Saturday, April 9, 2011
Today, I planned on sleeping in. I had a full week at work, and Saturday's are my one day to stay in bed without any timeline. Plus, I confess, I was up 'til 1:30 a.m. looking at blogs and galleries! So imagine my disappointment when the phone rang at 8:10 a.m! Grrrrrr. I couldn't get back to sleep, so I got up and looked up the Inspiration Challenge on SCS. Now, this challenge took quite bit of time. I was not happy with the first card (posting any way) and decided to make another. Plus I had a happy detour of a phone call from a stamping friend!
My first card was inspired by this picture of mini ink pads. I just took my brights collection craft stampin' spots and stamped on whisper white, then coated with clear embossing powder and heat embossed. I mounted it on daffodil delight. The sentiment is from Fundamental Phrases, mounted in tempting turquoise and rich razzleberry. I added 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon in razzleberry, turquoise, and daffodil. It's clean and simple....but hmmm, not sure if I like it!
Next, I looked at this beach chair. I liked the earthy tones. I would never sit in anything like it...'cuz I would be stuck for good! Remember when I mentioned the online auction of retired Stampin' Up products? Well I got a package of Rustic Retreat ribbon originals. Perfect for this challenge. Wide ribbons work very well as substitutes for card stock or dsp when adding "layers". I had some retired creamy caramel card stock which I used for the base. The image is from the retired Please Be Seated, colored with markers and my blender pens. I matted it on basic black to coordinate with the ribbon. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes...but not punched out! Gasp!
Thanks for stopping by...maybe I won't be so tired tomorrow!