Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Bathroom Inspiration

How's it going this afternoon?  I couldn't get my act together this morning and get down to the ol' craft cave, but I finally got something made to share today.  Before we get to that, though, let's talk about how inspiration can strike at the weirdest times.  So hubs and I were at Disneyland last week with friends, and on the last day I had to go to the bathroom (the one closest to the Haunted Mansion, they're all done in different colors and styles).  So I'm in there paying my water bill when I look at the floor tiles and think HEY, that's a fun color combination!  It was Lost Lagoon, Perfect Plum, So Saffron, and Very Vanilla (I did not take a picture while I was in there because that would have been weird).  And today I made a card with those colors, except I used Shimmery White instead of vanilla.


The whole background panel and the main image panel are Shimmery White, which sorta shows up on the top of the card.  I used this week's Global Design Project theme challenge:


And since I was gone last week and missed out on doing the sketch, I used that too:


I was also thinking of this week's Retro Rubber Challenge:


I'm not 100% sure my card qualifies though because two of the stamp sets I used I've had for under a year (All Boxed Up and Timeless Textures).  I've had Gorgeous Grunge for two or three years I think, and By the Tide since it debuted in 2013, so 3 years there.  Does that average out to a year for all four stamp sets?  Anyway, since shells originate in the ocean I thought that fit the water theme.  AND, to make the background, I scribbled on my biggest acrylic block with markers, spritzed it real good with water, and then stamped the color smoosh on my paper.  So that part was watery too.

Anyway, maybe I'll continue working downstairs and actually have tomorrow's card done on time...cheers, y'all!  And don't forget to look at the bathroom tiles next time you're in there.

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  By the Tide, Gorgeous Grunge, Timeless Textures, All Boxed Up
Ink:  Lost Lagoon, Perfect Plum, Sahara Sand
Paper:  Lost Lagoon, Perfect Plum, Shimmery White
Accessories:  Regals Candy Dots

11 comments:

Debbie Mageed said...

Beautiful card! I love your color combination! It's amazing where and how we can get inspired, isn't it?! My family laughs how I can't say that something is a particular color anymore, like yellow - it's So Saffron or Daffodil Delight. LOL Your stamps are all good with us at Retro Rubber, so no worries! I have always loved By the Tide! Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber; it's always great to see your creations in the gallery and hope you will join us again soon.

Maria A. said...

Hello Christy: First of all, your card is beautiful, I love the water colored wash you created for your background, those colors look awesome together and really enhance the beauty of that lovely shell, you have a great eye to recognize this colors in that bathroom tile.
Now, you are perfectly fine with your card because Retro Rubber asks that, at least one of your stamps is a year old and the ones you used are older than that so, no worries, ok?
Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Retro Rubber challenge, we hope to see you again in the gallery soon.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Maria A. said...

Hello Christy: First of all, your card is beautiful, I love the water color wash you created with this inks for the background of your lovely shell, you have a great eye for color recognizing this shades in the tile of that bathroom.
Now, you are perfectly ok with this stamps you used, the Retro Rubber challenge asks that, at least one of the stamps you use is one year old and you clearly used 2 that are older than that and the theme of your card is perfect for the challenge so, no worries, ok?
Thank you for playing along with us this week, we hope to see you back in the gallery soon.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

CCsMom said...

VERY nice. I do like those colors together. So awesome. Funny story to go along with the card.

Katy McGloin said...

Really pretty waves of color and texture. Adore the grunge! Very impressed with the color combination and texture. Thanks for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week!

Claire Grantham said...

Great card, love that marbled effect background. Your stamps are all good with us, I like to mix old and new too. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber. Cx DT

Brian King said...

Such beautiful color and texture on this card, Christy Lynn! It's fun to see two GDP challenges in one card - we don't get to see that often. This is a great one! Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project theme challenge.

Neva Cole said...

Isn't it fun where we draw our inspiration from? Wonderful card and no worries on the age of stamps as long as one is older than a year you are good! Thanks for including Retro Rubber Blog Challenge in your stamping fun this week!

Krista Frattin said...

great background! Thank-you for playing along with the Global Design Project - Krista (from Canada).

Donna Idlet said...

Christy, I love your card, I love the color combination and your image. All around just beautiful! So happy you could join Retro Rubber challenge, good luck and we hope you come back to play other challenges.

Jane Knudsen said...

Inspiration does strike at the oddest time! And this certainly paid off! The colors are beautiful together and then you did such a great job with combining all of the challenges! Plus - love the "car dealer" math on your stamps! Your logic cracked me up! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber! We appreciate seeing you in the gallery!!