heather at one little spark decided to start a challenge feature on her blog called share your spark fridays. i don't always have time to play every challenge i want to and it's not even friday anymore, but when i saw that her first challenge was to use yellow, i just *had* to make time to play. yellow is my favorite color!! it's funny, because i don't use it in stamping much, but my studio is yellow and i'm drawn to it all the time. in fact, i picked up this paint card at lowe's last week as a potential inspiration piece--before heather's challenge and i wasn't even there to look at paint!
when i picked it up, i knew right away that i would use my saltbox studio flower basket to mimic the table cloth. then, while i was working on it, other elements of the pictures started taking shape in my design. the punched grid offered the hint of a window and the perfect touch of white, the diamonds from the floor became my "table" in the form of the a muse cottage brown argyle note card strip, and the straight line of the brown edging on the rug inspired me to stamp the sentiment in brown and include the dotted line on either side of it. maybe it's the yellow, maybe it's how it all came together, but i'm just so excited about this card!