Feb 03 2008

Inspiration Challenge!

Welcome to the very first Follow Your Bliss Inspiration Challenge! :D

I thought it would be fun to share my sources of inspiration with all of you. So, what better than to offer a challenge? Are you in? Come on! Let’s get together and have some fun!! :D

Our first challenge comes from this Tiffany ad I found in a magazine:


Isn’t that gorgeous? I was instantly inspired by it, and came up with this design:


Clean and elegant are the words that came to mind when I saw this ad. Can you see all the elements that I pulled as inspiration?

  • color combo
  • I used a large rhinestone brad as my “diamond”
  • luscious white May Arts ribbon
  • black sentiment on the shimmery robin’s-egg blue cardstock

I used my square Spellbinders scalloped die, and Lockhart’s Rose Embellishment from the Millinery collection, I embossed it white-on-white for added elegance.

So, do you want to play? Here’s the rules!

  • Make your card or project using this ad as inspiration
  • upload your card to your Splitcoast gallery using the Keyword: FYBIC01
  • Feel free to link this challenge on your own blog and share it with your readers, too! The more the merrier!

The only other rule is to HAVE FUN!!! Can’t wait to see what you create! :D


Stamps: rose embellishment (lockhart stamp co) Ink: colorbox pigment white (clearsnap)Paper: cryogen white (arjo wiggins), fuse lagoon (gruppo cordenons) both from cutcardstock.com Accessories: detail white embossing powder (SU!), scalloped cutting and embossing square die (spellbinders), cherish rub-on sentiment (basic grey), rhinestone brad (making memories), double faced satin ribbon (may arts), foam dimensionals.

27 responses so far

27 Responses to “Inspiration Challenge!”

  1. Joyce says:

    This is one of the most elegant cards I’ve ever seen. The fact that I love Tiffany blue is not lost on me either. I love the white on white embossing….”simply” beautiful! I get your blog feed every day and have always admired your talent but have never commented before. I couldn’t keep silent about this lovely. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  2. cwilliams says:

    Wow Trudee gorgeous, you really captured it all in this beautiful card!!

  3. Paula says:

    Oh Trudee, this looks like fun. Thanks for the challenge! Your card is lovely!

  4. lacyquilter says:

    Very beautiful. Looks like a fun challenge — now to find time to play!

  5. jacksonbelle says:

    Beautiful!!!!!! Love the colors, shimmer, just gorgeous!

  6. Julie Campbell says:

    Oh yeah! This looks gorgeous! I’d love to play along! :)

  7. Oh my gosh, I LOVE inspiration challenges! I’ll definitely be playing! This is great and I really like your shimmery card!

  8. Allison says:

    Terrific creation!

  9. Of course I’m in! You know I love a great challenge, and if the inspiration is jewelry…all the more reason to play along! Here’s mine…


    Talk to you soon! :D

  10. Candy aka cwilliams says:

    Thanks Trudee, here’s mine

  11. Darlene Gabriel says:

    Gorgeous card! So elegant!!! Thanks for the challenge also.

  12. Debby says:

    What a beautiful and elegant card! Thanks for the challenge too!

  13. Michaelann says:

    gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am up for trying this!!!!

  14. Kate Hart-Sampson says:


  15. Eleanor says:

    Very elegant card! Wish I had time to play this week.

  16. diane mcvey says:

    That is beautiful, just BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE that color of “teal”…so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing, you have definitely inspired me!!! :D

  17. Laurie says:

    The ad doesn’t do your card justice! Your card is so beautiful! Much more elegant than the ad. Wow, I just can’t get over how pretty it was. It just goes to show pretty doesn’t always take a lot of work!

  18. Trudee
    Your card is so beautiful. Love the inspiration too from Tiffany & Co. Your card
    is simple and elegant. Barb

  19. Shimmery, elegant and beautiful! Love it Trudee!

  20. Beautiful, T — what a great inspiration piece!

  21. Shel9999 says:

    So elegant! I love the roses.

  22. Hannah says:

    Really pretty. I’m doing one really soon – I’ll get the address on here as soon as it’s on!!!

  23. Debbie Olson says:

    How lovely, Trudee! Fabulous job!

  24. Conniecrafter says:

    Oh Wow just love what you have done with this ad, very pretty!

  25. Hannah says:


    I had to make one – or two….


    I like the first one the best – but who cares which is better – can’t go wrong with black and Tiffany blue! Great inspiration – do some more soon!!!

  26. Stacy says:

    What I want to know is that ring the prize for the best project? LOL Just gorgous and your card is too. I will give it a whirl and check back later. Stacy

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