Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hearts a Flutter

What inspires you? Where does your inspiration come from? For me, it might be a sketch challenge or a photograph. For color inspiration, there is nothing like a color challenge, and this week there is a wonderful one over at Create With Connie & Mary.


For me, inspiration is all around, and in this case, it was on page 11 of the Stampin' Up! Occasions 2013 catalog. There is an adorable framed chalkboard, and here is my interpretation in paper! 

Here's the recipe~
  • Stamps ~ Hearts a Flutter, Delightful Dozen
  • Papers ~ Whisper White, Basic Black, Pool Party
  • Inks ~ Basic Gray, Primrose Petals, White Craft ink, Versamark
  •  Accessories ~ Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter framelits, Artisan Embellishment kit, White embossing powder, sponge dauber, white colored pencil, stampin' dimensionals
This is one of the cards we made at a recent class that featured several new products in the catalog, and of the three cards we made, this was the favorite!  To get the chalkboard look, we added a white line with a colored pencil and lightly sponged some white craft ink to give the look of chalkboard smudges.  What do you think?

Thanks for visiting today!  I hope you were inspired!



  1. Great job with the chalkboard technique Barb. Very pretty layering of the banner! Thanks for joining us for the Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Challenge!

  2. Oh yes! I think this is perfection, every single detail is superb. TFS and I'm glad you joined our color challenge this week at CCMC. Smiles, Elizabeth

  3. Oh how pretty and I just LOVE that you DIDN'T do 'messy' chalkboard! I like mine nice and clean! Thanks for joining us in the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Challenge!