Saturday, July 4, 2009

MOROCCAN SLIPPER INSPIRED

I'm constantly amazed over the creative people I come across in blogland. I've been stalking Tina's blog, Travelingmama for quite some time, and yesterday she started a new challenge based on photos from her travels and future readers' photographs, Traveler's Inspiration Challenge {one}.

I love Tina's photo of colorful Moroccan slippers with all their sparkle and bling! The beaded medallion on the slippers immediately reminded me of the Stampin' Up! stamp set, True Friend. My eyes were drawn to the three slippers on the right in the red, light pink, and dark pink. My Stampin' Up! color translation is Riding Hood Red, Melon Mambo, and Regal Rose.

Each medallion is cut out, and raised up on Stampin' Dimensionals. I added Stickles glitter glue for paper crafting (non-SU) to each medallion ... X-mas Red for Riding Hood Red, Fruit Punch for Melon Mambo, and Cotton Candy for Regal Rose.
RECIPE
Stamps: True Friend
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Melon Mambo, and Regal Rose
Supplies: X-mas Red, Fruit Punch, and Cotton Candy Stickles (non-SU), Stampin' Dimensionals

20 comments:

apigonfire said...

this is so fun Nancy! love the stickles - just the right amount of sparkle!
~Kendra

Wendy said...

Nancy, this is a beauty!

Jessie/knightrone said...

So beautiful Nancy, I love the color and the sparkle!!

Debbie Pamment said...

Just a perfect take on the challenge - the touches of bling finish it off perfectly
xXx

Denise (peanutbee) said...

TOTALLY love your style, Nancy! Awesome!!

Jenn in GA said...

you can make cute and glittery so clever...wonderful!

Angie Tieman said...

Very pretty!! Love all the white space!!

Sam said...

Very stylish Nancy...I love the stickles. Besutiful!!

Sam.

Karen said...

Absolutely beautiful Nancy! LOVE your take on the challenge! Isn't that challenge pic so pretty!

Luv Karen
x

Randee E said...

Gorgeous card Nancy, love the sparkliness of it!

travelingmama said...

Oh, wow! This is truly fantastic! I love all the layers and the colors you chose really do reflect the slippers! And, of course, the glitter is just the perfect finishing touch! Gorgeous!! I am truly honored to have you join us!
Hugs from Morocco!

Jenn D said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous card. I love the stamp you picked to use. It's perfect.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Hi Nancy,

Lots of fun! You captured the Moroccan inspiration perfectly as I remember it from my 1975 trip. You might look at the new Circle Circus too. It has a stamp that also reflects that same feel.

True Friend is one of my favorite stamp sets as early on in it's release I used this stamp to create Christmas ornaments. If you cut out the center circle with a circle punch you can create a spinner (requires two sets of base and inner circle and some fine linen thread) and then add additional centers as dangle pieces. If you're making a few hundred like I usually do the Scallop circle punch works really well.

Thanks for sharing - Jean

Nancy L. said...

Beautiful card!

Debbie said...

oh my!! I really love this card, is so sparkly and a beautiful colour combo.

LeAnne said...

Soooo pretty---I just want to hop a plane and buy all those pretty shoes! And your card is just right for the challenge!

Stacey Schafer said...

I'm wanting to try this fun challenge, too:) Your creation is fantastic...gotta love the pink!

~amy~ said...

I love your pops of color and glitter!

Rose said...

This is so pretty, Nancy! Great interpretation of the challenge! :)

Brooke S said...

Love the card Nancy! Pink is my favorite.... Great minds think alike... I also did pink and white...

Hugs
Brooke