Saturday, May 22, 2010

Jazzy Paper Designs Inspiration Challenge #8

Today is such an exciting day for me!!! Why? Because I'm the Jazz Cat of the Week over at Jazzy Paper Designs! YAY! This is my first time as a Guest Designer, and I couldn't be more thrilled!!! Tenia hosts really fabulous inspiration challenges based on album covers---WAY COOL! Click HERE for all of the deets and to see the incredible cards created by the DT!!!

Here's the inspiration photo:

And here's my take on it:

The lines on the left side of the inspiration photo reminded me of the lines on a hot air balloon. And the lines on the right made me think of banners. So, I immediately thought of "Look Up!" by Practicing Creativity!

I embossed the two hot air balloons on the left side of the card using Zing! Embossing Powder (American Crafts). I stamped the third hot air balloon on "Lemon Bliss" (Bazzill Basics) cardstock. Then I toned it down a bit by coloring parts of it with my black Copic Sketch Marker. Afterwards I still felt like it was a bit too much yellow, so I paper pieced some teal cardstock in there.

What do you think?

What do you "see" when you look at the inspiration photo? I'd love to see what it inspires you to create!!! So, hop over to Jazzy Paper Designs, check out the deets of the challenge, and GET INKY!!!! Enjoy!

Stamped Images - "Look Up!" (Practicing Creativity)
Stamped Sentiment - "Fillable Frames #1" (Papertrey Ink)
Ink - "Onyx Black VersaFine" (Tsukineko), "Frost White Pigment Stamp Pad" (Clearsnap), "VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad" (Tsukineko)
Embossing Powder - "Zing! Powder" (American Crafts)
Cardstock - "Black" (The Paper Company), "Teal" (The Paper Company), "Lemon Bliss" (Bazzill Basics)
Copic Sketch Marker - #100 Black
Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)
Adhesive Tape Runner (Therm-o-web)
Pop Dots (All Night Media)

Finished Card Size: 5.5" x 4.25"


Tenia Nelson said...

You know I soooooo love this card!!! Congrats again on being the GD!!! Hope you are well...


~amy~ said...

Love this!!

Diane Jaquay said...

WOW! Super cool card!!!

Betty J Schaub said...

Lisa! Your card is crazy beautiful!!! TFP

Jennifer said...

Hi Lisa! Your card rocks! Thanks for being our GD! I love the way your lines move and the colors look way cool. Hey, I'm a fellow Coloradoan too! I live in Arvada. Golden is so pretty!


Karen B. said...

Congrats on your guest feature! Love this card, it is so bright and cheery! Especially love the yellow peeking out from the bottom, good choice!

Rosa Forino said...

ciao sono passata a farti un saluto e ho trovato tante cose belle... complimenti rosa-kreattiva

Ayana Posadas said...

I just realized that this card was yours!... I have been so busy lately, so I haven't been able to keep up with my Google Reader as much. But I remember seeing this card on Tenia's blog... and I instantly saved it in my inspiration folder! It's absolutely brilliant! And it goes perfect with the album cover. You did SUCH a fantastic job with this card! LOVE it! :)
P.S.---> I admired it ever since I first saw it. Sorry I took so long to tell you!