Monday, October 21, 2013

Thankfulness


This easy card was made for the Inspiration challenge on Splitcoaststampers. We were to draw inspiration from a company called iDesignMe. This was my inspiration. I mostly went with the colors of my inspiration piece...the green in the top, left corner and the recycled hot air balloons on the bottom right. I noticed a few swirls there, too. Yes, that is what it says on the packaging. It was an Italian site and I had to use my translator to find out about the hot air balloons. :-)

All I had to do was make a few swirls with my Memento Dew Drop pad and stamp the sentiment. Now, I have a Fall card and a Thanksgiving card, too.

I'm entering my card into the challenge at Inkspirational #41-Anything Goes

Stampin' for the Weekend has an Anything Goes challenge so I'm posting my card there.

Also, Sister Act Card Challenge has an Anything Goes this week so I'm heading there with my card.

This card puts me into an Autumn mood and I'm heading to the pumpkin patch today with my neighbor/friend. There will be plenty of mums, pumpkins, and pansies to be had....along with hay bales and things for the season. Fun, fun.


Recipe:
Stamps-Creative Imaginations/Thankfulness
Paper-PTI vintage cream cardstock
Ink-Memento Dew Drop/Bamboo Leaves, Potter's Clay, Cantaloupe, Rich Cocoa

29 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

This is just so creative. Love the colouring.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

zub momi said...

Beautiful card! Love the swirly design idea :)

Carla S. said...

This is gorgeous, Brenda! Very creative CAS design! I love it!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

STUNNING!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Those 'whooshes' you created really have movement to them, Benzi. It's like some air is flowing through silk scarves!

jimlynn said...

Oh WOW! Super cool looking. I've never thought to do something like that with the ink pads. Very creative and pretty!
Lynn

Basslady said...

my goodness, hun...
this is incredibly clever and beautiful! love it!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Marisa said...

Such a fun card. Love the swooshes!

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful card - love it.

Beebeebabs said...

I have a question - do you have trouble posting a comment on my blog? - I see where you commented but it did not post

Donna Hanley said...

Oh I love it, Brenda. Gorgeous colors and I've tried the ink pad thing, but it has never some out as nice as yours. GREAT job.

Bonnie said...

I love how you've swirled these colors! I'm going to try that with my spots. Beautiful sentiment too! So perfect for this time of year. Have fun at the pumpkin patch!

Carol L said...

This has to be one of your most creative cards ever, and I really LOVE how it turned out! The colors are so pretty, and that great sentiment is just what those swirls needed! Gorgeous!

Nonni said...

Stunning!! I must try using my Memento pads like this. Thank you so much for the inspiration! Your card is really lovely. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges!

MaryH said...

My gracious, this looks like a beautiful painting. Your swirls are so graceful, and it reminds me of the swirling leaves as they fall. Yep, great Fall or Thanksgiving card. Good job, & TFS

Del said...

Gorgeous CAS card. Love the colours and the creativeness. Thanks for joining us at Stampin For The Weekend and Good Luck! xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE the dip bg! Beautiful card!!

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty and creative!

Charlene said...

This is stunnng!!!!

Maria said...

Amazing color with design...just fabulous, Benzi...love it!

Corysnana1 said...

Love your card. THe swirls are gorgeous and the overall composition is so visually interesting. Thanks for linking up with us at the SIster Act Challenge Blog this week.
Cathy xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW what a beautiful play of colors so gorgeous

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow, that is spectacular. I love how you did the background. What a great technique.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Sassy Raggedy said...

Brenda, this is just lovely. Simple and fun. Forgive me for being away so long, have had some illnesses. Hopefully, I am getting back on track now. Hugz, joann

Barb said...

Absolutely stunning! I love it!

Davi said...

Wow how cool is that Brenda!! I love the way you created the swirls, they give the coolest since of movement, just what you think of when you think of the Spirit! Fabulous :)

Shirley said...

What a great technique! Gad, I've missed your art!! Love this and want to try it. TFS!!!!

NanaConnie said...

Stunningly simple, Benzi, and I really love it! Totally clever use of the Dew Drop ink pads; far better than any attempt I ever managed. I'm afraid mine end up in the "round" file. This is perfect!

Joanne (jojot) said...

I think this has to be one of my favs ever....I just love the effect you got with your direct to paper technique....just fabulous