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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Inspirational Featured!


I was asked to be featured on Inspirational's Blog! Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

How cool is that? The artists are amazing that they feature, check out the samples there. I was blown away.

Here's the link to my card she posted.

Today's Inspiration Challenge were some very interesting hotel rooms, each one a work of art. I chose to use room 309 as my inspiration for today's card.

0503 project fox

My card is another sneak peek using a new set to be released by Innovative Stamp Creations called Marvels of Nature II. 3 new stamp sheets and 1 individual stamp will be released on 9/2. I will bring you some of the other images leading up to the release, or scroll through my gallery for more sneak peeks from other sets.

Not simple after all_SaK

Here are the card details: CS is Chocolate Chip, Kraft & Gold DejaView's Attic Collection DP. The frame was created using the dots from Cuttlebugs new with love border folders. The birds, sentiment and flourished swirls background are from Marvels of Nature II. The birds were stamped on Kraft CS using a rock n roll technique with Distress inks in Vintage Photo & Fired Brick inks. They were cut out and heavily sprayed with a pearlized distress mist made by combining Distress Inks, perfect pearls & water. I made 2 misters, 1 with Vintage Photo/Perfect Pearls Gold/Water & Fired Brick/Perfect Pearls Bronze/Water. When dry, I sponged the edges of the birds with Distress Black Soot. The perch is a die from Spellbinders Shapeabilities collection that was cut from brushed gold CS and sponged with black soot ink before removing from the die. (after embossing the detail) The edges were sponged with Distress Walnut Stain and the DP was distressed. I finished it with Taffeta ribbon in Chocolate and kraft and added 2 different sized brads for the birds eyes. Have a great weekend!

p.s. I promise I am working on something other than a bird card. Stay tuned for a 3D project on Tuesday as well as more sneak peeks between now and then.


  1. Congrats on the Inspirational blog entry. I love that blog and you should be so proud. Again, wonderful award.

  2. Shelly, congrats on your well deserved Inspirationl debut! How exciting for you.

  3. Huge congrats on being featured ... and I love the idea of the dotted frame ... I've had those border folders for a while, but haven't even tried them yet. Great inspired card.

  4. Shelly, I'm so glad Sharon found you for the Inspirational blog so some of the rest of us could find you, too! Your blog is truly amazing, and your talent is awesome!

    I will be back regularly!!

    Chris xx

  5. Shelly, I didn't have a chance to say so before, but a huge congrats for being featured on the Inspirational blog!!!
    Today's card is SO GORGEOUS!!! I absolutely love the *frame* and the torn paper revealing another design! Just beautiful!!

  6. Congrats, Shelly! (I was featured once, too but I can't get the blinkie to work on my blog! :( ) You deserve it!

    Great card, too! I love that bird image you've been using!

  7. Congratulations Shelly! Your work truly is inspirational.

    I love this card. The mitered corners with the dry embossed edge, the gorgeous sponging and the beautiful bird.

    Have a great weekend. Hugs and smiles

  8. Congratulations, Shelly! Your card is GORGEOUS! LOVE those colors!

  9. I love these birds and wonderful DP's you used for your inspired card!

  10. Congratulations Shelly for being featured on Inspirationals blog!!!

    I LOVE this card and the way you used the new CB folder on your frame ~ AWESOME! I am going to have to CASE that idea!!!!

  11. amazing card, shelly !!!!!!!!!!! wonderfully done !!!!!!!!!!!great design

  12. Congrats on being card!!!

  13. Fabulous artwork Shelly! Your artwork ROCKS & is always an inspiration!

  14. Congrats, Shelly! I love your art and you're always an inspiration. BTW, make as many bird cards as you want; I love birds!

  15. That bird is amazing! I love every example of it.

  16. Looks like a sweet Robin Red Breast to me, Shelly. Such a warm and wonderful card.

  17. This is beautiful! What a wonderful combination of elements - you make these new stamps look way too inviting : ) TFS

  18. Hi Shelly

    I found you through Inspirational

    So pleased that I did your creations are amazing!!

  19. Shelly, this is stunning! I love the colors, the design, and those birds!!

  20. Shelly - love this one! the boarder catches your eye at first but for me the way you tore the paper and curled it - LOVE that!


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