Friday, August 17, 2007

Blogger's Challenge #8

I am typing this at least a week ahead of time...so far I should have been to Green Bay, specifically New Franken WI to see my in-laws! I love my in-laws! I should have over-hugged our three little nieces, Maggie, Leah and Elizabeth (once they remembered who we are...we only get to see them once a year.) and we've successfully been in our hotel in St. Paul and have relaxed there for a bit. I hope I've shopped at Shopko in Green Bay and the School House (an AWESOME teacher store in Green Bay.)




Oh...yeah...the challenge!


This week's challenge was to find an item to inspire us to create a card. Much to my husband's dismay, I'm going to share where I was inspired. The BATHROOM! It's not what you're thinking. This cup hold all of my brushes and tools for my make-up (do you think it's all natural that I look this good? tee hee!) So I spy these bright colors and ta-da! Here's the result...okay...two results!






















The first card is done with the baby wipe technique. Now, my baby wipes are a little dry so the stripes fade just a bit. Once I finished the background, I couldn't get the image of Lifesaver's out of my mind, hence the stamping inspiration...Circle of Friendship!!!






















So, if one card is good...why not two? The third card's stripes are done just using sponge daubers and the ink pads to ink the daubers. I like the solid look of this card. but also like the white space in the first card.




Thanks for looking! I'll be home soon...but be warned...teachers go back to school on the 21st so my posting may be hit and miss for a bit. I'm going to try to keep up but no promises!




Lisa

15 comments:

Stefanie said...

Great cards Lisa! I love the stripes and colors.

I hope you had fun on vacation!

Ida said...

Very festive! Love the bright cheery stripes. I've never tried the baby wipe technique (hard to believe huh?) but it looks fabulous on your cards. Ida

Basement Stamper said...

Very cool! I need to do the baby wipe tech more, I love the bold look of the colors.

Sheryl said...

Both cards are great! This card would brighten everyone's day!

maggie fellow said...

This is very cool!

Leigh O'Brien said...

Very cool, Lisa. I like these a lot!

Karen said...

I love them - great technique for this inspiration challenge too!

Pat Huntoon said...

Love the colorful stripes! Love your translation of the cup.

Lori said...

I definitely see how Life Savers would come to mind! Great work with the inspiration challenge.

Claudia said...

Love the cup! The colors are great and I like the ribbon on the solid stipes...

Susie said...

What a great card. Thank you for sharing this technique too.

Susie

~missprissme said...

I love love love your card...don't ya just love that circle stamp set from SU. I had to have it immediately for the stamper 365. I use it for my signature stamp.

Connie said...

VERY cool stripes on your cards!

My son lives in Madison, WI, so you weren't too far away from him!

Connie
http://inkspiredtreasures.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

great job Lisa - and I'm thrilled to say I actually have the card you posted for this bloggers challenge

Barbara said...

What great cards! The baby wipe technique is so fun...you did a great job using this technique and in imitating the cup!