Thursday, February 24, 2011

What inspires you?

that's the question on Jenny's blog ( Wee Memories) this week?  Do you have a fav designer? Fav magazine? Fav online gallery?  And what does it inspire you to make.... 


I get a lot of my inspiration from the Hero Arts Flickr group ( see this post )  and from the various blogs I visit.  Last night I was flicking through the HA group and came across this card from the lovely Lin 
Another splash of blue

Isn't it adorable.... it got me thinking and looking on my desk.... and inspire this card

Pretty in Blue


I started with a strip of blue paper on found on the desk.  I stamped it with the HA Envelope Pattern  ( Hero Arts ~ this is the BEST stamp ever!!!!!!!!)  I used Stormy Sky distress ink.  Once I had cut the paper in half, I used one piece to punch out the edging ( Fiskars Apron Lace) and I matted them together.  I used a Spellbinders Label 4 for the little tag, stamping a HA sparkle clear set sentiment and sponged the edge with the Stormy Sky ink.   I made the flower with some Hero Arts flowers and some punched flowers, one being made with a bit of a tissue box ( a la Arlene) I adhered the flower to a blue ribbon bow and added to the card with the tag.   All in all, quite simple looking... but effective and a big thanks to Lin for the inspiration..( make sure you go see her wonderful work on her Flickr photostream) ..so it is getting entered into the Wee Memories challenge....



Hope the week is going well for you.... almost the weekend.  I'm off to stamp with Lei, Helen, Janet,  Glenda and Sandie.... what a wonderful thing to look forward to...

15 comments:

Barb said...

Love the way we all inspire each other! So nice to know we can find inspiration with the click of a mouse! Love your take on Lin's card! Beautiful!

CinnamonSally said...

Great inspiration from Lin and love your card Dawn. Hope you have a great weekend.
Sallyx

Suzanne C said...

Both your inspiration card and your card are beautiful! Love how you used the envelope pattern stamp on the background in a monochromatic shade.

paula said...

Wow Dawn what a card!!! Both of them Lin's & yours. I am so envious I really like what you have done with that envelope stamp. I think I will have to acquire it very soon or else!!! xoxoxoxoxoxo
PS Hope that things are settling down & the tremors are easing xoxoxoxoxo

joy said...

What a wonderful card inspired by Lin's! I love the envy pattern and the soft blues, too!

Thanks for commenting on my new blog, Dawn. Yours is fabulous! Am going to take a better look around now.

Isha said...

Wow...love this card of yours Dawn. You did a wonderful job with the inspiration. TFS.

Deirdre said...

Beautiful - love what you created.

Lin said...

Dear Dawn, what a nice surprise to see my card as your inspiration! I am really touched......LOVE your take on it (you know how I love my blues) I too love the inspiration we get daily over at flickr - I often go there when my mojo is lacking. Thanks, my friend!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Beautiful card, Dawn. I love the flowers and your design is great. Take care and have a great day.

Laurel said...

Oh, I love these! The colors are so pretty!
Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories.

Tiffany said...

Beautiful Dawn! Perfect take and inspiration from Lin's card! Such a soothing and elegant color! I'm inspired by so many things out there, you're right, from flickr, to books, to clothing, and just going out and looking at products in stores! Oh, I love looking at furniture stores and bedding stores for color combinations too!

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Dawn! Beautiful inspiration card from Lin. And the card you made is gorgeous! Love the blue-on-blue! Enjoy stamping with your friends! :-)

DominoDebi said...

These are both fantastic, Dawn!!!

AnitaRex said...

Hi Dawn! What a lovely card! I love seeing you inspired by Lin! And I got the envelope pattern stamp recently as everyone else seemed to enjoy it so! :>

Jacqueline said...

Wow, this is beautiful inspiration from Lin Dawn - absolutely wonderful!