Saturday, July 26, 2008

Back in the Saddle

Oh, how I have missed creating! Life took over for a little, but now I think I am back in my rhythm.

I just finished IC138, and I have to say, I think there are forces of evil working against my mojo. It started fairly simple, then my Close to Cocoa ink pad had a technical malfunction. The ink pad popped out. So, after about 10 minutes, and 10 very brown fingers, later, it snapped back in. Then, every decision I made seemed quirky. I ripped and reattached quite a bit on this card.

We were asked to choose a website for inspiration. I chose the website of one of my absolute favorite artists, Becky Higgins. I have never had the privilege of meeting her, but, from reading her articles and seeing her creations, I have become quite a follower. So, of course, I wanted to take a peek at her site for inspiration.

I decided to emulate her color choices as well as some of her design elements. Balancing my card was probably the toughest thing for me, as I wanted to do justice to her site's design. I had the "Thanks" sentiment and the copper-toned jumbo eyelets (a story about those will follow), but I needed that third element to complete my triangulation of focal points. I decided to pop up the block with "totally," as when I speak, that would TOTALLY be the word I emphasized. :) I am just hoping it doesn't overshadow the main sentiment. Hmmmm...
OK, the eyelets. Way back in October, Karen and I went to CKC Kansas City. I was signed up for not one, but two of BH's workshops. I was sooooo excited. However, her daughter came down with croup, and she had to cancel. How scary that must have been for her. Still, she put together some of her "favorite things" to give to those of us who missed her afternoon workshop. One of them was... the copper jumbo eyelets I used here. So, here's to you, Becky. Someday, maybe I will get to meet you in person. Until then, keep on creatin'.
Size: 4.5 x 5 inches
Cardstock: SU! Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, and Wild Wasabi
Stamps: SU! Make It Count, Amazing to Zany, Baroque Motifs, and Paisley
Accessories: The Paper Studio Ribbon Scraps, Scrap Arts round copper eyelets, SU! tab punch, corner rounder, Dimensionals

1 comment:

Ann said...

You always have the best stories to go with your cool cards! I'm going to have to start making things up for my blog. ;)