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Friday, August 17, 2007

Inspired Challenge

WOW! This one was really difficult for me! I know, I know....it was supposed to be easy!!! But, I must be the most unobservant person on the planet because I kept forgetting to look around to find a source of "inspiration!!!!" You see, there's inspiration everywhere....in catalogs, in your cupboards, the patterns, or prints in your clothing....anywhere you look. The key here is to LOOK! Well, I finally remembered yesterday morning to look around a bit, but nothing hit me. I even went to the supermarket yesterday hoping that some of the packaging might give me an idea. But, of course, I just found what I needed in there and forgot to look for ideas before I came home. DUH! It wasn't until I was making dinner last night and thinking that I might just have to skip this week's edition of the Bloggers' Challenge when I spotted the wrapper on the loaf of bread. (You see, I was making Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato Sandwiches.....which are just the BEST because Jersey fresh tomatoes are at their peak!!) Anyway, it's the wrapper that inspired me. So after dinner, I went and played, but nothing seemed to be working out.
Then while lying in bed, I suddenly knew what the card would look like. (Don't we ALL do our best thinking in bed?!!) So, this morning when I had a chance to play, this is what I came up with. Of course, if you look at the packaging and turn it around, you may see some similarity....but that was the Challenge: to become "inspired" by something, not necessarily duplicate it!
Stamps: Happiness, Canvas, Think Happy Thoughts
Inks: Only Orange, Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, Basic Black
CS: Whisper White, Gable Green, Pink Passion, Basic Black
Misc: Whisper White 3/8" Grosgrain Ribbon; Black Mini Brad; Paper Piercer; 3/4" , 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Round Punches; Scallop Punch, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (for flower centers)
Don't forget to check to see what great things the other Bloggers have been "inspired" by....they truly are a talented group of ladies! (Links can be found in my sidebar to the left.)

13 comments:

Stefanie said...

Very cute Barb! I love that you were inspired by a loaf of bread. That shows true creativity!

Connie said...

Funny! I would never think to look at a loaf of bread for inspiration...but you did a great intrepretation!

Connie
http://inkspiredtreasures.blogspot.com

Ida said...

Barb, I like how you were "inspired" but didn't necessarily recreate your inspiration from the bread wrapper. Your card is very cheerful. Ida

Basement Stamper said...

Barb: You are creative!!!! You are right, something just needs to inspire us but we don't need to duplicate it! I'm inspired a lot by others!

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is a great card. So very bright and cheerful!

debbiedee said...

Barb, I loved reading how you came about your inspiration. Your card is beautiful.

rozie640 said...

Very colorful Barb, I do see the where you got your inspiration from. It's bright & cheerful, you should save it for those bleak months!

Karen said...

Great job Barb! Love the colors - need to remember to look in my kitchen more often for inspiration now! :)

Pat Huntoon said...

You are perfectly right -- the idea was inspiration, not dupliation! I think you did a wonderful job and I love your card.

Lori said...

I love the bright colors you used. Fun!

Claudia said...

too funny how this card came about ;-)

~missprissme said...

Reminds me of a loaf of wonder bread. Nice.

Susie said...

The colors are a knock out! Great work.

Susie

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