Monday, February 15, 2010

Inspiration is Found in Strange Places......


My favorite commercial during the Daytona 500 this weekend was a Sprint commercial in which a family was trying to call the "real" Jimmie Johnson. I liked its humor and clean colors of gray, yellow and white. So when I put this card together for Stamping411's weekend sketch challenge, I combined Crushed Curry, Basic Gray and Going Gray. The birdcage from Happy Moments is embossed in silver. And it was certainly a happy moment for Jamie McMurray when he crossed the finish line just ahead of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Yep I'm a NASCAR fan.........

17 comments:

Debbie Henderson said...

Did you have tears in your eyes also when Jamie was cyring? I did! Love your card. It is very soothing!

Ann Schach said...

Great color combination, Linda! Maybe I need to start following NASCAR for inspiration! LOL

Patti MacLeith said...

Oh the colors! Great card Linda.

Kris Kilcoyne said...

What a beautiful color combo!

gbarron56 said...

Linda -- I love the soothing colors and images that you choose for this week's sketch challenge. Great job! Especially love the way to offset the corner punch on the focal image! Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411 Operators this week! Blessings, Gretchen -- www.gretchenbarron.typepad.com

Patti Chesky said...

This just proves that inspiration can come from anywhere. Your card is fabulous!!! I especially love your corner detail work on the focal image. Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411.

Selene Kempton said...

This is gorgeous! I love when what i'm working on seems to reflect how i'm feeling. This is really gorgeous, and it's cool to know what you were thinking when you made it and where your inspriation came from!

Robin Merriman said...

Beautiful card - I love the soft elegance of this. Thanks for playing along this week!

Cam said...

I love the simplicity yet effective card. The embellishment adds just the right touch. Thanks for the inspiration and hope you don't mind me CASEing this.

Kim said...

I have to tell ya, my in-laws were there! They too are huge fans!! Such a soft palette with the greys and yellow, pretty card!!

Marisa said...

Darling card :D Love the filigree brad and the bit of silver twine to "hold up" the cage. Great use of that new SU punch too.

Carla Bazhenow said...

What a beauty!!! I love it. I only got to see a bit of the race, you'd think Michaels could of given me that day off. Nope, they always think I should work. *smile* Hugs,

Mary Fish said...

This is one of my favorite color combos . . . I'll have to start watching car races to see the right commercials. Love how you hugged the curves on the card. Hugs, M

stamperbeth said...

This is so elegant! I'm going to have to try this color combo. And I'll have to start paying attention to commercials more too.

Connie said...

Love your card and the unusual corners you did! Great color combo, too! I loved that commercial! Thanks for playing along with Stamping 411 this week!

Cards by Gina said...

Such a pretty card and I love where you took your inspiration from! Great colors and design!

Liz Hughes said...

Beautiful card Linda! The colors are so soft and elegant. I love the embossed bird cage! It was one of the longest Daytona 500s in recent history, but the ending was well worth it!