Friday, March 12, 2010

EtsyInspired #78 with Maigan Lynn

I think I've mentioned before that EtsyInspired is my favourite challenge. I love it so much because it's always different, I can use any stamps - or no stamps at all, and I get to learn about new artists on Etsy. Sometimes, however, there are artists I already know about and it's fun to celebrate them, too. This week (#78) is a great week for me to be able to play again because I adore the art of Maigan Lynn. This is one talented lady, and if you haven't seen her stuff, go. Now. Seriously. Especially if you like fantasy-oriented art.

So, on top of it being an EIC challenge, I needed a birthday card for my goddaughter, whose birthday is this week. YIKES!! I do not know how she's getting as big as she is, but she'd better stop growing or I'm going to cry.

So I chose this beautiful piece from Maigan Lynn, called Nivia. And yes, I just so happen to have a Nivia stamp. You guys know me. If I can hit more than one challenge at a time, I'm going to. Oh Alice is one I've been wanting to try, because my friend Ky is on the DT. This week, the challenge is to create something using red, blue and purple. Awesome. I can do that!

Then, because I absolutely hated my original plan, I thought I'd see what 2 Sketches 4 You had this week. I was thrilled to see dear Ashley under the "2S4Y hearts This Blogger"!! At that point, I had to use this week's 2S4Y sketch! There was no way around it!

How's that for a long-winded way of saying "here's my card and I hope you like it"?
Deets:
Stamps: QKD Nivia, GinaK Designs Wishes & Dreams Sentiment
Paper: Prism Twilight Dark, Basic Grey Euphoria
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Barn Door
Etc: clear embossing powder, Circle Nestabilities, Copic Markers

13 comments:

Kathy said...

Just lovely, this image is so cool, I've never seen it before. Those colors work well together, that was a combo I wouldn't have thought of but love.

Kathy Martin said...

So fun and colorful! Thanks for playing along! :)

Laura Davis said...

Love the image, cute work :)
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Sammi said...

Great job on the challenge! thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice this week!
Sammi
xxx

Erin said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice.

Cheryl Nelson said...

Soooooo cute!!

Cheri Howard said...

I DO like it, Carole! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving all those sweet comments. I like you, too. ;) And because of that, I'm still gonna enter you in the drawing unless you already have the Rows of Yummies stamp! =D

Lea L. said...

Such a fun card!! Great job with Laura's sketch!

♥♥♥Lea

Cheryl said...

Very cool! I love that shimmery purple paper. Great job.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling card! I love your layout- I have never heard of that challenge before. And, love your image and the lovely paper!

Rhonda said...

What a gorgeous card. Beautiful colors.

Cat said...

Just stunning! Love the colors and how she is partly out of the circle! Beautiful!

Susan said...

Just gorgeous! I adore mermaids and I think I may have to have this one!

Hugs,

Susan (SBS29)