(patterned paper scraps--off the top of my head: paper co, glitz, imaginisce, echo park, dcwv, sei, k and co, 7 gypsies, current, gcd, creative imaginations + origami paper + pink paislee packaging + some glimmer mist experiments of mine... a little bit of EVERYTHING really!; decorative tapes: freckled fawn, hambly, making memories, heidi swapp, ocheck, 7 gypsies; plastic alphas: tim holtz; adhesives: scotch gluestick, tombow monorunner, sewing machine)
i'm absolutely ALWAYS inspired by laurel seabrook's "inspired by challenges", even in the weeks i don't get a chance to play. i love the variety of the images, i love the unique and amazing projects laurel creates each week, and i love how open she is to an array of entries which take ANY facet of the inspirational image and run in ANY direction with it, however tangential the finished item might turn out to be! this time, however, i've gone preeeeeeeeeetty much as literally as one possibly could without using fabric. you've seen my card, so now here's this week's "inspired by image" (#29):
told ya!!! :) but then i really do just ♥LOVE♥ making sunburst cards* and haven't made one in far too long, so i could not resist. also, i happened to see the photo, after unexpectedly coming across the yellow torn-paper-mosaic (made but abandoned some time ago) and i knew it would make an awesome sunshine; plus... i'd just seen this week's colour q palette (#142) which is BRILLIANT in every sense of the word:
of course, i realize i have A LOT more shades of yellow, and hardly any coral, so i will understand if my card is disqualified for that one!
whatever happens, i do hope this day will find ♥YOU♥ awash in sunshine... whether it be the literal weather-based type, or the figurative "pleasant weekend" type. shine on, darlings! ♥
*the lovely miss june reminded me recently that i actually wrote a little semi-tutorial a few years ago, on how to very easily make nice neat sunburst sections; however i didn't use it to make this one, i just winged it, cutting wedge shapes, letting them overlap a bit, and "adjusting" a bit using decorative tape over top. i kind of like the wonky look, actually, but it you don't, use a ruler and make your segments uniform for a more polished take!