Hello there! It's the 25th, and that means it's time for another Papertrey Ink Blog Hop! I just couldn't resist playing along this month when I saw the gorgeous inspiration photo! I was completely inspired, and it really encouraged me to step outside my comfort zone. You all know how much I love my bright colors, but it was fun to tone it down for this challenge.
As soon as I saw the stripes and flowers, I pulled out two of my favorites, Watercolor Wonder and Doodlie Do. Are you surprised? ;)
I wanted the flowers to take center stage, and though the stripes are darker in the photo, I wanted them to fade into the background a bit. I used Soft stone ink for my stripes. Since I started out with white cardstock, and the picture shows for ivory, I used Antique Linen distress ink and an ink blending tool to soften the bright white. The flower and leaves were colored with copic markers. To add a bit of interested behind the flower, I stamped a flight trail from Happy Trails in Fine Linen ink. I added a sentiment from the Purls of Wisdom stamp set in brown ink, and some stitches using Sew Simple Borders. I added a scattering of sequins before adhering my panel to a Terracotta Tile card base.
That's all for now... thanks for stopping by!
Off to hop!! :)
Stamps: Doodlie Do, Watercolor Wonder, Happy Trails, Purls of Wisdom, Sew Simple Borders
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Stackables
Paper: Stampers Select White, Terracotta Tile
Ink: Soft Stone, Fine Linen, Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, Ranger Antique Linen
Other: Copic Markers, Foam Tape, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen, Avery Elle Kraft Mix sequins