WOW! Jen's inspiration challenge this week is New York City! I've been to New York a few times, when my sister lived there. She's had a much more exotic life than I. She spent five years dancing with the American Ballet Theater, touring the world on pointe shoes. I lived vicariously through her and her long, skinny legs.
I can't think of New York, however, without remembering the morning of September 11, 2001. George was taking a week of leave from work as a B-1 Weapon Systems Officer, and as we watched the towers fall and the fire burn at the Pentagon, he pulled on his flight suit and went back to work. This card is in memory of that day, its loss, and its heroism.
On a much lighter note, my favorite place in New York City is the Cloisters. It's a wonderful museum that houses the Metropolitan Museum of Art's medieval collection. (For deets on my love affair with all things medieval, please read this essay. It's funny. I promise.)
Unfortunately, for clean and simple card inspiration, medieval art is a bit too not clean and simple. So I poked around on the Metropolitan's website and found an image of the little metal buttons you get on admission. I immediately thought of my Hampton Arts Da Vinci alphabet and this card happened.
I hope you'll play along with CAS59. New York is simply loaded with inspiration!
stamps: Stampabilities (9-11 stamp); Hampton Arts (alphabet)
ink: palette noir; SU white craft
paper: PTI white; ballet blue
accessories: ribbon, dimensionals; white embossing powder, dimensionals