Saturday, March 29, 2008

Home Challenged

Today's SCS Challenge (which I started YESTERDAY, by the way) involved finding something inspiring in our own homes. I started my quest hours ago, found my inspiration piece, and began a card... kept trying to fix the card... just hated it... started over. I happed to love the one I ended up with, but I hate how long it took me to get there. So, the sentiment is ao appropriate for this endeavor.

My inspiration was Ignatius' comforter, shown here. That Martha Stewart! Ignatius had bugged me for a Bed-in-a-Bag for months for his loft bed. When we finally went, we saw this pattern, which I found to be awesome. At KMart! Unbelievable. I loved this for inspiration because of the many color choices and it was like one big piece of DSP.
I knew right away I wanted to use the Blue Bayou Prints DSP with the paisley print. I also knew I wanted a mixture of browns. After that, experimentation began. I had a cute card started with rub-ons and primas (there are tiny flower-like designs in his comforter), but I cut that card down to almost nothing trying to fix some boo-boos. This card flowed "like buttah." When I found the bling to go with it, I knew it was going to be good.
Size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches
Paper: Bazzill textured cardstock, SU! Blue Bayou Prints DSP
Stamps: SU! Full of Life, Papertrey Everyday Blessings
Bling: Gemstones (Paper Studio)
Ink: SU! Buckaroo Blue and Chocolate Chip
Ribbon: Sheer white

2 comments:

Jessica F. said...

JoLynn - That's a great card, and I love the sentiment! I need to try this challenge! :)

SmilynStef said...

Hilarious sentiment ... makes me smile ... gorgeous card ... love all of the bling.