Friday, July 31, 2015

It's Your Special Day...Inkspirational Challenge #88~Photo Inspiration. Simply Create Too #91~Anything Goes, Seize the Birthday~Anything Goes

Hello!

Welcome to Inspirational Challenge #88, where our talented guest designer - Lucille - and my creative team-mates - PiaShaunaMarinaSandieNonniYvonneKim - invited you to draw inspiration from this idyllic beach scene:


My card is a hybrid of the photo's 'details' - the sky and the layout - and the 'concept' - in that going to an alluring beach, to sit under a palm tree in a comfy basket-seat swing - involves travel. With those aspects fueling my muse, here's what I came up with:

I created a cloud stencil using speech bubble dies (just snip the 'pokey' bit off and voila...clouds), used a map from one of my husband's maps (shhh...), a tag from Reverse Confetti and a sentiment from Clearly Besotted. As for the helicopter (also Clearly Besotted)...well, that just happened *grin*  One needs to get to an exotic island paradise somehow, right?

As you can see with my card , and those of our GD and design team, the photo offers plenty of angles to explore!  What catches your eye?  Let us know by joining us in the gallery. The winner will be invited as a Guest Designer for a future challenge.

Also sharing at Simply Create too #91~ Anything Goes and Seize the Birthday~Anything Goes


We have three days of bike-race officiating ahead of us, for the most popular event in our province - the Tour de Bowness.  Long hours, plenty of driving, plenty of action.  While part of me is excited, part of me is also exhausted (and feeling ever so badly about falling behind in commenting!).  Good thing I have plenty of Danish Kringle, from my dear friend, Bev, to fortify me, in both body and spirit! Yummo!!

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs,


27 comments:

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I just love the composition of this card Carol... Love the map tag with the bright little captor making it's way to a wonderful place in blue skies. Just love it!

sandie said...

Love the background Carol and that idea you went with the travel angle. Hope the racing goes well x

Marisa said...

Way to up-cycle wink, wink. Darling card. We enjoyed watching the Tour de France and can only imagine what it is like to be on the front lines working a race. Enjoy :)

KayM said...

Oh this is so fun and creative! You did an awesome job interpreting the photo! Love that you used your husbands map! haha! Too funny! The little helicopter is so perfect!! Why yes, you have to get there some way! :) And the speech bubble clouds.... brilliant!! Amazing work my friend!! ((Hugs))

Marina said...

Love the cloud background and cleverly made. Can't help imagining your husband's face when he opens his map and finds a tag shaped hole.Great card.

Shelly said...

Oh, this is so cute! Great take on the inspiration photo!

Kylie said...

Love how this card has come together, Carol! Isn't it great when you can adapt one thing to make it more versatile like you did with the speech bubble die. :) Great card!! :)

Susanne Vargas said...

I love, love, love your card with the soft sky, the map tag, and the cute helicopter!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

gorgeous, classy card as always. Love the map on the tag!
Great and fun idea Carol! x

Jeanne said...

Excellent take on the inspiration photo, Carol. Great use of the map (doesn't he use GPS these days) and the helicopter is genius. Really like the use of the speech bubble, too, for the clouds. You are so smart! Good luck getting through the next few days! You can do it!! Hugs!

I Card Everyone said...

Just darling, darling girl!!! Oh I love the subtle clouds in your sky and how you've transported us ... cute!!! I surely hope to play along this time!!! And won't whisper a word to Andy... WHEN I'm lucky enough to meet the two of you!!
=] Michele

~amy~ said...

Perfect! Love the map paper teamed up with the heli!

Vicki Dutcher said...

How cool is the map tag! I love seeing your creations -- so awesome

Asha said...

WOW! What a clever take on the photo inspiration. LOVE the background.
xxx Asha

Petra Swart said...

Love your clever way of thinking to come up with such a cute card, Carol!!!!! That little red helicopter is so sweet!!! Lovely!!!!
Have a great day!!!!

Anita in France said...

So much fun, Carol ... fabulous background and such a sweet helicopter against the mappy tag! Brilliant! Anita :)

Joyce said...

Darling card. Love your tag made from a real map, and that helicopter is just perfect.

Taunya Butler said...

C, this card is wonderful and I love the way your creativity took you! So many great components all came together to create something so perfect and definitely memorable!! Using that piece of map and having it on the card - so genius!! Way to think outside the box!! Amazingly fun and just so cool!!! Keep happy, sending hugs your way!!

Geri said...

Love how you think....sunny beach = travel = helicopter = one amazing card! Gorgeous inked cloud background. The map tag ROCKS!!!

Kim Heggins said...

WOW...what a fabulous and fun card! I love your adorable red helicopter, so much fun.

Shona Chambers said...

Wish I was on that beach right now!!! Fantastic card, love the soft clouds and that little red helicopter is so cute. Hope your week has let you relax a bit after all your adventures.

Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous take on the inspiration photo, Carol! I love your whimsical helicopter and the patterned paper is so clever! I also love how you created the clouds in the background,,,really sweet card!
I'm so sorry for the delay on my visits...life gets a bit crazy sometimes! Thank you for taking the time to visit and leave such sweet comments on my blog...I appreciate it so much :)

Shauna said...

Wow... I can't believe you created that cloud stencil. It looks fantastic! The bold tag and helicopter look great. What a fun design!
- Shauna

Dorothy S said...

You have so many cute and clever ideas - fantastic helicopter! Thanks for your comments on my card.

Monika Reeck said...

the tag with that aeroplane is so sweet Miss C
and I love the cloud bg too
clever use that MAP for your TAG
sweeet card
love this too
wishing you can visit me again my dear and your encouragement really meaningfull for me and make me smile soo big if you dont believe me
hugs, and go sleep now...will be 00:00 soon

Greta said...

Love how you used the photo for your wonderfully crafted card, Carol!

shirley-bee said...

What a great interpretation of the photo, Carol! I like your style, arriving by helicopter :)