Ad Inspiration Redux

Monday we announced a new fun little feature here at Gauche Alchemy – a challenge of sorts – to see how different people creatively interpret this awesome ad:

Monday, we saw what some of the design team did, let’s catch up with the rest of the design team, offer a little more inspiration and remind you you have until Sunday night (Midnight EST) to link up your work to be put in the running for the Wholey Sheets Kit!

Last Friday, Nicole offered a tutorial on creating amazingly gorgeous translucent paper. With that paper she created, and the ad as inspiration she made this:


Lara made this postcard for a friend:

She says: “The image is from an Adobe Photo Library I found at work. The background is some old Basic Grey papers i cut and put back together. I used that Punchinella which is behind the girl also for the stencil of the dots. The text at the bottom is from some super old old old book i got at an estate sale a couple of weeks ago. The paper lace I misted with my new Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist to match the paper better.


Kas said of her piece:
“When I saw this ad for inspiration it was the ad I had been waiting for.  Too cool, retro, slick & fashionable.  The perfect ad to inspire this layout of my “gun-slinging” days.  When I was a “tween” my father signed me up for a gun safety class, which led to an invitation to join a Junior NRA rifle team.  You may say….10-13 year old girls (and some guys) what could they do.  Well, I worked my way through the ranks and shot competition beating out many a humbled and embarrassed adult male!!  It was a great confidence booster for a young girl.  Truly something you would never guess about me.

I printed the ad on vellum and colored on the back with Copic markers to give it that Pop Art look.  Punchinella makes a great background for some of my “miniaturized” awards.  The rest of the goodies are from Gauche Alchemy Color Kits: White Wedding Night, Blue Winter SLush, and Blackout.  The stamp around the edge is from Bombshell Stamp’s Cherry Bomb set.


Andrea’s layout uses Ouchless Cardboard as the canvas and miscellaneous items from the Envy Green Mixed Media Kit.


Passion re-ignited? Ready to go create?
Remember to link up your lovelies here by Midnight EST on Sunday April 26 and we will choose a winner by random who will win the awesome Wholey Sheets kit!
For bonus chances to win if you post about the challenge somewhere else and let us know, your name will be entered in an additional time!
AND an additional bonus – upload your creation to our Flickr group for yet one more entry!

6 Responses

  1. OH MY WORD! I LOVE everyone’s take on this.
    Nicole’s work of many layers,
    Lara – the bird…to cool!
    Andrea…she is SOOO spy like love the clue game, magnifying glass and matches. It’s like watching a cool old movie!

  2. Andrea – how weird that we both had metal flowers on our layouts……

  3. Okay, I am now hangin over the balcony railing of the yummy villa yelling my head off with happies.

  4. Wowowowowow, these projects are awesome! Can’t see what everyone makes with the ad!

  5. I got mine done today,will take pic and upload on Saturday.

  6. Gorgeous projects. This place is just LOADed with inspiration! DroooooooL! 😀

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