The music sheet background is a stamped image Joanne (Sleepy in Seattle) sent me a billion years ago (remember those Joanne??)! I then stamped the face from the "Friends" sheet by Innovative Stamp Creations over the music notes background in Momento Black Tuxedo ink. Next I pulled out the retired SU Best Blossoms set and stamped several of the large flowers in Versamark randomly over the card and covered with clear EP. I heat set them and then sponged the panel all over with Ranger Walnut Ink. I trimmed the whole image down intentionally so it was sort of squatty shapped (I liked that look from the inspiration piece). I mounted it onto a black layer leaving enough of a border on the bottom so I could add a sentiment. I attached a die cut flower I made from the Daisy #2 Flowers die from SU. Finally, I used a white rub on sentiment from the SU SAB rub ons from last year.Thanks for the awesome challenge Stephanie!!
Friday, June 26, 2009
An Inspiring Face
Stephanie over on SCS found a really great website for the Inspiration Challenge this weekend called the Charm School Drop Out. I love collage, and this website has many excellent samples. I was appropriately intimidated since this style has always eluded me, but I know there's no other way to learn it other than to just go for it!! I chose this altered photo of John Lennon as my inspiration piece. Nothing to do with what I think of John Lennon, the photo just appealed to me. So this card is actually my second try. My first try was just a mess, it's on it's way to the City Recycle center. I think I figured out by keeping it simple, it looks like more than it really is, which is good. I think. Oh well. Anyhow, here 'tis!!