Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Gallery Inspired Challenge

I love using challenges and sketches as a jumping off point,
especially for layouts.

This month over at there is a new challenge
inspired by the gallery full of wonderful work there.

The premise - lift any example of a card and/or layout in the gallery.
The twist - let someone else pick your inspiration for you.

I jumped in with both feet and let someone pick for me,
and I'm so glad I did! I never would have even attempted to copy 

Here's my interpretation:

The soft, beautiful Country Boutique papers from
Fancy Pants Designs are so easy to work with,
they practically speak for themselves.

I used a Studio G floral stamp that I've had forever and added some
Liquid Pearls for dimension.

Diamond Stickles on the tips of the roses add some sparkle,
and a few strands of twine anchor them to the page.

My trusty "A Good Life" stamp makes another appearance.
(Love that thing!)
And, of course, an arrow had to make its way on here somehow.

Check back tomorrow for part 2 of the
Gallery Inspired Challenge 
to see how I incorporated this awesome stencil from 
The Crafter's Workshop on my layout:
(Isn't it divine?!)


  1. Hi Melissa, this card is beautiful! I love all the soft colors and patterns. All of the details you added are just gorgeous :D

  2. this card is just awesome! love the colors on this!!! great job

  3. Your card is gorgeous! Can't wait to see your layout!!

  4. Hey, I know that card! :0)
    And as I said is sooo pretty!

  5. Beautiful card, Melissa! Love the flower and those pretty papers!

  6. Beautiful card and I love that stamp! It is one of my favorites. Kenya~

  7. Beautiful card...can't wait to see what you do with that stencil too.

  8. Beautiful card. That's a great stamp and the other is a mask? We'll see tomorrow

  9. Lovely colors and details on your card! And I do love that stencil!

  10. I have that same Studio G stamp! :) Gorgeous card!


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