Good Morning Everyone,
Have you ever had one of those weeks where you are running around and are catching your breath? Yep, that was my week and boy, am I glad that today is Friday!! Woo-hoo! I loved the colors that Kristina Werner picked this week for her Color Inspiration Challenge #39. The inspiration picture of the gumballs came from a trip that she took to NY a while back.
For some reason, seeing the black color really made me happy - but I still couldn't figure out what to create - until I spied my son's car that had a surfboard on it with a hisbiscus flower motif - I suddenly had an "aha" moment and ran with that idea. Here is my Happy Birthday card - inspired by my son's car/surfboard. My son (his is 4) really likes this card - except for the face that it doesn't have wheels - and wanted me to add wheels to it, so that he could zoom it about.... but I told him that I would have to figure out how to do that.... :)
here is the view of the card kinda looking down at the surfboard image on top of the car. I really like how the surfboard was a black and white contrast with a line running down it - so I went with that and had lines of colors from the color inspiration running down the card too.
I placed the happy birthday sentiment going the long way and liked how the whole thing is kind of a long card - I haven't made a long card in a while. Overall, I totally had a blast making this card and loved seeing my son's face when I showed it to him this morning when he woke up.... the sweetest thing in the world was when he told me that my card was "cool".... (it still cracks me up that my 4 year old son uses the word "cool"... :)
I can't wait to see all of the amazing entries from this color inspiration and to do a little blog hopping!!! Thank you all for visiting!
Sunshine and Cookies to all,
Ciao for now!
Paper - everything from my stash - I love when that happens
Ink - StazOn Black
Stamps - Happy Birthday stamp is from SU!
Accessories - Photoshop
Shows Watched while making this card: Grey's Anatomy (season 1)