Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Inspiration Challenge HSSIC128

Well this is a first. I have entered a blog challenge for cards. The blog address for this challenge, should you choose to accept it, is:
A new creative challenge is posted every Tuesday and there is one week to enter. This week's challenge involves a beach picture entitled "Pacific Coast Highway" -- take a look -- it is very unique. No other instructions or restrictions are given. Imagination takes flight!
Let me try to explain my train of thought for this. To my way of thinking, when I'm looking out across a body of water, I get very calm and relaxed - my mind starts to wander, and I feel creative juices starting to flow. My imagination can run as fast as the flow of water. The sentiment on this card states exactly how I view creativity. I need to believe in it and myself before the art can be created. So here I am, in my truck, stopped by the water on a hot summer's day, relaxing and thinking about my next creative moment.

I wish now I'd left out the mountain as it didn't turn out very well.

Stamps: Countryside, Just Believe
Paper: pumpkin pie, soft suede, basic black, whisper white
Ink: crumb cake, so saffron, bashful blue, pool party, close to cocoa (retired), soft suede, black stazon, watercolor wondercrayons
Accessories/tools: polka dot e.f., blender pen, baby wipes (reinkers), BigShot


  1. So Soft and Pretty!! Love the soft color combo with the Pop of black!!! Great watercolor effect!!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

  2. Love it! I think you did a fantastic job and I love the background description you gave for the card in your post. I like the mountain, I think you did a great job. The softness of the colors is perfect for the "feel" you were going for. I am so happy our was the first challenge you did. Welcome and thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  3. Thank you Diane and Shannon for your kind comments!

  4. So creative and just beautiful! Love the way you did the background on here - and your wonderful post!

  5. So pretty, and I totally appreciate your train of thought! Creativity certainly needs to be let loose. It's great that you used Watercolor Wonder crayons, I am so intimidated by them! You did a wonderful job, thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments! Erika

  6. Thank you Lynn and Erika. Always fun to try something a little different!

  7. I am so glad you mentioned about how you were inspired to create your card. That's what this type of challenge is all about. Awesome stampin', thanks for being a part of this week's challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

  8. What a great card. This set is perfect for your recreation. Loved the story behind your creation! Thanks for playing with us this week at HSS.