Inspiration Showcase

Today is the last day of Jennifer McGuire’s Inspiration Showcase class.  I must say I have learned many new techniques in this class so it was well worth it.  For those of you who missed it I would recommend taking the read-only version when it is offered.  I didn’t make any cards during class using the techniques but focused on my canvas instead.  First off I went with circles on my canvas instead of hearts because #1 I have a circle punch which is easier to use than a die sometimes and #2 I like a geometric look so circles went along with the 5×5 grid perfectly.  I also went with purples in the top left corner rather than the browns Jennifer used.  I just wanted to keep my canvas colorful and I don’t have a lot of brown ink pads in my supply.  So here is my finished canvas.

Because I don’t want to bore you all by talking about each circle, I am going to answer some questions I have already received at the end of this post.  If you still have any questions that I haven’t answered please feel free to leave a comment (if you have blogger set up so that I can reply to you by email) or email me directly (my email can be found on my profile).  
Although I enjoyed Summer Card Camp I think I enjoyed this class more, it was a nice time frame (12 days) and was packed full of info.  And now I have this beautiful canvas to refer to hanging on my wall.  Thank you Jennifer! 🙂

Thanks as always for stopping by today.  Hopefully my canvas has inspired you like it has inspired me!
Hugs, Chari

Answering some Questions:
I don’t have many stamps with solid images so for the backgrounds where a more solid surface was needed (like circle #5, #12 & #14) I used the Hero Arts Four Leaf Grid Stamp.  It worked okay, but in some cases where kissing techniques were done it is hard to see the images I kissed.  For the flowers on circle #1 & #11 I used 4-5 of the stamps from Lawn Fawn’s Petite Florals set.  The embossing folders I used were Cuttlebug D’vine Swirl folder on circle #6 and the Cuttlebug Dots & Spots folder on circle #10.  Since I went with circles instead of hearts for my main shape I decided to change up some of the embellishments as well, that’s why I used clouds in place of some of the hearts, it also helped tie in with the solid stamp I used on circles #3 & #21.  I also added in the Moon & Stars on circle #15 because it kept with the sky idea and I thought the circle looked like a night sky when I finished it.  
Thanks for your questions. 🙂

10 thoughts on “Inspiration Showcase”

  1. What a beautiful canvas and a great resource for the future. I love distress inks so I think I'll take your suggestion and purchase the read only version when it becomes available.

  2. Hi Chari,

    Thank you so much, you have answered all my questions!
    I love your canvas, the colors are great, and you have really given it your own touch.

    Have a great weekend and thanks again for all your answers!

    Take care,

    (from Holland)

  3. I've had this post open all day and keep looking at it. I love your canvas so much! Yup, I'm definitely going to purchase this class when it goes up as a read-only. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous piece. Love it!


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