Thank you for Inkspirational #164
09 July 2018
I have a quick post for you tonight. I made a card for the new Inkspirational Challenge
Before I get to my new card though... I'd like to say a huge thank you to the team for selecting my African sunset card from this post as a top 3 pick. I don't get to play along with challenges anywhere near as much as I used to, but Inkspirational is one of my favorites, so being chosen as a top 3 placement was a great thrill!
Now... on to the photo for this week. At first I was tempted to do a sun.... but decided I couldn't do anything as amazing as the inspiration photo, so decided to take it in a different direction.
I kept with the circle and the warm colors. I also managed to incorporate the green tree of enlightenment. I needed a thank you card, so this was the perfect inspiration for that.
I used a Simon Says Stamp circle die-cut as my starting point and then used some Altenew inks to create a sponged background.
I adhered the top layer over the sponged layer and then set about adding some more interest. I added black lines to the leaves - and around the inner part of the circle, but it needed a third black element, so I stamped a tiny little butterfly in black.
Of course, that wasn't quite enough - so I took my glitter pen and added lots of shimmer to the background. Here's a closeup:
The shimmery background is really pretty in real life. You can see I added a little shading underneath the "veins" of the leaves. I mounted the finished layer onto a black card base and added a black sentiment.
Here's my full card:
I hope you can see the inspiration photo in my finished card. I love the blended background and the pops of black :-)
On a personal note:
OK. It's hot. officialy. and. it. is. HUMID...... I do have some photos to share with you - and a little story about this little guy..... and his family.... but that's for later in the week. In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
BTW... if you look closely - there's a bonus. Two deer at the feeder :-)
- Die: Simon Says Stamp
- Inks: Altenew
- Sentiment: Altenew - Label Love
- Cardstock: Neenah Solar White