Monday, May 3, 2010

Peeps Challenge #7 - An Inspiring Life

Hellooo Peeps - and other members of the real world :0) My challenge for all of you today, is to take a delightful trip to A Creative Mint ....

I'm sure you aren't all that surprised because I have used this site before, for a personal challenge to make cards. I learned about it through a challenge hosted by Melissa Phillips.

What I love about this site is not only the way that Leslie photographs things - such soft light and dreamy focus, but also the way that she causes me to see sometimes completely ordinary things as breathtakingly beautiful.....


From the 25 September 2009 post - don't you love the unexpected flash of colour brought in by the tablecloth, and the gentle textures in the flower petals? I did, and made this card.....


However ......


.... if too many flowers aren't your style and you're more minimalist - don't you feel inspired by the play of light on the glass, and the softer roundness of the berries in contrast? (Also from the 25 September 2009 Post)


... if you LOVE flowers and colour is there anything more beautiful than this? (From the 17 January 2010 post.)

I was inspired .....


....... by the roses to use this rose paper from K&Co and to create something more 'traditional' - the boquet in the picture looked timeless and classically beautiful to me.

OR......


.... how about this feast of light reflective surfaces, patterns and textures? Don't the jug and bowl have the most curvaceous space? ....(From the 1 June 2009 post.)

There are so many pictures on this site - I have offered up so few. There are idea boards, vignettes of colour and texture .... and beauty in things you may have walked past (when was the last time you really LOOKED at an orange? :0)

The challenge is to find a picture that inspires you and to turn your inspiration into a card. I'm not going to chose the picture for you - because that might cheat you of the delight in taking a peek and seeing beauty in something you otherwise may have never noticed... (but if one of these pics has grabbed you in the meanwhile please make it your own!)

Leslie does ask, when you post one of her pictures to please link it back to her site. I like to link it back to the original post also - so people can read about what was inspiring her at the time too.

Looking forward to seeing how you ladies play!

May the mojo be with you :0)!!



7 comments:

Terri said...

Great challenge! Love her photos too.

Cammie said...

Oh, I love Leslie's gorgeous photos. Nerina, your interpretations are beautiful. I'm looking forward to this challenge.

Jennifer Carter said...

Love those cards!! Very pretty!

Rhonda said...

Great challenge Nerina. I wish my photo had turned out lighter.

Vannessa said...

Slowly ctaching up on your old challenges :)

http://saffiresstamping.blogspot.com/2010/06/some-pink-and-orange-cards.html

Carol's Ink Spot said...

This was a wonderful challenge but it took me forever to settle down and choose a photo!!! Finally did it! Loved your cards Nerina. Just beautiful!

Kimberly said...

I am way behind, but catching up on old challenges. Thanks, Nerina, for the inspirations!