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Old 10-10-2014, 07:37 PM   #1
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Arrow IC462 - Fine Art America {10-11-14}

Are you a fan of abstract art? I am! I love it because it inspires all the fun techniques that card makers use to make creative backgrounds! This week's inspiration site: Fine Art America is jam packed with the most beautiful abstracts, and other lovely artistic designs. Now, don't feel pressured to make a background if you don't want to. Just let your imagination take you anywhere the images might lead you. I'm sure that they'll inspire you to create something abstract, or otherwise, that will reflect your own beautiful creative talent!

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Here's a hint for getting the hyperlinks for your upload descriptions. Looking at the images, click on the thumbnails until you've got the big picture that you like on the right side. Then right click on your mouse, or Command Click with a Mac, and select "Copy Image Address". That will put the hyperlink on your clipboard so that you can paste it into your description when you upload your card!

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Don't be tempted to upload a card that you have made prior to this challenge, just because an image reminds you of it. Rather, take the challenge of allowing your creative juices to flow based on your impressions when you look through the images. Remember, it can just be the color palette or style that ignites your creativity. Whatever draws you to the designs, take the challenge of doing something uniquely inspired today. Please be sure that all of your descriptions have a link back to your inspiration piece available only from Fine Art America .

Use the keyword: IC462 (no spaces or extra characters) when you upload your card, and make sure you put commas between your key words.

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For those of you who say you get overwhelmed with having too many images to choose from, I've uploaded five of my favorites...so just stick with one (or all) of those for your inspiration. Click on the images below to see them bigger. Please let us know which photo served as your inspiration piece please.

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.

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 10-10-2014, 08:32 PM   #2
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here is my quicky

Skulls and Crossbones

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Old 10-11-2014, 03:24 AM   #3
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What a fabulous site Audrie, I had so much fun ....

IC462 ~ Bike Ride by sistersandie - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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Oh this site is too wonderful. Im sure I have just saved a hundred photos looking thru it, and I realise Ive barely scratched the surface. Intend to go back and browse some more. I did take liberties and combine several photos... Here's mine Autumn Trees on the River
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Old 10-11-2014, 04:10 AM   #5
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Thanks for an awesome challenge....that is a great site!!!

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Old 10-11-2014, 05:03 AM   #6
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Huge site filled by work of many artists. I combined your challenge with the HYCCT for today....easy to find subject matter. Thanks.

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Old 10-11-2014, 05:40 AM   #7
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What a great site. Loads of inspiration. Thanks Audrie.

here is my card:

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Old 10-11-2014, 06:22 AM   #8
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Great inspiration on that site! Here's my card:

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Here is my card Goanna Tales. Fabulous inspiration site chosen, I am tempted to make another one. Thankyou girlgeek101 for hosting this challenge.
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Talk about getting lost in the inspiration site.... WOW...here's my card:

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Here is my card for today
IC Sunflowers by Stamperrobin - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Wow! What a fabulous site to-day. Here is my effort.
IC462 Yellow Sympathy Flip by Mrs Noofy - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:53 AM   #13
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Fun site, here's my card.
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This is a great website for inspiration! I chalked the bg with a light teal chalk, Made four teal die cut trees,with a black marker I went over the trunk of the trees. I used this as my inspiration

This is my card

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Such beautiful art work to select. Here is my card:

CC499, F4A242, IC462 Faith, Hope, Love by Shoe Girl - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Thanks for the cool site, Audrie! I could spend all day looking there! Here's my Dashing Snowman. Thanks so much for looking!
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Great challenge! Here is my take: Mesmerizing Trees
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Lots of wonderful art to look at today. Here's my card.
IC462 Random Circles by janemom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Fun site with TONS to choose from. I went with this Neil Diamond portrait
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Old 10-11-2014, 02:01 PM   #20
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Thanks for the neat site, Audrie! Here's mine.

IC462 Snowflakes Shine by suen - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Old 10-11-2014, 03:28 PM   #21
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Here;s one:
IC462 Loving Prayers by beesmom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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What a great site! Thanks for the challenge and for hosting it!

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Wonderful site, Audrie. Here is my card

IC462 floral abstract by BarbieP - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Getting this one in just B4 Sunday!

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What a great site for inspiration! Here is my Thanks a Bunch card.
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What a fun challenge! Here's my card. Love the Seahawks
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There were so many possibilities for inspiration at the Fine Arts America site, but the pink daisies with the turquoise butterfly really caught my eye. I made this card for Susie's HYCCT challenge to make a card without designer paper after seeing Gary Gay's poster.
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