Friday, August 8, 2008

Colour Inspiration and more...

A lot seems to have happened since my last post and the biggest of all of them was my baby boy turned 18! He is madly into computers, reading books and playing poker! One of his favourite films lately was Casino Royale and as a spin off from this he decided to have a 'poker night' with his mates as his birthday celebrations. So on Friday night, 1 August seven of his mates arrived (and his sister of course went to stay with her Granma - too much testosterone about!) and after a bit of time discussing the value of each coloured chip they got down to a game of poker! My husband and I simply feed and watered them and later that night, or should I say early the next morning they all crashed on the lounge room floor! I believe they all had a good time.

In keeping with the theme I created the card below for him. Although I did not use Stampin' Up! inkpads (I used ColorBox Chalk inkpads) I did use Stampin' Up! Glossy White and Not Quite Navy cardstock. I used real playing cards (not what they were playing poker with) to give him a Royal Flush - I think that is the hand correctly named as I am not a poker player! I was encouraged by my family to post this card to my blog as they thought it was an original design and they all liked it. As his grandfather's watch, he used to wear, had broken we bought him one for his birthday - he chose it as he has a particular taste - chunky and unusual.

We also had a family celebration on his actual birthday, 3 August at Da Angelo's a great pizza and pasta restaurant in Battery Point, Hobart.

I have often been inspired by the cards created on various blogs that have been orginally inspired by the Colour Inspirations posted on Kristina Werner's blog and so today I thought I would give it a try myself. This is the colour inspiration that Kristina posted (and I was too late to submit it to her blog as she has reduced her deadline due to the number of people who participate).

And here is my creation...

Cardstock: Basic Black card base, Green Galore, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red
Ink: Basic Black, Rose Red
Stamp Set: Scribble This
Accessories: Celery 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Ice Circles Rhinestone Brad

Happy stamping!

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