Monday, May 12, 2008

I'm A Little Nervous Today...Chick Designer Style Challenge

"You want us to do what?", I thought!! Shocked

Alli came up with this one...here's the challenge....in Alli's own words.
"...picking ONE member of the design team and casing either 1) something from their gallery OR 2) their style. It's as simple as that."

Hmmph, simple she says! EmotesI mean we're talking some seriously talented girls here. But you know what? Several of us had the same feelings...so that made me feel a lot better.


I chose Julia to case. I've drooled over Julia's work for years! She has such a way about her, a very creative and talented woman!...she makes me think outside my comfort zone, although I admit I haven't attempted half as much as I'd like! I had so many projects of hers picked out, but settled on this one. Isn't it gorgeous!!
Why? you're asking, as I've done Kinkades in the past, but never have I colored one with chalks nor have I tried Inchies. I was amazed at how quickly and beautifully The Rose Garden colored up! (plus my daughter still has my sewing machine, so how could I do one of Julia's fabulous stitched cards creations?!......thanks Jennifer...wink)

As you can see, I changed the shape of the card and added distressing to each piece. (distressing hides a multitude of flaws *wink*....designer tip, no charge) Each square is on a dimensional.

You can play along too if you'd like. Pick anyone to case doesn't have to be one of the DT, here's the gallery, we'd love to see your creations too!

Be sure to stop by the rest of the team's blogs and see just who they picked and what they did.
~Alli
~Lori
~Lisa
~Julie
~Sherrie
~Julia
~Kim
~Lesley
~Kristine
~Val
~Michele
~Mona Lisa

All Stamps Cornish Heritage Farms
The Rose Garden- Thomas Kinkade
Friend Centers- Mona Lisa Moments

Ink:
Adirondack Mushroom- Ranger
Black Soot- Ranger

Cardstock:
Georgia Pacific White
Prism Twilight light

Accessories:
I-kan-dee Chalks- Pebbles Inc
Brads
Distressing tool
Dimensionals
Sakura white gel pen

Thanks for stopping by!

11 comments :

Julia Stainton said...

This is gorgeous Dawn!!! I love how you switched up the layout and colors and added the distressing! Thanks so much for your sweet words! I'm just glad I didn't have to case you. THere is no way I could have pulled off your stunning scenes!

Alli Miles said...

Simple...yup! *lol* I hear you Dawn!!! This card is fabulous.

Silvergirl said...

You ROCKED the house with this card!!! Gorgeous job, Dawn!

LOL! I thought the same thing that Julia did... your landscapes are so complex and amazing... I'd never be able to master that.

Love it, Dawn!
lise

shel9999 said...

This is gorgeous, Dawn!!! AMAZING coloring!!!

Valerie said...

Love the vertical, tall layout and the great colors! Beautiful card, Dawn~

Angelnorth said...

What a great card - love the way you've taken inspiration from Julia's original. Your colouring looks fabulous and that distressing tip sounds useful, thanks ;o)

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Sherrie said...

Dawn I love how you distressed each square! This is so pretty!

Lori Craig said...

WoWZa!! Dawn, your card is gorgeous...Love all your details and your coloring is beautiful! Great challenge..

Bunny B said...

Wow! That's beautiful!! LOVE IT!

Deb said...

Holy cow Dawn this is gorgeous, the colors are so vivid and I love how you layed it out, The card below is stunning too! No surprise all your cards are wonderful!!