September 12, 2009

Need Some Inspiration???

Sometimes I need something to kick my creativity into gear. I mentioned the other day I'm in a bit of a funk, though it is improving, I needed something to get me going. Lauren's challenge was JUST the thing I needed. Check out this TERRIFIC inspiration piece we get to work with this week!!











When I saw it, I had a few ideas, and most of them just didn't work right once I got them onto paper...but I was really happy with this one...




















I stamped the background (Backgrounds & Borders - Retro Style) on the Spring Rain layer using my versamark pad, as I didn't want it too bold. The sentiment (Star Prints) and swirls (Fancy Flourishes) were stamped in Brilliance Chocolate ink -- I LOVE that ink - it's SO rich. and GREAT coverage too...

Then I added a few bridal confetti flowers from M's, and some pearls in the centers, a touch of ribbon, and it's done!

I hope you get the opportunity to play along, as I'd love to see what YOU do with the inspiration piece. Lauren will be choosing her top 5 faves, it could be YOUR time to shine!

Here's links to the rest of the DT -- stunning I tell you -- stunning.

Don't forget!! Be sure to use the keyword MTTI06 when uploading to any online galleries, and link up your project on the Mr. Linky link on Kristin's blog, she's hosting this week since Lauren is SUPER busy with the PTI release.

Did I tell you Veronica is working on my blog design?? I'm soooo excited to share it with you guys, I love what she has come up with so far.

Hope you all have a great weekend -- thanks for stopping by!!

Supplies:
Stamps: Retro Backgrounds and Borders, Star Prints, Fancy Flourishes
Ink: Versamark, Brilliance Chocolate ink
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Spring Rain
Accessories: Dark Chocolate Satin Ribbon, M's Bridal Confetti flowers, Basic Grey pearls, dimensionals

10 comments:

Kristin Bueter said...

Oh my word,girl! Your card is STUNNING! My jaw literally dropped when I saw it! I LOVE those flourishes with the bridal flowers. I own those flowers coincidentally and never once thought of using them...dang! Glad you did though, because this is fantastic!!! Love that you stamped the background in VersaMark and kept it clean. Also love how you added the satin ribbon without a bow! That really gives it a professional quality.

Barb said...

This card is absolutely beautiful!!! So elegent. Glad your mojo came back!!! I LOVE seeing your beautiful creations. They are always such an inspiration for me!!! Great card!!!

Maria Levine said...

Tracey! This is beautiful!!!

Lisa Kind said...

This is gorgeous! I guess the mojo is back and running! Love the layout and the stamps you chose to pull it all together!

Dana Gustafson said...

LOL! I have those flowers TOO and was racking my brain trying to think of ways to emulate THAT flower, not even registering the CAN of them in front of my face!

I LOVE it Tracey! Absolutely perfectly light and breezy and textile rich without being fussy. I agree with Kristen, the rich stain ribbon sans bow is so classy here.

Odette said...

OM, I agree with Kristin, your card is simply STUNNING! Tracey. Looks clean and elegant...

Silvia said...

Stunning card Tracey! love the way you used the colors from the inspiration. Your card is so elegant!

Stampin' Pam said...

Oh Tracey - this is just gorgeous - I love the flowers on top of the flourishes and the chocolate pearl centers - the versamark BG is a subtle but lovely touch, too. Well done Tracey - well done!!!

2 Chicks on a Limb said...

What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL card!
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Laura said...

Gorgeous! I love the flourishes with the flowers. So elegant. So pretty.