Saturday, June 6, 2009

Last Hurrah - Flip Flop Bella


So I was at Old Navy the other day getting my daughter some new flip flops. She tore her others right through, and we had an outdoor pool party at friends to go to last night. Wow does Old Navy ever have a lot of flip flops! I could hardly choose. She has size 8!! feet already, bigger than mine! So I ended up taking 3 pair home! I looked at the pattern on one pair and thought it would make a nice inspiration piece...so I pulled out my Bella set because it's on the Last Chance List that I'm focusing on this week (sniff sniff)...and created.

Here's the inspiration flip flops and card:

I really liked the colors and pattern to the flip flops, a blend of black, vibrant blue, a rosy red and a light yellow. I like the fun dots throughout too.

So I stamped the Bella Blossom 3 times in Rose Red and Barely Banana, cut out in sections and then sponged all the edges to give it depth of color. I used my Big Shot and Ovals Bigz die to create the focal oval and rose sentiment oval.


The main card has the pretty flowers Texturz plate, and the other layers have lots of sponging and I added white gel pen as accent and to mimic the flip flop dots. Very vivid colors, but fun too. Especially when you see the flip flops.

I'll be sad to see this set go. When I first looked at it in the catalogue it didn't wow me I thought it was too Art Deco, that was until I started seeing samples with it...it really has that WOW factor!
Thanks for stopping by today. I so appreciate it!
Recipe: Stamps: Bella Blossom; Ink: Pacific Point, Rose Red, Barely Banana, White Craft; Paper: Basic Black, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Rose Red Prints; Accessories: Big Shot, Ovals Bigz Die, Texturz Plate, White Gel Pen, Scalloped Oval Punch, Ribbon Originals -Valet, Dimensionals, Black Brads, Sponge

12 comments:

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh very pretty! Love the bold colors! Such cute little flip flops!! Hugs,

Always Playing with Paper said...

Really love the bold colours and how you were inspired by the flip flops!!

Neat idea to use a gel pen and put dots on the scallop sentiment oval...thanks for the inspiration!

Smiles,
Lesley :)

Crystal said...

Christine this is awesome, love these bold colors they are so beautiful together!! Gorgeous card!

leenda said...

Who would have thought to find inspiration in flip flops! I need to head to Old Navy!! Your card is AWESOME!! Beautifully done!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Love your inspiration piece Christine!! And your card....GORGEOUS!! What fabulous vibrant colors!! And the gel pen highlights are perfection!! FANTASTIC!!

Connie said...

This is just so very pretty, Christine!! Love the bold colors...what a fun inspiration too!!

Ruthie said...

I love it when I hear of people getting inspired by "everyday" things around them! Great job on the card!
The flipflops are too cool!

Judy Rozema said...

Old Navy is awesome for flip flops! My DD bought 6 pair last week when they were on sale for $1/pair.

Your card is beautiful! I always love seeing what you do with this set. I am sorry to see it retire!

Joan Ervin said...

Isn't it amazing where we find inspiration!!! I love your beautiful card with the rich colors and beautiful stamps!!! I wish we had an Old Navy close...I may have to settle for Target!!!

Lori said...

Fun flip flops and such a gorgeous card Christine!!!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

I absolutely LOVE flip flops and your card that is inspired by this pair is absolutely STUNNING! LOVE it! So striking and pretty!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh WOWWWWWWW! These colors are AMAZING together....totally jumps off the screen. LOVE this....and I HAVE to try this color combo. Too cool!