Sunday, July 26, 2009

Traveler's Inspiration Challenge {four}

Tomorrow will be the ONE YEAR anniversary of this blog! I will be picking a winner for my blog candy tomorrow night. (THANKS FOR ALL THE SWEET COMMENTS!) I will email the winner for her address and I hope to get that in the mail before Thursday as I will be going out of town to visit the great city of St. Louis next weekend. I hope to see the City Museum, Zoo, and the Roller Derby while I am there!!

Anyway, I had a chance to participate in a wonderful little challenge tonight. I have several favorite blogs, but this challenge features two blogs that you absolutely have to check out ASAP. My 'one little word' this year is {Inspire}...I am doing my best to pass on the love by participating this challenge, I hope to inspire you to create something beautiful or follow these blogs in your quest for daily creativity.

The challenge site is and she posts a weekly picture for inspiration. This week's picture is beautiful but I love this blog because the author, Tina is wonderful! She is so sweet and her layouts and creations are incredible. Seriously, if you have not checked out this blog yet, you should indulge in her thoughts on {creativity}. She has started a wonderful conversation about creativity and inspiration and the challenges that artists face.

I am so excited to participate in this challenge and I look forward to many more to come as it is only the traveler's inspiration challenge {four}

The second blog to mention is Scrappin and Stampin with Savitri. She is the wonderful artist who chose this picture for the challenge this week. Savitri is an absolute doll. Her artwork is beautiful and she always leaves the sweetest comments.

Here is my creation for this week's challenge. I decided to make a set of 4 cards using some new patterned paper that I picked up this weekend in Tulsa at a scrapbook store. Originally, I set out to make some cards for a swap, but once I started on these and I used the birdcages from a Hambly Screen print, I knew this set of cards would be destined for a different fate...(see my new Etsy store!...more goodies coming soon!)

I was definitely influenced by the arch doorway and I used my oval coluzzle cutter to cut the ovals on the Piggy Piggy tails glitter paper. The card sketch I used for this card is from the CTMH book Wishes, Sun Dial.

(the turquoise-y glitter on the patterned paper reflects the turquoise door much more in person than it does in these pictures...all well.....)

Anyway, I hope you are having a fabulous week!! Enjoy!


travelingmama said...

Oh! I love this! I adore that bird cage! How cute! Congrats on your etsy shop! We are in the process of getting one open too! Best wishes from Morocco!

Ann said...

Love that bird cage! Super pretty!

Sharnee Torrents said...

Love that bird and the cool arch! WOW such a cute but stunning card!!

Tethered2Home said...

Hey Nellie, firstly, totally cool cards. Secondly, congrats on the etsy shop. I'm sure it'll do great!