Monday, September 2, 2013

Labor Day

Hope you all are enjoying your holiday. We're having a quiet one...It's Harley Davidson's 110th Anniversary in Milwaukee this weekend, and enthusiasts from all over have descended into SE Wisconsin. In my world, it's a good time to be off the road. So home we stay and me in my craft room.

Playing along again at the Pinspired Challenge. Very interesting photo to base a card on...colorful, which is exactly where I took my inspiration. Not sure why I didn't go with flowers, but when I pulled out supplies, this is what worked for me.


Loved all those bright colors on that minty green background. 


Now for some reason, this looks aqua...I swear to you that irl, it's MINT green, much like the background of the inspiration photo. And no matter how much I fiddle with it, the minty color doesn't come out. Dag Nabbit!!!! Nonetheless, it's a CAS card with lots of happy colors. I cut the letters with my Cameo first in the lovely gray, and then in all kinds of colors for the middles. And every single piece is out of my cardstock scrap box! Woohoo! The base is white Bazzill. Easy peasy. Since it's so early, who knows...I just might make another card! Happy dances everyone. : )

16 comments:

cm said...

Sweet card, Bev - and it does exactly what you hoped: makes me happy! And I need some 'happy' since I'm heading home, by myself, today! My husband is staying behind as an official for THE big bike race - Tour of Alberta - so I'm on my own-some for the week. Thanks for sharing this day-brightener!!
c

mypapercraftworld said...

Oh this is such a happy card, Bev ... the wonderful mint green with the grey lettering ... those little fill ins of vibrant colour ... just has me smiling all over my face! Still catching up ... will em soon! Anita :)

Kim S said...

Isn't it great to have an excuse to HAVE to stay home?!! You are using your time well. This is totally cheerful and would make anyone happy. There are certain colors that give me photography headaches although not usually mint green. I have yet to take a picture of a card that has anything in the lavender/purple color family in which it doesn't look blue!!

Bobby said...

I saw that challenge photo and thought it was lovely. I never thought of doing anything but flowers but you have shown that you don't have to follow the inspiration exactly to get a great card. And aqua or mint green, either way it's a colorful happy card.

Tracey McNeely said...

I agree with Kim a reason to stay home is a good one! I didn't realize you are in Wisconsin, my hubby is working in Wisconsin right now. Cute card love how you pieced the die cuts!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Super CAS Sweetness Bev!!! The blue background is so bright and beautiful!

Kylie said...

Happy colours! Happy design! And super clever use of the cameo. Hope you enjoyed your day in crafting! (Aren't they some of the best days!)

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love your sweet HAPPY card in all the colors, Bevie! Aqua, mint green, it matters not to the reader's eye, it looks fab either way, but I know what you mean. You don't want the challenge peeps thinking you don't know the difference between mint green and aqua, even if it does look stunning on the monitor! Hugs, Darnell

Lalo said...

I'm sooo loving the CAS take on the pin from PINspired. Happy dance for real...and happy day after labor day to you too :)

Kim Heggins said...

As always you are so stinkin' clever! I love what you did with your card, just so fun! And great work with your Cameo too. Sounds like you had a nice weekend too.

Annette Allen said...

so cute.. love how you added the color to the sentiment.. thanks for joining us at PINspired Challenges.

Marybeth said...

How did I miss that you are from WI ,or may e I just forgot. My parents are from there, and so are all my aunts and uncles.
Love your happy card Bev! You chose great colors too.

Geri said...

Happy dances, happy card, happy message that makes me smile! Great choice of colors, all so perfectly coordinated! Sure am liking what your sweet new sidekick is creating (as in Cameo)!

Hannelie said...

It seems to me aqua is a difficult color to photograph... But your card is awesome!

Hannelie said...

... and don't you just love your Cameo?!

maria f. said...

I LOVE this idea. Such a fresh take on that photo.