Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Crazies are getting INSPIRED!!!

Lynda is our Crazy4Challenges hostess for the month of June, and she is starting us off with an inspiration challenge.  Isn't this handbag absolutely stunning????  Wowza!!!  I tried to recreate the vibrant colors, bird silhouettes, and branching found on the original.  I used the branch stamp by Stampscapes and the birds silhouette by I Brake For Stamps.  I also used some embossing folders on the orange and green layers, some black pearls, Prima roses, and Spellbinder diecute leaves.  I used a piece of scrap dp to break up the solid colors.  AND......that is about that!!!  Just love the purse and also my card inspired by it!!!  (Not to fluff my own feathers....... I just LIKE it!!)

If you are like me and can't wait to see what the rest of this fabulous team has been inspired to create, well then get on over to the Crazies Blog.  I am sure you will be dazzled.

AND....here is another card to share for today.....

Last week was my last challenge as a member of Speedy's Friends Blog Team.  However, I still plan to play along whenever possible.  This week, the challenge was to use a paper or silk flower on your card.  Well, I used ths beautiful water lily being sneak-peeked this week by Mark's Finest Papers.  It is a lovely set with a scene, swans, and water lilies along with fab sentiments.  Remember, if you want to play with Speedy's Friends you will see the challenge, details on how to play, and the samples made by the Blog Team HERE.

23 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

What BEAUTY Joanne!!~

StampOwl said...

you rocked this challenge, your card looks so like the purse

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, Joanne!! You NAILED that pretty sky. It's absolutely beautiful!! Both of these cards are terrific. :)

Winnie and Patty said...

Joanne--these cards are so pretty! I love the beautiful top one which is fabulous. I love the colors of the 2nd card and the layout. You did a great job on both of these cards!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my word, Joanne!!! Girl, you have nailed that inspiration challenge to a "T" and your second card......love it too. I love that Fancy Label you've used for the sentiment....beautiful!! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Sabrina

Carla said...

absolutly stuning card!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

JoAnne both your cards are just spectacular. I can see you are very talented. I love the pink you used in the water lily flower. Stunning. Thanks for joining us at Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge this week. Good Luck in the drawing and hope to see you next week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Mark Finest Papers Design Team

Dawn B. said...

Oh my...can I just say amazing. I want the card and the purse. This is an amazing inspiration. I LOVE this. Your second card is fabulous too.. Love these.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, Joanne! What a fabulous take on the inspiration piece!

Carol L said...

Your take on the inspiration purse is amazing! You've created a true gem! Love that get well beauty too!

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG...Joanne..you knocked the inspiration picture out of the ballpark with this gorgeous card! Love it! Both cards rock...hugs ~S~

Silli said...

wow Joanne, you rocked this challenge...LOVE both cards, love all the wonderful details...BIG hugs gf!

Shirley said...

So I saw your gorgeous inked sunset and said bravooo, and then another treat too!! I love your waterlily and the beautiful DP, embossed BG and the wonderful label too, which are hard to come by I might add!!! Love it all!

Harriet Skelly said...

Joanne your cards are so lovely - I especially love the inspiration card - I need to make a card for that challenge! Love those colors! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Liz Williams said...

Wonderful textures, fabulous patterns, and you know just had to put it together to make it rock!! Love it!

Lynda Benden said...

OK Joanne, your Crazy card is AWESOME! It is just perfect!!! I love the scene you created and the colors are stunning! Your MFP card is beautiful as well. I love the water lilie, gorgeous!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Joanne, I'm glad you still made time to play with us!! I like how you colored that water lily, and the patterned paper looks so much like ripples on the water. Very cool! THanks for playing with Speedy's Friends. :)

Benzi said...

Joanne, I am telling you that you DID capture those vibrant colors in your first card. It is truly outstanding!!! I just have to stare for a while.
Your water lily is so pretty on the other card....two awesome creations!!!

Joan Ervin said...

WOWIE!!!!! Both cards are sooo FABULOUS, Joanne!!! You sure did nail the inspiration piece with your beautiful card and your water Lily card is soooo pretty and elegant!!!!

Virgo5 said...

Hi Joanne, I just spotted this card over at the C4C blog and I just had to come over and tell you I LOVE it! great take on the purse, and I love the embossing!

Stempelperle said...

Hi Joanne, your card ist absolutly beautiful! Greetings Stempelperle

Maria said...

Joanne! I have to say both your cards are just the most gorgeous cards . . .wow, you really nailed it with c4c challenge. . .your card is perfect!!! Your second card is just as pretty. . .love the pink and green color combo!!!

Maria

Jessie/knightrone said...

So lovely!!