Friday, October 3, 2008

Inspired by Others!


I just had to share this card with you all!!!

I spotted this card on Joan Fricker's blog and commented to her how beautiful it was and I was thinking of casing it! Well a short time later I received this lovely email from Joan saying she'd be pleased to have me case her card and in her words "Isn’t that what this is all about?? hee hee" . I did change it up a bit to "Make It My Own" but the basis is from Joan.


You can click on either card for a closer view!

Keeping in mind that I made my card from MEMORY of her card, the changes I made are as follows. The main image is from Inkadinkado and the set is called "Winter Birds". I decided to use black instead of the Navy. I made my main image panel smaller and I popped up the owl image that is on top of the Nestabilities where Joan popped up both panels. I also used a thin matting of glossy black between the owl image and the Nesties cut panel. I really like how Joan did a little piercing in the corners (an element I totally forgot about when trying to remember her design) but I did do the little dots in each of the scallops. As you can see, we used different locations/shapes for our sentiments.

How much fun is it to be inspired by someone's work and try to mimic it! For me, it never turns out the same .... Close, but not the Same! Has someone inspired you today??? If so, why not share that experience. I just did and it felt really good!!! Thanks Joan!! I think I'll do this more often ... I'm inspired by SO many ... but when one really catching my attention I think I'll post here and share it with you all!! Thanks for stopping by ... please come back!!

13 comments:

  1. WOW! Darlene! That is gorgeous! You did a wonderful job!! Hugs, Melissa

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  3. Darlene, this is so pretty, just love the layout, colors design, everything!

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  4. I love these birds... you card is wonderful...

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  5. OMG I just bought that inka set 2 days ago! Can't wait to use it!

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  6. These are both gorgeous!!! I love how you made it your own!

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  7. I can see why you would case it, this is beautiful

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  8. Beautiful card! I absolutely love this done with white and blue.

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  9. What a gorgeous take on your inspiration piece!!!
    (Thanks for your kinds words on my blog. They are much appreciated.)

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  10. Both cards are just gorgous! I love Inkadinkado, especially all their bird images. They are one of my favorite stamp companies. I especially love their prices, so affordable.

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  11. Oh Darlene I love your card. The black and white is just stunning. Thank you for such a nice compliment of casing my card. I love your take on it.

    Joan

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  12. Wow! Both cards are absolutely beautiful!

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  13. I love this bird set! Your case is so very pretty, and honors Joan's design marvelously!
    (I had to purchase this set at Joan's Monday sale not long ago-- yet to see ink...)

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!
Darlene