Inspiration Struck!

So I have been checking out some Inspirational Challenges over on SCS and I thought to myself...why not look around the house to see what can inspire you. After a while of looking around in the kitchen, restroom, kids rooms, etc....I went into my room to get my headache medicine from my dresser and decided...hmmm...maybe in here! Well, when I opened up a drawer, I saw this shirt that I haven't worn in a while! Right away, it hit me and I KNEW what I would make. Sometimes people hit creative funks and what not...but when that happens, walk around your home, maybe go shopping at look at clothing, dinerware, frames....ANYTHING to see what inspires YOU!

Here is what came from this inspiration! It was also a true challenge to me because I did 3 challenges in 1!

1. I wanted to try Sketch Challenge 143 over at SCS but had no idea what to come up with. Then 2. An idea grew from my shirt. and 3. I worked from a "One Sheet Wonder"! So once I got all of that clustered in my head, I thought...hmmm...I'll try ALL 3 TOGETHER! I sat down and created my OSW by stamping Wheathered, by Stampin' Up!, in Old Olive onto Mellow Moss cardstock. Then I stamped the "flourish" from Stampin' Up's Baroque Motifs set in Always Artichoke and "shadowed" it with Mellow Moss. Next I inked, more like "daubbed" the edges with Old Olive and proceeded to cut my pieces to make 2 cards for a swap. The layering was great! I had never used so many layers on one card and I truly loved the outcome! It was time consuming, BUT so worth the time! From the scraps left over, which weren't much, I made this:

This is a 3 X 3 "Kind" card I made using some left over scraps. I used True Thyme for the base and Certain Celery for the front. I then just layered the "scrap" onto a True Thyme scrap and then layered onto card. I stamped the medallion in Mellow Moss and the small flower in Always Artichoke. Kind was stamped using Old Olive.

Then I made this card using almost the same "layout" with the 3 X 3, except I added the corners using the last small piece of "scrap". The base card is Certain Celery and the "flourish" is stamped using Certain Celery as a "watermark" and Cherished was stamped using Always Artichoke.

Could you tell I kept in theme with all "greens"? I felt so serene making these! Now off too look for more inspiration!


Robin said...

Awesome cards, Gabby!

Jelly Bean said...

Way to inspirational for me. lol
love the work I have admiration for the shirt to. Te-He