Open-Minded Crafting Challenge #40 – Photo Inspiration

Happy 4th of July to those in America!  It’s time for a new challenge at Open-Minded Crafting.  Today we are doing a photo inspiration challenge.  What is great about this type of challenge is the artistic freedom left open to you and your interpretation of the photo.  I sure hope you’ll join us because this is the second to the last challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Challenges blog.

Here is our photo:


Again, we have some really fantastic sponsors who are offering very generous prizes.  All you need to do is enter a card, or three for a chance to win.  The last day to enter for this challenge is July 17th. Here is a list of the sponsors and their prizes:

bugbadge2_zpsf61bba10Winning Prize: 7 Digital Images

Faery InkWinning Prize: 5 Digital Images

KennyKWinning Prize: 3 Images

Oakpond Winning Prize: 3 Digital Images

My design team inspiration today features a Kenny K image called, “Da Bomb”.  She looks like she may be up to a little trouble, but was sure fun to color as so many of KennyK’s images are.  I used Copic Markers and fussy cut her out, making sure to use a black permanent marker on the edges to give that extra detail.  I pulled out the orange in the photo as well as the flowers for my inspiration.

The background is stamped with Paper Smooches “I Heart Art” splats and then stenciled with a mesh using distress ink.  I then used a brick embossing folder to give that “wall” type feeling.  She is standing on a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle and to complete the card I stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches and added watercolor flowers and sequins.

I hope you stop by Open-Minded Crafting Challenge,  to check out all the other design team inspiration and enter our nearly final challenge.

Da Bomb-wmEntered in:

Kenny K’s Krafty Krew #198-ATG 

Lia Stamps: Homemade Floweres

Simon Says Stamp: We are going Dotty

About urrn4u

Hi! I'm Kathy, a Southern Californian native who has also lived in Northeast, Southeast, and now Midwest. I'm a Registered Nurse who lives to create. I have enjoyed being a part of several Design Teams including Cards in Envy, From The Heart Stamps, Technique Junkies, A Blog Named Hero, A Day For Daisies, Creative Vision, From the Heart Stamps, Open-Minded Crafting, Repeat Impressions Stamps, Sketch Saturday, Send a Smile 4 Kids and Try Stampin' On Tuesday. I've also guest designed for Crafting By Design, Kenny K, The Alley Way, and Simon Says Stamp. I've been married for 28 years to my soulmate, Bob and we have two very special grown sons, Dan and Matt.

Posted on July 4, 2015, in Open-Minded Crafting Challenge and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Wow!!! Love these bright colors!! Great inspiration ~Sophia


  2. OMGosh this is so super cute.


  3. Hi Kathy,
    Wow!! The bright colors make me happy. Da Bomb has never looked better! I love everything about your card. Thanks for joining our challenge at KennyK´s Krafty Krew and good luck. Hugs Lisa


  4. This is super cute! Great colors! Thank you so much for playing along with the Going Dotty Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  5. Awesome coloring. Thanks for joining us at KennyK’s Krafty Krew. Good luck and please join us again soon.

    DT Member


  6. Fantastically done. Thanks for joining us at KennyK’s


  7. I just LOVE the bright colors you used here! So glad you could play along with us on Lia Stampz!


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