Monday, May 4, 2009

Inspired to a pair of SOCKS!

Two weeks ago at work, my fellow partner and friend Lizza showed me her socks. She wanted me to know that she'd purchased the entire six-pack at Target just for that pair. She really liked the color combination of gray, yellow, and pink. I was not a fan, but that color combo came to mind when I was making her going away card.

I used my Simply Stationery set from Papertrey Ink again, and went after a pattern I had seen on PTI founder Nichole Heady's blog. (You have to scroll down a bit until you see the teal teapot to see what inspired me.) The pattern came together rather easily after I worked it out on grid paper to get the spacing correct. The Basic Gray circles were alternated with Pretty in Pink circles, and the design that fits in the space created between the orbs is stamped with Summer Sun. You can double click on the photo to see it closeup. The base is Basic Gray and the patterned piece is mounted on PiP and tied with Gray Taffeta ribbon. The sentiment is from Heard from the Heart. I'll have another card to post sometime soon that will show my first attempt at this pattern. It's addictive.

Coincidentally (or not), when I was in Austin a few weeks after seeing Nichole's post (but before seeing Lizza's socks), I saw this architectural feature while Lydia was showing me the area surrounding the capitol. I asked her if she'd circle the block so I could photograph it. She didn't flinch; fellow bloggers understand the need for proper art for our readers.

I know I've said this a few times recently, but inspiration really is everywhere. Be on the lookout for it, and put it to good use as you create for those you care about. Lizza was tickled that I'd remembered and those you craft for will notice that you took the time to infuse your work with something special to them.

BTW: Thanks for sharing about your great friends. I've loved reading your tributes. If you don't know what I'm talking about and want to get in on it, check out yesterday's post.


sandra said...

come on.....a pair of socks???
that's wonderful, by the way...

Susan N. said...

What a great card. I love the colors and all the detail. It is an inspiration.