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Dare to Get Dirty Challenges Day #3

happily-ever-after.jpg   Welcome to Wacky Wednesday!

Ok, so why is it wacky?   I woke up on the wrong side of the bed.. at 4am sharp.    What to do, what to do.   Couldn’t go back to sleep, especially KNOWING my DH would only wake me at 5am  anyway.     So…. I snuck into the DDA forums and decided to get a jump start on today’s Dare to Get Dirty Challenges.    I had three cards made before 7am.   Two of which,  you will never see! LOL.   I really need a life.  

Today’s sample is from Jenn’s (jbalcer) Inspiration challenge.    I wish I could post a pic of the inspiration piece here, but since the DTGD challenges are for Fan Club members only, that would be a no-no.   Awww!   More reason to join the SCS Fan Club, if you aren’t already a member!   You can gain Fan Club membership here.

My cake was made using Brocade Basics…. stamped in versamark on basic black and then embossed in white.   I lined the layers with little pearls and added a bow.   This is the third day I’ve used Kiwi Kiss.   I am not a ‘green’ kinda girl, but I absolutely love this color.   I wish I had a more elegant ribbon to use, but even with a boatload of ribbon, I am lacking when it comes to the greens.

My question to you is…..what inspires you?   I am often inspired by colors… be it a tv ad, a blouse someone is wearing, or nature itself.   I’m a very visual person and geometric shapes also inspire me.   It helps that I have 2 brains (an analytical one and a passionate one)… one time I will see something for only what it is (the analytical part) and the next I will see the same thing with passion and it takes on a whole new meaning.   So tell me…. what inspires you?

Here are my deets:

Stamps:  Brocade Basics (SU!) and sentiment by My Favorite Things

Colors:  GP White, Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss

Ink: Versamark, Brilliance Graphite Black

Accessories: ribbon, dimensionals, corner rounder punch, swirls and birds EF, 1/2 pearls, white EP.

TFL!~ and have a blessed day!

6 Responses to “~Inspiration~”

  1. on 23 Jul 2008 at 11:23marisa (whiterockmama)

    Love the cake and the trim of pearls on it!! You are going to use up all those half pearls in not time 🙂 Great job on the inspiration piece!

    You lucky girl to have two brains – just like my DD – I’m green with envy as I have a lot of the analytical side but not so much on the other side. What inspires me…well, you for one 🙂 Love your layouts and perfectly balanced cards. I also get inspiration from nature – flowers in particular. They come in so many wonderful colours and combinations of colours. Also like looking at sales flyers – clothing colour combos and bed spread combos – the pros put them together so it must work together or people wouldn’t but them.

  2. on 23 Jul 2008 at 17:51Kathy (Wattle)

    OH MY Holly!!! This is unbelievably stunning!!! I couldn’t believe it when I saw this challenge — not at all my style and I still haven’t figured out what I’m going to do -but whatever it is, it won’t be this good!! I just totally love everything you do!!!

    I’m not a green girl either, and as for inspiration, I have a few blogs I visit every day, I get ideas from there, and I love to try challenges – I’ve only been making cards for 2yrs, Fan Club member for about 6mths, I need as much inspiration as I can get!! 🙂 I think the thing that’s helped the most is making cards for the church fundraiser, I always have to come up with something new – gets the grey matter working.

  3. on 23 Jul 2008 at 18:27Judy (StampingQueenJAR_

    Wow! Beautiful card! I am inspired by colors in art work and abstract things generally. I love funky kind of stuff to look at. Like today’s cake is not the “norm.” I like those kinds of pics for inspiration. Your card is fantastic! I hope I like Kiwi as much as you do!!

  4. on 23 Jul 2008 at 20:35Juliana

    This is wonderful reguardless of the time of day you did it–but DARN amazing at 4 am. (there really should only be one 4 o’clock in any one day).

    So elegant!! Any brid would be thrilled to receive this card!!

  5. on 24 Jul 2008 at 06:34peanutbee

    Gorgeous card, Holly. Love your interpretation of Jenn’s inspiration piece. Love all the white space to soften it up.

    What inspires me??……the beach and nature mainly, but I also get a lot of inspiration from the SCS galleries…from people like YOU! 🙂

  6. on 24 Jul 2008 at 11:41Julia (artystamper)

    Love your cake! the cuttled bg looks wonderful and love the little pearls frosting!

    What inspires me? I commute to work on the subway so I see lots of people – and their clothes often inspire me (but I usually forget unless I do a quick sketch or it or write down colors! – I also get tons of catalogues (do I order too much?!?!?!) and I love the home/gifty ones – they often have inspiring pictures for sale or rugs or sets of dishes!

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