Follow your dreams.

Hello, I'm back again with another card, please feel free to scroll down for my earlier post (which was actually meant for yesterday).

I've just finished some school work followed by making a huge pile of cards for an order and I just wanted to make something for pleasure. People have been asking me through the comments on my blog candy post where I get my inspiration from so here's an insight into my thought process.....

First of all I checked bloglovin for recent challenges and a few caught my eye, I make a note of each one on a notepad otherwise I get mixed up with which blog was asking for what etc. (important health note, when I first started blogging I tried to keep up with every challenge going.... now I'm a bit more discerning and only have a dozen or so that I take part in on a regular basis otherwise it can all get a bit overwhelming!)

Next I try to decide what I'm in the mood to do.... colour, cutting, die cutting, stamping etc and if there are any new products I want to use or something lying around on my desk.

Now from my work on DTs, I know some people will make a card and then try to squeeze it into as many challenges as possible reguardless of how tenuous the link but I like to challenge myself to start with the themes and ensure my card really is inspired by them. So today I decided to start with the Cue card from Casology- "Paper", the theme from Lilis little faries- "all about the boys" and Cute Card Thursday with "Back to school".

Okay, so I have my ideas..... because I've picked the LOTV challenge that narrows my options of stamps down ..... so I have a browse through my collection for male themed LOTV stamps. Straight away, two catch my eye..... one with a boy asleep under and tree with a newspaper next to him and then a different stamp, also with a boy, but this time he has made a boat from a log and an envelope as the sail- bingo! Straight away I can visualize the card, really CAS with the image in the centre, coloured softly, a touch of glitter and the perfect sentiment both for the image and the back to school theme "follow your dreams" (something I think more students should do). 

And here is the card........


So there you have it a little insight into how my mind works.... scary huh?!

Anyway, thanks for the visit- apologies for going on a bit but I know a few of you may be interested and those most observant of you may also have noticed that by popular request I've made the text on my blog a bit darker- hope it helps!

Rebecca x x x

18 comments:

  1. Lovely card, I love Lili of the Valley stamps x

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  2. Superb card Rebecca and perfectly coloured. Thanks for the inspiration tips and I can understand the challenge/notebook requirement as I've tried without and get in a right pickle! X

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  3. lovely image and colored so well!! great to know your creative process!!
    http://www.kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

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  4. Wonderful image, fabulous card!! :)

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  5. Haha, your mind works just good enough for me, I'm not scared ;), thanks for the look inside and making the text darker.
    Gorgeous card, beautifuly coloured and a perfect sentiment to match!
    Anita

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  6. Such a beautiful card. Love the image with the sentiment.
    Gr Elly

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  7. Love the clean layout and the soft colours! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

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  8. Such a cute card! Thanks for the insight into how you go about approaching challenges, always interesting to read what others do. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

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  9. Rebecca this is so so sweet, I love that image! Thank you so much for sharing with us at CASology this week!

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  10. I love this image,and how you have chosen soft colors for it. Lovely card!

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  11. Perfect CAS card Rebecca and perfect image...gorgeous card.
    Thanks for joining in with us at “Lili’s Little Fairies..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  12. Just brilliant, that image makes a perfect CAS card!
    Helen x

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  13. This is beautiful Rebecca! :o)
    Hugs,
    Cazza
    x

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  14. So, so, so sweet! love the super softness of this!

    Thanks for joining in the fun and playing with us at CASology this week!!

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  15. Good morning Rebecca, cards are all gorgeous as always.......... and thank you for changing the text to a bit darker, my eyes don't have to work so hard to read your text now, brilliant. Have a wonderful Bank Holiday week-end whatever you do. Sue x

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  16. This is absolutely darling...Love your sweet little boy and beautiful coloring!

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  17. Beautiful card. I just adore it!!

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  18. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this card!

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