Friday, January 23, 2009

30 day challenge: Day 1- INSPIRE ME!

Today has been very busy. The kids are running around like crazy, the laundry is piled up, the house is a complete mess....but I got through day one!
I was so excited about challenging myself that my mind has been racing for the past 24 hours. Matter of fact, last night as I showered all I could see was inspiration! I never realized how interesting some of my toiletry bottles are! It took all I had not to run downstairs at 10 pm and put my idea into use. And here is what it was:


Part of my Christmas from my children was some Peppermint shower gel they had given me. As I lathered up last night I noticed how striking the bottle was....not only the black and white, but also the silver and clear. And if I layered those concepts......

Voila! A card for my first challenge day! As usual, the picture is a bit blurry! I either need to a) improve my photo skills or b) GET A NEW CAMERA!!! This is driving me insane! Anyway....

This is a 4x4 note card done in black and white and then overlaid with some silver embossed transparency. The black mat was placed under the transparency while the white focal point was placed on top. I attached the two elements together with black brads. And I am not sure if you can tell, but I did a little dry embossing around the image to make it stand out.

I really had fun putting my idea into a card and already have my eyes on another soap bottle for tomorrow's project! Tune in next time...

Have a good evening!

Hugs,

4 comments:

Jen said...

Love where you got your inspiration from. Your card is beautiful!

CoveredInCrafts said...

Great job!!

Sara said...

What wonderful inspiration, bw is one of my fave combos. The card you have made is so pretty love the layer of silver with it. Great job!

Ann said...

Awesome card! I love how you used the bottles for inspiration!