Saturday, May 23, 2009

Inspired??? Not Inspired?? That is the question!

I am usually pretty adventurous with color, both brightness and in combo with other colors. But I must say the inspiration piece for this challenge caught my eye because it combined colors that I would not normally combine. Below is the inspiration piece.
This is certainly not a practical purse or color combo, but I found it a fun challenge to create a card inspired by it. The main image I used is from Cornish Heritage Farms, while the backgrounder I used for the skeletal leaves is an unlabeled unmounted sheet. It is a fav of mine.

Hope you are enjoying the start to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Please, at some point this weekend, take a moment to remember the reason behind this long holiday weekend. Remember those who have sacrificed in any way in service of our country. My dad was a veteran of World War II and lost his arm in the D-Day invasion. My brother served in Vietnam. Enjoy the holiday, but take a moment to give thanks to those who serve.

Have a fabulous day!!!

11 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Super job, very inspiring. Hugs Cindy xoo

Traci M said...

Love that blue backgrounder on your card Joanne! You made an awesome card with these colors, very pretty!
Thank you too for the reminder to remember those that have served our country faithfully. My husband's Dad was a surgeon in an army MASH unit in Germany! I love to hear the stories!

Mothermark said...

Joanne! This is such a cool card! I love how you were inspired by the blue background. You did good.....very eye catching, very cool and unique card!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend too.....enjoy your holiday.Thanks for sharing the story of your family members in the service.

StampOwl said...

looks fantastic to me

Denise (peanutbee) said...

This is STUNNING! Truly GORGEOUS, girl! I love those background panels with the yellow flower...AWESOME!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

You brought these colors together so beautifully! I love that pretty flower. Gorgeous card, Jo!

Crystal said...

This is soooo beautiful!!! I love your take on the ic!!! Gorgeous work!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C!!! Not only is this card a wonderful take on the inspiration piece, but it's GORGEOUS Joanne!! LOVE the bg showcasing that fabulous flower. And the black gingham ribbon is the perfect touch!!

Joan Ervin said...

Boy, did you ever do a fabulous job with your inspiration card...I knew right away what purse inspired you!!!! Thanks for you wonderful words about Memorial Day....My DH is Retired Army and my Dad was at Pearl Harbor during WWII so MD is pretty special around here!!! Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!!!

Denise said...

Perfect, that card is awesome!

Silke said...

This is one fabulous inspired card - Joanne!!!

I didn't even have a chance to check the IC out...and you know I love to play...but this was such a crazy weekend that I'm still trying to get caught up!!!