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SmilynStef 02-05-2010 06:40 PM

IC218 ~ Erté {02-06-10}
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Inspiration Challenge 218 ~ Erté

Peggy (marilynprestonn) received a gorgeous card from her niece Aja featuring a beautiful piece by the artist Erté. She thought his art would be a great Inspiration Challenge, and I agree.

The Russian-born painter Romain de Tirtoff, who called himself Erté after the French pronunciation of his initials, was one of the foremost fashion and stage designers of the early twentieth century. I loved this quote of his, “"A resourceful woman who is almost downright plain can achieve the reputation of a beauty simply by announcing to everybody she meets that she is one." Erté captured the beauty of women in his art.

For those of you who say you get overwhelmed with having too many choices, I have uploaded three of my favorites … so just stick with one (or all) of those for your inspiration. For the rest of you, remember to link us up to the item from Echo that inspired you.

Use the keyword: IC218 (no spaces or extra characters) when you upload your card, and make sure you put commas between your key words.

Peggy's sample ~ Riviera Lady

My sample ~ Live Out Loud

IC218 Gallery

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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ckbythesea 02-05-2010 06:46 PM

OK, Stef, I could could swear you are working through an "e" list! ;) Gotta check this out, looks like great inspiration!

SmilynStef 02-05-2010 06:49 PM

I just noticed the "e" list myself tonight ... not intentional, but it made me smile.

mlj-mlj 02-05-2010 06:58 PM

Very cool! Quite a bit different from my style so this should be a fun challenge. Thanks Stef!

princessp1971 02-05-2010 07:05 PM

What a great site to get inspiration from. Found mine and I have the perfect stamp to use! Hope to play tomorrow after my DGS's basketball game. Thanks for a great challenge Stef.

catgondek 02-05-2010 07:07 PM

Wowo, I just went through his gallery and there is a lot to see. I think I have settled on the one I will use for my inspiration but I spent so much time looking that I noticed my muse has fallen asleep and is snoring loudly on the couch. So I guess the card will have to wait till tomorrow. Great choice for an inspiration!

va.sunshine 02-05-2010 07:20 PM

this is surely unique art...this may be a tuff one for me.....will see, I may have to sleep on it...lol. *~*

sparklegirl 02-05-2010 07:51 PM

Happy Saturday!!! What a unique site...first I was scared...LOL...but then I had and idea - wahooo!!!

Hope you like it...here is my card - Happy Valentine.

Anne Ryan 02-05-2010 07:54 PM

On No! I am ever in my element now! After spending $87.500.00 on page one alone, I dont know if I'll be able to play in the challenge. I'll be crunching numbers all day tomorrow trying to figure out how to pay for all these beyond gorgeous Erte bronze pieces. Peggy and Stef, I am totally awed by Erte. Thanks to both for such an exciting challenge!

CAKath 02-05-2010 07:58 PM

Wow, Stef. This is elegant and fashionable stuff. I am trying to figure out how to create something in my style. I do have one idea.... Be back a little later. Thanks.

allee's 02-05-2010 08:16 PM

Not too many elegant ladies in my collection! Here is my card:

Live the life you have imagined!

jaforsyt 02-05-2010 08:23 PM

Great challenge Stef! What a wonderful gallery of art!

Here is my card

vdutchr 02-05-2010 08:48 PM

Thanks gals - great site!! Here is mine:

IC218 - Gorgeous!

pegmac71 02-05-2010 08:50 PM

Wow! I am in awe of all the art and designs on this website!!
Thanks Steph and Peggy for an awesome challenge!

Inspirational Thoughts

Clownmom 02-05-2010 08:52 PM

Wow -- did you see the prices of the stuff on this site? This was my inspiration -- http://www.doubletakeart.com/cgi-bin...a=x&o=d&cc=dtg

This is my card - Erte Heat Inspired.

Stamp Muse 02-05-2010 08:54 PM

OMGosh, I love Erte! Peggy, what a great suggestion and thanks to Stef for posting this. What a blast from the past. I actually owned an Erte bronze sculpture at one time. Can you say divorce? Uh huh. No more do I get to gaze upon that beauty. But I just adore his gorgeous creations.

What fun will this be to try to emulate such beauty. Thanks to Peggy and Stef. Off to think. Very easy to be inspired, not so easy to create. Hmmmmm ...

ckbythesea 02-05-2010 09:04 PM

Wonderful inspiration this week! How great is this, stamping on a Friday night, thanks for posting tonight, Stef!

Here is mine: http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...0&ppuser=55058

lacyquilter 02-05-2010 09:30 PM

Wow! That is quite a site full of inspiration. I may get lost trying to decide which to use! Thanks, Stef.

Princessheather 02-05-2010 09:57 PM

Here's Mine:


Stamp Muse 02-05-2010 10:20 PM

Thanks for the inspiration, Peggy and Stef! How fun!

Here's my feable attempt: http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...&ppuser=177892.

Thanks for all who have a moment to take a peek! I'll be back tomorrow to comment.

Toy 02-05-2010 10:26 PM

Lovin this inspiration site, Stef!

Having an insomniac kinda night, so I stamped! :)

Here is mine:

~ Moon Child ~


mlj-mlj 02-05-2010 10:48 PM

Hello friends! Here is my take: My Heart
Thanks for taking a look; and like M (aka Stamp Muse), I'll be back in the morning to comment on your cards.

jazzytobi 02-05-2010 10:55 PM

here's mine!! thanx for the great challenge Stephanie.


hskelly 02-05-2010 11:07 PM

Thanks for a great challenge Stef - I loved looking through the gallery of Erte's. Here is my Not Exactly an Erte!
Deleted - it was awful!!!

rainy 02-05-2010 11:24 PM

What a unique artist and wonderful challenge, Stef! I used the first sample picture for my card "Let the Good Times Roll!"

okstamper 02-05-2010 11:30 PM

Holy Moly! I can't believe I made the IC, its been awhile..

Here is One Touch of Nature.


Cook22 02-06-2010 12:31 AM

Happy dances here. I have loved Erté (much of his stuff, the more archaic, wild style doesn't appeal to me) as long as I can remember, have a whole load of postcards and cards featuring his designs from the V&A in London and other places. And even some stamps, too :D. Happy days, this is going to be an easy IC for me.

DawnL 02-06-2010 02:07 AM

thanks Stef!

marilynprestonn 02-06-2010 02:31 AM

You forgot the E in Elms...lol

Originally Posted by ckbythesea (Post 16064079)
OK, Stef, I could could swear you are working through an "e" list! ;) Gotta check this out, looks like great inspiration!


I had not notice the "e" but now that you mentioned it, I can add the "E" of Elms as in Peggy Elms. :rolleyes: Yeah, that's me the "Wannabe artist".

Just thought I would make you laugh a little.


n5stamper 02-06-2010 02:32 AM


Francie G. 02-06-2010 02:57 AM

Thanks for the wonderful challenge, Stef.

Here is my card:http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...4652?nocache=1

hobbydujour 02-06-2010 03:31 AM

Another eye-popping gallery..and a VAST one to peruse! Thanks, Stef.

I've always admired Erte's work, but never thought I would be trying to derive inspiration from it! Love his long, lean women, but I really have no "people" stamps, not even short, squatty ones! : ) So I came up with this!



Cook22 02-06-2010 03:36 AM

Simple Style
You can tell I don't often use this stamp, it's not on Eazy-Mount yet.

Biggan 02-06-2010 03:43 AM

Thanks for all inspiration Stef! Here´s mine;



va.sunshine 02-06-2010 03:46 AM

here is mine


based on this photo

k dunbrook 02-06-2010 03:49 AM

Thanks Stef for another fun challenge....
here is my card...
One of a KInd

qvande 02-06-2010 04:12 AM

Very cool images on that site. Here is what I came up with:


NANCYRUTH 02-06-2010 04:38 AM

Thanks to stef and Peggy for a wonderful challenge! Here is my card!

tamijo 02-06-2010 04:42 AM

I actually got mine done early


Biggan 02-06-2010 05:01 AM

One more...



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