Thursday, March 4, 2010

Stampin B's and CCEE Challenges.

I really do hope that no one is bothered by my doing these two challenge postings in the same post.  It makes it easier for me.  Anything which makes my life easier is AOK with me......IYKWIM!!!!

CCEE Challenge #1009
Inspiration Challenge

Tosh is our hostess for the month of March and she is challenging us to inspiration challenges.  The picture (from Williams Sonoma) to the left was the inspiration piece for this week.  I took inspiration from the plate layout (my card design), the leaves in each section (used a leaf backgrounder), and the tall breadsticks (which became my tall flower shoots).

The image I used is from Nature Silhouettes I by Innovative Stamp Creations.  I do not know the maker of the unmounted leaf backgrounder.

Now be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see all the creations by the team members.  Then, using the links you'll find in my sidebar, take a journey to their individual blogs to read more about their creations.

Stampin B's Challenge #48 
Flowers in main image and buttons as embellishments.

As hostess for this week, I challenged the team to make a card with a main image that included flowers AND to also use buttons as embellishments on their cards.

I used this image from MFT which has been gathering dust. I thought it might be a card you could use in place of a 'get well' card for some situations. Seems like a lot of people in my circle of friends have been confronting cancer in their lives. I think this card would show them I care and yet not be an ordinary get well card. What do you think????

I used:
Cuttlebug embossing folders
Martha Stewart deep punch
Heart buttons (unknown)
Spellbinder die
Piercing kit (SU)
Ribbon (unknown)

Now be sure to go to the Stampin B's blog to see the creations of the entire team.  Also, use the links in my sidebar to visit the individual blogs of the team members to see more of their creative process and other creations.


StampOwl said...

gorgeous cards Joanne

Lynn said...

Love these beautiful cards, Joanne!! Your work is always divine and a true inspiration to me!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, Jo. The colors were a great inspiration for the CCEE card. Love the flower.

Your Stampin B card is pretty, too. Love the border and the colors.

Joan Ervin said...

Your interpertation of the inspiration picture is spot on, Joanne, and totally STUNNING!!!! I sooo love the colors and how you used the white embossing on the brown!!! Love your sweet Stampin B's challenge card, too, with the beautiful colors and that awesome MFT's stamp!!!! Gorgeous work here, gf!!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Wow! Love the rich, beautiful colors and leaf bg on your gorgeous CCEE card, Jo! The white-embossed flowers are so striking on the rich brown.
Pretty get-well card, too, although I'm sorry that so many of your friends are dealing with health issues. I love flowers and buttons, so just may try and see if I can find some time to play in your Stampin B challenge.

Our Little Inspirations said...

Two more inspirational beauties today! Way to rock both challenges!!

America said...

Gorgeous take on the inspirational square card, and the flower/button card is so pretty in these colors Joanne!! YOU'RE n a roll woman!!!!! :)

Vicky Gould said...

Your inspiration card is totally amazing - awesome coloring. Now, as for your StampinB card... it's just amazing too. You always have the best layering and layout; your coloring is spot on. Well done, GF, well done!

Cindi said...

what a cool challenge, your card is gorgeous!

Joan said...

Your top card is so earthy - it's gorgeous. I like the bathtub in the second card too.

Julia Aston said...

Pretty cards Joanne! I especially love the white stems on the first one!

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL cards Joanne!!

peggysue said...

They're both so different and so pretty! The rich color in the top one captures the essence of the inspiration photo and the bottom one is so feminine. Love the buttons!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Two gorgeous creations Joanne!! LOVE all the different elements to your first card and how each one was inspired by a different piece of the inspiration photo!! And those yummy and rich. And your second card is just super charming with the bold colors and textures. Fabulous!

Traci M said...

Your first is so dramatic Joanne, I have used this stamp the other day and still need to finish it. I love the rich color and texture.
The second is so "me" love the white with the pop of bright color and the cuteness...unfortunately we are also going through another trial with skin cancer that is a melanoma and surgery for our daughter this coming week. I think this is a charming get well card!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh wowwwwww, girl, that CCEE card is amazing. The colors are spot on with the inspiration picture and I'm lovin the flower with the criss-cross ribbon.

Such bright and fun colors on that second card. Those tubs are some of my favorite MFT images. :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love both these cards! Just stunning creations!