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!!