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kthaman 06-09-2006 07:48 PM

IC27 - Abstract Art (Inspiration Challenge)
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Inspiration Challenge #27 (Don't forget to add IC27 to your keywords please!)

Today's inspiration comes from an abstract art piece - First Rose by Vicky Brago-Mitchell. I know this one may be a little "out there", but you can be inspired by just the colors, don't feel you need to recreate the piece.

Feel free to translate the inspiration item into a card, a scrapbook page, or another project. Be inspired by the colors, layout, theme, or anything else -- this is up to your own interpretation!

Here is my sample

Be inspired and go get stamping!

Helpful links:
All About the Inspiration Challenge
Master List (subscribe and receive challenge notifications)
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jstarbright 06-09-2006 08:07 PM

Hi Karen and thanks for posting ! I beat those yackety yacks here,lol. That is a very cool abstract you have as the example. I don't know where or how you find these but you are perfect at it. See you in the morning with my inspirational take on this challenge ! Goodnight to all you chatty stalkers, luv ya and sweet dreams too !

Rox71 06-09-2006 08:09 PM

Just thought I'd check before bed so I could dream on this and Wow those are fantatic colors! I will sleep in peace tonight! I'll create tomorrow! Thanks Karen!

judylb 06-09-2006 08:14 PM

Looks like a fun one again Karen!! Have an idea, just hope it pans out!
Yeah, I bet you are going to bed Joni (lol)--I heard you tearing through the house heading for your stampin table!!

sherristampsalot 06-09-2006 08:42 PM

Oh man I never got last week done and it's already Saturday again?!? Very cool inspiration piece!!!

lacyquilter 06-09-2006 08:53 PM

Wow, that is an awesome piece of artwork. Wish I could see it IRL. I'm too tired to start stamping now, but I have an idea, if I can make it work. Thanks, Karen. Hope I can get it done in the morning. DS has H.S. graduation tomorrow afternoon.

bensarmom 06-09-2006 09:40 PM

Thanks for another great challenge Karen. I'm going to sleep on this one. Be back to play tomorrow, I mean later today!

Clownmom 06-10-2006 02:49 AM

As soon as I saw the inspiration, I thought Roses in Winter. Alas, I do not have that set, so I guess I'm going to have to work a little harder to come up with something. So we'll see what the day brings! Thanks for the real challenge.

SheStampsHeCamps 06-10-2006 02:58 AM

Beautiful picture.... fantastic colors.... and me, without the "Roses in Winter" set!! DANG! :) I'll have to think on this one..... thanks Karen!!

DawnL 06-10-2006 03:09 AM

ooooooook, never done the Sat challenge before.. dh just left for the day, so I just might have to play with this one;)

jstarbright 06-10-2006 03:43 AM


Originally Posted by DawnL
ooooooook, never done the Sat challenge before.. dh just left for the day, so I just might have to play with this one;)

Weeeeeeeee Dawn's going to play too, can't wait to see what you create !!!

Vicky Gould 06-10-2006 05:54 AM

Now, you know this abstract is screaming "Roses In Winter" and polished stone! Cool challenge - no whining for me today...I loved these colors! (sorry it scanned crooked) Thanks for looking.

Polished Roses In Winter

Vicky Gould 06-10-2006 05:57 AM

Wow, I can't believe I'm first to post - never happened before. By the way, Karen, did I tell you I love these colors!!!

jsbrooketrout 06-10-2006 06:20 AM

Here's mine! Careful.....it's a bit bright!! LOL!

Babsnelson 06-10-2006 06:21 AM

This is interesting...I don't have the obvious large flower stamp.....hmmmm. Let me think it over a bit.

kthaman 06-10-2006 06:26 AM

An idea that may help - create a background with swirls of color. It doesn't have to be in an obvious flower shape (this is an abstract art piece don't forget :) ).

Have fun!!

Kathyc 06-10-2006 06:49 AM

Like Vickie, I saw polished stone too! This one really grabbed me; my card is done but I have to go out so I'll upload later!

11Valerie11 06-10-2006 07:46 AM

Isn't it interesting that many of us saw RIW in this abstract piece?! It was the first thing that jumped into my head, too. I may try and play later...............

DawnL 06-10-2006 07:57 AM


Originally Posted by DawnL
ooooooook, never done the Sat challenge before.. dh just left for the day, so I just might have to play with this one;)

well, I got one done... not what I started out in my head...but this is what I ended up with! lol... thanks Karen for the lovely 'colors' in this abstract challenge.

Vicky Gould 06-10-2006 08:54 AM

For my sister's birthday

Birthday Shoes

jstarbright 06-10-2006 10:53 AM

I think I need a nap now ! Here is my paper piercing embroidery piece :

Rox71 06-10-2006 11:35 AM

I got mine done and I really like it, much better than the first one I did and didn't finish, but I will. I've noticed I do that a lot for this challenge!
Thank you Karen, you make me think and use supplies too!

The very first thing I saw in the artwork was Roses in Winter but I don't have that set but I do have roses - so here is...

My rose card

judylb 06-10-2006 02:06 PM

Thanks for another great challenge, Karen. The piece made me think of mirrors, reflections and metal. The camera flash didn't much care for the metallic inks though.

Clownmom 06-10-2006 02:26 PM

Well, I thought I had posted this earlier -- but I must have gotten interrupted because I don't see it. If this is here twice -- sorry, Alzheimers must be setting in!

ruby-heartedmom 06-10-2006 02:56 PM

Joni, you aren't alone. I spent most of the morning messing around with this challenge too. My profile says that I am a "Pearl-Expert", but that's not true. I have pearls, but haven't learned much about using them. I wanted a Pearl-Ex card today, so I spent most of the morning playing with them and learning the different pearl-ex techniques.

I'm not entirely happy with my card, but it turned out better than I thought it was going to. There is a big glitter swirl but it doesn't show well in the scan.

Rose and Pearls

This card/challenge was hard for me because I am definitely NOT a pink person. Right now I feel like I've got pink all over me. I need to go do something in earth elements to get the "pink" off--LOL!

shellstampsalot 06-10-2006 03:50 PM

This is my first try at the Inspirational Challenge....much, much, fun.

Here it is: http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...0&ppuser=37130

lacyquilter 06-10-2006 04:33 PM

Well, the idea I had last night did not work at all with the stamps that I have, so I went in a completely different direction. Here's my roses in pink.

Kathyc 06-10-2006 06:01 PM

Yippee, I got to participate this week!!! It's easy when the piece GRABS you like this one did! Thanks for doing this Karen! Here's my card. Thanks for looking!

star 06-10-2006 06:58 PM

Well Karen....I tried to join in for the first time today....but I just can't make myself like what I came up with!!! Thanks for the challenge....maybe next time I'll post! (seriously....I'm not posting this....I do NOT like anything about it!!!)

mybearybest 06-10-2006 07:09 PM

This is my first time making a card for an IC challenge. How exciting! And my DH just helped me figure out how to do the link thing - woo-hoo! Here it is! :)

faux cloisonne roses

sleepyinseattle 06-10-2006 08:12 PM

This challenge got me to use 2 sets I have had sitting on the shelf mocking me :) My son looked at the inspiration and said it reminded him of jewels so I added some of those too.
Thanks for looking,


SheStampsHeCamps 06-11-2006 03:33 AM

Well.... I am giving you ALL a standing ovation!! EVERYONE'S take on this challenge is WONDERFUL (going to comment after I post). I just wanted to tell you that I did try..... but only wound up wasting my WHOLE morning yesterday. (well... maybe 'wasting' is the wrong word... I still enjoyed 'playing'... just got frustrated I didn't like anything I did!) I was gonna post a picture of the half baked idea I had.... but chickened out!! http://www.cosgan.de/images/midi/tiere/g070.gif It was just too horrid to share! I just wanted you to know I did try!!
Now.... off to your galleries, I go!!
Have a wonderful day, girls!!

Yvette 06-12-2006 04:36 AM

My first Inspiration Challenge -- thanks Karen! I really, really wanted to use Roses in Winter, but forced myself to go in another direction. I LOVED the colors in the inspiration piece and ended up doing the Baby Wipe Technique to capture the colors that stood out to me. I also added a little Iridescent Ice EP to the flower for some glitter. Here's my card.

Babsnelson 06-12-2006 05:21 AM

Ok, I made my card late Saturday night. The stickles weren't dry so I couldn't scan it until Sunday - but no uploading!! I went with the general color/floral theme....I like these colors together - very bright and cheery!


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Thanks for the great challenge Karen!!

Yvette 06-12-2006 01:56 PM

Here's one more from me! My card.

curlycurlyhair 06-12-2006 03:51 PM

This was a tough one, but I think I captured the colors and feeling (at least a little bit, anyway).

Here's mine:


raduse 06-12-2006 07:32 PM

Here's mine. This was fun.


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