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Finding and Incorporating Inspiration Into Your Project

Hello, hello and welcome!  Today I am blogging about a fascinating class I took at Altenew Academy called Mission Inspiration. Nicole Watt was our instructor and instead of focusing on technique, this class was all about finding inspiration for our creations.  

For this post I wanted to use a combination of color and layout inspiration for my cards.  I envisioned a trio layout with color selection coming from Pinterest.  Nicole had great ideas for searching for \”color combos\” and I found this quite fun! I also decided to work on staging and styling my photographs and I am pleased with the result.


I loved the graphic below and used the red, orange, citronella green and teal as the color inspiration for my card. 

I hand inked the background because I thought the result was more vibrant than the colored card stock I tried first. The center of the flower is a fun enamel dot.



The second card is very similar but I used three flowers from the same stamp set and a different color inspiration graphic.

Here is the inspiration swatch for my second card.
Again, I ink blended the background and then colored the blooms in melon and pink.  The centers are enamel dots which adds a fun detail to the card.
Here are the cards together and I think they are a bright and happy duo.  Inspiration is everywhere and I will be drawing on these six classes as I create in the future.

Altenew Products Used: Link Here

Altenew Doodle Blooms

Altenew Pinstripe (sentiment)

Altenew New Day Enamel Dots

Altenew Jet Black Crisp Die Ink

Altenew Envelope Variety Pack

I am also playing along with:

As You Like It \”Bright or Pastel\”  I almost always go with bright on my cards because I love bold colors.  🙂

Thank you for stopping by!

Karen

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WWC273 – Marsha\’s Challenge: All About Occasions

  Hello and welcome!  Today we are making Occasion cards at The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and Marsha is our hostess.
I wanted to create a 3D village scene by incorporating a fussy cut \”peek-a-boo\”window on my card.  I started by stamping two card panels:

  • In the center, a bit toward the top of one panel I stamped the longer street scene (inside the window pane).
  • On a second panel I stamped the \”Open\” shop on the far left and the cafe on the far right.
  • Next, I Copic colored the scene.  Then I die cut a small circle on the second panel and then used that opening to fussy cut the peek-a-boo window so panel #1 could \”peek\” through panel #2.
  • I assembled the card using foam tape so the scene would have dimension.
This card is for my sister. Linda loves to travel to Europe so I used their charming villages for my color inspiration.  

Supplies:
Art Impressions:  Shoppes stamp
Neenah cardstock
Copic Markers
The Greetery Crimped Frame Die
foam Tape
Heat Embossed Birthday sentiment

I am also playing along at:

Art Impressions \”All Layered Up\” Challenge. I used layers to simulate a 3D village scene.

 Inspired By\”Sitting Pretty Challenge\” I was inspired by those gorgeous colors that remind me of the beautiful European villages.

I am so pleased that you stopped by!
Karen