Thursday, January 28, 2010

My Inspiration Challenge and Subsequent Creation


Oh Hello Creative Friends,

How are you this lovely winter's day?

I wanted to talk about Inspiration today.

I am inspired (at least hourly) by SO many things...

laughter
dreams
music
literature!
photographs
art
ballet
color
nature
adventures
people
travel
country farmers markets
vintage items/antiques, time worn with love
love and emotion
friends
animals
kindness
intelligence
books
words
language
poetry
museums
doors
(where do they go? who has walked through that one before? what's behind it?)
and, yes,
blogs, catalogs and magazines...

because there are SO many talented, creative people out there!

...the list could go on forever...inspiration is all around us.
There is so much beauty everywhere, even in the sad and painful things, moments and places.

I am inspired to write, read, give, do, feel, imagine, decorate, improve, wonder, create, dream...constantly.

Confession: I think I may be a Decorating Magazine Addict (among other things)

I LOVE decorating & gardening magazines, and cannot part with them!!
I have years worth of Country Living, Martha Stewart Living, Romantic Homes, BHG, Southern Living, Country Garden, Coastal Living, etc. etc., --stacks upon stacks, shelves upon shelves of them.
I adore them.
Even some catalogs I cant part with...Anthropologie catalogs are beyond dreamy and delicious!

(I cant be the only one...do YOU salivate and hoard magazines too?)

I decorate with books constantly...as part of the still life's around my home. Stacked on a table with a vase of flowers. So pretty.
(I'll post those pix another day)

I often use the magazines (and their ads) to inspire my decorating, but also in creating art.

Sooo, on that note...

I thought I'd do a Weekly PHOTO Creative Challenge...beginning today!

YOUR MISSION, should you choose to accept it, is:

interpret, any way you wish, the above Tiffany ad, into something creative.
Then share your creation with us by linking us in my comments section.
I will choose one each week to post here on my blog.

Here is my interpretation:


My friend's cousin passed away from cancer in his early 40's this week. It has hit the family hard. The viewing was yesterday, the funeral is today. I decided to make my friend this card.


Supplies ( I cant stop the underlining?? Sorry!):

CTMH txt. cardstock in Breeze and White
The wings: I just hand drew one and then traced it twice and cut it out. ( I dont have the right size winged stamp or chipboard, so I made do)
Then I painted it w/ pearl paint and then stickles.
Silver heat embossing for text.
I did a lot of sanding of the CTMH (white core)txt. cardstock.
Silver Sharpie paint pen borders the breeze blue CS.
I guess the rest is self explanatory.
I used some scraps ( you know I like to use up those scraps) of pretty paper by ROLLING them and glueing them down.

I hope you will play along with my Challenge!

Feel free to share it with friends...creativity and sharing is part of the fun.

Warmly,
Cheryl

6 comments:

  1. Thank you so much Tammy. :o)

    Please have a wonderful weekend.

    ~C

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  2. Thank you Saday. :o)

    Y'all are very sweet.

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  3. I LOVE this card and challenge!! You have sooooo inspired me so I'll get to my desk in the morning and make something. ;-))

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  4. Corinna, what a wonderful comment. Thank you.

    I am SO excited to see what you create!

    ~Cheryl

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