Sunday, February 24, 2013

Nagging Inspiration

Ever see something that sparks an idea, then fades away, only to resurface a week later? That's what happened to me.

Two Fridays in a row while waiting with hubby, I have walked around a lobby admiring art work that keeps triggering a nagging inspiration to attempt the look in card form. Here are photos of what I am looking at, no clue to the artist or I would give credit:

Snowy day so not best lighting on this one

These are glass panels embedded with beads, stone and ink, mounted on metal panels. My self-imposed challenge is to see if I can take the idea and create at least one card, using only supplies currently owned. Since there is bound to be trial and error here, I am allowing myself two weeks. At that time I promise to post my results if I haven't done so sooner. After all it is better to have tried and failed than to never try at all.

Parting thoughts as I love them both:
"All life is an experiment." 
   Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing."
   Werner von Braun


  1. alcohol inks? or glitter on adhesive sheets?

  2. Sounds intriguing ......clock's tickin'.....tick-tock-tick......x

  3. Do you know what?....I saw some stones or pebbles, call them what you like, a couple of weeks back that also intrigued me. They were covered in tiny little micro beads in patterns that the instant I saw these pictures made me think of them. I cannot even remember where I saw them but same deal stored the idea away with the thought of one day giving it a go. They were just as amazing in the originality and creativity as these. Now I am thinking you could maybe some kind of foiling technigue (not that I have any idea how to do that.

  4. can't wait to see what you come up with

  5. Well, that is very interesting to say the least. I'm not sure how I would go about creating the design into a card. hmm
    It is pretty tho. ;)

    Hugs, Mary S.