Sunday, 17 April 2011

When I was least expecting inspiration for my next card


The other day I was walking to the station and have to admit really didn't want to walk on this particular morning. As I was walking  I noticed a small white brick house I don't normally pay any attention to. It is a small cute house that has all these flower pots with gorgeous colourful flowers that really stand out against the white bricks. Suddenly my mood improved as I had found inspiration for my next card and couldn't wait to do my version of this gorgeous little house on a card. It never ceases to amaze me where one can find inspiration.

For this card I created the brick background by cutting out strips of white cardstock and sticking them down on white cardstock to form the design of the bricks, it did take a long time to do this but it was worth it in the end. I made the flower pots out of craft cardstock. I drew the stems and leaves and punched out the flowers which I adhered to the cardstock with dimensional foam, added some clear buttons to finish off. The sentiment has was done on my computer.

I have to do a few Mother's day cards this year. One of them ofcourse is for my mum but the others are for my friends who are not into card making but want to give their mothers handmade cards, think I will be able to get them done on time if I get myself organized.

The Challenges I have included-
ColourQ #80-ColourQ
My favourite things (flowers)-Amber's craft and stuff

At the moment I am watching a music show called RAGE, its a hip hop special so needless to say I am not going to sleep tonight. Hope everyone is having a good weekend, thanks a gain for popping by.

I was one of the featured artists for this card at over at TPV

12 comments:

Patrice said...

Love those little flower pots!

Sylvia said...

Hi Susan, I loved hearing you story about the inspiration for your card. Our surroundings offer so much when least expected. I love your card. Thanks for joining us this week on the ColourQ.

Rhonda Miller said...

Great card. I love the flowers.

patti west said...

I love that you found inspiration while walking down the street and seeing a house w/pretty flower pots. Seriously...way to notice the little things around you. Thanks for the instructions on how you created this card - I wondered how you did the background. Love it and the sweet flower pots!! :) Thanks for sharing at the Paper Variety too! :)

XXOO AMY said...

this is sooo adorable! love it! thaks for playing along with us at TPV!

Lada said...

Hi, Susan! Beautiful idea for card! I love your spring flowers! They give good mood!

cg said...

Wow, that wall is powerful: its inspiration has gone around the world! What a gem of a card idea. I can see this is all colors and styles. The alignment of the "bricks" is so clean that I thought it was embossed!

mindy gallagher said...

how fun! I love the little flower pots! Thanks for playing along with us at TPV!!

Suzy said...

love this card! Congrats on being featured and Thanks for sharing your talent at TPV :)

Amber's Crafts and Stuff said...

Too cute!

I am so glad you joined us for our "My Favorite Things" challenge@ Amber's Crafts and Stuff.

~*~Amber~*~
www.amberscraftsandstuff.com

Priyanka Bokdia said...

woww i loved the brick effect.. and so much in love with these flower pits.. your work is so fresh and so cheerful! just cant stop taking out my eye's.. indeed a special card for mother's day!

cg said...

Hi, I just wanted you to know how much this card inspired me. Here's my card: http://cg-says.blogspot.com/2011/05/geraniums-feel-like-home.html