Thursday, April 16, 2015

CCEE1516 - National Librarian Day

Frances advised the CCEE Stampers that today is National Librarian Day and challenged us to use a book as our inspiration.  In addition, today is my day to post a card to the CardMaker Blog, and as fate would have it, my theme was U Inspire Me.  I was to create a card inspired by a piece of art, fashion, home decor, photograph, etc.  So . . . I sort of combined my two tasks for today.  My inspiration for the CardMaker blog was a vase that my mom (who was a talented ceramicist, among other things) had made many years ago and now sits in my dining room.



So, for Frances' challenge, I had to come up with a book about sailing.  Aha!!! Moby Dick is definitely about sailing.

And here is my card:




If you'd like to see how I created this card, check out today's CardMaker Blog.  And if you'd like to play along with the CCEE Stampers, pick out a book and make a card.

7 comments:

Ironlady said...

fabulous sailing boat set for the open sea

Liz Williams said...

A great scene and a great inspiration.

StampOwl said...

Awesome water scene

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

This is my English teacher son's favorite book......he must have 20 copies of it!! I love it too, and interestingly enough, re-read it only last month. Amazing how much one can forget! Your card is very reminiscent of the feeling I retain about it. Nicely done!

Lynn McAuley said...

What an amazing job you have done of recreating your mother's gorgeous vase, Lois! And your card is so perfect for your Moby-Dick inspiration! Wonderful, wonderful work!

Sabrina said...

Oh wow, Lois - thanks for sharing the photo of the vase. It is truly beautiful! I have to confess that Moby Dick is one of the very, very few books in my life that I started and just couldn't get into. From your sources of inspiration you have produced a great masculine card. You are so good at those!

Joanne (jojot) said...

your scene could be transported to many of the old seaports here in New England and feel right at home esp. Mystic Seaport with its 'sailed' chips