So the end result is I decided to just surf around and see where I could get inspiration. Great idea, but my goodness there is just to much talent out there. I love Graphic 45 so I hung out there for the longest and was amazed at what I saw. I also downloaded all of their project sheets for future use.
Gloria Stengel and Denise Hahn are two of my favorite designers of Graphic 45 products so when I can I follow their tutorials to create some of my best work.
Anyway I have two cards to share with you that were inspired by two very talented ladies.
My first card was inspired by Loretta Lock. Her work always jump starts my mojo, and sometimes I just find one of her projects so beautiful that I just have to case it, so I can admire it.
For this card I used Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante. The digital sentiment was created by Create with TLC.
Both ribbons came from my stash of ribbon scraps and I think they were the Offray brand. Did you notice that the basic foundation of this card is all about the paper. Very little embellishments were added and no stamping.
The metal butterfly I removed from an unwanted charm bracelet that once belonged to one of my girls. That's right, nothing is thrown away without my permission...(mini hoarder here)....who knows what I can do with it.
BTW I was rather proud of my bow although I did kind of destroy the tails while trying to make a pennant end. Should have practiced before I tried.
The designer paper is Basic Grey and the card-stock is Bazzill. Again very few embellishments were used. I added a few buttons and one scrap piece of ribbon. Spellbinders die was used to cut out the image once it was colored.
Edges were inked with Walnut Stain and I my image was colored with prisma color pencils and OMS. The inside used the same basic layout as the front of my card.
Whew!!! surfing the net can be tiring. If you're looking for inspiration check out the project sheets Graphic 45 offers, and their designers always give you instructions on how to create a lot of their projects.
Well I think I have had enough inspiration for one day. I think I will stop here and clean up this mess I've managed to create in the last 6 hours. A messy room means creativity is happening....I read that somewhere.