March 17, 2009

Guidelines Two Inspiration

Happy St. Patrick's Day..are you wearing green???? Thank you for all your wonderful comments on my wildflower backgrounds yesterday. Lisa's set is now sold out but they'll be more in soon. What a great set!!

I finally got around to organizing all of my inspiration ideas that I tore out of magazines and catalogs. I now have one huge 3 ring binder full of ideas. You'll be seeing lots more projects come about from my inspiration file.

This is an ad from Pottery Barn. Citrus hues are everywhere and I'm just loving the juicy colors that are being offered. I was particularly inspired by the yellow and kraft colored polka dot pillow in the photo below.I really had fun just playing around with my new Guidelines Two stamp set, designed by Nichole. Sometimes the process is just as fun as the finished creation.
Using Kraft and Stamper's Select White cardstock, I inked up several different patterns that resembled the pillow in my inspiration photo. I also used Ripe Avocado, Lemon Tart and Fresh Snow inks, along with some circle punches and pop dots.
When I was finished playing, I had several nice pieces to use on my cards. I added some Lemon Tart ribbon, a vintage button and some Leaf Ribbon on this first one. The sentiment is from the new Mega Mixed Messages stamp set.
And here's a second version, using some of the same elements.
I really encourage you to start tearing out magazine and catalog pages...looking at online websites and blog.....taking photographs. The ideas you get are so inspiring and it's so easy to just flip through a binder that has them all in one place.

Note: I take my torn up catalogs and magazines to my local recycling bin....no one wants to sit down to read a magazine to find half the pages gone. :) Have a great day everyone!!

16 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh what lovely cards, Michelle - and clearly you replicated your inspiration well. Love that leaf ribbon - such a light, nature, out of the winter feel.

Loydene said...

I LOVE these!!

NancyS said...

These are BEAUTIFUL, Michelle! Love the Guidelines Two stamp set, and now I have to buy it. Thanks for being a great enabler.

Your work is gorgeous, and your tutorials are fabulous! TFS your talents with us.

Wanda50 said...

Mish,
You are too funny! I thought I was the only one that see cards and inspiration from magazines. I love your cards. Thanks for sharing and being a blessing to the papercrafting world. Be blessed and Happy St. Patty's Day to you too as well.

DeeDee said...

Mish, you know how I love all your creations.....I just wanted to say THANK YOU for being such a great inspiration to me...ALWAYS! HUGS!

KATY826 said...

I just got my PB catalog in the mail yesterday. :) Love these cards!

Charlette said...

Michelle what lovely cards. I went to order the Guidelines Two stamp set sold out. Went to buy Lisa's wildflowers sold out. So it is on my reminder to check everyday! The wildflowers cards were all beautiful. Great job as always.

Anonymous said...

hi michelle

i must tell you that when i looked at your picture i felt i knew you...did you ever live in ontario, canada...your face is so familiar to me...anyway, love your blog...you're very talented...

leenda said...

Excellent & great inspirational ideas!

Julia said...

What a fabulous idea! I love your cards!

Karen said...

OK, now I am wishing I had ordered this stamp set. I haven't used the 1st guidelines that much so I didn't order this one. Your cards are very inspiring. Great eye candy that may hurt my pocketbook! Love the color combinations. Happy St. Patty's Day. I am wearing green and cooking corned beef.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Mish, what lovely cards! I have a folder with pages torn out of magazines for inspiration. I need to get them into a binder as well.

Beth said...

Love it Mish -- and a MODO hug to ya!

{wink}

Claire Brennan said...

Oh drool - why didn't i sit up to 4.am to order this - these cards are to die for.

Juanita B said...

Simply FABULOUS!!

Debbie Olson said...

So elegant, Mish--great job!

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