Friday, October 3, 2008

The Highest of Arts



I combined this week's SCS color challenge (Really Rust, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip) and this week's Ways to Use it challenge (use a quote) to make today's project. Love this color combo!

I inked the flower from Upsy Daisy in Baja Breeze, sponged on some Blue Bayou and some Chocolate Chip ink, then stamped. Last I painted on some Angel Wings Shimmerz for some sparkle. The quote comes from the retird Art of Life set. The ribbon? Can you even believe I found it in my stash? It came from Michael's, probably their dollar bin.

Here's a little challenge ... can you identify this mystery photo? It was taken yesterday with my camera:



Whoever comes closest gets today's card and some random goodies from my craft room. Just leave me a comment by Sunday, 9 am, to be considered!

Thanks for stopping by!



Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Art of Life (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Really Rust (SU!)
Ink: Baja Breeze, Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip (SU)
Accessories: ribbon (Michael's); Angel Wings Shimmerz; Just My Type and Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folders (Provo Craft); Vintage brads, 1/4" circle punch, scallop border punch, paper piercer, dimensionals (SU!)

100 comments:

Claudia said...

I'm guessing it's water in a stream or creek? Love your blog, so much inspiration each day.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net
www.claudiafranson.blogspot.com

Ms. Crafty If You're Nasty said...

i think it's an oil painting...

Basement Stamper said...

I think it's waves in a river or lake.

Beautiful card, love the colors with this image!

Cat said...

looks to me like water running over flat rocks in a crick [that's what i always called them :)]. anyways, i'd LOVE to win this beautiful card TFS

Regan said...

Is is melted wax?? I've craned my neck looking??


Your card is beautiful...as always

Harley Dee said...

Since Ms. Crafty already guessed paint, I'm gonna guess frosting :)

Love your card, those colors are great together!

Kelly Schelske said...

I totally think it's water flowing somewhere!!

I absolutley love everything single thing about thsi card, gorgeous creation Amy!!

Angie Carter said...

I think it is chocolate frosting.

Carrie said...

Looks like a sheet of then ice or frost.

Angel said...

Tree bark? I can't figure it out!

Sharon in NE said...

That is tough...how about the ocean at night?

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I think you were combining paint and an additive...like gesso or dimensional magic or something like that....

Leslee (MamaH02) said...

Looks like a dolphin just breaking the water or running alongside the boat.
Love your projects...always! Leslee

melissa.flieg said...

Beautiful card. I'm guessing the mystery photo is the top of a brownie.

Erica said...

It looks like chocolate frosting to me!

Stampin_Melissa said...

It is definitely some chocolate frosting! Looks like its on a cake.

Or perhaps it is just my PMS kicking in! LOL! Nah, it definitely looks like chocolate frosted cake! :D

k8 said...

Definitely chocolate frosting. YUM!

Jennifer said...

Chocolate icing! YUM.

Jennifer said...

Pretty card!

Kathy Silvernail said...

I think it is choclate icing on a cake. Boy that makes me hungry. Love your card sure hope I win, haha.
thanks,Kathy Silvernail

pam pagel said...

I believe this to be finger painting, white paper, blue and black paint.

Suzanne said...

I think it's someone jumping into or swimming in an indoor pool! The ONLY reason I say that is because I have a few that look like this of my daughter :D

Pam S. said...

how stupid are we going to feel if we're wrong???!!! lol!!!
I think it's a dolphin - see, what if you don't live close to some place that has dolphins? I'm going to feel really stupid!! lol
love your card!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Love your card Amy! The tabs just bring it all together!

I definitely know what the photo is. It's an alien nest. How I know I can't tell. Top secret. I would suggest you quickly destroy that picture if you know what's good for you.

j ledman said...

double chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. ummmmmmmm

Lori said...

I think it is chocolate cake or brownie with chocolate frosting. I think triangular part of the photo (the dark lower right corner) is the cake or brownie, and the rest of the photo is chocolate frosting.

Did you crop this out of a larger photo?

June Houck said...

At first I thought it was ocean water, but I KNOW that has got to be chocolate frosting!!!

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous card! Love that Baja Blue paper! That ribbon is a dead-on match...what are the odds!

Ummm...I think the pic is of chocolate frosting. Say that because I am hungry! :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh Amy, this card is to die for! Gorgeous! And that mystery photo. . at first I thought "water, definitely water" then once I was really looking at it I thought "oh, maybe frosting on a cake." So, I don't really know! LOL

Scrapping Julie said...

i think it looks like water from a creek.?????
thanks for the chance to win.

Kathi said...

I think it's chocolate cake batter or brownie batter.

Marga said...

I want your card!
Okay my guess is an obsidian glass or rock.

Michelle (aka mybelle101) said...

I think it looks like some sort of a shell...really close up! That's a hard one, though! I can't wait to find out what it really is ;)

Tobi Crawford said...

okay.. i'm guessing it's some kind of fish/sushi. lol

tobi

leenda said...

Lovely artwork! I'm guessing it is a petrified rock.

Tara Travis said...

Someone else said it too, but I think it's a dolphin.

Dana Grothaus said...

Love that card!!!! That ribbon is perfect!!!

My guess would be somebody reeling in a fish they caught. Definitely looks like water.

Becky Carafa said...

Oooo, it looks like frosting to me!!! Yummy frosting that is.

Your cc card came out beautiful, and how lucky to have that matching ribbon! Who woulda thunk it!

Alyssa said...

I'm guessing a piece of fabric or ribbon with some sort of glue/adhesive on it. For the life of me, I cannot see a dolphin!! LOL :o)

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Beautiful card Amy - I love the little bit of shadow on the stamps!

Your photo looks like a painting of water, and perhaps a bit of glittery/shimmery paint for the white crests wear the water breaks?

hugs, Jami

Anonymous said...

I am guessing it is chocolate frosting on top of an anniversary cake for your hubby. LOL. Love this card. I think it is super. Great job as always.
Dawn B.
flowergal36

Mary Dawn said...

i think its a piece of broken glass

what a cool picture, whatever it turns out to be!

Shirley said...

My guess - a layer of chocolate frosting on a cake!

SueB said...

Hi Amy! Methinks it's dolphins swimming along side of a boat.
Thanx for the inspiration and chance at blog candy! Have a t'riffic weekend!

scrappinsista said...

if you look real close you can tell it is a dolphin swimming in the water.

Kitty Rodahl said...

It looks like a dog's coat getting a shampoo-up close and personal!I know--off the wall!!

Kristie said...

Hi Amy, I'm with the chocolate frosting people....maybe that's just because I have cake on the brain...LOL

Vickilyn said...

looks like the ocean surf coming in (or going out)

Thanks for the opportunity!! I visit your blog regularly and am always inspired!

Anonymous said...

It's the surf going over some rocks. Have a great world card making day tomorrow. Thanks Nellie.

Hilda said...

I think you were refinishing furniture, and it's the paint bubbling up after you applied zip-strip. Fun challenge.

veronica said...

love your sponging of the ink on the stamp. looks great.
i think your pic is a wave on the seashore.

Lauraline said...

That's an hard one! My first thought was chocolate frosting. But then, may be paint? I will say paint.

Cassie said...

I'm gonna guess a piece of fudgy chocolate cake - with a bite out of course!!

Kokomo Stamper said...

I think it looks like someone's hair floating in the water. Okay, I'm the mother of small children...I guess I wash a lot of hair :)

erica m. said...

This may be an indication of where my mind is at, but it at first glance it looked like a pad of brownie batter-just before you placed it in the oven. YUM!

erica m. said...

oops, I meant pan of brownie batter!

Jennie Dove said...

I believe its paint (my guess is acrylic) with a paint medium added to it...but not yet stirred completely in....am I close?...LOL.

Absolutely love the color combo of the card...and the stamp set is awesome

Thanks for letting us play.

Jenn Dove

Nancy Riley said...

Spectacular card, Amy! Love those colors together!

Mystery photo? Looks to me like it's chocolate frosting ... maybe on a birthday cake or cupcake?

Kerri King said...

It looks like a closeup of burnt wood to me.

I love your cards!

CHARLOTTE said...

It's gotta be chocolate frosting!

Susan Misiaouli said...

A dolphin ?

Janelle said...

Looks like the broken edge of glass to me.

Butterfly said...

Hi Amy
I believe it is a close up picture of a piece of fabric - possibly broderie anglaise or something similar.
Helen Reiters

Beckie said...

Looks like some yummy chocolate frosting to me! Love the card!

Sue D said...

Beautiful card--I love blues and browns together.
I think the mystery photo is chocolate frosting.

lauman said...

Is it Chocolate Frosting?

silke said...

Gorgeous card - Amy!!! Love the colors and layout!!!

About your mystery photo - I think it's a car that drove thru a lot of water.....and it was splashing left and right???

Thanks for a chance to win!!!

Kim Kern said...

Love the card!

I want to guess something that hasn't been guessed yet, so I'm going with a glass of Diet Pepsi.

Lois Michael said...

Yummy colate frosting. Now I am hungry. Love your blog!

Bunny B said...

Mmmm...!! It looks to chocolate frosting to me! :) Yum!

Kelly Jo said...

I think it is a river.

Jennifer Bruce said...

The more I look at it, it looks like a close up of an oil painting. But I could be totally wrong! Ok, final answer is oil painting. Fingers are crossed!!!

Inkyfingerz said...

I think it is a creek or river running over logs. I love your card by the way.

Karolyn L said...

Hmmm . . . looks like chocolate frosting mixed with whipped cream. Yummmm. Love your work!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Hi Amy, your card is fantastic! Beautiful design and colors. I am going to guess that it is a oreo cake of some sort. My second guess what your driveway???

I must say it looks pretty gross close up like that! Can't wait to find out what it is!

Jennifer :)

Jill W. said...

My guess is that it is frosting.
Such a stunning card! Wow!

Pat said...

I hafta go along with the crowd -- dark chocolate frosting. It looks yummy (now just watch -- it's probably gonna be mud from the yard -- ha!). Absolutely love your work -- you have been blessed with a wonderful talent, Amy.

jojot said...

fudge......or frosting...but since so many said frosting, I'll go with the chocolate fudge.

Heather B. said...

Ummmmm...I could be WAY OFF here...but I think it looks like a close-up of a bird (bird back or wing)! If not, don't worry about me, it must be the ink fumes here! hahahahah!
Have a great weekend!
Heather B.unsey

Pat J said...

It look some pondering but I'd guess rich, chocolate fudge swirls. The card is gorgeous. TFS

Beautiful Greetings said...

I know I am probably way off but it looks like a close up of a piece of Obsidian rock. Beautiful card, as always. I love coming to your blog to see your new projects. They give me inspiration!

JenMarie said...

Hmmm....looks like paint, or embossing up close...

SmilynStef said...

Maybe it's because I can't remember the last time I had cake ... but it looks like chocolate cake frosting to me.

Love that card.

Kaye W. said...

Could this be a countertop - granite or marble? It is an interesting photo!

loyaz said...

I'm thinking water of some type. Neat photo
DianeL
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Jen said...

I love this colour combo!
It looks like delicious chocolate ganache (icing)on top of a cake to celebrate world card making day, mmmm...chocolate.

Desiree de Monye said...

It is luscious and delicious chocolate frosting. I can just taste it. YUMMMMMMMMMMM

Oh, and you are the most awesome card maker - your cards are truly works of art!

Sue Strozyk said...

It's brownie batter!!! Oh my gosh, me and my best friend use to eat this stuff, when we were younger. We never even made the brownies, just ate the batter! YUM!! I've tried some now that i'm older, and it just doesn't taste the same. Hmmm...

Donelle said...

I think it's chocolate frosting! I love your blog - thanks for offereing candy (or chocolate!).

Northern Light said...

Looks to me like a piece of driftwood on a pepply beach with moonlight reflecting on the water but it's sure to be something strange like a close up of an ink pad. LOL! My curiousity is definitely piqued.

jules said...

i think it looks like paint. or chocolate frosting!

ChrissyM said...

I think it looks like an alligator in the water. That's my guess.

Your card is gorgeous. I love all the cards you make, your a fabulous crafter!

Jennifer Love said...

Ooh..hard to tell. I'd say it is a piece of driftwood on the beach with a jellyfish droppings on it. LOL

Great card! I always admire your work. :)

melissa said...

This is a hard one, but I think it's an oil painting of water flowing over rocks.

Shi said...

I'm going to have to go with chocolate frosting. heehehe tough one

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful card, so love the shading on the flowers, pretty embossing too!
My guess is a wet log, either in a stream or river?

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I'm not sure what time zone you are in, so don't know if I am late or not.
My guess is chocolate frosting.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Completely fabulous!!

Jenn said...

Gorgeous card!!! I just love the color combo!!! :D

Amanda From: AJ's In-Sanity Center said...

I'm going to say that you captured Jack frost drawings.... ;)

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