I'd be bankrupt!
Love the bag you picked and your interpretation rocks! So bold and beautiful!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Craftyanny said...

very pretty card, love the colours you've used.
Anne x

berta said...

I like this embossed flower

~amy~ said...

Ann, what a fun card...LOVE your big flower bloom!

StampinCathy said...

This is beautiful and just love the colors and that flower.

PaperCrafty said...

Very pretty Ann!! Love the flower!

Suzy said...

Wow. Love this black - red combination. Great card!

Sara said...

so cute! how is school going? :)

Maureen said...

The flower is striking on the black background...love the blossom :)

Laural-Lee said...

The flower is adorable and I love the colours. I didn't realize that Berry Sorbet went so well with the Ruby and Cameo.

Heather P. said...

This is gorgeous, just look at that flower! :)

HazelQ said...

Beautiful card Ann, as always! I just love your work, it's really inspiring :)

Pauline said...

Really super card. well done :o)

Susan Raihala said...

Beautiful!

Kim said...

Great technique on the flowers! Love that card.

Bree said...

That flower is delish.. I love it

Belinda said...

Love the flower! Delish!

Pat said...

Gorgeous flower! and amazing card as always.
Hugs xx
Pat

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

wow!!! this is gorgeous Ann :) ♥

Jackie said...

What a cute card Ann...love the flower!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is lovely, The flower is gorgeous!

tiffguam said...

This is GORGEOUS!

Erika M. said...

Loving the card - really like how you used your Nesties!

Latisha said...

gorgeous! loves it!!
latisha

xiumaiyuki said...

Wowza! That flower is to die for! Loving the color combo as well!

Laurel said...

Wow this is so pretty! Love the big flower!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful.

Kelley Eubanks said...

This is gorgeous Ann! Love it!

Lyn S said...

Gorgeous card Ann! Just love the pretty flower!

Allison said...

Love this...honestly! And against the black...yum!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

lovely! This is so beautiful! I love the dimension.

Cindy Lee said...

BEAUTIFUL! I wouldn't know if you didn't tell us that the leaves were cut freehand :)

cjs said...

Awesome flower! I have only one Nesti - I need to get more!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is GORGEOUS Ann!!! The colors are awesome and that flower...WOW!!!

Courtney Baker said...

Um I LOVE THIS! Fantastic.

Marie B. said...

Hello Ann! I love this card...I really need to use my Blossom Nesties...

Lisa Graves said...

Love the flower!

Angie Tieman said...

Wowza!! This is fantastic! That is one SUP-AH flower!

Deanna said...

Gasp... love it!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Goooorgeous! LOVE that flower!

(-: Heidi

Becky Carafa said...

This is STUNNING! Love the pop of color against the black.

Charlene said...

Pretty! I once did an Anthropologie apron inspired card :) Here it is.

Kathi said...

Truly stunning. I love that flower and I adore that color combination.

-Agnes- said...

Lovely clean and simple style, very effective!