Saturday 7 March 2009

Ad inspired card

When I looked at challenge 4 on 365 cards 'ad inspired card' I was confused (yes, it doesn't take much!) and wasn't sure whether we needed to make a card inspired by the ad chosen by Kristie or one of our own choice. In the end I went with the one chosen by Kristie:

And this is what she said about it:

'I instantly love the boldness of this image. I am a big black and white fan, but also the addition of orange, pink and yellow really adds spunk. They are great colors you wouldn't originally think would go together, but they create a dramatic combination. I also really love how the table and wall graphic are offset from each other, it takes a simple room (or in our case, card) and adds more interest. I used this as the basic inspiration of my card by sliding things over to one side. Over all, this is definitely a party I would LOVE to go to! I think using ads for inspiration is such a great way to try new colors and learn that what "looks good" may be different than what you would expect. I hope this inspires you as much as it did me.Happy crafting.'

The card is also based on Kazan's 21 sketch on 2 sketches 4 you:

I used a kanban base card and offcuts of Ethan Kate Evening Wear 'tile check' and 'brush stripe':

Sorry that the card looks so crooked, but it was the only way to get a photo without the flash rebounding off the satin sheen of the sentiment panel.


  1. wow how cute is this - love it that you combined two challenges and did a fab job with both. Thanks so much for playing
    :) Kazan

  2. great take on the challenge. And combining two is just plain genius! (and something i have never been able to wrap my brain around) It takes talent!
    nice work'


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