Sunday, July 22, 2012

Inspired by others . . .

Good Evening fellow crafters!
Today I thought I'd play a couple 'Sunday' challenges and after looking through those challenges offered up today over at Feline Playful, this is the direction I headed ... animals, jungle, scenic ... well you'll see what I mean.  I actually created two cards so I'll share them both with you.


I bought this GinaK set a short wile back and was anxious to ink it up.  And where better to find inspiration than one of GinaK's design team members.  This time I drew inspiration from Theresa Momber (Crafting The Web) and this creation is actually a combination of two of her cards.  I love masking & creating a scene and to tell you the truth ... I just don't do it often enough!!!

Products used on these two cards are:
Stamps - GinaK 'Wild About You', Stampscapes (birds), Just For Fun
Inks - Momento (Cantaloupe, Bamboo Leaves, Tuxedo Black), Colorbox (Rose Coral), SU (Soft Sky), Tim Holtz (Broken China, Frayed Burlap), Stazon (Black)
Accessories -  Eclipse masking, Post It Notes, Sponge Daubers, Spellbinder (Labels 9), Sizzix (656064) leaves, Michaels gingham ribbon, ScorPal


I think both of these creations will make excellent masculine birthday cards.  Seems you can never have enough masculine creations in your stash.  I also decided to play around with 'score lines' on these creations in  hopes that I could add a little dimension since I can't use my typical flowers & bling!!

The challenges I'd like to enter these cards into tonight are:
Fashionable Stamping Challenge #26 - Let's Get Messy & Inky
Gingerloft Challenge - Silhouette
Here Come The Boys - Jungle Theme
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Animal Crackers
Stampalot Challenge - What's Your Crafty Passion (love creating a 'scene' when I have extra time)
Stamptacular Sunday - To DIE for ... (card #2)

Thanks so much for stopping by and being so kind with your comments!  It truly means the world to me!!  Wishing you each a FABULOUS week ahead!


nwilliams6 said...

Wow - what a beautiful sunset and scene. This is wonderful.

Nan G said...

Love your scenes Dar! I've been using score lines on masculine cards too, love the dimension they add!

Olga said...

Well done Lady! this is is almost as if you are in Africa! Just love the way you have done your background!!!
Have a perfect day!

Shirl said...

Darlene both these cards are stunning such amazing African scenes and your colour choices are neat. The score lines definitely add dimension.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

brenda said...

Good morning Darlene

As a real fan of creating little scenes as well, this is a perfect Monday morning welcome.

Both cards are totally delightful, difficult to pick a favourite but the first one may win as I love the sky.

Thank you so much for sharing your 'Crafty Passion' with us at Stampalot challenge this month.

B x

sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! Both or your cards are stunning Darlene, I really love the designs and colours you have used.


Desire Fourie said...

Just love these – very creative.
Doing Life
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Creations by Shirl said...

Beautiful cards on both.... Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft challenge and good luck~

Diane said...

Oh wow!!! I love this card.....I might have to try a scene...and I love seeing the "male" type cards, as I struggle so with them...this is a fantastic card!!

pinky said...

I just adore this gorgeous scene. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

Tami said...

Thanks for playing at Gingerloft I love the africa theme. I am looking for DT members if interested

Lynne K said...

Two fantastic cards! I love "scene" cards, and these are both gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your Crafty Passion with us at Stampalot Challenge this month, and good luck.

Lynne x

Mynnette said...

What fabulous cards! I LOVE the one with the leaf sprays on top--such a fabulous idea!!! :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've created wonderful cards with great African feeling. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Francesca said...

Very Beautiful , thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


Margaret said...

Fabulous cards. I love ones that are done in a scene. Great colors and layouts. Thanks for playing along at Gingerloft Challenge.

Stampalicious said...

beautiful, love the African feel, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week, hugs, martina

Woo said...

A lovely African Safari theme running through your card! Love the warm colours and silhouettes! Thanks for playing at Here Come The Boys Good Luck! Woo x

Fliss said...

A fabulous creation. Thanks for getting messy and inky with FSC.
Fliss x

Tracy said...

I love your choices of images and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Teresa said...

WoW! These are fantastic jungle theme cards Darlene, thanks for joining us at Here come the boys this week. hugs Teresa xx

Bunny said...

This is gorgeous thank you for joining us at Gingerloft, and good luck.

Caz xx GL DT

Sherry said...

Love both of your cards. Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenge. Hope to see you again.