Sep 15, 2007

BCG - Inspired by a book cover




Hallelujah!!! - Yes I have my card posted finally. I was suppose to be cleaning my messy stamp room but as I was picking up a couple of library books to take in to lay by the night stand in our bedroom I suddenly had a "flash of inspiration" to recreate the cover of one of the books I am planning on reading.

The cover of the book reminded me a lot of a "sunset" so that is what I tried to capture on my card. I did add a little to my design that didn't appear on the book cover with the "flourishes" and rhinestone brads but they just added to the over all look I was hoping to achieve.

I started with a card base of Basic Black and then added a layer of Ruby Red that was distressed with the Cutter Kit. Then I took a piece of So Saffron and sponged various colors of ink (More Mustard & Color Box Yellow Citrus to achieve the tones on the upper portion and Ruby Red, Really Rust and Color Box Tangerine for the bottom portion) I stamped the flourishes from (Priceless) with Basic Gray ink in the corners and the saying (Refuge & Strength) as well. Then I added 3 small Fire Rhinestone brads in the lower left corner.
For my tree image (Lovely As A Tree) I embossed the tree with Chinese Red EP on Basic Black Card stock, punched it out with a Mega Circle punch and then layered to a larger circle of Ruby Red also distressed with the cutter kit and mounted it with foam mounting tape to my card.

I really like how this turned out.

18 comments:

Stefanie said...

Very cool Ida! Your card looks awesome and it's so cool that you were inspired by a book cover.

Sheryl said...

Wow! This is stunning! I love the look you achieved with the sponging!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Ida, this is Beautiful!!!! Great interpretation of this Challenge!

Vicki

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

WOW!!! Really amazing! So glad you stumbled upon that book last night! =)

Lauren (mytime) said...

WOW that is so strking! Love what you did with this!

Connie said...

Awesome, Ida! Great inspiration! Glad you found time to stamp.

Connie

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a beautiful card. You did a fabulous job with the sponging!!! Very impressive, indeed!

Leigh said...

Just gorgeous, Ida...way to go!

Karen said...

this is absolutely gorgeous Ida! love the shading on the top and bottom - perfect!! the distressing adds to the overall feel as well! glad you were able to play this weekend!!

Julie Campbell said...

Wow! This turned out really great! The hard work paid off!

majkp2 said...

wow! that is beautiful! very impressive

Lila H said...

I love, love, love your sample!!! this is beautiful.

Pat Huntoon said...

You certainly captured it, Ida -- really nice!
Pat

Lori said...

What a great idea for inspiration. I love the warm colors.

Lisa Bohler said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Great inspiration and a fab card to match!

Basement Stamper said...

Great card Ida! I love how much it looks like the book cover!

amycara said...

Beautiful!!! Don't tell the author but I like your circle better! :-)

Maria said...

Wow, your interpretation is much more lovely than the book! Beautiful job!

Maria