Time is just whooshing past, and already it's time for another challenge inspiration card for Inkspirational Challenge #60: Photo Inspiration.
For some amazing inspiration, head over to see what the other design team have created. I'll just grab a coffee and wait for you to come back.
See...some fabulous interpretations, indeed.
I must confess this photo of a painting by by 20th c American artist Ralph Cahoon, had me stymied for a while. Inventory of my stash reveals no balloons, aside from a teensy one, no mermaids, no whales (a sasquatch, yes, but no whales. Given I live in a mountain town, the sasquatch kind of makes sense to have *grin*). Head scratching, thinking cap on tightly, ponder, muse....repeat.
Then, a "ping"....I went with my anchor and chain (again) and paired it with the heart that comes with the set. Mermaids, for some reason, always remind me of love stories (ummmm...The Little Mermaid set the stage for thinking in that direction), so I went with a love theme.
My background is a 'watercolour' strip stamp, turned this way and that; the heart and anchor are sponged (okay, I'm addicted to sponging), and the sentiment is from a Valentine set. Easy to make...once the 'ping' set things in motion.
Hope you're inspired by the photo, as well as the DT cards, to join us in this challenge. The possibilities are as varied as your imagination....
ETA: I'm also sharing my card at 4 Crafty Chicks #201: Nautical Challenge.
NOTE: So honoured and delighted that my card was selected as a Top 3 over at 4 Crafty Chicks! THANK YOU!!