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Old 02-15-2008, 06:35 PM   #1
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Arrow IC115 ~ Birch Bark & Birds (16-Feb-08)

Inspiration Challenge 115 ~ Birch Bark & Birds IC115

First, a huge thanks to Karen for her fabulous job as our Inspiration Challenge hostess. I know I have some really big shoes to fill.

A few weeks ago, CBS Sunday Morning did a piece on Charley Harper and a new collaborative book (Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life) with Todd Oldham featuring Harper’s art. I was instantly captivated by his creations, which are often described as minimal realism.

Since birds seem to be showing up everywhere in cards and paper crafts, I thought his Birch Bark & Birds would be a great piece of art for this week’s inspiration challenge.

Make sure you use the keyword: IC115 (no spaces or extra characters) when you upload your card.

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How to Play View the attached image. You may be inspired to recreate the piece ~ but that isn't necessary ... get your inspiration from the colors, layout, style or 'theme'. Just enjoy wherever your inspired creative journey takes you. Don't worry ~ no card is 'wrong' and there is no time limit for uploading your card for the challenge. There are no rules, so let your creative juices run wild ~ be *inspired* and go get stamping!

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Old 02-15-2008, 06:36 PM   #2
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I'm first! I've always wanted to do that!

This looks like fun, thanks Stef!
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me to rox maybe next time!!! this is going to be fun!!!!!
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Looks like fun! Thanks!
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Welcome Stef! Awesome first challenge.
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Interesting picture, Stef! I'll work on it in the morning.
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Awesome challenge Stephanie!
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Thanks for the great challenge Stef. Will play tomorrow I hope. Welcome!
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What an interesting piece. Hopefully I'll have time to stamp tomorrow. It's tax time at our house. Thanks, Stef.
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Oh man, I came here to do a little smoozing and buttering up with Stef before all of you got here but I see I'm late. Drats.........
Now I'm going to see if this is the same artist that was featured on the World News tonight, if it is he is amazing !!!
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Wowie!! What a great Inspiration piece! I knew this was going to be fun!! Yahooo!! Up all night!! (Welcome Ms. Steph!)
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I hope to have some stamp time tomorrow... Thanks for the challenge!
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stunning inspirational piece, stef.....i'll have to play later tomorrow. lots of running and shopping to do, so i will see you all with my creation tomorrow night!

thanks again, stef....and welcome officially as our moderator!
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Wonderful inspiration piece Stephanie! I'm at a card workshop tomorrow but I hope I can get to this tomorrow night! I'll be thinking about it all day now!!
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I see you're going to make us think - very tricky!!! Let's see what I can come up with!!!
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How great! I saw the piece on Charlie Harper and Todd Oldham and really enjoyed it! I would love that book, too. I will just have to play with this inspiration. Thanks!!
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What a wonderful inspiration piece, Stef....congrats on your first week!! DH went to bed early so he could get up early for a fishing tournament...woohoo...up all night to play!!
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I've never finished this early before. Hope you like it!
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Hi, everyone! WOW! Great challenge!

Here's today's submission:
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Here is my intrepetation of the fabulous challenge artwork.

Thanks for looking: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...14428?cat=7235
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Stef, Welcome to your first week as hostess! I love the inspiration piece!

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OMGoodness! I really LOVE this! I can't wait to play tomorrow---or rather today!
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Oh cool!! I will definitely be catching up and combining some of the challenges this week!! Thanks!!!
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Welcome Stephanie! This looks like a great challenge!
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Totally inspiring, loved this inspiration piece today!! Here's my card! Thanks Steph. You got us all Smilin'
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Here is mine!! Great job on your first official challenge Steph!!

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Very cool inspiration piece! Here's my card.
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Stef,,,,this is already off to a wonderful start. I'll be back to play when my eyes are opened !! HA
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Morning Stef - thanks for posting early - love to wak up to a challenge and this is one cool IP - welcome aboard as our new hostess!
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Thanks for a great challenge!

Here is mine! TFL!

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Thanks for a great challenge!

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Thanks for a great challenge!

Here is mine! TFL!

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Thanks for a great challenge!
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thanks stef, love the challenge! http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...14512?cat=3741
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how fun Stef! I love Nuthatches! thanks again to Karen!!!! and you'll do fine in those shoes
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When someone new moves into our neighborhood, we deliver a basket full of goodies - coupons, freebies from local stores, etc. This will be one of the welcome cards.

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Cool inspiration piece, Stef! Thanks for the challenge

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Morning Stef and welcome to you as our new hostess. You started out with a bang....great piece of art for inspiration and I'm not a bird person at all so that's a high compliment. Here's my lighthearted take on the piece: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=89981 Thank-you
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I saw that piece, too! I was thinking the same thing! Great minds and great inspiration!
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