Saturday, August 8, 2009

My Time to Inspire Challenge...MTTI05

Happy Saturday!!! Today is Lauren's My Time to Create Inspiration Challenge (MTTI05)! I LOVED this inspiration piece as soon as I saw it and had a million ideas that day.

Well, it's a month later and I didn't double check Saturday's inspiration piece until Thursday. I made the card Friday night but I REALLY struggled for some reason! I don't know if my mojo flew south to be with my dad, or whether it's sleeping on the job, but it was so hard for me today :( Where did all those ideas go? Do you ever have stamping days like that? I'm sure I was just tired, and I ended up creating a card I don't hate, so all is good...but it was frustrating there for a while. This is what I came up with... hope for you is that you find this post at the peek of your creativity, whether it be morning, midnight, or lunch time, and you can whip up a project in no time! The colors are soooo vibrant and fun and the patterns were so happy, it shouldn't be too hard!

I know my colors are a little off, but it was sort of intentional :] I realized on Thursday that my Wednesday card had almost the exact colors from this inspiration piece! Fortunately, it's an inspiration piece and not a color challenge, so I figured there was room to be flexible...and I was :) I tried to incorporate the patterns I liked by using a SU! marker to create criss-crossed lines on the leaves and stem of my plant, and using polka dotted and flowered DSP. I stitched two flowers that I crocheted directly to the panel, and I paper pierced the main and the background panels. I used Papertrey Ink buttons and ribbon, and a Martha Stewart punch to create the butterfly.

Oh, and before I forget. The layout came from a blog I happened across today called, Lord Have Mercy! She seems to be a VERY popular lady so many of you probably already know her...but I don't :( Anywho...apparently she has a sketch challenge every Tuesday called "Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge" (MTSC32). The sketch I was directed to is the one I used for my card even though the post was dated 28 Jul 09.

I'm sooo tired right now, I'm going to update this post tomorrow to list the supplies (I know...lazy). Fortunately, we have a fabulous team of talented designers who undoubtedly created some amazing papercraft eye candy to keep you occupied until then :O) You don't want to miss what these ladies have to share...why not share your thoughts with them when you stop by their blogs?? I'm sure they would love to hear from you!

If you play along, please be sure to link your project using Mr. Linky on Lauren's blog. Oh, and don't forget! Lauren will be posting the Top 5 projects each week in the "My Time to Shine" spotlight with links to each designer's blog! You don't want to miss out! The My Time to Shine team from last week are already listed on her blog!!! Also, don't forget to use keyword MTTI05.

Thanks for checking in! Hope you have a relaxing, craft filled weekend :O)


Maria said...

Kristen - This came out awesome! Great job!

AKiteFlier said...

Kendra this is lovely - the layout is super (I better check those out) and those crocheted flowers are wonderful. WIsh I could have played along but I ran out of time.

Dana Gustafson said...

Lost your mojo huh? I don't THINK so! THis is gorgeous! And are those more of your handmade crochet flowers I was so envious of the other day? They look beautiful perched on that cool branch. Is that a stamp or paper? I couldn't tell but it looks fab behind your flowers. And because I am a sucker for butterflies and pearls, I must say I love that too!

Handmade by Odette said...

Kristen I love all the pretty details you put in your card: the flowers, buttons, butterfly! everything matches so perfect... great job here!

Unknown said...

kristin...this is beautiful! love the clean and simple lines, the butterflies, and the crocheted flowers...great job!

thanks for playing along with my sketch from last week, and i hope you will join us again soon! :)


Unknown said...

Kristin -- I think this came out great :) I TOTALLY know what you mean about all the great ideas, and then POOF! They're gone. Or what you think will be a good idea in your head, doesn't turn out that way on paper....either way -- I think you still have plenty of mojo girl...beautiful job -- just beautiful :)

Laurel Beard said...

LOVE your card. It is so cute! I love the outlined piercings! TFS. updated my entry again since you couldn't view the picture. Now it is on there TWICE! I think that entry is haunted. Don't get excited. It isn't nearly as good as yours.... Thanks for letting me know it couldn't be viewed!

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