Tuesday, March 6, 2012

You're all I need

For today's Retro Cafe Art design piece, here's a little card. As you know, usually  it's the image that is my inspiration but not today. You'll have to read below to see where I started! Inspiration is all around us even in our bathroom!  LOL. So where do you get inspiration?

I started with inside of the Retro Cafe Art heart ATC , yes I did not even have an image. I looked around and saw my daughter's navy blue nail polish and said....why not try it. I'm glad I did cause, it came out wonderfully, so shiny and thick. Then I had to determine my image and I spied the Retro Cafe Art Vintage jewelry cameo image , I fussy cut it out glued it on and added tiny details. Next came the 3-d wings which were actually a frog closure that I cut apart. Some rope pearls were next and all this was glued onto a navy patterned paper. This then was layered on a fancy cut out chipboard base that I painted silver. More layers for the background of white and navy paper edged with silver came next. The finishing touches were some tiny pearl beads and the sentiment cut from an old sci fi novel...." You made me everything I am, You are all I need."

Hope you will have all you need this week.
take care, gerri

"You're all I need."


  1. Gerri this is wonderful. So stylish and elegant. Beautiful colors and design. Love it.
    Lovely greet

  2. This is truly gorgeus Gerri & inspirational and I love the "story" of how you got your inspiration for making this piece!! And I think you are right - inspiration can be found in the most obscure places!!!

  3. Gorgeous Gerri, love the chipboard background too!

  4. Gerri,
    Such true words that inspiration surrounds us every day of our lives, whether it be colour, architecture, music or fashion, all there for us to explore.
    Well that nail polish is a winner, stunning piece.

  5. Oh Gerri, I just love the way you've used the beads to frame the heart!

  6. oh wow Gerri this is amazing,the detail and those beads,are just brilliant hun hugs Cherylxxxxx

  7. I just love hearing where you got your inspiration from.. And such a gorgeous creation..

    Hugs, Linda

  8. Beautiful card ... so glad to see a close up!

  9. Wonderful card with great details.


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