Monday, December 13, 2010

Just Another Manic Monday...

...wish it were Sunday...how many of you are singing that song?  Or, are too young and have no idea what song this is?  Anyways....it's Monday...time to attack the week!  Less than two weeks to go until Christmas!

My card today is for two challenges:  Card Creations Challenge:  Thank You Cards and Jenny's Wee Memories Challenge. Jenny's challenge was to choose something that inspired you.  I had two things that inspired me:  Collin's sweet picture below and Jennifer McGuire.  I loved the picture that Collin brought home and wanted to create a card similar to it.  I thought of Jennifer's technique where you put distress ink on your craft pad and then spray it will Perfect Pearls. You then take a stamp block and rub it in the ink/pearls mixture.  Once the block is covered you "stamp" the block on your cardstock.  The blue background on this card has the pearlized ink on it.  I think dried it a bit and stamped the tree images on it.  I was pleased with how it turned out and made a few wintery thank you notes.

Here's Collin inspiration photo:
 And my card!
Ingredients:  PTI Kraft Paper; Stampin' Up Whisper White and Baja Breeze Paper; Ranger Distress Ink; Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip and Real Red Ink; PTI Through the Trees and Damask Design Stamps

17 comments:

Laurel said...

Love both projects!

mamia (me and mine in Alabama) said...

Collin should do a weekly challenge, it is adorable! Your card is pretty to, love the sentiment banner.

Rene said...

I love both cards. Collin certainly has some artistic talent...great card Collin.

I am going to use your idea for a card I need to send...

You always do such a beautiful job, and make them look so easy.

Amy said...

What a little artist! Great card Collin! I certainly know "Manic Monday" song Lynn! I immediately started singing it when I read your post title! LOL Love the "blues" you used in your card and it matches your cute inspiration piece great!

Jay Gee said...

Collin's picture is adorable and you did a great job casing it. I love the red bird and the pearlised background.

Diane Jaquay said...

Two GREAT creations Lynn :)

Karen B. said...

I don't know which I like more, your inspiration piece or your card!

Anonymous said...

...blame it on the train, but the boss is already there....I'm chuckling to myself because we had a train a block away from where I used to work and it made everybody late ALL the time. Thanks for the little memory jog!
Anyway, you made quite a stunning card! WOW! I also love your son's work, I would frame that one!

Maureen said...

gorgeous!!!! Both Colin's and yours :) The images look like our city right now with our last snowfall...so pretty :)

Cristina said...

Are you kidding me? I like yours better! Those beautiful blues! And love how you set your sentiment on the banner like that. Congrats on your pub pick-ups, too! Yahooooo! A great reason to look forward to those issues!

Cath said...

Hey Lynn! Thanks for entering the Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Week Thank You Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Anonymous said...

Both are beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Wee Memories :)

Dana said...

I LOVE basing inspiration on my kids! I find that their clothes does it to me every time. A funky shirt or a sweet sleeper... I keep meaning to do more of this...
Great drawing and super wonderful card!

Emily Leiphart said...

Just BEAUTIFUL, Lynn! I love that you were inspired by Collin's wonderful painting!

Jinny Newlin said...

So, so pretty, Lynn! And how sweet of you to CASE your son! Thanks for playing along in the Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

Laurie said...

Love this card! The colors are so fun! And Collins picture is too cute!

Ann said...

Absolutely lovely creation! Thanks for playing at Wee Memories!