Friday, September 11, 2009

An Inkspiration of {circle circus}

Hi there... it's Friday which means it's time to play along with Keesh's Inkspirations Challenge. This week it's and Inkspiration Inspiration Challenge... try saying that fast a few times... LOL.

The SECOND I saw this GORGEOUS picture that Keesh had given us i had CIRCLE CIRCUS screaming at me... so you can imagine my excitement... I LOVE playing with my Circle Circus set... and let me assure you, this was a GOOOD play. So do you want to see.... well here it is:-

Here is the GORGEOUS Inspiration picture to play along with:-

How FUN is that????

I've used the Bed Cover as my inspiration... and started out with base of Pacific Point... see my fear of this colour is SLOWLY disappearing. I then added some Baja Breeze and stamped my Circle Circus patterns onto Whisper White using Pacific Point and Baja Breeze Ink... don't you think this stamp set is just PERFECT for this challenge?
I then added some Summer Sun....(woah... VERY BRIGHT!) which I paper pierced and added some faux stitching to and then used my Scallop Square punch to punch two "cushions". I stamped the Floral image from Circle Circus in Summer Sun then used my Square punch to punch it out and the sentiment is from my Best Yet set. I added a little Baja Breeze ribbon tag just to balance out my use of the Baja Breeze Colour and to replicate the little striped cushion sitting in the front.
So... I hope you like, and be sure to check out the other Design Team Gals GORGEOUS work:-

and of course KEESH

Thanks for stopping by.


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Circle Circus, Best Yet (Hostess Level 1)
Card:- Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Summer Sun

Ink:- Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Summer Sun

Accessories:- Baja Breeze Ribbon, White Gel Pen, Piercing Mat and Paper Piercer, Stamp-a-ma-jig


Chantelle said...

hehe Sarah, we used the same set again. When I was making my card, I thought, I bet Sarah is using the same one.
Your card is FABULOUS - just love it. x

Fiona Harrison said...

That card is absolutely perfect!!!! Just love it. The pattern you've made is brilliant. It will be hard to come up with a different idea.
Funny how the DT all have the challenge up before Keesh, she really is so busy at the moment.

Thanks for your lovely comments too. You made me do a happy dance when I received a comment the other day, LOL.
Fi xox

Linda said...

Love it! What a great card!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! Absolutely gorgeous! You are very patient to do the whole pattern with the SAMJ and line it all up so perfectly. Sooo very effective!

Carol Dunstan said...

Kirsty basically said what I was going to say - that is a lot of SAMJing! Wonderful, fabulous card... and nice to see i am not the only crazy one to do so much SAMJing :)

Robyn said...

I just love what you have done Sarah! Perfect interpretation of the pic! Must get me one of those SAMJ things!

Cindy Major said...

Well, aren't you clever!!! That background looks just like the bedspread! What a great way to use your stamps :D Now, I wish I had bought Circle Circus during the preorder period...

Have a great weekend!
Cindy :)

Caroline Colgan said...

Fabulous card Sarah - too clever!!GREAT job!!

Renée said...

Wow, this is fabulous! I wished I'd had that stamp set too when I saw this challenge! Great job :)

Karen said...

Hey there SJ!!! I'm not even gonna ask how long it took you to do the background like that but boy...........it looks FANTASTIC!!! An absolutely gorgeous card chicki!

Luv Karen

Keesh said...

LOL, I used this stamp set too, but took a different approach to layout! Great minds think alike hey! I absolutely LOVE what you have done with the background, and ditto everyone eles' comment about the SAMJ!!!! You must be a very patient person Sar! Thanks so much for your inspiration this week! Love keesh x

Shelley said...

Such a gorgeous card! I admire the patience you must have in creating that perfect background, it looks great. Circle Circus is definitely a good choice :) Summer sun is a bit 'woah', but I think you've used the colour well.
Congrats also for being chosen as one of Keesh's DT members!
Love Shell

travelingmama said...

I LOVE, love, LOVE this!!! I think the yellow is perfect! I'm hoping this set is coming under the Christmas tree...I've certainly dropped enough hints to my mom (aka my supplier!) LOL! Seriously, love your awesome card!

Jo said...

Sarah - this is a gorgeous card - I love your interpretation of this challenge - almost identical to the bedspread, and the square and scallop punches work very well with the ribbons. Love your work, Jo

Tanya Kitto said...

Your card is gorgeous Sarah, thanks for sharing :)
Tanya xox


Wow Wow Wow!!! you nailed this challenge this week!!
Beautiful card!!!
Sorry I have only just manage to view everyone's creations :)
Take care

Chantal Fleming said...

I really love that card. Everything is just perfect.

Sam said...

I have just bought a Circle Circus set and so I am hunting around for inspiration and I LOVE this one!!! Although I am quite sure that I would never get the circles to line up quite as neatly and perfectly as you have!!