Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Inspired by Driving Miss Daisy


Gina K Designs announced a very fun challenge today and a chance at being the "Center Stage Spotlight Designer" for May. The challenge is to choose your favorite movie and create a project using one of the brand new April stamp sets that is inspired by your movie choice.

WOW, I couldn't have picked a better opportunity to show off Nina's Brackett's "Vintage Background" stamp set and this Funny old lady zoomin' around in her VW bug has always reminded me of the movie "Driving Miss Daisy".

The second I heard about this challenge, I visualized exactly how I was going to use the "Vintage Background" stamps to create my scene. As you can see, I get a little zealous when I start creating my own patterned paper, which seem to make their way inside the card and onto the envelope. Absolutely perfect for ME, who does not ordinarily complete my cards. I can proudly say that this one is even stamped on the back.
Can you count how many different stamps I used on the front? SIX
(4 from Vintage Backgrounds (polka dots, tire tracks, small script, little leafs) (2 from You Know Your Old When (old lady & sentiment)

Take a peek at the inside "Sentiment".....
Challenges I used:
Gina K: Movie Inspiration
The Pink Elephant: Yellow, Designer Paper & Buttons (I hope they don't mind that I created my own "Designer Paper")
Simple Doodles: Your On My Mind (My mother-in-law was on my mind since her birthday is coming up)


.............Supplies I used................
Stamps: Gina K Designs (Vintage Backgrounds, You Know Your Old When)
Card Stock: Gina K Designs (Autumn pack: fresh asparagus, chocolate brown, sweet corn), Stampin Up (confetti naturals, yellow label was cut in 1/2 from designer paper pack)
Ink: Copic Markers, Stampin Up (close to cocoa, baja breeze, so saffron, rock, always artichoke, grey), Momento (tuxedo black)
Tools: Singer sewing machine, Spellbinders (Nestabilities large circle)
Misc: Paper Trey Ink (buttons), Martha Stewart (brown floss)

19 comments:

Danni said...

This card made me smile! wonderful job!

Maria Matter said...

hilarious! I used this image for my MIL' birthday, too fun Justine!
Hugs & blessings!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

too cute.

you know you're old when....

your 1st meal of the day is 7 pills OR

you hope you have the right set of teeth in your mouth! ok i just made that one up. but it COULD happen.

hugs :)

Piali said...

Stinking cute!!!
You rocked it girl...love everything about this card...the image is hilarious...I've to find it.
Good Luck!
Hugs~

kado! said...

hahaha! i LOVE that saying in there! I totally need to make some cards that say that! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

OMGosh, this is perfect and so creative!!! You have to be a shoe-in!!! I'm often stymied by how to use background stamps... thanks for the inspiration!

And thanks for playing with us at The Pink Elephant!

~amy~ said...

okay fabulously fun card!!! Hey, I have a hard time finding my own car in a parking lot:)

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhh so FUN!!!

stampqueen said...

Adorable!!! I may have to get this new set just to case your card!!!

Erin Smetak said...

Oh my gosh, how cute is this?! I totally got the Driving Ms. Daisy! I love your patterned paper that you made! Absolutely awesome card! I hope your Mother In Law loves it!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a super design, Justine! And such a fun card.

Jennie said...

This is fabulous! Love all of the elements you used from Vintage Backgrounds!!! Nice design and LOVE that movie :o)

Lynn Mercurio said...

Finding my car in the parking lot all depends if my panic button is working LOL What a fantastically funny card.

Melanie said...

very creative use of the backgrounds!! :)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Tooooo fabulous!!!! That is an awesome card and design for that great movie!!

Jane Wetzel said...

hi Justine! ha ha ha! LOVE this sweeeeet card! Had to rush rite over here and see what u meant by "similar ideas"!! this is just plain AWESOME! :)

Krista said...

This is FANTASTIC! Great card, love all the bright colours! Thanks for playing along with us at The Pink Elepahnt!

Cheryl Walker said...

LOL OMGosh this is way tooo cute, and AWESOME sentiment!!!hehehehe

Hugs,
Cheryl

Paula Laird said...

You really rocked this challenge! way to go! This is a super fun card!