I have a *secret* board on Pinterest where I pin things that inspire me. Maybe a sketch or technique I want to try out someday or a colour scheme, a picture that jump start my creativity, it’s really great as a beginning point when you get into a creative slump.
So I went back to the board looking at some of the things that inspired me and found a card by Makiko Jones from about four years ago that totally influenced this card.
I had the idea in my head for this colour palette - knowing it would be a little unusual, and yet still hoping it would turn out ok. Finally, when it all came together I was so happy with the result! It’s unusual but I really love how it works together.
I began by stamping the gorgeous peonies from our set: Dynamic Duos: Peonies and Tulips in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on XPress It Blending card stock. For the background layer I also used the same paper but stamped the peonies in London Fog ink to soften the effect and have it really receed into the background. When coloured it almost takes on that no-line colouring look.
The damask paper is Echo Park - Style Essentials, and I love how bold those colours look against each other. There’s a little bit of polka-dotted SU ribbon and the panel is edged with a Martha Stewart Quilt Edge punch.
Here’s the inside of the design with Memento Canteloupe ink and SU Bermuda Bay ink.
Here’s the Copics I used for the colouring:
Now it’s all about the rest of these fabulous girls from the Bloom Brigade, jump in on our Power Poppy Peeps of the week contest (see details here) and get in the running for Power Poppy prizes! The October New Release Sneak Peeks are only two weeks away! Woo Hoo!