Sometimes I get asked the question, "where do you get your inspiration?". And the answer is that I get inspired by various things: Nature (alot), magazines, art, fabric - basically lots of things inspire me! Sometimes an idea just pops into my head. Not so with today's card.
At church this past Sunday, I couldn't help but notice the gorgeous floral arrangement on the altar. It was my kind of arrangement - very informal with lots of color and a variety of flowers and greenery.
I admit, as David preached my mind wandered a bit. So I finally sketched the arrangement on the inside of my bulletin with the intent to eventually recreate it with paper and ink! And that is my true confession. lol.
But look how that little sketch evolved into a card!
I used Baby Blossoms stamp set and created my own bouquet. The one at church had way more variety but I wanted to keep mine simple.
I also wanted a clear vase so I used my Wide Oval Punch and a Medium Window Sheet to create the "vase". You can't really see it in the photo. Bummer because it looks so cool! At first I was going to keep the vase clear but then I decided to do some water coloring beneath the vase to give the illusion of water.
And wouldn't you know it - after completing my bouquet I got a small smudge of ink on the bottom of the card. Arrrrg! So that is why the button is there. There was no way I was going to start over!
What inspires you? I'd love to hear about it!
Stamps: Baby Blossoms (Occasions Mini)
Paper: Whisper White, Certainly celery
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Big Shot, Framed Tulip tief, Wide Oval Punch, Medium Window Sheet, Aquapainter, dimensionals, button, crochet thread
With fond wishes for a wonderful day.