Sunday, March 7, 2010

Color and Layout Inspiration...

...with challenges!  I finally got a chance to get inky this week and wanted to participate in a few challenges.  I love the FTL81 layout on Clean and Simple stamping!  Boy, lots of ideas came to mind when I saw that one.  I made a few.  Nothing like a straightforward layout sketch to get your creativity flowing when I had no time to stamp all week!  The circles "said" so many things to me...strawberries, snowflakes, citrus slices, patterned paper, etc!  Here, they said "christmas ornaments!" (Then they said..."ha, ha...look at all that red glitter all over your kitchen table!") 

While these are all based on FTL81, one incorporates the Color Q challenge which I've never tried before.  The challenge was to use  navy, celery, sahara sand, baja and white.  Great spring/summer colors!  I was also inspired by Nadia's creation that I found while perusing all of the Mr. Linky submissions!  (Love to do that!  Very inspirational - lots of "ah-ha!" moments).

The last one has a spring theme, which was the idea on Pals Paper Arts challenge.  Pink and cotton-and-glitter-tailed bunnies definitely say SPRING is almost here! 


  1. All of them are very, very cute...I think the middle one is my favorite!!!

  2. Oh Shannon, all three cards are very beautiful. The bunny card is too cute, but my personal winner is number two. Nadia

  3. I think they're all gorgeous in different ways. It's quite startling to come across a Christmas card at this time of year but it's never too early - right?!!

  4. I love the sparkly ornaments!! The pieced flowers are gorgeous, and those bunnies are adorable!

  5. Love the bunnies and the polka dots - too cute! Thanks for playing at PPA!

  6. How fun that you did three versions. They are all terrific.


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