Saturday, June 18, 2011

Inspiration photo: A Drunken Stampers challenge

It's time for an inspiration photo challenge at the Drunken Stampers!

Our photo, an inviting patio scene from a Pottery Barn catalog, can be viewed at the Drunken Stampers blog.

The photo muse concept is always tough for me. Often my art in this type of challenge ends up being a less attractive version of the muse piece.

This time I forced myself to not use trees or umbrellas or pitchers of brightly-colored drinks in my piece, since those are things pulled straight from the photo.

Which means I had no choice but to use an Octopode: Flutterby butterfly! I know, break my heart, woe is me and all that fakery: I had to use a character from one of my very favorite in the world places Octopode!

Our Flutterby friend is great for this challenge because she's clearly a summertime beauty, and so is our inspiration photo. She's colored in muted tones of magenta and teal and tangerine with a lovely svelt figure in butter yellow.

The card base is green for our inspiration photo trees, beige for our inspiration bamboos and white for our inspiration cushions.

... um, what do you mean I'm making this stuff up as I go? You think my card isn't anything like the inspiration piece? Well, stand about a foot away from your computer, squint your eyes and take a second look.

See! My card is exactly like the inspiration photo!

Now it's your turn. Stand a few inches away from your craft desk, squeeze your eyes nearly closed and create your very own Drunken Stampers inspiration photo challenge piece before midnight Friday, June 24.


  1. Loving your Flutterby, great colours. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

  2. A wonderful card, love this image, it makes me smile.

  3. My, what big eyes you have! lol! Great card, gf, very cute!

  4. A super fun card. Love the flutterby, she is a real beauty and would be welcome in my garden any day. Yvonne xx

  5. Oh I love your flutterby! Fab! Kim

  6. this is fab! love the colours you have used!