Artistic Avenger


I was inspired – TWICE!

Honestly, I was pretty stumped this month for my Inspiration Challenge. I had no idea where to start from. But Pam, at Paper Askew Studio, always puts forth great creations so I had to pull out something. Here is my end result:

The only thing I had in mind when I started was the colour palette – Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue and Old Olive.

I wanted to use the Fossil Stone technique on the background to emulate the water theme of the inspiration piece. Now, it may look like nothing much in my photo, but in real life it looks like water droplets. My favourite thing in the piece, however, was the leaves, so I made them my focal point.

I punched out some Old Olive small and large ovals and folded them in half and then ran them through my crimper. I took a small strand of olive cardstock, manipulated it slightly to “roll” it as a stem would. I added the leaves to it with mini glue dots.

I tied on some turquoise grosgrain and decided to corner round two of the corners as the inspiration piece had so many curves to it.

I decided to use the word “cherish” as the inspiration piece had a “c” in it. I used my designer label punch and oval punch to create this salutation. I stamped the word from Baroque Motifs in Ballet Blue ink.

Thanks for checking in and for playing! Make sure you check out Pam’s creation too!

And then, I decided to try the colour challenge on Kristina’s blog, KWernerDesign. She has such a great blog and I’ve been very nervous to make a creation and post it on there but I swallowed my fear and this is the result:

The swatch for inspiration is here:

Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Old Olive and Tempting Turquoise.

It was a great challenge and I was so thrilled to use my new It’s A Sign stamp set!