Saturday, June 4, 2011

#147 - Classically Modern, A Tuesday Trigger

I absolutely love the photo that Cath at Moxie Fab World chose for this week's Tuesday Trigger, Classically Modern!

Look at that gorgeousness! Pretty blues, pristine bedspread (no kids at THAT house, or, at least, not any fun kids), vase of pink flowers, that incredible mirror/sunburst/alien artifact above the bed...

Right away I knew what stamp set I wanted to use, and I hauled it out, and then....nothing. Mojo-less. Boo, hiss.

This morning I was up super-early (4? insanity) and finally found the idea I was waiting for. Wah-lah:

Supplies: stamps from Inkadinkado;
light blue paper from Basic Grey "Hopscotch;"
Faded Jeans Distress Ink;
Marvy Uchida punch (vase);
standard & lacey circle Nesties;
flowers quilled by me
 It feels like a rather literal interpretation of the inspiration photo, but my main influences were the vase of flowers and the blue floral print. I chose a circle for the backdrop to echo the mirror/sunburst/alien artifact. I think I may take another stab at this Trigger, maybe with something more directly influenced by the alien artifact. I really like its shape.

Probably a bad idea, but I think I'm about to go put in a Coke Zero IV....just to stay awake until bedtime. And I had a nap! Also, a funny, well, funny to us: the kids are playing, running up & down the basement steps, and Connor says, "You forgot to turn the light on, genius."

<Sniff> My boy's learning sarcasm. It makes a mother's heart swell with pride ;)

xoxo,
Jessi  

20 comments:

Meg said...

Oh my goodness, this is definitely moxie fab! I love how you took that vase of flowers and made it gorgeous!

And I'm glad you're teaching your kids sarcasm. Sometimes I think it's a lost art. :)

Allison said...

Wow...awesome job with the trigger...love that DP! I love that sarcasm (my kids always yell at drivers in parking lots saying "could you be any slower?")!

Emily Leiphart said...

Hilarious! Aside from the sarcasm, your card is gorgeous. I love the colour of the moxie fab background you made and now I'm going to have to add it to my wish list!

Cyndie said...

Ohhhhh, it's beautiful! You really nailed the colors and feel of the trigger, and I love the vase!

Ribbon Girls said...

So much quilly goodness! Love that you did a matching envelope! And 4am, huh? Hey, when the mojo strikes, you gotta go with it!

Becky said...

I love your background and funny you mention the alien form, it wasn't until your page loaded that I noticed it for the first time! I was focused on the more obvious elements of the trigger as well :)

My 9 year old daughter is learning sarcasm as well and I couldn't be happier about it! She use to be so literal and it was no fun AT ALL! :)

cbuswell said...

Gorgeous, love the background and fab quilled flowers!

Dawn said...

You should get up at 4am more often. Love your card. Those flowers are amazing!

Julia Aston said...

What a pretty trigger inspired card Jessi! love that vase and the pretty quilled flowers! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Marlena M. said...

INCREDIBLE interpretation! Love those quilled flowers! YES, I was a bit nervous in that room.... ;)

Emily Keaton said...

Jessi, you ROCKED this Trigger challenge!! Wow--that looks Sooooooooooooooo good. Everything works together perfectly. That sarcasm thing is hilarious. My kids often drip with it. So fun to watch it develop!!

Cath said...

Hey Jessi! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Emsworth Girl said...

A beautiful card, the quilling is amazing! Impressive skills that just adds to whole card.

Debstamps said...

I really appreciate your visit Jessi, and I'm wicked glad you put your stamp on my blog! How funny that I didn't even see the vase/flowers until your card!?! I love the Triggers to see how people's brains work! I enjoy your sense of humor and look forward to popping back again! Happy Chaos! [er..I mean June!]

VanessaB said...

wowee! this card is absolutely amazing! great take on the trigger and that vase with quilled flowers... as i just said, amazing! :)

Donna B. said...

Very nice take on the trigger image. Love the colors!!

cheryl (clee') said...

Beautiful card - love the quilling. Thanks for the comment on my card.

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, this is beautiful...the background stamp is sooo like the trigger and the colors are just perfect!!! I love the pretty flowers, too!!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Very sweet! I love the quilled flowers! I need to learn how to quill!

Jocelyn said...

Your quilling is fabulous! And I love the pretty stamped background. Definitely moxie-fab! I'm still laughing over your post. :o Did you ever make another card based on the alien artifact? Maybe you could make a card with a dozen silver "eyes" on it--LOL!