Monday 15 February 2010

Inspired by Porridge!


Happy Monday! And for once, it really is a happy Monday for me as it's Half Term! Cue a lazy morning hanging around in my PJs with a cuppa catching up with the world at my own pace - I love it!

Today I'm sharing a card I've made for a new challenge I've set as part of a group of ladies called the Papertrey Peeps. We're a group of PTI fans who fancied setting a few challenges and sharing the creations and inspiration!

For my challenge I decided to challenge people to use packaging as inspiration for their colour combos. Sounds kinda strange but I was totally inspired by my muesli the other day which spurred me to check out the Dorset Cereals' website and get totally inspired!

For my example I picked this scrummy porridge:

So I stuck to a colour combo of Dark Chocolate, New Leaf, Spring Moss, Pure Poppy and White for my card:

The DP was created by using the tree from my Holiday Tree set. Now who says you can only use that set for Christmas creations?! I like how it reflects the design on the packaging too!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Holiday Tree/Daily Designs/Daily Designs Sentiments
Ink: Dark Chocolate/Spring Moss/New Leaf
Card: Dark Chocolate/Pure Poppy/Spring Moss/Stamper's Select White/New Leaf
Accessories: New Leaf Twill Ribbon/Martha Stewart Border Punch/Circle Nestabilities/Cuttlebug

Feel free to play along if you fancy it and link your creation. I know that I'll be checking out a few other packages from that site for future colour combos for sure!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Catch ya later!

P.S I'm not affiliated to Dorset Cereals in any way what-so-ever, I just think their packaging is inspirational and their muesli is scrummy ;D!


Alex said...

Happy Monday Aimes :) Love the colours on your cereal packet and the card looks great!

Enjoy your day,

Alex x

Cammie said...

Morning Aimes! What a great challenge and card! I'm looking forward to playing with such great colors. Gotta love those little breaks from the routine. Enjoy.

Emma said...

This is grrrrrrrrreat, sorry had to get a breakfast cereal pun in LOL! Seriously how amazing is this for inspiration and I had hidden this set away for the winter - out it gets for a little Aimes inspirational inkly love :D

Off to check out another one of your fab blogs :D

Emma xx

AuroraDawn said...

What a gorgeous card Aimes, I love it! I can't wait to have a look and play ...

Marinette-Scraptherapie said...

Coucou Aimes,
What a great idea this challenge, your card is very beautiful,love the colors!
I update my blog with the card made for this challenge

Kate Lewis said...

What a great source of inspiration hun - great colour combo and your card rocks! But stop making me want sets I don't yet have lol! Enjoy your lazy day!! Hugs Kate xxxx

Ann said...

I love the colors on this! Fab card!

Enjoy your day off! :D

Carol's Ink Spot said...

A Happy Morning to you too! What a fabulous challenge for us! Love your card. Off to get inspired by 'packaging'!

Lori said...

Thanks for the fun challenge Aimes!! I've already picked mine out!! I love everyting about your card!!

Sharron said...

Hi Aimes and Happy Monday! Looks like this is a FUN challenge! Love your card--such great colors. We were out of town all weekend so i am kind of resting up from that but hope to get started on the challenge soon. Have a good one!!

Caryn said...

This is a great challenge Aimes - I have loved the Dorset cereal packets for ages and how clever to use that tree stamp - fab. You know I'm going to be rummaging through my kitchen cupboards all night now!!
Gorgeous card hun.

Caryn xxx

Terri said...

Great Challenge Aimes! I get inspired by things around me too. Love the card you made for the challenge as well! Very cleaver to incorporate those trees.

shery said...

lovely card

Vicki said...

OMG Aimes, am I the last to find out about your new Perhaps I haven't been blog hopping as much as I should, don't know how I missed that one but I'm on to it now:) Love the card it's fab, great colours too!

Vicki x

Heather P. said...

This is just FABULOUS!! LOVE it!!

peggysue said...

What a great challenge and what a great interpretation from the porridge box! I have to ponder my color scheme from the boxes you presented. Your color choices are great and the cutting is so crisp.

Vanessa said...

What a great card and a great inspiration! So fun that this stamp looks like the tree on the package! Perfect!


debbi taylor said...

I love that cereal too! and the card! x pressie on my blog for you

Karen said...

What a great way to be inspired! I love that we can find inspiration in all kinds of places. I also really like your interpretation of your inspiration, especially the stamp you used!! :>

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