Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Kwerner Color Inspiration Challenge 52

Challenge No. 52

Wow, these colors were not jelling easily for me. So I took a step back and thought well, paper isn't the only medium to play with, so I focused on ink.

I used my lavendar plant's leaves as the "background stamp".
Thrifty Tip
How I did it:

I dabbed ink onto the lavendar leaves and rolled the brayer over the leaves to pick up the ink. Then transferred the inked brayer onto the white paper. I combined the images and overlapped and moved the leaves to create other "designs". I stamped them using aqua, saffron, and sand inks.

I edged another white card with more aqua ink. I mounted everything on mustard cardstock. I embellished with a custom made (by me) sand diecut flower made from scraps of fleece from our petbedding line. The aqua flower from Prima was inked to coordinate. The white button is "paper threaded" with saffron yellow (marigold) cardstock by American Crafts. The I Love You stamp is from Stampin Up and stamped in aqua pigment ink from studio g.


Juanita said...

What a fabulous tip to 'expand' my stamp collection. I adore your card.