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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Inspire Me Bloggers' Challenge

Sorry that this post is a bit late, but hopefully you visited some of the other Bloggers who participate in the Challenges. I can't wait to go and visit their sites to see what they have come up with this week....I never peak until I have posted my Challenge so that I cannot subconsciously "copy" or CASE their ideas. Bet their ideas are awsome...they always are!! (Links are in the side column.)
Well, guess where I found my inspiration this time? Yup! You guessed it....in my kitchen again! I went to throw this empty box of cereal in the recyling bin and the layout just jumped out at me. This was something I could work with! It really IS amazing that inspiration can come from anywhere!!!
This card is really not my regular style, but it's growing on me. Guess that's one of the really fun things about participating in these Challenges....they really take me to a creative place I've never been before! Although the card was inspired by the cereal box, I felt that I needed to re-arrange some of the elements of the card for better balance on this card.

A couple of details about this card.....the butterflies were stamped once directly onto the Whisper White CS circle and then again onto a scrap. Then I cut out the wings and glued the center directly over top of the original image. The top pair of butterfly wings can fold up to give them dimension, but was lost and flattened by the scanner. Oh, and Linen was stamped onto the Pixie Pink background in White Craft ink...but I don't think you can see that either. AND, I used a glitter pen to highlight the dots on the greeting and flower and wings of the butterflies.
Don't forget to look around your little corner of the world to see where you can find YOUR inspiration for your next project!
Stamps: Priceless, Linen
Inks: Basic Black, Pixie Pink, Whisper White Craft
CS: Whisper White, Pixie Pink, Basic Black, Certainly Celery
Misc: Coluzzel, Scallop Punch, Large Green Crystal Brad, Basic Black Marker (butterfly trail), Certainly Celery Marker (border around white circle...drawn freehand), White Gel Pen (dots on scallop), 1 3/8, 1 1/4, 1/8 Round Punches, Glitter Pen (non SU)

13 comments:

rozie640 said...

Very cute Barb, oh my gosh, I am now going to start checking out all the designs on my son's cereal boxes! I have been in a funk lately and need INSPIRATION, thanks for the great idea.

Ida said...

So glad you were able to participate. Very cute card, I love the colors. That set is one of my favorites. How fun that you were inspired by a cereal box.
Ida

Lynn Mercurio said...

How fun...never thought of looking into my cubboards for inspiration...lol. Great job with this week's challenge. Your card is adorable.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Very Sweet card Barb!!!! Excellent source of inspiration!

Vicki

Pat Huntoon said...

Cool idea, Barb!

Stefanie said...

Great card Barbara!! I'm so impressed that you can get inspiration from something as ordinary as a cereal box. You rock!

Lauren (mytime) said...

WOW What agreat piece for inspiration! Now I gotta go check our cereal boxes! LOL!
Love the butterflies!

Connie said...

Very cool...how fun to use a cereal box for layout inspiration!

Connie

Karen said...

very nice Barb!!love the color combo too!!

Basement Stamper said...

Too funny Barb!!! Isn't it amazing where we find inspiration at?? Great card!

maggie fellow said...

Very cute! I love the whole concept

Lisa said...

What a great place to get a layout from - I'm gonna have to look a bit closer at those boxes I throw away!

debbiedee said...

I love seeing what everyone is inspired by!

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