Thursday, May 2, 2019

Inspired By...Pennants {You're Amazing}

It's Thursday and that means there is a brand-new Inspired By Challenge! I've missed the last few weeks, so it feels good to be back today! You can check out the challenge HERE! I hope you all get a chance to play along!

This week's challenge is Inspired by...pennants. Heavens knows I love a Banner, but for some reason I just wasn't feeling the pennants. I decided to go with what DID inspire me this week, and that was the floral fabric used for some of the pennants. I was particularly inspired by the blue ones with pink flowers, so that is where I began my design.

I'm positively smitten with the roses in the Everything's Rosy stamp set and they reminded me of the flowers in the fabric. I used my mini MISTI and stamped out the flowers and leaves. I didn't do the fourth step image on the roses because I have a tendency of messing them up at this point, so I played it safe and just did 3. I still like all of the detail and depth that you can achieve with just the 3 steps.

Once all of the stamping was done, I die cut them using the coordinating Everything's Rosy die cuts. I actually made 3 of each image so I have some extra roses to use on a tag or small project in the future.

I die cut the  Braided Oval and did some ink blending using Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. I kept it darker around the edges and lighter in the middle. Once the blending was done, I smooshed the ink pad onto an acrylic block and spritzed some water on it so that I could add some ink splatters to the braided oval. I love the added detail that it gives to this design.

I stamped the sentiment, which is from the Oval Foliage stamp set, in black onto the blended panel. I used my mini MISTI to make sure I got a good crisp impression. There's nothing worse than messing up at this stage in the game!

I arranged the flowers around the sentiment using foam squares to give it dimension, doubling up the ones on the smaller roses. I added a trio of sparkling clear sequins around the sentiment for some sparkle and shine.

Once that was all done, I added it to a standard A2 cardbase using foam squares for even more dimension. I hope you'll find some time this week to play along with the challenge! Thanks for fluttering by!


Patti H. said...

Wow. Kelly, this card really caught my eye with it's gorgeous colors & the beautiful flowers@! Love this one & I need those Braided Ovals! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

Your card is lovely, Kelly. The multi layered rose stamp set is so pretty. Have a great weekend.

Stephanie Clapper said...

Hi Kelly ! I’m just playing in my craft room and visiting your blog. Wow, these flowers are gorgeous! So realistic. And your perfect background makes it even more eye- catching. I love your style ( I think I’ve mentioned that a ton), but it’s true. I wanted to also let you know that I’m not following Ink to Paper. To be honest, I’ve become extremely disillusioned with them, BUT NOT YOU. I know you can’t comment on that, but I just wanted you to know. Who knows what the future may bring? ( so true! ). In the meantime, I hope you’ll forgive my feelings and I look forward to visiting your blog. You’re exceptional! Thank you Kelly ! :)