Friday, July 24, 2009

Welcome to my 1st TIChallenge!

Hello, hello. Quick post before I call it a night. Busy weekend full of fun things ahead, so I need to be ready, refreshed and on my toes. They never are long enough (the weekends, I mean), are they?
I have gotten hooked on following this very creative blog for a couple weeks now, and I am finally getting a chance to jump on her weekly summer Inspiration challenge. Tina (bka as Travelingmama!) has these wonderful pics that serve as the inspiration piece for whatever you decide to make each week. Love her style, both as a papercrafter and blogger. She has a great "voice" like that. So thanks for the daily dose of inspiration, Tina! :) Here is the challenge pic and this is what I came up with for it.

I sometimes wonder if I strangle the creativity out of these type of challenge as I seem to take them kinda literally. Which leads me to often wonder how creative I really am. But in trying not to be too hard on myself and just enjoy my hobby, I just ignored the thoughts and forged on.
So here is my thought process. I was struck immediately by the wonderful colors, the arch of the door and for some reason that window (hmmm... this actually gets less creative as I type this out - LOL). I used Soft Stone as my base (reminded me of the door and window frame). I used a stamp I have had for a while and have always loved of a three tier plate of desserts for 3 reasons: (1) the handle with its loop and flourishes reminded me of the door and the general shape reminded me of the door; (2) the deserts kinda reminded of me of something you would either have or bring to a home) and; (3) I just really wanted to dust off and use this image! I then used the orangy- square to mimic the window next to my "door." And lastly I decided to use a "home" sentiment to wrap it all together. See... I told you it was pretty literal. But it was my best effort!! Ok, so this ended up not being so quick of a post, but that's ok too.
Thanks again for a fun challenge - I look forward to next Friday's! I'll be back tomorrow with my PTI blog hop entry. I can't believe I got it done sooner than the day of the blog hop (will wonders never cease - LOL)!!


DottyJo said...

Lovely card Maria, I would hurry home to a selection of goodies like that!

travelingmama said...

Thank you so much for your kind words! They mean so much to me! I ADORE your card! Seriously, I have been wanting that stamp forever! LOL! I love your take on the inspiration photo! Thanks for playing along with us!
Hugs from Morocco!

denise:) said...

Love your card!! I can see the relation to the inspiration photo too- you're not crazy!!

TravelingMama's blog is awesome!!

Tethered2Home said...

Oh adorable, I love it!

FLEUR de Lo said...

I love that you spelled out your creative process. Literal or not, it works!