Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Inspired by a dress

My younger DD's piano recital was tonight (final extra curricular event for the school year - woohoo!!) she was so stinking cute and she even VOLUNTEERED to go first!!




She did a great job too and I was so proud. Anyway - I sat for an hour or so with not much to do but listen to the performers (and these are all kids so you know it's not overly mesmerizing...) and the more I looked at her dress the more I thought that it was totally a stampable card so tonight I quickly had a go and here's how it came out.



I used a strip of the new 6x6 DP pack and after stamping the flowers in Rose Red I took an aquapainter and just ran it over the ink here and there to give it a bit more dimension. It was quick and not that hard to do - and okay it's not spectacular but I could totally see this as a gift set if you made a bunch with different sentiments or even monograms - and you have all the different colors that go in that DP pack.
I'm off to bed now - tomorrow is the Kindergarten Carnival at school so I'm there the whole day with 120 crazy kids running wild - I think I'm taking Tylenol before I leave in the morning as a preventative measure!

6 comments:

Linda said...

Darling card - and I hear ya about piano recitals! I'm a piano teacher and it's always so hard to find interesting music when they only know a few notes in the beginning!

Creative Expressions by Stephanie said...

Ohhh my gosh you are just tooo c-u-t-e !!! Your daughter looks adorable, and the card you made me....LOVE it!!! (okay, so maybe you didn't make it for me, I still like it).

*hugs*

Steph

GinaP said...

oooh, i like that monochromatic look! I wouldn't have thought to smudge with the aquapainter - that's a neat idea.

Heather Summers said...

Beautiful!!! Not only is that card gorgeous but so is your daughter!!! Thanks for sharing what inspires you!

scrappintrish said...

I love the colors on this card. It turned out very nicely....
Your daughter is adorable! I've always wanted to play the piano but never did..

Debbi (no 'e' on the end) said...

OH I love this......it is just too too cute. TFS