|Stamps used: SU "Trust God", Hero Arts "Ascent", Penny Black "Three Ferns"|
Tonight I'm hosting the Inspiration Challenge on SCS. The site I chose is "Wind & Weather" and I can't remember at all how I came across this web store! Anyhow, there were lots of objects that set off creative sparks so I chose it for the challenge.
The item that I chose as my inspiration piece was a set of framed art called "Floralscale". I'm a sucker for neutrals so once I saw it, I had to try to capture it.
I created the background by sponging several different TH distress inks (ala Darlene Devries -- I love her videos!) onto a white CS panel. I used a SU wheel (sorry, don't know the name - boo) to get the dark splotches across the top and bottom. Next I stamped a fern image in Versamark and used white embossing powder, then stamped my floral image with black ink.
To create the blue flowers scattered across the bottom, I decided to use some dimensional ink to ensure it stayed on top of the layers of ink that were already laid down. I found a stamp that had a branch of small blossoms on it and squeezed a little bit of Viva Pearl Pen in "Bronze" and Adirondack Dimensional Pearls in "Stream" directly onto the stamp.
Then I just stamped it gently onto the panel, over all my inking, and lifted straight up to get a little dimension with the paints.
I waited until the dimensional paint was dried, then went ahead and layered my panels. Finally, I attached an acetate piece over the top of the inked panel, stamped my sentiment with StazOn onto the acetate and added a little butterfly.
TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!