Saturday, August 10, 2013

Things are looking up! (TAWS34)

Hey crafty friends, I hope you are doing well. I have made 2 cards today, it's been awesome to feel my mojo get going again. I made this card for this week's TAWS #34 Challenge. Here's the inspiration photo:

I bought this set a month ago and hadn't inked it yet, I just thought the arrows were fun and this set had a lot of possibilities.

One thing that really stood out to me about this photo was that the stripes don't meet up, they are offset. I wanted to pull that idea into my card, so I used two different striped papers to pull off that effect.
This is a large card; 5 1/2" square. Super simple stamping and a few pieces of DP and I was good to go. :)
I stamped a (different manufacturer-don't tell on me!) ;) sentiment on the inside, with a different arrow from the set, pointing up of course! The colors I used for inks were: Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo, Peach Parfait, and Certainly Celery.
I thought this card would be fun as a sort of "cheer up" card or a get well card. reflectively, I have to say that this last few months has been SO much better to me than the 2 years prior to 2013. I have been feeling so blessed these last few months, I'm very grateful for my life the way it is today. :) Just goes to show-jut keep swimming and eventually the waters will calm down!
Hope you're having a great weekend! I will be back later today or early tomorrow with my other card. :)

hugs, Noelle


Lynn said...

I love those super fun arrows! This card is absolutely perfect for the inspiration photo.

Leslie Germain said...

Another great card. Love how you used the sentiment with the direction of all your great colored papers.

Barb said...

Fabulous! I love the patterned arrows with these awesome stripes. Thanks for joining us at BE Inspired challenge!