Sunday, August 14, 2016

Help! I need inspiration!

There is a verse in the Bible that says there is nothing new in the whole world. I believe that is true. So, while I like to think some of my designs are original they really aren't. I find inspiration in all sorts of places.
What has happened before will happen again. What has been done before will be done again. There is nothing new in the whole world.
Ecclesiastes 1:9Good News Translation (GNT)
Oh course, the usual places like Pinterest, You Tube and the blogs of those more talented that "Moi" are usually my first "run to for help" places. Tombo often catches me in our favorite  department store with my cell phone taking pictures of whatever-dishes, sheets, baby clothes. All these objects have beautiful designs or color combos that give me that "Ah Ha" moment. I recently deleted a picture off my cell phone of one of my friends shirts! It was red and white striped with a spray of blue flowers down one side. I immediately thought of a card design when I saw the shirt. 
This weeks card was inspired by this beach towel Tombo brought home on one of his famous hunting(shopping) trips for bargains. 4 really nice beach towels for less than the price of 2!
I immediately thought, "That would be a great card using black embossing powder and emboss resist technique" Well, I don't have black embossing powder, so I stamped by fish from Seaside Shore in Versamark then in Black Memento ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I choose 5 colors Sweet Sugarplum,Flirty Flamingo,Crushed Curry,Wild Wasabi and Emerald Envy. I sponged a strip of each color vertically on the 4 x 5.25 layer of Whisper White. This piece was attached to a Basic Black card base. Ta DA!
My youngest daughter lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, the only one to leave our community, so the miss you means this cards for her, because Momma misses her little girl! I don't card how old she is! Hope you like the card and thanks for stopping by. Be Blessed!

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