Thursday, April 26, 2012

Inspiration from Paper Crafts Magazine...

... and beyond!
I wonder if perhaps Donelda and I left our two toughest inspiration cards from the March/April issue of Paper Crafts magazine to the last. I know these were two very challenging cards for me this week. I looked to other inspiration to help me make this week's cards my own. Today Donelda and I are CASEing the last card I picked, this one on page 44 by Laura Pryor:

I know I had an idea in my mind when I picked this card, but by the time I was ready to act on it? Gone. And any time I've tried to do a background like this, I have not liked the result; it always just looks scribbly to me. So then I thought back to a recent post by the always-inspiring Kasia Curry and ended up with this: 

I pulled out a spectrum's worth of Sharpies (Copics are for real crafters, obviously) and drew lines just as Kasia did to make my main panel. It turned out so bright and cheery! It made me think right away that a Paper Smooches sentiment would be the perfect match. And since I rarely (okay, possibly never) put buttons on my cards, I used this layered die-cut flower instead. But you'll have to wait till tomorrow to find out where that inspiration originated! ;) I really liked the extra-long format of Laura's card, but ended up going with a four-bar size (3.5 x 4.75 inches) in the end.
I'm going to link this card up to the current Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge -- the inspiration photo has the bright colours and graphic lines that go with this card, I think. Wow, that makes the fourth source of inspiration for this card, I think? I'm also linking to the latest Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Lily Pad Cards' flower challenge.
Tomorrow we're back with Donelda's final choice -- I had some serious fun with her pick! 

Supplies: white cardstock, coffee filter, Paper Smooches Birthday Buddies stamps, Brilliance graphite black ink, clear embossing powder, Sharpies, Spellbinders carnation creations dies, hemp cord, pop-dot tape Pin It Now!


Jen W. said...

This is my new favourite of yours! I love those rainbow stripes, the sentiment is the perfect match and those colourful flowers are so sweet!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Cool! Love this! what a fabulous idea to draw the bright lines like that! Looks great!!!
Hugs, Wendy

Donelda said...

OMG eek, eek, eek, I love this!! You are brilliant!! Totally going to CASE you CASEing this card!! LOL!!!

onecraftymama said...

Rainbows just make me happy. I love this idea - I should pull out my Bics and Sharpies and have at it ;)
Love the fun flower too!

Virginia L. said...

This is such a fun card that you created with the inspiration from Kasia! We often underestimate the regular supplies we have on hand (such as the lowly Sharpie)!! You make this colorful card a stand out! AWESOME!

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, this is so much fun! Those lines look fabulous and you covered the spectrum of colours perfectly!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOVE that you used sharpies--I have lots of those!!! And I LOVE the hand-drawn lines! FAB take on your inspiration and the PSS challenge;) THANKS For joining us in the fun over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge:)

kasia c. said...

WOW!! Sharpies really pack a punch!! Lindsey this is FABULOUS! That panel looks amazing. :)

I love the colours and that wonderful multi-coloured flower with twine.

You're too kind, thanks for the shout out. It's quite amazing how Pinterest has managed to inspire so many huh? :)

Hugs to you,

Laura Pryor said...

Hi! I am absolutely in LOVE with what you've done here. I'm so flattered that you chose my card as inspiration! I think I like yours better, LOL!! The hand drawn, vibrant lines REALLY have such a fun feel. I'm totally trying this! WELL DONE!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful happy stripes and the sweetest little flower.
Lovely job.

Sandy said...

This is what you call a happy card. It might make you a little dizzy but it will also make you oh so happy!

Lisa Arana said...

super cheerful. love those colorful lines and the ps sentiment is just perfect.

Barb said...

this is awesome! i love your take on the inspiration card :) the hand drawn lines are genius...perfect card :)

Elaine said...

Fabulous blog Lindsey great creations well done You have a lovely style of crafting.
I am your newest follower Hugs Elaine