Thought for the day -

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Hello all! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  The weather here is just gorgeous! Bright and sunny and and in the low 70's.  Perfect fall weather! I love being able to finally open the windows for some fresh air.

I started bright and early in my room today and I think I finally have my mojo back!  This was the first week in several where I finally was able to make a few cards.

My card for today is for the Etsy Inspired Challenge.  I love playing along with inspiration challenges and their challenge is fun because you get to see etsy shops that you may not otherwise come across.  I have found several treasures from visiting their challenge.  Todays challenge is sponsored by Stilettoheights and they specialize in art prints and collage sheets.  My card was inspired by this piece:

This card immediately reminded my of some cardstock I have had in my stash for ages...and I mean ages.  It came in a scrapbook kit that I used to subscribe to.  It is perfect for this inspiration piece- yes I tend to take
inspirations very literally.













Isn't this great card stock! I stamped my rose directly onto the card stock and colored with my prisma color pencils.  They're my favorite medium...even more than copics!  I stamped the left hand corner with the rectangular dotted stamp and then stamped my sentiment inside. Both stamps are from Waltzing Mouse stamps. I distressed the edges in 2 shades of distress ink- vintage photo and antique linen-both from Tim Holtz for a bit of a vintage look.














I am also entering this in the Charisma Cardz Challenge for this weeks theme of vintage.

I'll be back a little later with more projects made for our spooky halloween party.

6 comments:

Gemma said...

a really great vintage creation Janice! Thanks for joining in this week at the Charisma Cardz challenge! Gemma :)

SmilynStef said...

Absolutely beautiful ... I love that big post mark ... great inspired design.

de said...

Gorgeous card! Love the writing and postmark and the flower is just gorgeous!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Vee said...

This is a beautiful Vintage creation. Thank you for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Virginia L. said...

Love the romantic feel in this card! Gorgeous interpretation! Thanks so much for playing with us at Etsy Inspired challenge!

Emily Branch said...

This card is simply elegant and boutique chic!! I think this card is the best take on the inspiration piece that I have seen! The flower, sentiment and background stamps are sooo gorgeously put together! Thanks for playing EIC this week!