Wednesday, 20 June 2012

OLW93 - Kitchen Inspiration



This week's OLW challenge , hosted by Heather, is to make a card inspired by something in your kitchen. How cool is that? I immediately ran to my kitchen and took photos of everything I thought could inspire a card. This is the first one, based on a Crate and Barrel plate from last Christmas - I just love that wonky design! I started my first TWO attempts by trying to randomly stamp all the j's then all the o's then all the y's. (You know that the definition of stupid is to try the same thing but hope for a different result, right?) So on the THIRD time, I tried a different method. I put each stamp on its own block and worked from left to right, to try and get as many letters to fit into the masked space as possible. Much better!

20 comments:

Terri said...

I love how it turned out! I was wondering how you did that... Did she scan and manipulate and print? I don't know that that is possible, but wouldn't it be wonderful if it was. Anyway, you did a wonderful job, and you really don't have to tell that it took you so many tries. It's brilliant!
Hugs!

Heather T said...

It looks wonderful Ardyth, I'm glad you persevered because your panel of joy is delightful.

shirley-bee said...

This is ace, Ardyth! Looks like you lifted the design, straightened it out, and laid it onto the card. It's a lovely crisp, clean card.

Melissa said...

Wow, Ardyth! This is picture perfect! You expertly duplicated the design on that plate! Oh, and btw, those j's remind me of red chili peppers! :)

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness this is brilliant and I love that china too!!!
Stamping for a random effect is so hard to do but you've got it sorted here :0)
Jenny x

Deborah Frings said...

Brilliant card! You have totally caught the inspiration from that cool plate! Random is hard - but you've cracked it!

Kathyk said...

A simply inspired project - YAY you and also Crate and Barrel for the original inspiration!

Kathyk

Jen W. said...

This is so awesome! I would have gone mad trying to capture that randomness but you rocked it!

Marcia K said...

I like the font you chose. The Js and Ys seem to hug the Os. Very fun!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your card just screams, JOY, Ardyth! Oh, wait, that's the idea. This was beyond clever, you clever girl! I can't wait to see what you come up with next and I need to get to my own kitchen ... this should be a fun challenge!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Look at you! What a fun card from a fun inspiration -- I didn't even think about looking at my dishes -- oh I know why - THEY'RE SOLID BLACK! :)

Jenny @ I-dream-in-paper.blogspot.co.uk said...

WOW. This fantastic. I'm going to have to CASE this for some of my Xmas cards. You've nailed it this week! (And I'm glad to see the plate was clean - not a crumb in sight ;)
Jenny

Anonymous said...

Sure do love that card, especially the perfect font and the perfect placement of each letter. Bravo!

Bahb

Marianne said...

Oh my gosh, this is really fab. That plate is wonderful inspiration, and you've captured it perfectly. Your stamped pattern is so perfect it looks printed.

Anonymous said...

Just the image of you "running to your kitchen and whipping out your camera" made me smile today :)

Beautiful card Ardite! Hope you're staying cool in this killer weather. xo

Geri said...

"Stampin' Queen" of the year for sure! I would have quit after the first J !!!

Vicky Hayes said...

Very clever and a perfect result Ardyth!

Gabby said...

Great CAS, inspiration card! LOVE it! :)

Daen'Ys said...

It's a great idea and the result is splendid!

Daen'Ys

Cheryl said...

Ardyth, I love it! I can't believe you ramdomly stamped this. It's perfect. I really like the panel design.