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Old 07-22-2011, 06:22 PM   #1
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Inspiration Challenge 294 ~ Linda Billet

This week’s Inspiration Challenge comes from the amazing glass artistry of Linda Billet.

From her site - Billet draws inspiration from her previous experience in fabric and her passion for nature. A recurring theme is water which she feels is an excuse to work in her favorite color, blue. In working with glass she uses dimension to her full advantage, even if it is only a quarter of an inch. Billet says, “I want people to see into my work. I am flattered when people feel compelled to touch it. If someone is intrigued enough to use their fingers to see what I’ve done, then I have accomplished what I set out to do. My hope is for people to look at glass in a different way.” When asked for an artist’s statement, Billet agrees with her grandmother who always told her, “Matching is boring.”

You can also find inspiration on Linda Billet’s blog.

For those of you who say you get overwhelmed with having too many choices, I’ve uploaded five of my favorites … so just stick with one (or all) of those for your inspiration. The rest of you, remember to let us know which item from Linda Billet that inspired you (you can link to pages, but no individual items, so just tell us where you item is located on that page).

I asked Katie (pbvkt) to join me this week to provide an additional inspired card.

Use the keyword: IC294 (no spaces or extra characters) when you upload your card, and make sure you put commas between your key words.

pbvkt’s sample ~ Glasshopper Inspired

My sample ~ New York Minute

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How to Play ~ View the attached images. You may be inspired to recreate the pieces ~ but that isn't necessary ... get your inspiration from the colors, layout, style or 'theme'. Just enjoy wherever your inspired creative journey takes you. Remember, if you are inspired by the creation of another artist, please do not use print-outs of the art in your creation or directly copy their work. Make the inspiration piece your own. 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!

Don't forget about No Upload Sunday - Let's give the gallery moderators a day off and not upload on Sunday (unless, of course, you are a Fan Club member - yet another reason to spend a little money on your favorite site). Also, remember to link to your SCS gallery on this thread. Thank you for joining me on this inspiration journey.

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Old 07-22-2011, 06:38 PM   #2
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What a cool site. Not sure I can squeeze one in. I'm trying to get some much needed cleaning done.
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Thanks for another great site, Stef, to fuel our imagination and spur a little experimentation. I had fun with this one.

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Ooo some fabulous fused glass and mosaics! Here's my card....

Little Mermaid by LuvLee - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Here's my card: follow your bliss.
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Gorgeous stained glass work!!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

IC294, Linda Billet by Diamondangelfish - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Thanks Stef for beautiful inspiration! Here´s mine;

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here is my card!!!
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This was challenging for me, but I finally decided what to create.

IC294 - Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful by Miss Boo - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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What a cool website -- although I couldn't figure out how to link directly to my inspiration.

Here's my card -- Snowman Patchwork
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How cool and to find out she is somewhat local to me....I think I see a homeschool field trip in our future . I have probably seen her work in person.

Thanks for sharing a cool site, Stef. Hope I can play along today.
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Here's mine: Beary Special IC294 by sweetnsassystamps - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Very cool website and art, Stef, thanks for the inspiration. I looked around her Etsy shop as well and found a great bracelet which inspired my card today Gold tone and Enamel
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Here is my card!

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Thanks for another fun challenge Stef!

Here is my "Box of Chocolates" card.
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Thanks Steph for the great site....this is my card IC294 Fun birthday card! by Holstein - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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I surprised myself with a second card.

IC294 - Framed Flourish Flower by Miss Boo - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Great challenge and great site for inspiration! I had a hard time choosing, but settled on this Mosaic Tabletop,

linda billet - mosaic glass gallery. And here is my card,

Mosaic Table Inspiration Challenge by fishymom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Here's mine for today! I used the dog mosaic as my inspiration.....

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Here's my card for this challenge....

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Here is my card for today's challenge.

IC294 Eye of the Beholder by gabalot - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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Very nice inspiration pieces, thanks Steph! I haven't had a chance to stamp forever!

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here are my two cards: butterfly and sock monkey.
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Wow - one talented lady! Thanks for the great challenge, I really enjoyed this one!

IC294 Stripy Butterfly by LancasterLurker - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Beautiful inspiration site!! Here's my card: Flower Rabbit by DJRants - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers TFL!!
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What a great site! I combined my card with today's FS challenge.
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