Hello … bonjour! Hope you had a fabulous weekend! I’m so happy to be here for my third week as Featured Designer over at The Challenge. This time, we have a gorgeous photo inspiration to get your creative juices going. It’s a little further down … here’s where I went with it …
My focus was on those vibrant colours in the stack of books and on those beautiful blooms. I used Hero Arts‘ Spring Hello by Lia to stamp and white heat emboss the sentiment and the cascade of sweet flowers onto the top third of a card panel … and then had fun with Distress Inks. Don’t you just love that moment when the embossed images start to pop as you sponge and blend over the DI? I mixed up some Brilliance white pigment ink with a little water, did some gentle splattering with a refilled Wink of Stella brush and then added some Star Dust Stickles to the centres of the flowers. The panel was trimmed down and popped up on the card base on craft foam. Couldn’t capture the full impact of the shimmeriness in the photo … IRL it’s really pretty!
What catches your eye in this beautiful picture … the colours, those soft peonies, the touches of gold, the graphic shapes … or is there some other detail that that captures your imagination? We’d love to see how you’re inspired … and have you join in with us! All the details are over at The Challenge … along with loads of wonderful ideas from the amazing Design Team. Do hope you’ll have chance to play along!
I’m linking up with …
A2Z Scrapbooking – Embossing … HA Spring Hello by Lia
Addicted to CAS – Delicate … that scripty sentiment font and sweet blooms!
CAS(E) this Sketch – See Below … with the sketch inverted … too much of a stretch?
Uniko – Spring/Easter … I went with Spring
It was lovely to have chance to meander through blogland a little yesterday … there’s still so much inspiration I’ve not seen yet from last week … looking forward to seeing more … soon I hope! Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂