Where do you get your inspiration?

I think what I love about card making are the endless possibilities. When I am putting together a design or layout, it takes me several tries to get it exactly how I want it.
Work Space

I typically will have all my cut outs, embellishments and bling that I want to use and just keep layering and rearranging as I go along. I will leave my project on my table and just walk by and rearrange something on it without sitting down. It is kind of like a puzzle that you put together a piece here and there until it is finished. I do get inspiration from the web. Color combinations, ideas, layouts, but ultimately I try to make it my own. I watch You Tube videos for new techniques and of course I join card challenges. I was excited when one of my cards made top 3. I have to remember to go back and look once the challenge is over. I just enter them for fun and for the challenge of creating something new. I have moved into making collages. I have been told that some of my cards are too pretty to throw out, so they frame them. So I thought to myself, why not make a "Card Wall Hanging"? Well, why not. It is bigger, so I have a bigger space to work on, and it is ready to hang. I have made two Fall ones, but plan to make a few Christmas ones as well. I can use them as gift exchanges...and they will be fun to create!

Life the Life You've Imagined

I would like to enter my collage into the following challenges:

Artistic Stamper - Autumn
Card a Day blog - Autumn
Country Views Craft Challenge - Layers
Crafting Musketeers - Vintage 
Just for fun - Colors of Autumn

Craftionary - Link Party
Serenity Now - Link Party
Trendy Treehouse - Create and Share




Comments

  1. Love it! Thanks for joining us at JFF & CM xx Jan

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  2. Lovely, thank you for taking part in the Crafting Muskateers challenge this month and good luck.
    Jackie (DT)

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  3. Lovely work! Thanks for joining our Colours of Autumn challenge at Just For Fun!

    Elaine xx

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  4. Monica: Love your site. It's beautiful and I love what you do! Can't wait to feature you on my blog!

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  5. Thanks for sharing your fabulous collage at Country View Crafts September Challenge.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  6. Hi Monica: I wanted to thank you for being a guest on my blog and providing this post as my feature. I received so many comments, it was a pleasure working with you! ~ Holly

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