Sunday, May 8, 2011

Inspired by Mexico



Everybody needs some inspiration every now and then, and this week I get to be your TSG hostess with this pretty picture of a street in Mexico.  It has a row of beautiful doors that will hopefully inspire you! So, I'm challenging you to create a card using the colors in the inspirational piece, the funky lines of the piece, or one certain item showcased in the piece. Let your imagination go wild! 


I just LOVE the colors in the inspiration picture and the ideas of doors and windows.  This is very reminiscent of the Mexico City I saw when I was there last summer.  Because so many of their houses are constructed of cement blocks and plaster, they paint them all in festive bright colors.  It's really quite lovely to look down the streets and see all the color.  So I pulled out this lovely set from There She Goes called Art is the Window and used the vibrant colors and the street scene for my inspiration.   This card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches.  


It's a little window that could use some new paint on the shutters, but it's a house full of love that brings a smile to your face. :)  The sentiment reads "A smile is a window on your face to show that your heart is at home".  

The old pack of Basic Grey Marrakech paper was perfect for the colors in this design, and the little flower box shelf is popped up on dimensionals, and I've mimicked the ruffles on the curtains on the scalloped borders in the design too.  

To be eligible for the giveaway, you are to create a card inspired by the picture (please tell us how in your post), and then come back to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the InLinkz that is located at the bottom of this challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday. The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store! 

By participating in this challenge, you may also find yourself in the Trendsetting Spotlight that shines on the TSG Blog every Thursday. We will be on the look out to find challenge cards that stand out and show Trendsetting qualities. TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated :)  If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword TSG106 so we can check out your beautiful work! 

10 comments:

Marisa said...

Love the bright colours on your card. Love the tropics for that :) Great take on the insp. piece. Trusting you had a fabulous Mother's Day (((hugs)))

KarinsArtScrap said...

hi christine you card is very beautifgul and colorful.


greetings karin

petra,s cards said...

gorgeous card!!! i love your collouring!!!
xx petra

Tammy Hershberger said...

Very cute, Christine! I love how you gave the shutters and aged look!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOOOH! GORGEOUS colors girlie! LOVE this stamp set and the inspiratin picture makes me long for a vaca!

Susan (rainy) said...

Such wonderful vibrant colors!! This is a beautiful card, Christine. It truly has a south of the border feel!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Bold and bright, great take on the photo! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's day weekend.

Shannon White said...

Love your card Miss Christine! I agree with Marisa, a beautiful compliment to the inspiration. Love your shutters and the Wonderful sentiment too! 8-)

Jessie/knightrone said...

GORGEOUS! Love how you did the shutters!

Conniecrafter said...

Terrific coloring, especially the touch of aging you gave to the shutters, great scene.