Sunday, April 25, 2010

GCA #86 - What's Your Inspiration?

Hello all!!!  I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend and my thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the recent tornado.

This week I want you to look around at your surroundings.  What do you see?  Is there a picture you have that you have thought many times would make a nice card, or do you have an awesome view from your windows?  Whatever may be around your home that gives you inspiration, that is what I want you to use for this week.

When you upload your creation, please, if possible, upload a picture of your inspiration piece too!  If you can't, then tell us about it so we know what you were inspired by.

My inspiration came from the new "Welcome" mat I recently purchased for my front door.  Every time I come home, I look at it and think "That would make a neat card."  Well, today I sat down and created it!

I started with a card base of Kraft (soon-to-be Crumb Cake) and layered that with Whisper White and Gable Green.  I am trying to use as many retiring colors I can now so I wont have a ton left over come the new catalog year.

Since the mat has white polka dots in the background, I ran my Gable Green layer through the Big Shot with the Perfect Details texture plate.  I then colored all of the dots with my white gel pen.  They're a little difficult to see on the the Gable Green.

I used another strip of Kraft/Whisper White across the bottom and covered it with a piece of the Melon Mambo polka dotted gg, except I flipped it over.  Way too many polka dots!  My flower comes from the Pretties Kit and place a large white grommet in the center and filled it with clear chunky and pink fine glitter.  I also ran the Melon Mambo pad around the edges of the flower to make it pop a little more.

The butterflies were made with the awesome Beautiful Wings embosslit using Razzleberry Lemonade dsp.  And for a little more bling, I added two of the small rhinestones from the Eggcellent Easter Egg kit on my sentiment panel.

Not sure who this will go too, as I have my mother's day card already made, but I do have many friends at work who are mother's!!

Upload your creation to either your blog or to an online gallery and post a link to your creation to this blog entry by May 1, 2010 at 12 midnight. I will choose the winner the next day. If you upload your card to SCS, PaperCraft Planet, Stampin' Addicts or Stamp TV, please put GCA86 in your keywords. That way everyone can see all of the wonderful creations at once!

Even if you can't make the drawing deadline, PLEASE feel free to participate in the challenges and upload your creations at any time. I would love to see it! And yes, my challenge is open to everyone who visits, even if you live outside the US!

Happy Stamping!!!

~~~Ann~~~

7 comments:

StampinCathy said...

What a fun challenge and just love your cards.

Cheryl said...

Fun challenge! I love these cards.

Joyce said...

Here is my card

Katie said...

Great challenge.
here's my card

Jill said...

here's mine

Hi Ann, great challenge! Thanks for looking. Jillx

Yogi said...

I get inspired when I play with my nestabilities dies.
here's my card
http://yogiemp.blogspot.com/2010/04/mc-apr-multi-layer-labels-8-hb.html
thanks for looking. Enjoy

Sandy Ang said...

My first easel card :
http://angsandy.blogspot.com/2010/05/legs.html

Thanks for inspiring me to try a new format of card