Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Card Challenge - Inspiration Challenge

Eternal Chocolate & Blue Pillow at Kirkland's

This week's challenge at Loves Rubberstamps is to be inspired by a product  found on this website: www.kirklands.com - be sure to share the product that you were inspired by. This was this photo on the front page, of course it's no longer there. I was inspired by the textures of this bed which had different colors of pillows shown by this picture. It showed blues and browns for the color palette. There was one pillow that was blue and had these fluffy roses all over it but I can't find the photo. This week's Sponsor is Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps.
Anyways I started off using Early Espresso paper for my base which is a 5"x 7" finished card size. The first layer I used a stripe paper from Bo Bunny collection called 'Welcome Home' and for the second layer I used blue/brown paper from the Kaisercraft collection called 'Botanical Odyssey'. So I took a piece of brown linen paper and ran it thru a Stampin'Up embossing folder called 'Fancy Fan'. I then took some shimmery paint and a Early Espresso reinker and painted over the embossed paper. I stamped the Golden Retriever by Impression Obsession using black memento ink. You can find both of these items in Laura's Store here; http://www.lovesrubberstamps.net
I colored the dog using Prismacolor pencils and cut him out using scissors. I then took some white flower ribbon from Michael's and colored them using Baja Breeze reinker and some water to dye them blue. When they were dried, I then took a Baja Breeze marker added some darker highlights. I cut out some dog bones from a paper that I had in my stash. I added some dog sentiment rub ons onto the bones and then highlighted them using some epoxy stickers shape like a bones.

This week's challenge is:

                      Kirklands Inspiration 

Visit the Kirklands Website and choose a product to use as inspiration for your project. Let us know which one you chose!

How to play: 
Just upload a creation that follows this week's challenge to your online blog or gallery. Then leave a link to your project in the linky widget at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the tag or keyword LRSBC36. Our challenge is open to everyone, you can use any stamps and products that you would like, and you can enter as many times as you want. 

The linky entry widget will close at 9PM CST on Monday, January 28th so all entries need to be in before then. 

Prize Information:
One lucky participant will be chosen using a random number generator will be able to proudly display our Winner's Badge on their blog!

We will have two different possibilities for a gift voucher prize from Loves Rubberstamps for the winner as well.
$10.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we do not carry in our store

$20.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we DO carry in our store

If you want to see what companies we carry visit our store Loves Rubberstamps

We also have a very special GUEST SPONSOR this week!

The winner will also win 3 Free Digi Stamps of their choice from Sweet 'N Sassy!

The Design Team members will also each choose their favorite card from this challenge and the winner's will be able to proudly display a special blog badge on their blog. The Design Team favorite's from Challenge 36 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 38. These winner's will receive a coupon code for FREE SHIPPING of any size order to the Loves Rubberstamps Store! 

Guest Designer Information:
If you would like your chance of being our MARCH GUEST DESIGNER just put GDT behind your name, or leave a comment stating you are interested! 
Guest Designers receive a 20% discount on most all items listed in our store during their term.We will also provide a link to your blog for 1 year!! Only rule is to use current images from stamp companies we carry in the store for your challenge projects and to have fun! We will contact the winner the week of the February 19th with the announcement of the MARCH'S GUEST DESIGNER February 25th.

** Be sure to ENTER our - Weekly Blog Candy Giveaway! Just leave us a comment on ourSensational Sunday Inspirations post and you are entered! **

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  1. OMG! I Love how gorgeous it turned out. You rocked this challenge.
    Hugs, Dangina

  2. Beautiful coloring on the dog and LOVE the biscuits :)

  3. Jacqueline - I had to pick my jaw up off the floor! This is absolutely amazing! The dog looks so real!

  4. Gorgeous card Jacqueline! OMG! The coloring is absolutely amazing! Love the ribbon! Hugs, Ivonne

  5. ooooo! A GREAT woofer of a card, Jackie! Such warm colors. I like that you used the fabric flowers - really brings a different dimension to your card.

  6. This is so adorable, love the images and the textures and colors. I can totally see your inspiration peice in your fabulous design.

  7. HOLY WOW! This is GORGEOUS!! My friend who is a major dog person would LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I may have to case it :) You did an amazing job!

  8. This is such an adorable card! Really cute image and your fantastic coloring makes him SO expressive and lifelike! Wonderful accent pieces all around too!


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