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Alrighty then, about today’s piece. Split Coast Stampers.com has a great challenge on Saturday mornings. It is the inspiration challenge and I love it. I use inspiration pieces all the time to come up with my creations. For example today’s inspiration piece is this swimwear. I took the color palette and swirl from the inspiration piece. Those are the elements from the swimwear that most inspire me. I didn’t feel the need to work in any paisley, or try to duplicate the pattern exactly
Let’s get started.
|Stamps:Innovative Stamp Creations “Flair of Summer”, Cape Arago “Bird”, Inque Boutique “A Word or Two”|
|Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Purely Pomegranate|
|Ink: Stampin’ Up Kiwi Kiss, Purely Pomegranate, Baja Breeze, Basic Black & Chocolate Chip|
|Accessories:Versamark Pad, Clear embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Brayer, Ticket Corner Punch, White Gel Pen|
Stamped half of the plant image on a piece of Whisper White card stock by first loading my stamp with Versamark and then Kiwi Kiss ink before stamping. Note I only put the Versamark and the ink on the part of the image I wanted to stamp. I then heat embossed the image using fine detail clear embossing powder and a heat gun. Heat embossing the image makes the image resist any ink put on the panel (emboss resist technique).
Brayered Baja Breeze about 2/3rds the way down the card stock from the top and then 1/4 of the way from the bottom up leaving a very light space in between the two brayerings.
Using a Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement, stamped bird with Basic Black ink.
Colored the bird in with a White Gel Pen. In the large open areas of the bird I tried to imagine which direction the feathers would go and that is the direction I colored in.
Stamp part of the plant image again by loading just part of the stamp with Chocolate Chip ink.
Brayered lightly Purely Pomegranate ink at the top and bottom of the card stock.
Oops, I got a smudge of ink at the bottom right corner of my panel. Fixed it by stamping over it with the plant image again with Chocolate Chip ink.
This is my color palette that I used with my finished panel.
Stamped my sentiment with Baja Breeze ink.
Assembled card front and then decided to add the flourish with Baja Breeze ink. Used my Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement.
Here is the finished card measuring 5.25″ x 5.25″.
Hey, give an inspiration piece a try. Remember your piece only need to take small elements from the inspiration piece. No need to try to recreate it.
May your day be filled with images that inspire you!
Until my next post. . . . . . . . . . .