Thursday, May 9, 2013
Inspiration and Good News!
Greetings! A huge welcome to all of my new followers! Sharing today a card I made for the challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show. The challenge is to create a project "Inspired By" someone or something, the inspiration is ours to decide. I am inspired EVERYDAY by a number of Artists that I follow online. To pick one would be difficult for me! When I sat and pondered the challenge theme, I decided to go in another direction with one of my favorite, and first discovered, stamp companies, Artistic Outpost. From the moment I stumbled onto their stamp images I was smitten. They pulled me in, help define my "style" through the use of their images and really helped me grow as an artist. For this challenge, I decided to create a card with images I recently acquired by AO. I love the rich details, the vintage-like, historical essence they portray. I thought I was going to go with a lot of color when I first sat down to make this, but in the end, the images were so gorgeous on their own, I decided to stay more neutral. I may give my original design a go another day, though! I also wanted to share with you that I was recently selected to join the Design Team over at Eclectic Ellapu! I discovered this challenge site earlier this year and have enjoyed a number of their challenge offerings. I was delighted when I saw the call to join the DT and elated when I was selected. I'll be back in a few weeks with my first piece for Eclectic Ellapu. Thanks so much for dropping by today. Yvonne