Saturday, 10 January 2009

Kristina's Color Inspiration #37

I haven't participated in one of Kristina's Color inspirations for quite some time, and still having a little Christmas holiday time on my hands I thought I'd participate in this week's:


I sat down to it last night (with the tennis in the background), and by Midnight I had the layout, stamps and general direction of where I was going...but I just couldn't make it look right. So I headed to bed and thought I'd sleep on it.

That would have been all fine and dandy if the local hoods hadn't been boosting cars are dragging them on the road a couple of streets away. I lay there listening to them leaving their big important marks on the roads and grinding the gears (and wishing they'd grow up) for at least an hour (sorry about the whinge...just had to get it off my chest). Anyway, when I woke this morning I didn't have much more idea or inspiration than I did at midnight last night...but it is going to have to do!


It looks a little naked IMO...probably could have used a sentiment along the bottom...but it ended up looking a little too crowded for me. I like the layout and the stamps a lot! I have substituted Soft Sky for the Baja Breeze, which we don't have.

Ingredients:

Cardstock: Soft Sky, Whisper White and Textured Chocolate Chip
Paper: Spring Silhouette and Summer Picnic Designer Series papers
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Heart Prints
Inks: Old Olive Classic Ink
Accessories: SU Scallop Edge Punch, SU 1/16" Circle, Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, SNAIL, Dimensionals and Glue Dots.


That's all there is to it! Have you noticed how much I like layers and symmetry (how could you not, hey?). This is the reason I've been looking at sketch challenges. Trying to shake my dependence on symmetry....and try something a bit different. Obviously I didn't succeed here, but there is always tomorrow :-).

Hope your day is a good one.
Sam.

31 comments:

Diane Barnes said...

Happy new year Sam & hope you're having a great break.
You mustn't have slept well last night though if you don't love this card. It's just so pretty & not naked at all. Love the layered hearts especially. Talk to you soon. Hugs, Di

Mary said...

I LOVE it and don't think it's naked at all!

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

This is so pretty, Sam. I'm glad you didn't add to it, it's just wonderful the way it is. Talk to you at CSCC ;)

Nancy Riley said...

It's perfect! ... doesn't need a thing!

ange.kelly@optusnet.com.au said...

Fabulous card! I love the hearts and the way you have done the ribbon

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Beautiful Sam!!!

Sarah
xx

Liam said...

Beautiful as always. It is gorgeous.

Liam

Robyn said...

Love it too! If your'e this clever when you don't get much sleep ....

kareNstampZ said...

I'd always be happy if I made one of your "so called bad cards" - great take for the challenge - pop over to my blog to pick up a well deserved award

Dani Fender said...

Ohhh I like this! Stunning!

Sarah said...

Very pretty card!

Corie said...

I think this is just beautiful!!

Sherri said...

It's gorgoues - it's not 'naked' at all - just perfect!!

Paisley Petals said...

Definitely not naked! And there is NOTHING wrong with a little symmetry :)

Marie said...

I think this is a stunning card!! I love it!

Karen Motz said...

This is lovely! You're tailored bow is perfect for the layout.

Jean said...

Sam, I think this is beautiful and it doesnt need another thing on it! Perfect!

Karen said...

Sam - this is a really lovely card and I agree with Jean......it doesn't need another thing on it!

K

Butternut Sage Designs said...

congratulations!

Sincerely, Jessica said...

this is a really beautiful card! congratulations!

Sankari W. said...

Samantha!!! Congratulations on the Top25 - your card is just beautiful! LOVE the hearts! hope you are doing well!!! sending you lots of hugs!
Sankari :)

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

CONGRATULATIONS Sam!!!!

Sarah
xxx

Anthonette said...

Congrats on Kristina's Top 25, Sam!

Andrea said...

Congratulations. This card is beautiful.

Danneil Linardi said...

Congrats Sam!!!! As always, your card is beautiful!!!

Nancy said...

congrats, this is a beautiful card!!

Ann said...

Gorgeous! I love the LO! :D

Yali said...

I knew you would get picked. Lovely card!=) congratz.

Stamp With Linz said...

Love this. Well done!

Tracey said...

Naked!? Sam - it's gorgeous! Congratulations - I love, love, love those hearts!

Ashley said...

LOVE LOVE this card! It's fabulous! I want to make one! :) I LOVE IT!