Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Lace and Pearls with a Twist of Inspiration

Hi All. Just popping on here quickly to share a Tickled Pink birthday/Mothers Day card (minus the Pink). Gasp!!! I know, right?! :) I hope you are all having pleasurable weather in your neck of the woods. I'm dealing with almost 90 degree temp here. Oh boy!! Its going to be a hot Summer! Ps. What do you think of those faux baby prima roses? I made them myself. WooHoo!!

Lil Lolita Evie stamp from Tickled Pink Stamps
A2 Size Card

I will be playing along with: Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge - #17 Lace and Pearls. This is my version/take on Lace and Pearls. I wanted to use non traditional lace and pearls so I used black lace, so it could be a little racy, and buttercup pearls. Lol, oh how risque!  2nd, Flutter By Wednesday - #153 Open Challenge (as long as it has a butterfly, fairy or angel.) 3rd, Southern Girls Challenge - Let's Hear It for the Girls. And finally, I'm playing along with Lily Pad Cards - Inspirational Challenge #1. This challenge was a Free for all but also it was based on inspiration you found on their site. They gave you several items to choose from: From cards, to covers, to color palettes to etc. Well, I found my inspiration from a non traditional item. I was inspired by their article The Frugal Crafter - Yellow Pages (and White Ones, Too!) This article is how a crafter can use the yellow pages to its full advantage. It has some great tips and I enjoyed the reading. Well, since I am trying to be a good girl and not use pink, lol, I was inspired by the color scheme. At first, I was a bit afraid it. I mean c'mon, its yellow! Lol, but always up for an artistic challenge I went for it. I ended up loving the color scheme (Yellow, Black, White and Grey/Charcoal) so much so that I will definitely be using it again. So I guess you never know where and how inspiration will strike you. The smallest or most mundane item can lead you to create a masterpiece of your own. So go out there and look for your inspiration.

I will be back tomorrow (hopefully) with my Tiddly winner :) Thanks for stopping by! And don't forget about the Altered Alice challenge going on.


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great color combo on this! Love the mini roses, so super!

LouDotMac said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the colour combo!! Yummy yellow. Your colouring is fab and the embellishments are gorgeouss!!

Thanks for sharing, Lou. xo

P.S Don't hate on me for winning GDT over a TPS girl, loads of people love your work too - and even if you ain't on the team I bet you inspire loads of ladies!!

Harriet Skelly said...

This is so cute! Thanks for playing with us at FBW!

Kazza said...

Very cute creation. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls. Karen xx

DonnaMundinger said...

Jess, this is just YUMMY! Love the image and all of the fab detail! WooHoo is right on those gorgeous roses. xxD

Melissa said...

Now THIS is a cool card! I think the colors are awesome and I really like how you've added so much texture. Love to have you come check out my new blog!

Kirsten said...

This is a great card Jess. Love the colours and the design and that image is so cute. Thanks for playing along with us at Southern Girls. Kirsten