Wednesday 25 January 2012

Challenge: 'Inspired by a book'

Welcome to another challenge here on A Passion for Papertrey! One of my New Year's resolutions in January was to read more, if only there were more hours in the day!!

So for all you book fans today's challenge is a literary one... we're asking you to make a card inspired by a book. Any book! Or if you can't think of a book maybe it could be book-related.

This is how I interpreted the challenge - I was looking through my PTI stamps and looking for inspiration but kept on coming back to my All Booked Up set, that hasn't seen much love for a long time. I love this quote and will be sending it to a friend who loves green and loves to read:

Card Deets: (PTI unless stated)

Stamps: All Booked Up/Polka Dot Basics
Card: Stamper's Select White/Simply Chartreuse
Ink: Spring Moss/True Black
Other: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)/Ric-Rac Die/Copic Markers

Over to Aimes:
"At first I thought I'd struggle with this challenge, but when I started to think about my favourite reads it seemed that the hardest part about the challenge was narrowing down which book to choose!

Card Deets
{let your dreams take flight}
Stamps: Happy Trails (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)/Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Spring Rain (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Fine and Dandy True Blue Collection (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Twine, Ribbon Scraps, Clouds Die, Linen and Canvas Impression Plate (Papertrey Ink)/Cuttlebug

This card is inspired by the book, The Kite Runner, which was a book that I couldn't put down. (I'm yet to see the film; I always prefer to read the book first!) The kite was made with scraps of patterned paper and a couple pieces of scrap ribbon provided the perfect kite tail combined with a piece of twine :)"

Over to Caryn...

Well, predictable as I am the only book I could use as my inspiration is my beloved Twilight by Stephanie Meyer! I immediately thought of the book cover and out came my Fruit Fusions Apple die. Cue lots of red stickles and voila - a juicy red (and sparkly) apple. The sentiment is actually from a Walzting Mouse set but thought it was perfect for this card! I'm not sure when or why I would send this card but it may be useful around Halloween time!

{Card Deets}
Vampire Bites
Stamps: Midnight Feast (WMS)
Ink: True Black
Tools: Mega Mat Stack 4 die, Fruit Fusion: Apple die, Linen/Canvas Impression plate,
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, True Black, Pure Poppy
Other: Stickles glitter glue.

Here's what the lucky winner will win: PTI's Flower Fusion 1 set.

And here are the challenge deets:

* All entries must contain at least one PTI product to qualify (please state what is PTI as sometimes it's hard to see :D)

* All entries must be newly created (well, new to Blogland anyways!). Please don't link to old posts that might happen to fit the brief of the challenge!! Please leave a link back to this challenge on your entry too :)

* To enter, use our inlinkz thingy at the bottom of this post. Please leave the correct URL for your entry post and not just your generic blog address! If you're having problems then just leave a comment with a link to your post featuring the project on your blog or online gallery.

* Worldwide entries are more than welcome to share the inspiration and can be in with a chance of being a Top 3 PTI Passionista, but unfortunately prizes can only be shipped within Europe!

* Challenge closes on Monday, February 6th 2012 at 9.00am GMT

* As well as a randomly picked winner, we'll select the top three creations we like the most and feature them on the Blog. The top three PTI Passionistas will have chance to display a Top 3 Passionista Blinkie on their own blog.

Have fun!

Kate, Aimes & Caryn xxx


Emma said...

What a GREAT challenge ladies - can't think of a blinkin thing for a minute though LOL! It will come to me I know. Love all your designs!

Levana Xu said...

I love what kath, Aimes, and Caryn did.. thT'A SO ADORABLE CARDSSS... LOVE LOVE LOVE

Vannessa said...

Can't find Mr Linky thing, so here's a link to my card instead:

Going to do another one though if I get time as I'm not happy with this one.

Joyce said...

Can't find the link, so here is my card: Dedicated to Jane Austen, and all book lovers everywhere.

Camilla said...

where can I upload??

Jean said...

Here is a link to my card:

Katie Berberich Handmade said...

This is such a great challenge ladies! Those cards are brilliant.
You can see my entry here...
Katie x
P.S Thanks so much for the fab inspiration x

Jenny said...

Hi Girls,

Fab challenge, would love to have done a Jane Austen theme but I don't own the 'Simply Jane' set yet. You can find my card HERE

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome challenge... hope my card works. :o)

Maureen said...

This challenge really called my the creativity that comes from it and creating a card full of thought and emotion! Fabulous choice, ladies!! Thanks for the inspiration!