Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps - Kirkland Inspiration

Hello Friends,

I am back with another Loves Rubberstamps challenge for you today.  The challenge is Kirkland Inspiration.  So off to Kirklands.com to find something inspiring.  I found this picture and I love how fun it is with all the bright colors.

Our sponsor this week is Sweet N Sassy.

I decided to use Whimsy Kenny K, All That, image.  It is stamped on cryogen paper with memento ink and colored with copics.  This is not a typical image for me, but I loved coloring her up.  It made me feel young again.  After I colored her up, I cut her out with Spellbinders Labels 14 die, then cut another one out of black cardstock to set behind the colored image.  I added some background around the image with miscellaneous Autumn Leaves and Paper Inspiration stamps. 

I pulled out some fun Tim Holtz distress inks to create the background. My desk was a mess!  I tend to start inking and stamping when I get those inks out and I forget to write things down.  I did some emboss resist and some general inking on the background.  After I finished embossing and inking, I used some Tim Holtz white picket distress stain to lighten up a few more areas of the background.  My thinking was to make the background of the card fun and hopefully look somewhat like the inspiration picture.  I was happy with the result.

I decided I would make a tag to pull out of the image to add some extra fun with this card.  Since I used a Tim Holtz metal embellishment (Life is about creating yourself), I thought the Amy R sentiment, would be perfect on the tag.  I did the tag in the same method I did the background of the card. 

Here is a closer look at the background paper.

Copics used:
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, E13
Hat/Pants:  BV20, BV23, BV25
Hair:  E29, E30, E35, E39
Shirt:  RV10, RV13, RV14
Shoes:  BG10, BG11, BG13, RV10, RV13, RV14

I can't wait to see what has inspired you!  Be sure to come over to Loves Rubberstamps and share your creation with us!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges;
Challenges 4 Everybody- Anything Goes
Pink Gem Challenge - Emboss
Hiding in my Craftroom - Tags
ATCs with Attitude - Tag
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Totally Paper Crafts - Embossing Time
Delightful Sketches - Tag

Thanks for stopping by!
Blessings until next time...


  1. I love this Athina! What a great take on the inspiration photo. The colors you used on your card match perfectly! I love using TH distress inks too. Looks like you had fun playing and your project came out beautiful! :)

  2. WOW! Absolutely beautiful! I LOVE the colors and the cute image, which you have colored perfectly. Love it! Hugs, Ivonne

  3. What a fun card! Love that bg! Thank you for sharing with us @ Simply Create Too!


  4. Wow Athina that card was just amazing! I love stamping and inking and coloring too but I don't use it too much on my layouts mostly on cards.

  5. Cute! Cute!! Cute!! Love the vibrant colors!! :)

  6. LOVE!!! So cute and the design and colors and background colors are fabulous and totally represent your inspiration piece. This is adorable.

  7. Great card, love the colours and that fab Kenny K image.

    Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Pam x

  8. Absolutely stunning card. Fabulous colour and design. I love to use the hidden tag technique. It works so well here.
    Thank you for joining us this week at TPC Challenge.
    Laine xx

  9. Wow!!! I love your back ground and the tag. The image is just too cute!

  10. Such a colorful and fun card! I love the coloring! Thank you for joining our challenge at Delightful Challenges!

  11. HOLY WOWZERS!!!! This is jaw-dropping GORGEOUS!! Your background is soooo beautiful! You captured that inspiration piece perfectly!! What an amazingly fun card! What a cool idea to have the hidden tag too! I also love how you offset the black frame from the image frame. You are a total creative genius! TOTALLY IN LOVE with this!!

  12. Fabulous project, Athina. It has been selected as a Delightful Challenges Top 3! Email me if you'd like a Top 3 badge for your sidebar.
    Lsuesart @ aol . com (with the spaces)

  13. What a wonderfully fun and funky card! The background is amazing!


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