Friday, October 22, 2010

Missoula Inspired Challenge Throwdown

Happy Friday my stampin' friends!! The weekend is almost upon us. Woo-Hoo!!

Today, I have a challenge throw down card for you. At least, that's what Laurie calls it. Since Laurie, Julee and I spent a couple of days in Missoula, MT last week, Laurie thought it would be a good idea to make a card inspired by something in Missoula. Well, I'm a nature freak, so obviously I'd be drawn to something outdoors. I LOVED the look of this old building by the river. The sign on the side says Missoula, although I'm not sure what this building is for.

eta: (a sweet commenter who lives in Missoula (love this town) has educated me. Here's what she said: "the building in your photo is an old train station, which is now the National headquarters for Boone & Crocket. It is a museum with trophy sized animals taken with a rifle.")
Thanks Wendy!!

I loved the colors, and textures, so this was what I chose to focus on. I was also inspired by a sweet little store we went to called Noteworthy. They had a fabulous variety of letterpress cards on display, and I thought it would be fun to make a card using a letterpress technique. I was also inspired by one more thing, but I'll get to that in a bit.
For the brick wall, I inked up the Brick Tim Holtz Texture fade with Brick Red Versamagic, and ran it through my cuttlebug. I colored the turkey, from the Verve set Bountiful Harvest, with Copics and paper toled him. there are actually three layers to this studly Tom. I added one of the sentiments with a Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio, along with some PTI Saddle stitched ribbon and buttons. The dp behind the turkey is from Dream Street Papers, and the bg dp is by Imaginisce. Finally, the border was punched with an EK Success punch.

Now, are you wondering what my third inspiration was yet? Of course, it was the two people I was hanging around. I thought the turkey image was totally appropriate. *grin*

That about sums up my Inspiration Challenge Throw Down. Now head on over to Julee and Laurie's blog to see what caught their eye while in Missoula.

I have one more photo I'd like to share. I really love the textures on the back of this flower, and how the city is in the background.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a super fantastic weekend!!
Happy Stamping!


Wendy said...

What a beautiful card Tosh!!! I live in Missoula and the building in your photo is an old train station, which is now the National headquarters for Boone & Crocket. It is a museum with trophy sized animals taken with a rifle. Thanks for visiting. I hope you all had a great time!!!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

ASIDE from being compared to a turkey...I think your card is amazing!! :-) There are always so many rich colors & fabulous textures here...I love it!! That brick texture fade just sets off the gorgeous leaves! You truly are talented, friend!

Thanks so much for all of the laughs and fun!! We absolutely HAVE to do it again!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Sistah!!! I love how you bring nature into your work. Your heart is all over this card! Hey- only a few more hours til Tea Time! Woot! LYMI

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your handsome dimensional turkey! The brick textured panel is a perfect BG! Awesome photo of the flower with the town in the BG!

Tracy said...

Hello from a Billings follower! I love this card, and all your other cards as well. Thanks for sharing all the inspiration.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Ack! Tosh!! Not only am I envious of your AMAZING card making skills, your photography has me green with envy! Love everything about this, except the allusion to me being a turkey!!! Hmmmmmmph! You know I'm just the innocent bystander!!!! LOL

Gabriela said...

What marvelous photography, but that comes as absolutely no surprise. Sounds like you spent some quality time with friends and I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Your card is precious.

Ida said...

Wonderful card. Love the brick wall and how you were inspired by the building. Also loved the Sunflower photo.

Rose Ann said...

Your turkey is sooo cute, Tosh...and your wall turned out perfectly!!

How nice for you all to have a chance to get together!!

Conniecrafter said...

Love the turkey and all the dimension you gave to him, very cool shape behind him too, Great texture!! that is a cool sunflower pic too!

Lori Craig said...

I'm jealous! So jealous! Love your cute card! Glad you had a great time!

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