Saturday, November 1, 2008

Fabulously Inspired!!

The Saturday Challenge for SCS (http://www.splitcoaststampers.com) was to get inspired by Don Li-Leger. I totally was!! :) Definitely my favorite challenge of the week! I have admired this artist's work for a few years now (without knowing who he was), so it was exciting to see his artwork as our inspiration this weekend!

SCS Inspiration Challenge 152: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=394429
Don Li-Leger's Art: http://www.art.com/asp/display_artist-asp/_/CRID--2339/DonLiLeger.htm?ui=35515DC8F6AF4DC789EA1C3EC5180FC3

"Into The Light" inspired me!
http://www.art.com/asp/sp-asp/_/PD--...1301A9DD304E98


I had a lot of fun creating these cards. Both my friend Pam and I were drawn to the Far East Mat Stack from Die Cuts with a View (see photo to left).

I used the Tim Holtz distressing ink to do the edges and a bit of antiquing on my decorative paper - the grayish flourishes were from a rub-on pack I bought from Hobby Lobby - the American Crafts "MiniMarks: Accessories - Book One" and the red swirl/flourish was a clear sticker also from American Crafts (Hobby Lobby) and that pack's name was "Remarks Decorative Sticker Book: Accents, Book 1, Color Sets 2&4"

The rub-on stitches are "Marcella by K: Stitches Transfer Swatch Book" - they came in a pack of 6 pages worth of stitches - I found mine on clearance at Target for $1.48 (originally $5.99!) - but one pack didn't work and the other one did - oh well! (Not as good of a steal as I first thought!) I used burgundy and olive/light green stitches (and finished one card with my extra fine point Sharpie since I ran out of rub-ons!)

I REALLY, REALLY want to get over my fear of the unknown and learn how to stitch on my cards! I even bought a little cheapie ($15) sewing machine from Big Lots so that I couldn't wreck anything super-expensive!! :P

Well, thanks for peeking at my new creations! Have yourself a great weekend!

Katie B.
{a.k.a. allnitescrapper}

P.S. if you find any other artists that inspire you, please share them with me... I'd love to know who inspires you! :)

2 comments:

SmilynStef said...

Oh my goodness ... what a cool set of inspired cards ... love that big flourish and the rub-on stitching ... love the new blog header too.

E.T said...

The cards look great!
All the best with the sewing machine!