For all my American friends, happy Independence Day! I hope you're enjoying your holiday and find a little time to play along with us. You have the entire month to play along with this month's challenges, so let's get started!
We have this gorgeous photo trio to inspire you. Your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to create something inspired by this photo. It can be a card, a layout, a home decor item, or anything else under the sun, as long as it uses Close To My Heart products. Did I mention that there are prizes for playing along too? Our two prize sponsors are Sandra and Tonya. Be sure to visit them and leave them a little love for sponsoring H2H this month.
My card came together very quickly. I was inspired by the beautiful flowers, the colors, and all the beautiful "white space" is the inspiration photo. I grabbed my favorite floral stamp set, Treasure Life, and some bright, fun inks: Cotton Candy, Lagoon, Pear, Sky, and Sunny Yellow. I inked up the different flower stamps using the rock 'n roll technique to add multiple colors to one solid stamp. I also stamped some of the flowers and leaves in second and third generation (stamping again without reinking) to give the card a softer, muted look. I finished it off with quite a bit of bling from the various CTMH sparkles collections. Although my card ended up being bolder than I anticipated, I like how cheery it is. (I really did mean to leave more white space on it!)
Before saying au revoir, this inspiration piece also reminded me of this quotation:
"Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers."
~Veronica A. Shoffstall, "After a While," 1971
Create something beautiful today to decorate your soul (and don't forget to link it up to the H2H blog)!
All supplies from Close To My Heart: Treasure Life stamp set; Cotton Candy, Lagoon, Pear, Sky, and Sunny Yellow inks; Cotton Candy card stock; scraps from the Olivia and Hooligans paper packs; assorted sparkles