Friday, June 11, 2010

Inkspiration #27!

Hello stampin' friends! Welcome to another fabulous sketch from Makeesha! Oh, how I love Fridays, and the wait to see what she'll come up with next, is near intoxicating! I have to admit that having the privilege of being a guest designer, I got all 4 sketches and colour combo's UP FRONT!! That's like opening Christmas pressies early :D So get your best stampin' hat on, and maybe it will be YOUR turn next week!

I have been itching to use my new Minivanabella stamp by Stampingbella for some time, and when I saw this sketch, the first thing I though of, was to put the mini van in the little oval. I had to take a little liberty with the sketch layout to make it work, but that's what it's all about right? Inspiration! I bought this stamp because it repesents my little family PERFECTLY!!! There is me, with my sleek & streaked 'do, with baby Isabella in my arms, Kade stuck to my leg, and Sarah skipping along happily alongside! (hubby is parking the SUV, lol) I just couldn't resist! Who I'd send a card like this to, I have no idea, but I love it anyways :D

I may have overdone the brightness & contrast in my edit, but I have just discovered these amazing tools, and cannot believe the difference a little tweak makes to the photo! So, I've lost a little of my shading on the colouring, but it was worth it to lose the shadows :)

I've coloured my little Bella family with Stampin' Write markers, and slathered the mini van in crystal effects to make it look like a brand new shiny Tarago!

And here is Makeeshas sketch...

Pop on over to visit the rest of the Inkspirations Designers for some fabulous ideas & eye candy!
last weeks challenge winner Kim Badelt
and of course Makeesha!
Recipe for 'Enjoy the little things' card:
Stamps - Enjoy Every Moment, Minivanabella by Stampingbella, Cheep Talk (heart).
Ink - Memento Tuxedo black, Riding hood red, Whisper white craft, Stampin' Write markers in real red, basic black, not quite navy, certainly celery, more mustard, creamy caramel, pretty in pink and chocolate chip. Copic T1 marker.
Card stock & paper - Baja breeze, whisper white, kraft, Hand Drawn DSP (hostess).
Tools & Embellishments - Spiral punch, corner rounder punch, Riding hood red taffeta ribbon, crystal effects, dimensionals.
All materials Stampin' Up! unless noted.
Lee x


KimB said...

Hi Lee,
as soon as saw this it made me smile - its so true to life. Love how you started with the idea of the mini van :)and the sentiment is just perfect too. Lots of fun.


Keesh said...

OH a BIG chuckle out loud from me Lulla, because absolutely YES that is you to a tee! Loving those slim long legs too! Love your colour combo, and the wee lil minivan....Too cute! Thanks so much for your inspiration this week. Love Keesh x

Amanda xx said...

A very cute and fun creation! Love the colour combo and sentiment, especially the red. Perfect card for a friend who might be feeling a little under-appreciated!? Thanks for the inspiration.

Renée said...

LOVE this! Fabulous colours and images :)

Lynn said...

Oh my lord...this is so adorable! Fabulous! I love it!

Chantelle said...

Ooh, this is super cute Lee - such a fun card and the colours are fabulous. Don't you love how the card just pops out with a little editing - well done. x

Christine Blain said...

Super-cute! LOVE the kraft and red together, and the shiny mini van is a great touch. What a fun card.

Teneale said...

Great card, love the bow and brads. I am starting to think I need to get that stamp set.

Have a nice weekend.