Saturday, March 29, 2008

Saturday's Inspiration Challenge

First of all, I am so excited today....I bought my first gift for my new nephew!!! It is sitting here under my computer table and the more I see it the more giddy I get. yay!!! Today's challenge was to be inspired by something inside of your home. I decided to be inspired by this wreath on the wall in my dining room. My best friend from HS Kristen, and her family, sent it to me 2yrs ago when my second dad Mike passed away(step dad, but I like second dad better, it is definitely more fitting). It has been hanging on my wall ever since, and as long as it holds up, it will remain. I even think that when it gets too ratty to have on the wall, I will take it back to where they got it and have it reworked. I mostly used the colors, but the flowers had a little something to do with it too. The base of the card is standard A2 size in Chocolate Chip, then layered with Cranberry Crisp and So Saffron. The edges were sponged with CC ink. I then used CC ink and stamped both the French Script and Sanded background on Very Vanilla. i have seen a lot of people do this on SCS, and I love the effect it gives. The main image was stamped with Timber Brown Stazon on Very Vanilla and colored in with my SU markers and ink pads. The bucket was stamped separately, colored, and cut out. I used a gold pen to highlight the handle on the bucket, then glued it on top of my flower. And you know I can't not go around the image with my Prismacolor cool grey marker, it gives so much depth!!! I sponged chocolate chip on the edges of this too. The SU ticket corner punch was used on the corners of the main image so that I could add some brads from the Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware. The main image and sentiment are from the Whipper Snapper set Posies for You. I used some CC satin ribbon to tie my knot and then sprayed the whole card with Tattered Angels glimmer mist in gold. Well I need to get my butt in gear commenting. I have about a weeks worth of gallery entries to look at, and by now that could be 1000's of entries. Thanks for looking and have a great day!!
stamps-Whipper Snapper Posies for You, Sanded and French Script
paper-Chocolate Chip, Cranberry Crisp, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
ink-Timber Brown Stazon, Chocolate Chip and Cranberry Crisp
tools-aquapainter, gold pen, markers, hardware, chocolate satin ribbon, ticket corner punch


  1. Jessie.......what a stunning card!!! The colors, the bg and sponging....the layers! Beautiful!! And what a gorgeous wreath!! I'm so glad you had such a special dad in your life.......I'm sorry for your loss. Isn't it wonderful to have these tangible memories?! I know they keep me going!! Hugs to you, my friend!!

  2. Beautiful inspired card ... love the bloom in a bucket and the wonderful layers.


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