This month's PTI Blog Hop is an inspiration photo challenge. Check out the gorgeousness that Nichole has found to inspire us to get crafty:
I am really digging this photo! The color palette, the shabby chicness, the lace doily, weathered wood, fabrics, and flowers … I love it all! I had so many ideas and simply too little time to execute them all. I did manage two cards that I'm pretty tickled with. So glad you're here for me to share them with!
For the first card, I created the background using a base of Stampers Select White card stock swiped with one of my pigment ink pads, back and forth across the front until I reached a weathered wood look. I accidentally swiped some ink past the folded line onto the backside of the card base. I decided a little washi tape would cover that up nicely. haha! Super Stripes was used to create the plaid panel die cut from the Wine Bottle Tag die. That was topped with a Circle Scribbles die and a tissue paper flower. I colored the tissue paper with some Copic markers to get the right colors. The Tiny Tag tied with twine tops it all off.
The second card uses a kraft panel for the base. I swiped both white and green Gelatos (and, no, not the ice cream ;) across the front and softening the look by smudging it with a water-wetted finger. I made the bouquet from the flowers in Betsy's Beautiful Brushstrokes kit (seriously LOVE that kit!), popping some flowers up with dimensional adhesive. A rustic jute twine bow tops it all off. No sentiment on this one. I didn't feel that one fit into the design. Even a Tiny Tag seemed too big and distracting. Any suggestions for me in regards to adding a sentiment?
I was so happy to be able to participate in this month's blog hop. It's been much, much too long! Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
Stamps and dies: Beautiful Brushstrokes, Tiny Tags, Super Stripes, Wine Bottle Tag, Scribbled Circles
Inks: Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, New Leaf, Pinefeather, Hawaiian Shores
Card Stock: Stampers Select White, Rustic White, Kraft