Inspiration is all around us. I've found it everywhere from product packaging to iPhone cases to store displays. Today, my inspiration came from the runway. Specifically, a dress by designer Sophie Theallet, who is the featured designer on the Runway Inspired Challenge.
As you can see, I was inspired by the rich colors with the black patterns.
It may look like I cut patterned paper into strips and adhered them onto the card, but I did not. Instead, I used solid card stock in various colors and hand stamped the patterns. Though each pattern is very different, I used stamps from the same set on each piece of paper, as well as the flower. All the stamps came from the Hennah Elements set by Altenew. I love the versatility of this set!
Thanks for visiting. There is still time to enter the challenge here.
A few days ago, my sweet friend Veronica Zalis asked me to participate in a mini blog hop marking the end of autism awareness month. Well, there was some confusion about what day of the week it was coupled with a huge project my son had for school, and I ended up missing the date. Although Veronica was completely understanding and gracious, I was not okay with missing this hop. As a mother of a child who has some special needs, using my talents to help raise awareness of autism, which affects one in 68 children, is an honor that I am not about to miss.
Without further adieu, I present to you the card I made for the Light It Up Blue for Autism Mini Blog Hop.
When I make a card, I need a starting point. To help me find inspiration, I turned to good old Pinterest. I typed in "blue" and looked at all the images for ideas. Then, I found my inspiration - a pair of cute flats from Old Navy!!
Aren't those stinkin' cute!? The Lacy Scrolls stamp set from Altenew is the perfect set to accomplish this look. And I would not have been able to do this without my MISTI (Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented)! The name says it all!
Thanks for visiting. Please visit the other blogs. The hop starts at Vernonica's blog here.
April showers bring May flowers! May also brings Mother's Day! The Paper Sweeties May challenge starts today, and we're celebrating Mom.
What better way to honor her than with a card adorned with some of those gorgeous May flowers!?!
I used stamps and dies from a couple different sets for this card. Believe it or not, the flower "pot" is actually a cupcake from the Sending Sweet Thought set! I thought the flower pot in the inspiration photo looked a lot like a cupcake wrapper, so I went with it and it worked! The tiny little flowers are also from this set; however, the big, bright roses are from Pretty Posies. I also used sequins from the Sweetheart Mix.
I colored all the flowers with Prismacolor Pencils and blended with Gamsol Oil. A doily, patterned paper from Amy Tangerine, a wooden bird from Studio Calico and some alphabet stickers also make up this card.
Please visit the other designer's blogs. The more blogs you visit, the more ideas and inspiration you'll have when you make your card for the challenge!!
Hello all. I'm back with another card for another challenge. his time I'm playing in the CAS(E) My Sketch Challenge. Here is the sketch:
Here is my take on the sketch:
I interpreted it loosely. In the sketch, there are two rows of three images. I followed the same basic design with the three circles on the top row, and the sentiment and two chevrons on the bottom row.
Products used include:
Dies - Simon Says Stamp
Stamps - Simon Says Stamp and Reverse Confetti
Alphabet Stickers - Jillibean Soup
Thanks for visiting. I bought some Deco Foil recently and I hope to play with it soon. If all turns out well, I may be posting a card soon!
The card is based off of inspiration from the imperial palace, home of emperors and their families for 500 years. There are so many ornate details and rich jewel tones. You can't help but be inspired by it.
The Altenew sets complement the building very well. I used the Invisible Alpha set to stamp the sentiment. I took my cue from the red and gold border at the top of the building in the inspiration photo. I used Lacy Scrolls stamped in Versa Mark and heat embossed in gold to mimic the ornate scrollwork in the photo. Of course, I added the deep blue and teal green colors, too.
I'm pleased with how it turned out. It's bright, bold and somewhat unconventional.