{9.2.2012} sparks in motion

Jump Start

I haven’t stamped in over 2 weeks!  Thus, I needed a small jump start and turned to one of my favorite challenges for help.  Paper Smooches has their Picture Perfect SPARKS challenge up this week.

Check out this awesome inspiration:

Crazy pattern right?  I was stumped on this one for a little bit.  Then, I started to look at the layers of colors and squares and used that for my inspiration.  Instead of squares, I used circles and picked out a few of the colors in the photo.

This was a quickie card.  I really didn’t have time to craft today, but it had been so long I needed to get my brain ready for tomorrow.  I have quite a few deadlines to meet and my crafty brain is on a bit of a vacay.  Time to practice.  Ha.  I had fun layering the circles and the colors.  It is an unusual color combo of gray, dark blue, magenta and green.  But I like it.  I carried over the colors of the circles to the balloon to help balance out the white space.

I am also entering this into the Movement Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.  For me, the movement starts at the top with the circles, pulls your eye down to the sentiment and over to finish off at the little balloon.  Movement is so much fun to create with the stamps.  Hope you try this technique out, Cath has a perfect explanation on the MFW post.


  1. Emily Leiphart

    I love how you used circles instead of squares! The addition of the cute little hot air balloon is wonderful!

  2. Jessi

    Hot air balloons = celebration. Love your take on this challenge – I couldn’t think of anything beyond omg, that couch is loud! As for the crafting vacay, I always figure the best way to get back to it is to just ‘do’ it – the ideas will come, or my desk will get cleaned up. Cleaning never wins 😉

  3. lostinpaper

    Sometimes you just have to stop and play, and you have certainly done that here. What a great card to get the mojo back on and a FAB take on the inspiration!

  4. ERICA M

    Super cute card! I love how you did the background circles!

  5. Virginia Lu

    AWESOME!! Love the moving circles…I feel the motion! Fabulous card, my friend!

  6. Lindsey

    Fun, Lisa! Great idea to switch up the shapes.

  7. Lynn

    Lisa this is awesome! Love how you created such a graphic and fun card! Great take on the challenge.

  8. veronica

    love the colors and the little hot air balloon too!

  9. Sav O'G

    I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this card, Lisa! LOVE the colors and the design! YOU nailed the stamping–and I can’t believe you haven’t stamped in 2 weeks! Wish my creativity was like yours after a break! YOU ROCK:) Always inspiring! THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!

  10. glendaj

    So fun! Love the colours and the combination of circles!

  11. Wendy ten Hove

    Fabulous!! Love your idea, with all the circles!! Looks great, Lisa!
    Hugs, Wendy

  12. LilJen1@northrock.bm

    Love that you went with circles instead of squares. Awesome!

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