6/24 It's All About Being Inspired





Look at this Pier One advertisement that Great Swaps Girls Blog posted as our Inspiration Piece! Isn't it awesome!! Of course, I am sure I wasn't the only one to immediately think of the cute little set in our Mini Catty called Tart & Tangy. It would be perfect . . . except there is one problem as far as I am concerned . . . I don't OWN Tart & Tangy!!! Whaaa!!! I KNOW you are surprised as it seems like I own A LOT of sets and those of you who have been to my office KNOW that I do!! But, alas, Tart & Tangy is not one of them. So . . . I must try to find inspiration on a deeper level. (Well, not so deep really, but it sounded good.)

Looking just a bit deeper, I found myself being drawn to the flower plates. I also noticed the red bird and thought . . . hmmm . . . I think I have and idea! So, off to stamp I went. I came up with the card above and I LOVE it. I started with a base of Yo Yo Yellow, taking my inspiration directly from the wall. Then, I stamped the flowers over a 1/2 sheet of Whisper White randomly. (Using a 1/2 sheet, gave me enough flowers to create three cards in total.) I colored the flowers with my aqua painter using Summer Sun, Only Orange and Real Red re-inker. Then, using my Coluzzle, I just cut my "plate" out, edged it with my marker and ta-da! To give it a little more interest, I colored the flower centers black with my SU black journaler, and put little dots of three all over the surface of the plate. I flipped the marker over and using the bold point, dotted some more around the outside of the plate. I even found a spot for the little red birdie!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a happy day!

Supplies I used to create this card:

Stamps: Spring Solitude Paper: Yo Yo Yellow, Whisper White Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Only Orange, Summer Sun Accessories: Black Journaler, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Coluzzle

Comments

Nancy Riley said…
Genius, Kay! ... Pure Genius! Those colors are so bright and happy! Love your interpretation of the inspiration piece!
Vera said…
Absolutely perfect, Kay! I love your card!
LeAnne said…
This is PERFECT! What a great take on the challenge! I love it that you didn't do the obvious! And look how nice it is! Anyone would be thrilled to get this beauty in their mail!
LeAnne
I just LOVE this card! You did a great job! Thanks for participating in the challenge.
Elizabeth said…
OMG!! I love, love, love this!! Your take on the inspiration is FABULOUS, BRILLIANT & PERFECTO!! WOW!!
Elizabeth Bead Diva
Kristin said…
Kay this is awesome! I love what you've done- very creative since you don't have Tart & Tangy... I own it but my downline has had it for quite some time so I took the easy way out and just didn't play along. Will have to rethink that now! I love the set you used- it's one of my current favorites!
Mercy said…
kay...this is perfection! awesome job on the challenge!
Silke said…
Fabulous card and idea!!! The colors are awesome!!!
Karen said…
This card is beyond fabulous! Until now I thought I didn't like yo yo yellow. I just love how you brought everything together with this card. The bright colours are so striking, but balanced with the black ink and the white space and the layout is sensational. I love this card!!!
Kim Gasper said…
This is gorgeous! Anyone who can make Yo-Yo Yellow look good is brilliant!
Megan said…
This card is amazing! I love the way you tied in the flower plates and the red bird! Great job!!!
Belinda said…
Hi Kay,
This is really fresh and vibrant. Love it!