Welcome back to Colour INKspiration this week.We're a bit out of sync lately having had the changes to timetables with Easter and Anzac Day. So it's good to get back into the swing of things.
This week's inspiration picture is just so gorgeous but browns are not a colour palette many of us use routinely as a base so I found it hard to get started for this project. I began with some clear block "smooshing" using delightful Dijon and Shimmer Paper which created a nice panel to use for the accents and sentiment. I did actually stamp the butterflies and heat emboss them with clear powder but that doesn't show up very well in the photography.
Then I used my favourite leaf image from Kinda Eclectic and created a full sheet of background card stamping with soft Suede onto Tip Top Taupe. I'm really sad that this set is retiring - but i don;t think it will leave my shelves!!
I loved the panel but wanted to accentuate with some gold highlights so I stamped the miniature butterflies from the Perpetual Calendar set over and among the leaves and heat embossed them with gold too. The frame is obviously gold, and I heat embossed the sunrays onto vellum in gold also.
Here's a little bit more detail
And the inside is decorated with a few strips of paper and card.
I had lots of scraps left over and they sort of just fell together for another Mother's Day card to add to my market stall next week.
Thanks for looking today, the beautiful Jacque is up next with her lovely soft style. The range of projects produced this week is stunning. Enjoy your tour of the hop, and be sure to leave some comments as we all really appreciate your feedback.
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post something pretty"
Sarah Douglas challenged us all at Onstage to "post something that means something -
I think she's on to something.