Friday, July 27, 2012
JAI 128 Just add inspiration
well I have to be honest I breathed a sigh of relief when school holidays ended here this last weekend. I've discovered I am much more of a creature of habit than I suspected as I found the disruption to my usual routines, and stamping time not the easiest to deal with. So now that regular programming has resumed ;) at home, I can stamp again - insert happy dance here ;)
Ok this week at Just Add Ink we have an inspiration challenge for you. Originally I found inspiration challenges some of the hardest to do - where do you start?? But I've found over time they've grown on me and I love the fact that they give you a starting point but you can take it where you want!! So here is the gorgeous vibrant picture we have for you this week.
And this is what I came up with.
I think the main thing that struck me about the photo was the bright colours, flowers, and the striped pattern on the vase, so those were the elements that I wanted to use somehow. For some reason my gut was telling me to go CAS which is not the path I usually take and using lots of white space is also very challenging (usually I run screaming in the opposite direction - lol). But after one rejected dud I came up with this and I still really like it a week later :) There is just enough texture in this to keep my detail craving heart happy and I liked how I took some of the CAS ideas I've seen out in the blog world and used them to create my flower and who doesn't enjoy playing with twine :)
No inside pic this week - basically because at the momment it's still all white, although I do have another "flower" to go inside, just haven't worked out exactly where.
So why don't you see where our inspiration picture can take you this week ;) Have fun!
Thanks for visiting,
Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Button Buddies, Curly Cute
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Accessories: Stripes embossing folder, Dotted scalloped ribbon border punch, Corner punch (R), Lucky Limeade twine, Double sided tape, Dimensionals