Sunday, 25 July 2010

My challenge on myStampBOX!

For those of you who missed it, here's the challenge I posted on the blog of myStampBOX last week:

I decided on a challenge based on advertisements and photos I found in random magazines lying around my house. I get my inspiration from a lot of things and magazines are definitely high on my list of sources of inspiration!

The inspiration for the first project I created comes from this advertisement I found in a home decor magazine: a black & white collage with a little splash of red:

I created this card using lots of black & white & a little red and stamps from “Colorful Companions” (the butterfly), “En Cette Occasion” (the sentiment) and “Seal It!” (the little heart). The butterfly is heat embossed with some white embossing powder. Love it!!

the embossed butterfly:

Then the second advertisement I used, is this one:

What attracted me to this advertisement are many things: the design, the many details, the colours…., well everything really.

I created this layout of my daughter and tried to capture the same carefree atmosphere of the photo above, using stamps from “Abundant Blossoms” (flowers), “Road Trip” (the suitcase, the stamp, the seal) and “Snapshot” (the photo camera and expression).

and some close-ups:

And then last but not least this advertisement caught my eye:

mainly because I love this green colour and love the combination with white. I used it to create this decoration for the present my son wants to give his teacher to thank her for two wonderful years.

For this last project I used the label stamp from the “Road Trip” set.

This is it!! I hope you liked it and if you decide to give this challenge a try don’t forget to post a link to your blog in the comments section of this post on the blog of myStampBOX!! I would love to see what you create!

Happy scrapping and see you next time!

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you back soon!
Hugs, Monique


  1. Tjonge Monique, helemaal super, al deze dingen die je gemaakt hebt! Je ziet de inpiratiebron steeds geod terug in je creaties.

    Groetjes, Marjan

  2. Wat een goede ideeen! Super leuke challenges en je hebt het weer zo mooi uit gewerkt. Klasse!

  3. Pretty cool challenges you got there! Lovely examples too.

  4. Wauw, dat je zoveel inspiratie uit een Ikea gids kunt halen... ik keek altijd alleen maar naar de leuke vaasjes en dingetjes voor op mijn kamer, maar nu ga ik zeker eens vaker kijken naar waar ik allemaal inspiratie uit kan halen. Je hebt er zulke gave dingen mee gemaakt. Stuk voor stuk super creaties!