Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Inspired Anniversary


It's Inspiration Week at Dude Time Doodles and this is the inspiration photo. The challenge is to make something related to a Wedding or Anniversary using this photo to inspire you.

When I first learned about Dude Time Doodles, two images really grabbed my attention. One was a great fishing lure (click here) and the other was a wonderful ice bucket filled with bottles and cans(click here).

I have so many avid fishermen in my family that I could have used either image in this challenge. In the end, I went with the ice bucket!
I printed out the image twice and used one as my base panel which I cut out and backed in black using Spellbinders fancy oval dies. I then fussy cut the bucket and celebratory items and colored them with Copics. I then covered the whole bucket with Tim Holtz Rock Candy Distress Stickles so it would like it had a layer of ice. I liked that look so I put some Diamond and Crystal Stickles on the ice to make it look more realistic. My papers are from SU!, Creative Memories (the silver paper on one of the bg panels) and the GCD Paris Nights Stack.

I can tell this image will be one of my go-to images in the future - I can see it filled with so many things like: hearts, fish, candy corn, dirt, flowers...

You don't have to use a Dude Time Doodles image to enter the challenge (although it would be great if you did), and everyone needs another wedding or anniversary card!

Celebratory Hugz to all!!!

13 comments:

  1. Love how this turned out. Your bucket is so realistic looking and definitely looks 3-d. How fun to fill this with other things, depending on the occasion.

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  2. Absolutely terrific card Nancy! Love what you've done with the ice bucket and the idea of filling it with other things would be fantastic!

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  3. You can be the travelling party with that bucket LOL! Fun card :)

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  4. Wonderful image, Nancy, has a kinda black tie elegant look to it with the papers and design you used.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  5. How super fun! I just love that you made that bucket so sparkly--great for a party!!!!

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  6. This is just fab Nancy! I can see what you mean about it being filled with other things!
    Fun card!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  7. Brilliant card Nancy, the bucket looks 3d and I like the contents :o)
    Kevin xx

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  8. Hi Nancy! I just love this anniversary card! The frosted ice look is awesome!
    Congratulations! You are one of my blog candy follower winners! I look forward to hearing from you!
    Have a great night!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

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  9. Nancy, you are something else. Do you have creativity or blood flowing through your veins? Some of both, for sure. This is too good!!!
    I just love you....got so tickled about your car running for 4-5 hours. Girl, you sound like me..a bit too much going on to really know what we're doing. Bwahhhhhhhaaaaaaaa

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  10. Love what you have done with the image!! A perfect anniversary card!

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  11. Nancy, this is fantastic! I've never noticed this image before - now I'll have to get it! Love what you have created with it. Your card is so elegant but masculine at the same time! Beautiful, and so glad you're joining the team!

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