Saturday, May 10, 2008

Inspired by a Sketch

Okay, now if you know me at all, you know that I like to S-T-R-E-T-C-H the borders on the Inspiration Challenge about as far as they will go. With that said, no one should be surprised by the card that I made for today's Inspiration Challenge over on SCS. I decided to take a peek at it last night and LOVED the inspiration piece. It is this super gorgeous sun catcher. So, when looking at an inspiration piece, I really try to run with the first thing that popped into my head. If you have been to Beate's blog(or any of her sketch teams), then this is gonna look familiar to you. That's right, believe it or not, the inspiration piece inspired me to do Beate's sketch challenge!! It was the oval shape of the sun catcher that caught my eye, because in all honesty, I have never seen one this shape before-isn't it gorgeous!! I was going to try to incorporate the birds on my card, but for some reason I am bird challenged. I have the hardest time stamping birds, I just don't think they look right when I stamp them, so I went with a flower. I got my colors from the yummy DP by SU called Ginger Blossom. It is one of my all time favorites, and I tend to hoard it, so I forced myself to use it. While I was photographing this card, I realized something was missing so I added the brads and the flowers, it was kinda boring without them. This is another gift card holder card and is going to be given to my DH's Granny tonight at her Mother's Day dinner. I have to say, I am very anti-eating out on Mother's Day, so the night before is kind of pushing it for me. Anyone who has worked in a restaurant on a holiday, ESPECIALLY Mother's Day, will know exactly what I am talking about-talk about INSANITY!! Travis and I decided(well, I decided and he had no choice but to go along)that we would take all of our mother's out to dinner, but after the fact. I know it is not as special, but seriously, Mother's Day is one of the busiest days to eat out and I never plan to do it as long as I live!!Well, that is it for now! My niece Taylor's birthday is today, so I am going to have to get ready to go spend a few hours with some screaming kids!! JOY!! Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!!
stamps-Embrace Life and All Holidays
paper- Ruby Red, River Rock, Very Vanilla and Ginger Blossom DSP
ink-Ruby Red and River Rock
tools-paper piercer, template(thanks Jody), river rock ribbon, gold brads, primas, oval nestabilities, cuttlebug