Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Getting inspiration from the mail!

You know those days when you need a little jump start to get the creative juices flowing? Well, I was thinking about the card I was going to make today... thinking... and thinking. After thinking too hard, I decided to take a break and go run to the mail box when I reached in, got my mail and found my inspiration! My Pottery Barn catalog arrived and my eye went straight to this pillow. I loved the colors, the patterns and I even had the perfect stamp set!

I picked up my Floral Fantasy set from Flourishes. This set had the same feel. You know what else was in my mail box? A whole bunch of goodies from Shimmerz Paints! These paints are so sparkly. They are acrylic - so they can be painted on porous AND non- porous surfaces! And, the colors they come in are just fab. It's hard to see it in photos - but the shimmer is like a glitter gel pen only you can paint it on!

I stamped my floral images in Versamark ink, embossed with black embossing powder. and then started to paint! I only used four colors: Royal Red, Marigold, Celery and Key Lime. You can see that some of the colors actually mesh together. I just did that by adding the darker color while the lighter color was still wet.

Here's a close up...
I added a sewn edge, the word "Friend,"which is also in the Floral Fantasy set, added a loopy brad with some lucious black sheer ribbon and I was done!

Some of the other Flourish DT members inked up their Floral Fantasy sets too... You'll have to check out their creativity!

p.s. The Rock The Cover challenge at Deb and I's challenge blog -Y.OU K.NOW Y.OU R.OCK- is in voting phase! You have to check out the fab cards these ladies created! The mission was to make a card inspired by a CD cover. Click HERE to check out the entries and cast your vote! Voting ends August 14th at midnight!
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