Thursday, January 1, 2009

Card Crazy Inspiration Challenge

A couple of months ago, I joined a blogging group on Splitcoast. We call ourselves Card Crazy Chicks, and twice a month, one of us hosts a challenge on our blog. This time it's my turn, and I'm hosting an inspiration challenge.

I chose this girl's bedroom I found on the Green Apple Design website. I was drawn to the colors and soft look of the room.

I love the built-in bookcases and window seat, and I thought the French memo boards made an interesting pattern on the wall.

For the starting point on my card, I pulled some of the colors from the room. Then I used my Nestabilities Labels 1 (a new purchase from i {heart} papers--love that place!) to mimic the shape of the white fabric draped over the bed. I wanted my butterflies floating across the card to reflect the butterflies hanging from the bedroom ceiling.

Use this bedroom as the inspiration for your card. You may use the colors, layout, style--anything that inspires you. There are no rules; no card is "wrong." Follow the inspiration wherever it takes you.
Leave a link to your card in the comments section so I can view your card. This challenge runs until January 15.
Stamps: Stem Sayings (SU)
Paper: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink, PTI white
Ink: Bashful Blue
Accessories: Nestabilities Labels 1, Martha Stewart classic butterfly punch, pearls (Kaiserscrapbook)

29 comments:

cardcrazy said...

Great inspiration! I am going to have to think about this one! Great job!

Pauline said...

Hi there. The colours are lovely, well done.

Heather said...

Great challenge Ann! Love your card - especially the butterflies!

xiumaiyuki said...

Simple yet beautiful!!! this is the kind that I like. Happy New Year!

Kerry said...

Beautiful inspiration room...love the soft colors on your card. Happy New Year!

Loreen said...

That bedroom is gorgeous - what an inspiration! You card came out beautiful =)

Shirley said...

Very very beautiful~!~ So Spring and I can use it now~!!

Cher Bapp said...

What fun inspiration...I love decorating, so pulling card inspiration from decor would be FUN!!

Susan said...

What a neat inspiration. I like how you described the shape of the nestie label as the hanging curtains.

Mandy said...

Beautiful card, Ann! I love how well it reflects your inspiration...and I LOVE the butterflies!! :)

Angie Tieman said...

Very cute card! Great inspiration piece, so sweet and fun!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

beautiful simple card, very nice work! *~*

Kazan Clark said...

Wow Ann what an awesome challenge! I love the picture you chose and your card is just beautiful.
Hugs
Kazan

Diane said...

Beautiful fun card...love the butterflies, and I would love to have a room like that for myself!!!

Have a Great and Happy New Year!!!

Elizabeth said...

Very pretty card! I love the butterflies! I wish my bedroom looked like that.

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card...love the colors you used!

Enfys said...

What a great idea, and you have interpreted the picture beautifully - I love that window seat too :)

Stacey Schafer said...

great inspiration photo! love your darling card, Ann:)

cadnileb said...

Fun inspiration! When I get back to my craft room I'll have to play!

Dianne said...

What a lovely room! This challenge will be a lot of fun...the colors and details in the room are wonderful!

MaryJo said...

Very pretty! Clean and simple, I love it!!

JoLynn said...

Now, you know I will have to do YOUR challenge! Kewl.

I just bought that Nestabilities at Friendz a couple weeks ago. I'll have to play with it a bit, seeing the cute stuff you are cranking out.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Ann, can anyone play or just the members of the group?

Elena said...

Very beautiful inspiration! And your card is so gentle!

Lyn S said...

Great challenge Ann.....I will try to get this one done on time!

virginia said...

Very pretty!

Marnie said...

Love this challenge going to do this now!

Marnie said...

Love Love Love your inspiration! Completed the challenge yesterday just got it scanned.

http://papertivity.blogspot.com/2009/01/ccc-inspiration-challenge.html

Thanks so much!

Lyn S said...

Finally got this challenge done Ann! You can see my card here - http://artyaspirations.blogspot.com/2009/01/card-crazy-chicks-inspiration-challenge.html