Monday, March 4, 2013

Birthday Blooms

One of my favorite sources of inspiration is Jennifer McGuire, whose stash of creative ideas never fails to light a fire under my oft-cranky Muse and set my inky pinkies aflame . . .

 
Jennifer had some fun recently with Distress Stains and watercolor paper, and nothing would do but to jump in and have me some fun too!  I wanted to experiment with an idea that popped into my head on the way to bed last night – don’t ask me why my bedtime triggered this inspiration, as I’ve absolutely no idea.  I thought it would be fun to make two pretty much identical backgrounds and layer one over the other.  With sponged edges and pop dots for definition, I think this colorful corollary to a tone-on-tone arrangement works!  What do you think?

Cardstock:         Watercolor paper
Stamps:              Hero Blooming Meadow, Wavy Birthday
Inks:                    Distress Stains: Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint,
                             ColorBox Frost White
Emb Powder:    Judikins Opaque White
Dies/Punches:   Papertrey Ink Mat Stack 4, Wplus9 Banner Trio, DieNamics
                             Mini Rolled Rose, Carl three-leaf punch
Doo Dads:          3/8” White satin picot ribbon, pearls, Perfect Pearls mist

1 comment:

  1. Love it! I think it's Blue Ribbon worthy! xo

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