PTT#40 - A Photo Inspiration Challenge

Good Morning All, its time for another Party Time Tuesdays Photo Inspiration Challenge.  We can't wait to see what inspires you from the wonderful photo below.


We are also very excited this month to welcome a fabulous month long sponsor today. VIVA DECOR!  and for this week we also have our friends over at Crafty Sentiments letting us show off one of their adorable images. 

Viva Decor world headquarters and production facilities are located in Bad Salzuflen, which is situated in the eastern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Here new ideas are born, new products are developed, tried and tested and delivered to the international market. Their wide range of products includes colors and modeling materials for home decoration, for product design, and accessories for all types of craft projects.   
Viva Decor products can be found at craft and art supply retailers throughout the world.

Crafty Sentiments
Crafty Sentiments
Here is a little bit about Crafty Sentiments designs. We are a small online based company selling both digital, clear and exclusive rubber stamps to cardmarkers and scrapbookers, started in October 2009 by me (Suzette), we offer a wide range of exclusive images as well as some lovely sentiments, with some essential crafting products including punches & soon to be released exclusive die-cuts!

Now whilst the majority of the Party Planners got to play with the Viva Decor Glitter Liners, Liquid pearls and Embossing Creme this week, my products hadn't arrived in the mail from the US, so I went and visited my good friend Julie at Time to Create and had a play with some of her Viva Decor Products that I have used with her for Multi-media Projects.  These products are from their Colour Range and are mainly designed for Home Decor Items so I was interested  to see what they would do when used on a card.
One Lucky Winner will receive 4 digis of their choice!

Taking inspiration from the photo, firstly the colour and secondly the sparkle and shine of the gem, I chose to use bronze and copper tonings.  I firstly coloured my Crafty Sentiments Image which I had printed on glossy photo paper with my Tria Markers.  Leaving the scarf uncoloured I wanted a textured look so I used some of the Viva Ferro.  Ferro is a fine grained medium that delivers a real metallic finish to your projects and is perfect to use with stencils.  On my card I painted it with a fine brush so that my scarf had a woolly and metallic look.

I wanted a smudy background look for this piece so I decided initally to edge my die cut shape I had my image on with some of the Viva Inka Gold.  Inka Gold is an elegant shimmering colour paste that you apply and polish to your desired surface.  I simply took a small amount from the jar, and rubbed around the edge of my die cut with my finger.

Lastly I decided I wanted to add further colour and shine to my background so I used the Viva Precious Metal which is a liquid metal effect colour paint.  I used the bronze shade and applied sparingly to create the smudy background to match the swirly background paper.  I also painted my sentiment piece with this product.  To finish the card I added some brown ruffled ribbon and a glitter prima flower in coordinating shades.

So it really was a bit of an experiementation and lots of fun with these products this week, and thanks to the inspiration photo I used colours I don't always tend to reach for.

I am so looking forward to seeing what our challenge participants come up with.  Be sure to check out the Party Time Tuesdays Blog for all the Challenge Instructions and Criteria and whilst there be further inspired by the fabulous designs from the other Party Planners.


Julie said...

What a great job you did Danie with these new to you Viva Decor products, which I think are all excellent.

marilynprestonn said...

Cool look Danie! I just love her scarf and the border of your cool frame. Love that punchy flower too. Well done my dear. :)Peggy

Lynn McAuley said...

Love this sweet card with that fabulous jeweled blossom! What a wonderful design, Danie!

Karen said...

Fabulous card Danie and I love the little girl. You did an awesome job with the new products. Love the look you gave the flower