Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Oh What A Night...

Wow! Talk about a night last night! Have you ever had one of those moments when every idea sort of, well, skunks? That was me last night.

It's Tuesday! Woohooo! Time for another fun inspiration challenge from Beate! The inspiration piece is so very pretty and serene....This is from a Martha Stewart ad...I think... I love the colors...I love the crispness of everything! It's just so soft and serene!

So last night I start to work on my card for this and nothing is working! Here's my card...

I wanted to use the colors from the picture....blue and white with a splash of something. I love the wall hanging on the very right side of the inspiration piece...that's where I picked up the scallop on the side of my card. First I had a black 'frame' for it. That was to much. Then I paper pierced the scallops...not enough...I though about adding gems...to blingy...is that even possible! Then I opted for the pearls. Ahhh....love the pearls.

My new Fresh Cuts stamp set arrived yesterday and I wanted to use it...couldn't wait! Especially since mounting required only peeling the backing off and sticking it to the wood! Gotta love those die cuts! I stamped it in black on the other side and then added the sentiment. Then I thought 'I need a ribbon'....never found a place that it worked. It just made everything seem to busy. So then I pulled out my liquid pearls and added some red to the berries on the flowers and there you go.

Simple and Serene.

Now let's head over to the rest of Beate's team to see what they came up with for the BIC#16....Charmaine, Danielle, Dawn, Silke, and Susan....then I will be off to see what you guys come up with. I really love seeing all of the different directions everyone goes with these! It's so much fun!

I hope you all have a wonderful day! It's a rainy one here but it's the last day of school...and a half day at that! I was hoping to take the boys for ice cream but who wants to sit outside for that! Guess we may actually have to head to an indoor place instead.

Yay for summer! Post you soon! :)

12 comments:

2stampis2b said...

Very pretty!

silke said...

Jennifer - I know what you mean and trust me I have been there many times myself!!!!

Your card is still very beautiful!!! Love the pearls and the half circle you have added!!!

Enjoy your day with the boy's!!!

Terrie B x said...

Wow I sooo love this Jennifer...Hope alls well and your enjoying your week:)x

beate said...

Girl...noone can tell from your card that you had a hard time coming up with something gorgeous for this challenge. Your card is beautiful!!!!
Have a wonderful day! Hugs and smiles

Danielle Lounds said...

Oh yeah - I've had the skunky days! There are a couple of cards in my stack that I just cannot bring myself to post from those days. :) However I think your card is purely delightful and it rocks so I'm glad you posted it!!! :)

Diane Gilbert (djluvs2stamp on SCS) said...

Jennifer this card is beautiful! I love the scallop circle and the pearls. You did an awesome job with the inspiration peice girl!!!

Denise Clark said...

I love the way this card doesn't "appear" balanced but yet "feels" balanced. Very delicate and pretty!

Denise

Julie Koerber said...

Love the Jennifer! It's so crisp and serene!! I think it's fab!! Man I wish I made a card that looked like that on a "bad" creative day! :-)

Andrea, said...

Beautiful, I love all the pearls and a great image, this is a very stylish card. Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog. Have a good day

Jackie said...

Very classy. I just love all your work, you are such and inspiration. Sorry I haven't been by for a while but I am sooooo busy with work. Take care. xx

Curt in Carmel said...

Hey Jennifer! You nailed this challenge! To me, it has an Asian feel and is calm and peaceful! So awesome! Hope you survived the storms! Curt

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh how pretty and unique, Jennifer! I LOVE your take on the challenge! Sorry I'm commenting so late. . .I'm trying to catch up from vacation! :)