Tuesday Trigger – Lovely as a Lullaby

Tuesday Trigger Inspiration:

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I was inspired by the colour scheme to make this cute set in the soft blue, yellow and black colours. After I had my project completed, I went to look at the full quilted piece on Etsy and discovered it was a baby boy quilt with elephants and other little animals on it. Not a huge coincidence I suppose, since the colours screamed “baby boy” at me.
Be sure to click on the Tuesday Trigger picture and follow all the great links to see tons of wonderful inspiration!

Masculine Map

June 9th, 2011:

As soon as I saw this card on Lisa Spangler’s blog, I knew I had to give it a whirl. When my friend emailed me asking me to make a card for her dad that incorporated the Walt Whitman quote “O Captain! My Captain!” I thought “captains… navigating… maps… okay, so he’s not a sailor but it might work.”

O Captain

Actually, at first I thought about saying no. I mean, it’s a bit intimidating making a card for an art collector who owns his own gallery, yes? But I’d like to think Ally’s dad won’t be critiquing my watercolour technique. Which consisted of carelessly scribbling watercolor pencil strokes all over the map stamp and adding water to blend. I copied Lisa with the Vintage Photo distress ink too – thanks for the inspiration, Lisa! 🙂

Map Stamp: Impression Obsession, Sentiment: computer generated

I’m a Wiener! err… WINNER! :)

I was pleasantly surprised this week to wake up on Thursday morning and check Flickr only to discover a slew of congratulatory comments in my newsfeed. I clicked over to the Hero Arts blog and discovered that they picked one of my cards for the second round of winners for the May contest! This is the third time I’ve won a $50 shopping spree from Hero Arts – the first two projects can be seen HERE and HERE. I highly encourage everyone to enter – if I can win, anyone can. Seriously.

Here’s the winning card again… I’ll take a photo of my goodies when they arrive! 😀

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