Saturday, May 5, 2012

Inspired by.....

My card today was inspired by....

 salad (my favorite lunch)
 and this sketch from Basic Grey (details here )
And then you get...this card

About this card: I colored the stamp with Marvy Markers and then sprayed with water twice (with a bit of distance) and then stamp!  The pattern paper is from Basic Grey's indie bloom.
Have a HAPPY Birthday
Crazy, I know! I live and breathe in.....cards!

31 comments:

Barb said...

I really need to start thinking the way you do! I would never have looked at my lunch and thought, "a-ha! a card!" You are just so creative! I love this fabulous, inspired card! Very pretty watercolor effect, my friend! :)

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Like Barb, I'll be looking at my salad in a different light from now on :) Great colours!

donna mikasa said...

Coincidentally, I had a salad for lunch, but I devoured it too quickly! The colors on my plate weren't as pretty as yours. Love your card, love your creativity!

Annette said...

wow I love the water color affect...this card is just beautiful...

kath said...

love your beautiful watercolour card and your lunch looks very yummy...hugs kath xxx

Dawn said...

oh my.... is that mind creative or what... Great card and how funny to be inspired by your salad...which looks yummy by the way

Miriam Prantner said...

Love that this was inspired by food! So pretty!

Lynn said...

Looks like a beautiful spring garden. Happiness...

rcwidow (Linda) said...

very pretty inking! Love that water color look and the Basic Grey pp!

Brenda said...

"Yummy" colors! It's beautiful.

CinnamonSally said...

So pretty Virginia..

joy said...

This card is just "delicious", Virginia :*) Love the pretty colors and the patterned paper looks great with them.

Kara Lynne said...

That's so fresh and colorful. I love the positioning on the card. Good thing you weren't eating a hamburger!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Love your colorful card inspired by that yummy salad, Virginia! I'm getting hungry for lunch and it's only 9am!!

Laura B. said...

Amazing! A card inspired from a salad so creative and fresh!

Kathy (krolski) said...

This post made me laugh. :) I love that you found inspiration from your salad. Your card is beautiful! Love the colors in your "garden".

jintyoo7 said...

Beautiful translation of your lunch, Virginia :)

Brenda said...

I have to say that I could eat salad every day and probably almost every meal! Love the watercolour effect Virginia!

Melissa Shea said...

so beautiful Virginia! I love how you find inspiration everywhere! Even in a salad for lunch :)

Sheila H said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Krista W said...

Thanks for sharing - how fun that a tasty salad turned into a beautiful card. I also have to comment on your salad plate, you inspired me to pull out the china :)

Eve said...

beautiful coloring!! And yummy picture of salad! me, too, i luv Salad, with lots of different vegis! :-)

Christina said...

Ooh, you're making me hungry! I love the watercolor look of your stamped flowers and the gorgeous bright colors!

Katarina said...

I don't think you're one bit crazy - it's great to be able to get inspirations from everyday things around you. Pretty card!

Lindsey said...

This is one of the finest examples of marker stamping -- beautiful! The touches of patterned paper are perfect.

Lindsey said...

P.S. Regular cardstock, or watercolour paper?

Bethany said...

Very pretty card Virginia! I love the way you stamped those flowers :)

Karen from MI said...

What a REFRESHING and SPRINGY card, Virginia! SO PRETTY! I can SMELL the earth and all of it's FRESHNESS! GREAT card!! Love, Karen

Karen from MI said...

Salad looks DELICIOUS, too......I am STARVING and I'm a SALAD FREAK! :) I'll be right over..................

Manasa said...

wow...such a fresh card..just like your salad ! Love the colours !

Alice Wertz said...

love love the watercolor look. such a beauty, V!!