Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Pinspired Challenge #2

 We had a wonderful response to our first challenge, and we are excited to bring you the second one!
Here is the "pinspiration" for challenge #2:
The inspiration photo can be used any way you want.  You can use the color scheme, winter theme, layout, etc. to draw inspiration from!  You can also make any type of project you want as long as it is a new project. 

We have another fabulous sponsor for this challenge, and it is Neat and Tangled!  They are offering the winner of the challenge a free stamp set of their choice.

 I chose to go with a winter theme, but a different color scheme from the inspiration photo. I am actually a cold weather kind of person and I enjoy the rain and snow (though we rarely get any here) during the winter. I also like that cardinals don't migrate , and when we do get snow, they seem to enjoy it as much as I do.  I used the free bird digi Danielle has on her Little Tangles blog and turned them into pretty little red birds (Danielle also has a new clear stamp set for sale that includes this bird with several other images). To make a snowy background, I spritzed the sponged background (distress inks) with a white mist and a shimmery mist.  The sentiment is a combination of two different sentiments from Neat and Tangled's Just Hello stamp set.  

We would love to have you play along with us!  To get all the details on this challenge and to enter your project, please visit the Pinspired Challenges blog!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Pinspired Challenge #1

Today kicks off the very first challenge for the brand new Pinspired Challenge Blog!   
The challenge is to use the above photo as inspiration to create a card, layout, or altered item.  You can use whatever element(s) from the photo that you want whether it be color, content, or style-what ever inspires you!
I was inspired by the fun, whimsical feel of the cake and the patterns found on the cake.  I did change up the color scheme a bit so that I could use this cute patterned paper.  Don't you love that sweet, little circus tent?!
It's a free digi from The Alley Way stamps!
And speaking of The Alley Way Stamps, they are our sponsor for this challenge! The Alley Way Stamps offers a wide variety of cute, whimsical stamps in many different themes. They are offering the winner of this challenge a free stamp set!  Thank you Alley Way!
 Now head on over to the Pinspired Challenge blog and play along with us! You will find all the details you need to enter this challenge on the Pinspired blog.  We can't wait to be "Pinspried" by you!