Saturday, October 23, 2010

Inspired by Papercrafts Mag, Annette, and the Play Date Cafe

Talented Close To My Heart Consultant Annette Green has a great post on her blog about what inspires her as a crafter and "copying." Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? It is so hard sometimes to be creative, but then you see something someone else did and it just sparks you. You get the mojo going and off you go.

The "Happy Birthday" card by Ingrid featured in Papercrafts Magazine was Annette's inspiration (and mine too for my card, below) for her cool Halloween card (also inspired by Tim Holtz's cool grungy style).

When I saw the Play Date Cafe color challenge this week, I knew I had to give it a try. These colors just look so fun together, although I would have thought they would be tacky.

My card looks "heavier" to me than their beautiful inspirational image collage, but I'm okay with that. (Hubby says this card is too busy, but I like it anyway.) What do you think? Do you see Ingrid and Annette's sketch inspiration in my card? I totally copied the design (layout or sketch) of their cards although mine has a totally different feel with the entirely different color palette.

Techniques: direct-to-paper edge distressing; marker distressing

Supplies from CTMH: Treasure Life stamp set; Olivia paper pack; Creme Brulee, Sunset, and Smoothie inks; Smoothie marker; Colonial White designer ribbon; pink Sparkles; Just Blooms Creme Brulee flowers

Other: tag from office supply store; Martha Stewart punch


  1. I totally need inspiration to get my creative juices flowing. These are 'adowable'. Your card is girly, girly...and not too heavy at all:)

  2. I see the inspiration and love your interpretation of it! I don't think your card is too busy, either. You did a great job (as always).

  3. Wonderful cards you created! Great use of this weeks colors on your PDCC entry, thanks for joining us this week!

  4. Love the tag! It is beautiful and the design on the card is wonderful. Glad you joined us at the PDCC.

  5. So pretty! Love that tag on the card and that wonderful stamp! Great use of our colors this week!Thanks for playing along with our special 1 year anniversary celebration at the Play Date Cafe!

  6. Very pretty card! I can see how she inspired you. It's lovely! So glad you could join in with our anniversary celebrations this week at the PDCC!

  7. What fun cards--I just love that skeleton! And that PDCC card--so beautiful! Those colors are the best combo:) Wonderful flower and I love that tag! Great job:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with our one year anniversary celebration over at the PDCC:)


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