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!