Wednesday, August 11, 2010

InStyle Stamps: Inspiration Challenge

Hi all,

Well, this is our second Inspiration challenge over at the ISS blog (replacing the Over the Hump Day Blog Candy Giveaway)!  This month, Taylor chose an adorable nursery picture for us to use as inspiration.  Taylor got this modern-looking nursery picture from Room Decorating Ideas:

Really cute, right?  I'm sure everyone's first instinct is to make a baby card...I went with a gift box for a guy instead.  I took the blues and the browns for my project, and instead of the crib, I added a white fence.  But, you can use this picture any way you like - you can use the colours, the theme, the elements in the picture can inspire a layout - anything!

Here is my creation:

I made this box, which I found on Nicole Heady's blog a while back (can't remember the exact post, though).  I also gave the tutorial and measurements this past Monday from the ISS Method Monday post - it's really quick, and only uses one sheet of cardstock, with some other paper scraps!  My box is made of Soft Suede CS, and I used Sticky Strip to put it together.  I also used some Blue Bayou Prints DSP for some added layers, and I stuck some Soft Suede polka dot ribbon around the box as well.  The white strip at the back is Whisper White CS, punched with my Martha Stewart fence edge punch, and the letters are white foam Thickers.

I printed Jax onto PTI White CS, coloured him with Copics, and cut him out. Stuck him on with the usual Dimensionals too.  I used the digi Jax, but if you prefer the feel of succulent, red rubbah in your hands, you can get him as a stamp HERE too!

Don't forget to head over to the ISS blog to see the whole DT lineup, and to submit your own creation using the inspiration photo to try and win 4 digis of your choice from InStyle Stamps! You have a month to play!

Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!


Kristine Reynolds said...

Love this box! Your coloring is fabulous. Totally see the inspiration picture in this project. Great job!


Axa said...

I agree with the way you colored him and the papers you used are very nice!

Kerry said...

Super cool!!! Love his hair!!!