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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Magic Man

Greetings everyone! Today is Sunday and I am hopefully traveling back home as you read this post. I wanted to share another piece I made using a number of images from the new March Release by Artistic Outpost. It also includes images from several older releases. I actually got my inspiration for my card while my husband and I were at one of his conferences in Washington, DC recently. I was taking a walk through a lovely neighborhood adjoining our hotel and came across a beautiful old home. It had a white stucco exterior and to soften it, the designer lined up squares of colored tiles in red, blue, green and yellow around various areas of the perimeter. I immediately knew when I returned to my hotel room that I would make this card inspired by those colored tiles! The alphabet is from the new Secretary Pool plate. It was stamped four times with Festive Berry, Crushed Olive, Faded Jeans and Scattered Straw Distress Inks. Letters were randomly cut out from the various colors and applied over one of the uncut alphabets. The edges were distressed with more distress ink. The young man from the Think and Wonder stamp plate was stamped in Faded Jeans Distress Ink, trimmed and mounted to an Ideology Ticket Stub with dimensionals. Before adding the young man to the card front, I hand-dyed some cheese cloth with Crushed Olive Distress Ink and layered it to the card front. Words from the Huck Finn stamp plate were stamped in matching ink colors, distressed and scattered over the front of the card. The quote from the new Quote and Quotables stamp plate was stamped in Faded Jeans, distressed and mounted to several layers of distressed matting. A light bulb, wrapped with Baker's Twine, some vintage buttons, more cheese cloth and a silver luggage charm complete my card. This would make a wonderful card of encouragement for a special man in your life. I'll be sharing more cards from the new March Release in the upcoming days. I hope you will stop back. Thanks for dropping by. Best wishes, Yvonne

4 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

A delightful card Yvonne and so brilliantly conceived and inspired by your walk. It's fabulous.
Hope you have a great Sunday and a good trip home.
hugs {brenda} xox

Meggymay said...

Wonderful card, love all the elements and details. Its surprising where ideas come from, have a safe journey home.
Yvonne

lynne said...

Proving that inspiration can strike at any time.
So much interest and texture, stunning.
Wishes
Lynne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Another fantastic piece, great colors and quote.