Inspiration Challenge - JAI53

Well, this has to be a first for me.  Participating in two challenges and actually completing two challenges in the very same week.............

.... the short break was me picking myself up off the floor.  Amazing really when I consider how busy life is and school STILL hasn't returned yet in ACT for 2011!

But when I saw this Inspiration Challenge from Just add Ink - I just had to play.  The inspiration is beautiful!

See what I mean?  Gorgeous!  Anyway, I decided to stick with the colours of this beautiful flower for my own project - blue, yellow, green and brown.  So I just had to use some of my favourite stamps (and why not!!), Vintage Vogue and Growing Green.  I stamped my background with Baja Breeze ink on Baja Breeze CS but it looked rather bland.  Remembering some techniques I had seen around the place, I decided to run it through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  I cracked it open just for this.  Glad I did, it's a lovely texture for cards!

I stamped my flowers and leaves, used sponge daubers for colouring.  I added some champagne shimmer paint to the flowers (love that stuff) so it's all nice and sparkly!  Added some white dashed lines and tied it off with crochet thread (one of my favourite embellishments!!).  I'm really really happy with it!

So this card is off to the lovely Katia over at Plushka's Craft as a thank you for the lovely bundle of fabrics she sent me after winning her Flood Appeal Raffle.  How lucky am I!

See what I mean - this is what came in the mail with a few handmade buttons too!

Here's what I used:

Stamps: Growing Green, Vintage Vogue & Tiny Tags
Papers: Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze & Soft Suede CS
Inks: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight & Certainly Celery
Other: Sponge Daubers, Champagne Shimmer Paint, crochet thread, Tiny Tag Punch
Big Shot: Square Lattice Embossing Folder

I hope you enjoy and have a lovely day.  Stay safe if you live in North Queensland!

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful card, I really like the subtle background you made. Thanks for playing at JAI this week.



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