Saturday, August 13, 2011

When Inspiration Strikes

I was reading some random craft or home decor magazine, or maybe a blog, I really can't remember. Well, now that I think about it, it was probably a blog. Anyway, someone took gold paint and painted individual petals of flowers (fake, I think, but maybe real) with gold paint. So while I was staring at this Christmas tree stamp, I decided to paint parts of swirls with gold Smooch. Click on the pic and see it better.


Of course, then I had to add the pearls, which are sort of brownish, shimmery goldish. Just a few wouldn't do. I used a bunch. As you can see.

We're heading home now after a positively wonderful vacation. I can't wait to get back into my craft room though, and also can't wait to pick up my golden retriever at the kennel. We miss our furry golden sunshine!

30 comments:

  1. How fun to try something new and it's lovely! Nice job, your card is stunning! "There's no place like home!" Enjoy your furry golden sunshine, I'm sure the feelings mutual!

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  2. This is so simple and yet so lovely. You always have such beautiful creations. Glad that you enjoyed your vacation.

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  3. Susan, I am absolutely adoring all of your fabulous Christmas inspiration. This tree is stunning. I love the pearls.

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  4. gorgeous card susan!! i was just looking at the similar hero arts stamp tonite and trying to decide what to do with it - i think i've found my inspiration.

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  5. Absolutely LOVE it! Popped into your intelligence blog and loved it :) Posted a few comments too. Thanks for sharing on both blogs :)

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  6. What a beautiful card! It makes me relax just looking at it. I love that technique, I might give it a go myself. :-)
    Michelle.

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  7. Ooh yes I can see the shimmer - another fabulous card!! Kate xx

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  8. LOVE it!! Glad you had a good holiday!!

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  9. LOVE the card, but makes me wonder, as you are not one to mass produce, do you give these cards with more bling ie more expense, to someone who appreciates the card or maybe that doesn't worry you. Just a thought that has entered my head afew times lately regarding Christmas cards in general.

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  10. This is fabulous, you've cracked the mould with this one. Have a nice hol.

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  11. Fabulously elegant card. Thanks for the inspiration. Prayers for safe return home. I still think you should have gone by Lincoln, IL so I could meet you!! :0)

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  12. Love the card. So elegant. We have also just returned from vacation on the Seaway, home to our 2 goldens. Vaccuum here I come! Safe journey home.

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  13. Inspiration is a good thing and this turned out wonderful! Glad you had a good vacation!!

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  14. This card goes straight to the top of the list of my favourite LateBlossom cards - I'm in love with it. It is perfection. And I think I have to rush out and buy some gold Smooch!!

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  15. This is absolutely gorgeous! CAS perfection!

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  16. So beautiful Susan, just love the matching border too. I'm sure your doggy will be pleased to see you home too :)
    Jenny x

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  17. Love how this inspired card turned out, with the smooch and the pearls! Beautifully matted, too.

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  18. Oh Susan! I love this card! It makes me wish I was on your Christmas card list! :)

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  21. This is so pretty, Susan!! LOVE the little touches of gold!!!(I'm now looking for this tree:)!!). I am posting after your return...hope your time away was peaceful and relaxing...great to have you back!! I made an impulse buy at PTI last night too...have no shame!! I am only thinking of all the fun we will soon be having:)!!

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  22. Just trying to correct my badly typed sentence!!

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  23. Thank you for sharing your inspiration; I think I will try and replicate this. The smooch makes perfect Christmas baubles.

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