Thursday, August 19, 2010

Book Inspired Hop


Welcome to the August Firecracker Designs By Pamela Blog Hop! This month's theme is to be inspired by a book cover. I choose to use both the sketch and colors from THIS book.

NOTE: The official start time of this Hop is Friday, at 8:00 AM (EST). If you arrived early, please be patient as all the links may not be live yet.

This is a “circular blog hop” where the only beginning is wherever you start!! You will know you are at the end of your blog hop when you’ve come back to the blog you’ve started from! (It’s not a huge circle…so it should be easy to remember where you started.) The winner will be chosen from a mystery blog hostess that we don’t even know who it will be until the hop is over…so that’s why you’ll want to leave a comment on EVERY blog, so you don’t miss out! **To find out if you’ve won… you will be contacted by Pamela via e-mail (so be sure to leave it with your comment.) and you can also find out on Pamela’s blog after the blog hop ends on Mon, at 8:00 PM (EST).

I made each of the colored panels by stamping the images in the darkest version of that color. I then sponged the ink color to match the paper about half way to the center. I then sponged the darkest version of that color just around the edges of the panel. The vanilla center panel is cut with a Nestie and then 3 sides were trimmed with my paper cutter to get the same shape as in the book cover. Love when I can figure out how to replicate something like that!

Now, to continue the circle, you will need to hop on over to PAM'S FAB BLOG!!!!

Stamps: FireCracker Designs by Pamela Sally's Garden of Weedin
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, So Safron, Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Bravo Burgundy, Pefect Plum Elegant Eggplant, So Safron, More Mustard, Old Olive, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Nesties Labels 3

Enjoy!
Michelle B.
Designer for FireCracker Designs by Pamela

26 comments:

Ursula said...

Oh, that's perfect, Michelle! You even stuck with the garden theme! :o)
Lobve those jewel colors! Great interpretation of this challenge! :o)

Lynn Stevens said...

beautiful colors! love jewel tones!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving this piece- such cool colors- and I love the garden theme. Great inspiration! TFS

Minxy said...

What an unusual book to be inspired by, but hay it so works :)

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

cute card and love the little flowers.

Chrissy D said...

Michelle - Ohhh GORGEOUS! Love those colors and your take on the challenge.

Dana said...

I love that book, and your inspiration card is so perfect for it! What a clever way to use those stamps. Great job.

Lillian Child said...

With fall just around the corner, it's nice to see a garden theme before that first chill hits the air. Beautiful creation, Michelle!

Thebug415 said...

Oh how cute! I love how you did the BG of this card.

agypsyangel said...

Love the colors.
Have a wonderful day.
Kim
http://agypsyangel.blogspot.com

Crystal said...

Michele this is WONDERFUL!!! Great card!

Terry said...

Stunning colors! Love this garden card!

2amscrapper said...

great project!

LynnF said...

First time at your blog, Michelle, and have to say your work is fabulous!!! What gorgeous colors! Bravo! LynnF

Anita said...

I love the color combo.

pennyd said...

I love the depth of colors on your card! Who would have thought inspiration can come from vegetables!

Tracy Evans said...

I've never participated in a blog hop before, great fun and you get to see some new fantastic blog's too. Lovely garden theme piece, fantastic colours/tones. Have a lovely evening, Tracy Evans x

Vicki Romaine said...

I really like your whimmsical flowers.

Cheryl said...

Great project! I love teh colors.

FireCracker082 said...

ok I just love your book cover interpretation!! Great layout love the colors!

Diana said...

Love those patterns and the colors....
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kathy s said...

your card is fantastic and the images and layout look great- thanks for sharing

Jill said...

Love your art piece--this is a fun blog hop!

Christine said...

Love this!!! Love the beautiful colors and the garden theme is perfect; one of my faves!!!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Too much fun what a great take on the book layout and colors. FAB!!

Now I'm going to have to go pick some flowers and make a salad LOL

kc_froglady said...

what a great garden scene!