Thursday, September 3, 2009

IO DT Challenge- Different Point of View

As promised, today is the day of the Impression Obsession Design Team challenge featuring "A Different Point of View." We were challenged to take a stamp and turn it into something else or use it in a different way. As I said Monday, I had a hard time getting started, but once I did, I couldn't stop! I ended up making three cards using coffee beans, a snowflake, and a heart.

For my first card, I used the brand new snowflake ( B7270) image and turned it into a flower. I used some of my Basic Grey Lemonade paper and cut out a frame using my Nestabilities Labels 8. I colored the "flower" with Prismacolor pencils and cut out a stem, leaves, and grass from more of the patterned paper.

Next, I stamped the filigree heart three times with green ink onto green paper, cut them out, and assembled them to make a shamrock. To finish the card, I used a border from the CL160 Lucky Clover clear set and added some green rhinestones (hard to see from the picture).

Finally, I took a coffee bean from the CL231 More Coffee clear set, added a little doodling, and made ladybugs. I spelled out my saying using the CL47 Scribble clear set.

I really enjoyed this challenge. Nothing gets the creativity going like forcing yourself to look at things in another way (that, and the sheer panic over coming up with a decent idea).

Want to see other "different points of view" cards? Check out Daniela, Deborah, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, Julie, and Shirley created.


15 comments:

Lydia said...

So creative, great cards my favorite is the snowflower!! Awesome!

paula said...

Wow Laura these cards are fantastic. My fav is the ladybugs, but I really love the way you adapted them all.

Deborah March said...

FABULOUS Laura! LOVE that coffee bean idea...who'dathunkit!?

Jeanne S said...

You got on a roll! Great cards!

Anonymous said...

Fun Cards!!! Flower is perfect in pink...so unlike a snowflake! Q

Shirley said...

Next time we have a challenge, I would like to borrow your brain, please!! What really creative and beautiful cards!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Very clever!!! I love how you showed the versatility of these stamps!

Jenny Gropp said...

WOW, three completely clever creative cards! I love those ladybugs the best!!! Awesome job on this challenge!!!!

Julie Koerber said...

Laura, I would be hard pressed to pick a fave! I did gasp, however, when I saw your darlin' lady bugs! HOW INCREDIBLY CREATIVE! You rock!

Daniela said...

All of these are wonderful, wow!!! Love the ladybugs!

Jennifer said...

You are too creative. Love them all.

Suzanne C said...

So clever... Love the beans as bugs and the heart clover is very fun. My favorite is the flower from a snowflake because of the colors.

Debbie Seyer said...

You are a genius! Love those nesties, too!

Anne said...

Hi, Laura! I absolutely LOVE your non-traditional uses of these stamps. You are so creative! The snowflake makes a beautiful, amazing flower! Stunning! :-)

Stamping Cafe said...

Fabulous cards, Laura! Love all of them!!