Tuesday, June 14, 2011

W.O.W. - Photo Inspiration #1

Hello Friends,
This week at the Farm Fresh Challenge blog we are breaking from the norm a little for today's W.O.W. challenge with our first Photo Inspiration Challenge!  Don't be scared, lol, it's easy.  Aren't all the challenges like that? (hehe)  Just make a project inspired by the photo below.  You can use the colors, the butterflies, flowers, labels, whatever part of the photo inspires you to create, USE IT! : )

To see what the rest of the DT created and know what inspired them click HERE to be directly linked with the blog post. 
This is such a girly photo, how can you just choose just one picture?  Well I couldn't choose just one, but had to pick several.  I loved the colors, the tulle in the lower corner, the fun scalloped labels, the bright pinks and the butterflies.  When I saw these all together the first thing that popped in to my mind was Fairy Princess Ballerina!!! 

 So how did I create this whimsical fairy ballerina?  Well first off I chose to use the new Ballet Anya digi, available in the online store.  I blew her up to a pretty generous size without going overboard and colored her using the lovely lavenders and pinks from the picture then I stickled her up!  Next I took inspiration from the butterflies and made her some wings using a clear butterfly stamp coloring it up with similar pinks and lavenders then also stickled the wings.  I cut the wings in half and used masking tape to adhere to the back.  The cool thing about that was that her wings actually fluttered!!  I wish I could show you  how they did without attaching a video.  Let's just say, it was magical!!  (haha)  Because I didn't want to crush the wings I decided to go BIG 3-D on this card.   So I popped her using some scraps of paper and cs and here is what it looks like from the side:

As you can see I used scraps from the same patterned paper to disguise the card stock.  Love how it blends.   I had some lavender tulle and used it to wrap around the border punch and then tied a knot with another strip of the same tulle.  Since the tulle was kinda bulky the rest of the card went 3-D as well.  I used a small scalloped circle to create the sentiment base and a circle punch for the actual sentiment.  I used a sentiment stamp from ATS because it was perfect for this card.    Here is a side view:

Can you see how everything is elevated?  Added two paper roses to the sentiment and a black butterfly with colored pearls to give it a little added fun...  Here is the card itself:

Does the layout look familiar?  Well it should, I took inspiration from the Mystery Monday case'd challenge card by the talented Kim Dellow.  The dp is also from the same K&Company paper pad, just used the pinks and purples instead.  For more details on that challenge click HERE

I have to be honest and tell you that I wasn't really sure how this was going to come out.  I have to say I love it!   All of this from the inspirational picture.  WOW, if I could do it anyone can do it!!  :)

If you're ready to play, here are the rules:
  • The W.O.W. challenge is open until Tuesday, 12 pm CST.
  • The winner will be chosen by random draw and wins a free digi of choice.
  • Upload your project to the TGF Galleria>Farm Fresh Challenges 2011> Which One Wednesday>Photo Inspiration 1
Well my friends, thank you so much for stopping by and hopefully I have inspired you to get your creative juices flowing for this challenge.  Have fun with it and I can't wait to see what you create!
Mahalo for stopping by!  Have a wonderful Wednesday!!


jules said...

oh this is gorgeous!!

Beth said...

Cute, cute, cute! My niece (5) would LOVE this!!

Nady said...

Wow!!! magnifique!
j'Adore ta carte, bravo! elle est superbe on dirait quelle vole pour vrai! bravo mon amie.
Nadyne xx

Danni said...

Ohhhh.... I totally totally {heart} this!! Gorgeous!

1LuvnMama said...

Awww Leanne! Luv all the dimensions you added to this card and how Ballet Anya is fluttering her way off of the card! Way cool! You rocked this inspirational challenge! Hope all is well girl!

gobeagirl said...

Hi Leanne. This is just adorable! I love the way that you have colored her and the whole design. Super super cute. Hugs, Lisa

Amy said...

Love what you did with the inspiration photo, Ballet Anya looks fab with wings! It's a beautiful card Leanne!

Tasha said...

I just showed this to Millie and she said "Oh wow mummy that is beautiful, i wish you made cards like that!". And i have to agree with my 4yo - its stunning! I especially love the butterfly wings and the gorgeous colours
love tasha xx

Denice said...

I'm not sure how I missed this, other than I should go blog stalking a little bit more! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your princess with wings...and the tulle is the perfect touch!