Thursday, June 23, 2011

OLW59 - Inspiration Challenge and a Layout


I'm running a little behind on my entry for the OLW challenge which is hosted this week by Susan at Simplicity.  This week Susan has given us a photo to inspire us...yeah, right!  I have the worse time with inspiration challenges....don't know why, but I do!  Anyway, here's our inspiration photo:



Cute little yellow flowers in a jar...nothing!  My poor brain finally hit on an idea and then I couldn't get it to work out like I wanted it to.  This is the 4th and final effort (well, of course it's the final effort....I'm not still making the same card! LOL!).  I used Asian Fusion stamps from Papertrey Ink.  I tried the vase in blue, red, black...and finally yellow before I liked what I saw.  The flowers are individual blooms that I stamped several times over the top of the vase, then I added the greenery with a Memento pen. [Just so you know, there's a fine line between getting too much greenery and not enough greenery].  


I scored a couple of lines.  One under the vase and one on the bottom edge of the vase.  The sentiment is also a PTI stamp from one of the birthday sets.

I'm also sharing a layout with you today. I made this a few weeks ago and just forgot to post it.


This is my daughter, Kimberly, when she was about 15 months old in 1978. Background is white card stock with a red border. The large loopy border was cut with a die from Lifestyles...and it goes perfectly with the MS loopy punch! The word priceless is a rub on I've had forever. The banner was cut with a die that's also from Lifestyles. The die set includes the strip for the flags, and three different sizes and two styles...it also includes a flag with a different shape. The title work is some old sticker letters from my stash. I added some red doodled lines around the outside border and some white and black doodling on the punched edges. Papers are just some old papers from my stash.  Journaling is tucked behind the photo and the top edge was punched with a MS edge punch. Letters on flags are rub on letters.  Journaling reads:

It happened every day. You climbed on everything and I would have to rescue you and put you back down on the floor. There wasn’t a table, a chair, a shelf, or a bed that you didn’t climb on. I guess you started early reaching for new heights and no matter how often I warned you that you were going to get hurt…you still climbed with abandon…absolutely NO FEAR! Now that you are grown with children of your own, I thoroughly enjoy watching you chase after your little girl - who loves to climb just as much as you did at that age! Kimberly – 15 months old."

Thanks so much for stopping by! Thank you for all the fabulous comments you leave for me! Until next time.....

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20 comments:

Folly said...

Oh, Susan, this OLW challenge has me so intimidated. . .not because I'm not inspired, I am, but because every time I check someone else's contribution out, it is better than the last. This is a beautiful card, and you have done it again with your drawing of the greenery - it looks awesome! I love the gap in the scored line next to the vase, clever idea!
Michelle.

Michellem said...

Sometimes things that look simple aren't simple at all! You did a great job on your greenery! Two thumbs up!

Carla said...

great card and a lovely LO

gerdavriens said...

Wow, I love how you did the greenery, such fine lines............

craftattack said...

Lovely card, but the LO is priceless and really steals the show! Valerie

Sue said...

Brilliant card Susan and a great scrap page you sound like me make something then either forget to post or run out of time for the challenge just not enough hours in a day Luv Sue x

Meggymay said...

Beautiful pieces, I love your set of jars. Yvonne xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Love your scored lines here Susan - they give a real sense of perspective. Always lovely to see your scrapbook pages too - thank you for sharing your memories!

Debgem said...

Susan - it's perfect for the challenge - such a pretty vase of flowers. I like the scored lines to ground the vase.

Your scrapbook page is fantastic!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

LOVE your lovely card and darling lo!!! Always a treat visiting here!

Alison xx said...

What a beautiful card. And your scrapbook page is fantastic, as a parent as least you know where your grey hairs come from - you may not have any yet but I do from my kids doing similiar things !!! A xx

jimlynn said...

Great layout - so fun....and what a wonderful card! Really like the scored lines on it. So pretty.
Lynn

Jenny said...

I just love the vase of flowers Susan and the embossed lines ground it perfectly :0
Super LO too and love the story behind it :)
Jenny x

kingstonmama said...

What a great vase of flowers. Love it.

lililindsay said...

Such a pretty card. The embossed lines give it that extra dimension.

Lisa A. said...

What a pretty one layer card, Susan!! The colors of your flowers pop and the vase is lovely...love, too, how you scored to ground...WONDERFUL:)!!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Hi Susan. I love your OLW card! I love the way you have the vase inside the embossed line. It's happy and fun and I just love it!

Rosemary said...

another fantastic card, susan!! love the layout, too!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful job, Susan. You never disappoint.
Hugs,
Colleen

Bonnie said...

I don't know how I missed this Susan. It is beautiful and you have just the right amount of fine lines for greenery!

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