Thursday, June 28, 2018

Inspired By ... let's go camping! #26

 
Camping is something I've had little experience with - by choice, really … I am a clean n' tidy girl!  who MUST have running water! 
 
I must admit, the little travel trailer in our Inspired By photo does make me yearn for the open road - and I'd bet it has facilities.
 
All that leads me to this card … and my memory of Dad packing our beloved station wagon,  and hitting the open road - and the next Cabin-ette in Michigan!
 
 
My Inspiration?  The gray drew my eye first, then the texture of the quilt, which is clearly why I chose to dry-emboss my patterned paper.  This one, from Pinkfresh Studios, even had a few of the colors in the photo!  The U HAUL is my nod to Dad, who hauled just enough to leave room for his crew of nine kids... LOL!  BTW Dad always wanted to go camping - Mom put the kybosh to that real quickly! 
 
Hope to see how YOU were Inspired By #26 in our gallery!
 
=]  Michele
 
Supplies: Affiliate links provided when possible, with no added cost to you - thanks, for the support!
Altenew: Mega Alpha U
Waffle Flower Crafts: Hello combo, and Limo Ride combo
EBE Slate Gray cardstock - my new favorite!
Pinkfresh Studios: Indigo Hills patterned paper
 


17 comments:

Hannelie said...

Oh now I know where our connection comes from Michele! I am SO not a camping person! But... that being said... you really made an awesome camp inspired card! Love the sense of movement!

Jeanne said...

You are such a wonderful card maker, Michele. The connections in your cards are wonderful. Love, LOVE that little guy waving from the back, the texture and the movement in this card. You are a true artist. Thank you for sharing!

Marcia HIll said...

This is one cool card Michele...absolutely LOVE it!! P.S. I think our dads would have liked each other!! :0)

Sharron said...

My only camping experience was with Harry when we were first married, but in a tent so even more primitive. Seems every time it rained! Love waking to the sound of birds and exploring nature but like you, I definitely need hot water! Love your fun design, especially the little guy in the back waving out the window!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I so love your brain. Fabulous card. Brilliant, for sure.

Cat Craig said...

Ya my idea of camping is no room service. Darling card.

conil said...

You had me at grey and dry embossing...then I really studied the card. You are a genius...so much fun, movement and that sentiment...I can't even!
Good to know I'm not the only one who feels this way about camping, although, I have always believed in sleeping on an actual mattress, too.

Lisa Elton said...

This is so artsy and cool Michele and then there's that pop of absolute cuteness from the little fella hanging out the rear window!!

Karren said...

Ha ha! Super-fun card and what a great memory!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow this is adorable! I love every single thing about it! And yep I won’t go anywhere without running water.....and WiFi.....

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you created movement on this card, Michele! Your embossed background is so cool and I love how you layered all of your elements on your design! LOVE the splatters, too...they're perfect!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Thanks for sharing the great memory, Michele. There's some nostalgic feelings about this card - like looking at a sepia photo. I love it! Hideko xx

Anita in France said...

What a lovely memory, Michele ... beautifully shared in both words and in your genius card! Every little detail is so lovingly put together ... there's texture, movement, energy ... and so much FUN! Camping (in tents) ... been there ... had adventures ... loved it. Reached the stage now though where a little more comfort doesn't go amiss! Hugs, Anita :)

Bobby said...

So perfect, Michele. I'd be the one hanging out the back. Or better yet lying in the back window. lol

Ivana Camdzic said...

So, so sweet! I adore this card! And the story behind it :) Just a beautiful collection of papers, texture, and colors! Love it to bits, Michele!

I Card Everyone said...
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I Card Everyone said...

This is me smiling even bigger... =]