Thursday, April 2, 2009

Another Late Inspiration Challenge Post

Here I am again, posting a very late Inspiration Challenge from Splitcoaststampers (SCS). Today's card was made for last week's Inspiration Challenge (IC173) where we were to pick a painting from Glenda Moshers Art Gallery as our Inspiration Piece. I picked the painting in the first picture because I love Black Eyed Susans. In fact, I have a garden FULL of them. They are one of my favorite flowers because 1) They are IMPOSSIBLE to kill. Anyone can grow them. 2) They reproduce and spread rapidly, and with a garden as huge as mine, that is a MUST! 3) They are in bloom for WEEKS! A big, big, plus since most perennials bloom for such a short time, and finally, 4) They are great food for the birds once they go to seed, (not to even mention how much the butterflies love them while they are IN bloom). So if you don't have any Black Eyed Susans in your yard, I hope I have convinced you to plant some this spring. You won't regret it! I'll post some pictures of my Black Eyed Susans when they bloom this fall. Its a jaw-dropping view!

Now, onto the details of my card. The second I saw the stamp set "Inspired by Nature' by Stampin Up! I knew that because of my love for Black Eyed Susans, I HAD TO HAVE IT! LOL! I used my Stampin Up! markers to color the image on the stamp, then I stamped the image twice using a Stampamajig for easy placement. The sentiment is from the Stampin Up! set 'Upsy Daisy'. I colored the background with chalk. The card stock colors are Taken with Teal, Glorious Green, Green Galore and White. The ribbon is by American Craft. I used the Stampin Up! Scallop Border Punch on the Green Galore Card Stock. Brads were added for embellishment.
Have a great day! Amy


  1. Nicely done Amy!! Black-eyed Susan's is one of my husband's favorites. We have plenty and as you mentioned, they multiply quite well. Beautiful card!

  2. This is beautiful. I think this was one of my favorite challenges. So much floral. I don't think that Chicago is famous for any kind of beans LOL. It is just some artist's interpretation of art. If you are on one side of it you can see the Chicago skyline. It is cool. Too bad you didn't know that. It was positioned that way just for that. You will have to go back..when there is no snow of course.

  3. We started with 6 simple small black eyed susans in our garden. They overtook it in no time. We have divided and replanted twice and pretty soon I think that is all that will be in there because they grow so wild. I never thought of that stamp as a black eyed susan. I saw it and thought it was echinacea/purple coneflower. But I could see where it could pass for either one. I think you did a wonderful job interpreting the inspiration piece.


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