Saturday, 16 February 2013

Margaritas and "Inspired By..." Challenge

Oh, how I love the weekends! Last night, I spent some good quality time with my hubby :) We made our own margaritas and watched "The Notebook".

The margaritas turned out sooo delicious! Here are the ingredients:

- 1/8 cup of water
- 90 mL tequila
- 30 mL Grand Marnier
- half an orange, peeled
- half a lime, peeled
- half a lemon, peeled
- thin slice of ginger
- a handful of spinach
- 3 tbsp honey
- 3 cups of ice cubes

We blended it for 45 seconds in our wonderful Vitamix....

...and voila!

Now for a new card challenge!

Karly chose a photo that she took just outside of Prince George as our inspiration for this week:

IB #5

What a gorgeous sunset! As soon as I saw this photo, the lovely stamp set "Lovely as a Tree" came to mind -- one of my favourites! I used the masking technique to create a landscape with a sunset:

I LOVE how it turned out! The sky is a vibrant orange/yellow and after looking at it again, it almost seems like the sun is shining a glow on the grass underneath the trees. The sky is created by sponging Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron ink. I sponged Old Olive and Always Artichoke for the grass. The landscape is cut into 3 panels to make it look like window panes and a simple "happy birthday" sentiment is added to complete the card.

Hop on over to Karly's Creations to see how this photo inspired her!

Card Ingredients:

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, All Holidays (ret.)
Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink: Staz-On Black ink, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! Awesome job on the masking (a tricky technique I find). And those margaritas don't look so bad either lol ...even with the spinach...