I’m joining in with the Inspired By challenge again this week. I had to think about what the card I was going to make and how the picture was inspiring me.
My initial thought was to make a pocket card but they’re not my favourite and I’m trying to hone the CAS thing this year so my next thought was to take the colours and geometric patterns from the pictures instead. This is what I came up with.
I actually followed one of the sketches on the Unscripted Sketches blog for this card. The papers are all from the MME Dilly Dally paper pad and I chose it for the colours which match the jacket in the pic (apart from the navy blue). I added some MME and Echo Park brads and some paper lace trim. The sentiment is by AmyR and I trimmed to red flower out from one of the sheets of paper. I finished the card off with some lines. I was going to doodle them but I thought that straight lines with a ruler would just enforce the geometric theme even more.
There is a really lovely Tumblr blog called Inspiration Lane and it is chock full of gorgeous photos. I discovered it a few days ago and it has certainly been a good source of inspiration in my crafting.
Take this photo for example
I took the colours from this scrummy looking gingerbread house and made this card
The patterned paper is by Echo Park and isn’t Christmas paper at all but I always think that doilies look like snowflakes so for the purposes of this card, that’s what they are! The peace sentiment is a chipboard element from MME and the snowflakes are Studio Calico wood veneers with a tiny rhinestone in the centre.
Yeah I know, I’m a little late with this but I spent Saturday making cards and not particularly blogging them! lol
Here are the fruits of my labour (I also made some DT cards which I can’t show you yet for obvious reasons!)
(Digi: birdie brown | papers: Echo Park | Medium: Spectrum Noirs | Embellies@ MME Button, Divine Twine, Glossy Accents)
(Digi: Myazy Art | Patterned Paper: MME | Medium: Promarkers | Embellies: Pearls from Stash, Ribbon from Fantastic Ribbons)
(Digi: Meljen’s | Patterned Papers: Echo Park | Medium: Promarkers | Embellies: Ribbon from Fantastic Ribbons, Pink Paislee alpha stickers, Memory Box Scallop Die)
(Patterned Paper: Kaisercraft | Ribbon: Basic Grey | Memory Box Scallop Die).