April 30, 2012

Magical Monday - Be Inspired

The challenge this week is "Be Inspired" at the Paper Cupcake's Challenge Blog; There's Magic In The Air. Sonia Rivera gave us this beautifully clean picture with lots of white space and splashes of wonderful color. I automatically wanted to do a clean and simple card. So part of my inspiration for my card was the feeling the photo gave me which was neat and clean, but with a splash of color. Also, I chose an image of bottles, because I was also inspired by the 3 little bottles sitting on the table. I am all about the small details and I think those three little bottles reflected just that, small details in the room. I colored the image "Tender Loving Care" by Paper Cupcakes with colored pencils and dry embossed the background piece that was inspired by the design in the rug.




Well, since we are talking about being inspired, below is a canvas I did one late night. I have been feeling under the weather, a little blue and down lately and one night instead of going to bed I stayed up and ran across this blog. I love to get lost in creativity especially when it is just create as you go. I don't tend to do it very often (not sure why), but when I seen this blog Christy really inspired me. So, I stayed up late and I already had a canvas on hand, of course I already have tons of paper and pretty much everything on hand to get creative with. So, I have this one friend that is always finding "JoY" well that is what she is known for "Joy sayings".... she even takes pictures of Joy dish soap and posts them on FB, she so cracks me up and I just love her attitude. So anyone that would know her and would read this would know who I am speaking of. So... I thought I would go with a sentiment about joy.. since I have been feeling so blue... Plus I think it lifted my spirits. I didn't draw anything out (although I should have). The one thing I love about seeing Christy's videos is she just cut (well she appeared to anyway), although I must say my face is lacking a nose (what is that about) and her chest is not quite how I would really want it (seriously). But I just left them (which was very hard). I didn't really notice either one so much out of whack until of course I had them glued down. I really try to leave all my littler imperfections just that, imperfections and just kept adding. I have many layers, paint, ribbon, punched paper, stickles, rub-ons, marker, different papers and the big flower is my own digi image that I printed on tissue paper and plastered on in the background. I really liked how it turned out and although it does feel a little girlish, I still had tons of fun creating it. Just wanted to share it with you and you should check out Christy's blog she also has some classes you can take as well.



OK, that is it for me today.  I have tons to get completed and accomplished today.  So, if you are feeling a little down and need a little pick me up, remember we always have a choice on how we can direct our attitude... so I hope today you too will choose JOY!

3 comments:

Sonia said...

Gorgeous creation Nina! Love it, great job!
Your other creation look fabulous, love it!
-Sony
Sonia-Studio60

Kathy Bradley said...

Nina,
Your card is wonderful and I really like this image! Your coloring is wonderful, as always. Your canvas is awesome - it reminds me of some place we can go to just be happy, no worries or problems - just pretty flowers and butterfies. Wonderful - big smiles.

Danie May said...

Nina your inspired card is stunning, I love the beautiful coloring of your image and CAS feel of your card. It perfectly matches the look of the photo.

I am so pleased you were able to find some me time to create your beautiful canvas. I have been following some of Christy's work now for some time and have fallen in love with some of her background stamps and She Art Papers. I am off to do a She Art Inspired Class later this month. I love your choice of quote, because happiness really is a choice we can all make, and your beautiful canvas is a wonderful reminder of this.