It’s been many, many months since I did an Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. Every Saturday ( US time), a link to another website is posted on the Inspiration forum. The idea is to choose a picture/photo from that site and use it as inspiration for a card creation. Of all the challenges that are posted on SCS, and there many, Inspirations was definitely my most favourite. Lately I’ve had more of a leaning towards the Clean and Simple type cards, but I thought I’d revisit an old favourite tonight. We were directed to Elizabeths Embellishments and this picture was right on the front page.
As soon as I saw it, I knew what card I’d make. I wanted to try and recreate the monochrome look and I did this with my latest favourite card stock, Stampin’Up! Naturals Ivory. (My SU! demo kept raving about this card stock so I bought some for myself to try out. Of course I had to call her and let her know that I was now a convert and I’d probably be ordering more in the near future!!)
So, I see the picture, I knew I had to get out the Naturals Ivory CS , Tim Holtz Sizzix dies ( cagedbird and tattered flowers) and my Spellbinders Vine die. Since I was only going to be using one neutral colour for the whole card,I felt I needed to added just the smallest hint of colour to add definition to my elements. Here I used Old Paper distress ink. I then decided that I’d need to texturize my TH dies as they looked rather flat on the card, so out came a couple of embossing folders. Lastly I added a small flower punch to the center of the tattered flowers as a final touch.
While I was busy putting my first card together, already another idea was forming for another card, but this time I wanted to get the look of the bars.
I was really liking how this all came together so I went and had another look at Elizabeths Embellishments and found this lovely trivet.
I could stop myself from making this card too!! Now I’m on the lookout for an embossing folder with a pattern that can create an impression of feathers, but for now I just use what I’ve got on hand.
I love it when my creative side is on fire and ideas are flowing. I’ve very happy with what I’ve been able to make these past couple of weeks.