Friday, April 10, 2015

Collage-ish Birthday...Inkspirational Challenge #80~Photo, STAMPlorations~Anything Goes, STAMPlorations Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #31

Hello,

Welcome to Inspirational Challenge #80 where, for the next two weeks, we're inviting  you to draw inspiration - colours, shapes, eggs, or maybe something entirely different (*ahem*...as I did *grin*) from this photo:


Joining us is talented Guest Designer, Bozena, who has worked wonders with this photo.  My team-mates - an inspiring, talented and oh-so-sweet group of gals - also have a plenty of interpretations, that I know you'll thoroughly enjoy! Please head over to visit them and leave them some love, which I know they'll so appreciate:
Pia 
Kim 

Honestly, this was one heckuva (can I say that work in blog-land? Guess I just did!) challenging photo for me to interpret! Very!  No eggs means heading off in an EN-TIRE-LY different direction...an attempt at 'collage'. Why that? Because that's what I see in this photo: a lovely and fetchingly arranged collection of eggs, yes! I also saw colours, splotches, splatters, different shapes/sizes, so...I headed off (as is my tendency), did my thing and here's the result...


The colours: rather obvious (the orange is drawn from the background layer of the container, which looks orange on my screen). The black butterfly was my nod to the egg on the bottom right (mottled, sort of amber), while the lighter one links to the one in the first section of the second row (yes...I was working with the details); the flowers were....um, just because. The frame (brown) and kraft base speak to the container.  Hmmm...maybe this isn't quite a 'collage', so much as an 'arrangement of images.' I need to work on adding funky backgrounds to truly attain collage-status. More practice...but it's a start!

Whatever this 'style' is, I hope you see snippets of connection.

Hope that I've offered a bit of inspiration to encourage you to look closely at the photo's details and create a card/project to share in the Ink gallery. You may be the one we choose as a future Guest Designer!

I'm sharing my card at: STAMPlorations Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #31. My layout may be a bit of stretch, but I tried for 'balanced' images above and below my sentiment frame so...fingers crossed! If I'm too 'out there,' I understand!

STAMPlorations Anything Goes Challenge


NOTE:  Honoured and delighted to be selected for a STAMPlorations Top Pick! THANK YOU!!

Creative with Monika's Birthday Linky Party. Monika works magic with her stamps, stencils, paints and inks and, with her talent as inspiration, I'm sharing my stamped and coloured card over at her site.  My category: No designer paper!

Looking forward to seeing you in the gallery over at Inkspirational Challenge #80!

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs,


36 comments:

sandie said...

Carol, you are too hard on yourself! I love this card, your arrangement is excellent and wow to the masking. A great take on the photo x

Jeanne said...

First of all, I bow to you for taking on this challenge. Me, I'd have just let it go. But then, I'm not one to participate in challenges. I can't handle the...well...challenge! LOL So kudos to you for attempting this. I think you did a fantastic job with it. I can completely see where you were going with this even without the explanation. I call that completely successful. Your coloring and masking are fabulous and you finished with a beautiful card. Excelletn work! :)

Jeanne said...

Oops...wish I could edit and spell excellent correctly. ;)

Anita in France said...

I think this is definitely cool collage stamping, Carol ... arranged and executed with your usual panache ... way to go, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Wow! But accurate, but completely different perspective on fotoinspirations. Now I see the smile of the eggs:-))) Thank you for having fun together in particular for your kind words about my projects.
hugs,
Bozena

Marisa said...

You did a great job with the photo Carol!!! Good for you. Love the collage you created and know you are not the only one who digs for details on these photos ;)

KayM said...

Well I think your card is a glorious interpretation of the photo! It's just beautiful!! I love the collage look, and yes, I would definitely call this a collage! Love the colors you chose too! Beautiful work indeed! Happy weekend! (hugs)

Brenda said...

Oh yes, I do see how you were inspired by this photo Carol! Your butterfly is perfect with the one bottom egg on the right! I love your beautiful colors on your flowers and I love the other butterfly. I think you have picked up the colors perfectly. Have a fabulous weekend!! Hugs, Brenda

Bobby said...

I don't know if you noticed, Carol, but the centers of your flowers look like eggs. ;) You're brave to try a collage look. I love them when I see them, including yours, but I'll be darned if I know how to put one together. Way to creatively think outside the 'crate'!

Asha said...

Don't know what you're on about, girl! This card is gorgeous. Very artsy and so cleverly out together!
hugs, Asha

Marina said...

Fresh and spring- like - this is a really lovely collage and a great take on the photo.

luvhymns said...

I read the other ladies comments and they are spot on! Gorgeous card!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I love the way the centers of your flowers match the butterfly on the bottom left. This is a beautiful collage - yes indeed. I am going to have to buy this flower set, and you my friend, need some eggs. lol. Have you seen this challenge?http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com - You should like up.

Shelly said...

This is beautiful, Carol! Great take on the photo!

Happy Dance said...

I just love how we artists can each see something a bit different than our neighbors. It's good that you're a bit outside the box -- it helps the rest of us to look at things from a different perspective! I love this card. You've made something really sweet. Especially love those flowers! And the colors. And the butterflies...ok, ok... Love all of it! Bev

Carole said...

Beautiful as ever Carol...yes I see your connections. Truly wonderful card.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful masking - adds so much dimension to your card - had to look twice to see its almost one layer! Your sweet card arrived today - such a beauty! I am so happy to have an "original" from you! That black butterfly is gorgeous - funny, that I also just have made a card with a black butterfly on it - must have been telepathy, LOL! Hopefully you are getting some fun out of your fun foam. Let me know when you need more! Have a great weekend, Carol!

Diane said...

Lovely colors and design.

Hugs Diane

Geri said...

Not only is your card inspirational, but your process of 'how you got there' will definitely help others cuz honestly, it's a tough photo. Love how you transferred the muted colors to your perfect, ink blended butterflies!

Pam said...

Wow! This is an awesome interpretation of the photo. Great collage stamping! xo

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful interpretation of the photo, Carol! Your butterflies are so pretty, as always, and the blooms are perfect! Definitely going on my wishlist after seeing what you've done with them here and previously :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card inspired by the mood board Carol! You build a fabulous scene!

Kylie said...

Gosh this is lovely! I keep thinking about branching out into that kind of style too. You've rocked it. I love the colours too - so beautiful! (Sorry I haven't been visiting for a long time! I hope all is well with you and hubs, and the rest of your family, particularly your Mum. xx)

~amy~ said...

Awesome...love the combo of images and thank you so much for my PRETTY MAIL!!!! You know that I love it..and thanks so much for thee perfect card♡

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love your inspired card using STAMPlorations! Fabulous masking!

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

I deffinitely think this looks like a collage and it looks good! Gorgeous card :-)

Bobby said...

Carol, will you please send me your email address? Your blog is set to "no reply" so I can't message you back privately. bobbarah at gmail dot com

Monika Reeck said...

First of all..many many thanks for yout lovely purple round shape card its PERFECT small trendy and I LUV IT MUCH (Will bring it tomorrow and put on top of my computer table in the office..)many thanks Miss C yeah I can touch your card after long time wishing LOL

Second...you are so clever using that sketch..I was stumm no idea how to covering that big shape in the middle of the sketch...I made a card but not spectacular...the sketch not easy for me..you did sooo great miss C and love all the stamped and colored here on your card....thanks too for joining my linky party you are soo sweet...

Monika Reeck said...

Me again miss C...please dont angry to me..which sample you choose to CASE ing my card...I have a small requirement..please case ing one of my sample card...I would be thrilled if you Miss C the talented lady want to choose one of my card to CASE ing...it has cathegory manly card..CAS card..no DP card (should be this no DP cathegory??)cute and funny card...or Shoe card...please look a bit this link once more miss C...I am happy to knowing you through blogland you are also a GEM
http://creativewithmonika.blogspot.de/2015/04/my-birthday-linky-party-open-until-30.html?m=1

Greta said...

I never take time to mask, but I'm always impressed by the results of those like you who do! Wonderful stamping, my friend!

Becca Cruger said...

Gorgeous! Even if it's not a true collage it sure is great the way you masked these images together to create such a bright and cheerful scene! Love it!!

Taunya Butler said...

I LOVE THIS!!! Your card is stunning and love the collage-y feel it has!! What a great pair - your butterflies and my daisies - makes for a lovely pair!!! I love the way you put the sentiment in the middle and the flower centers look so cool!! Just a super fantastic card!!

Sari / Granne said...

Such a happy colours and awesome layout for the stamps. Thank you for joining STAMPlorations 31st Sketch Challenge, hope to see you again in our next challenge, good luck.

Deepti said...

Gorgeous design ! Masking is fabulous

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card, Miss Lady!! Thanks for playing along in the STAMPlorations sketch challenge!!

Kim Heggins said...

Another fabulous butterfly card...I don't think you could do anything but wonderful things with these beautiful and amazing creatures.