Saturday, January 7, 2017

Inspiration Saturday #1-2017

Since it is winter for most of us, this photo inspiration reminds us of summer -

This wraps up the week for Kimberly, still using the same stamp set she chose for the week - 

WOW!  What a great photo.  The blue color at the top of the photo looks like Salty Ocean Distress Ink.  I trimmed a piece of Neenah Solar White c/s and inked it up with the distress ink.  This ink formulation blends beautifully on the Neenah c/s.   I used the polka dot stamp to create a soft tone on tone effect on the bottom half of the card.  The dandelion in the photo inspired me to create a shaker card.  The sequin mix is from Neat and Tangled.  The sentiment is part of the Lovely Flowers stamp set.  It would be fun to use all the colors in the photo to create a coordinating set of cards.  - Kimberly

I am wrapping up with my stamp set too -

I had an idea after looking at the picture to replicate the layers of the sunset and give the impression of the dandelion with circles.  I started by playing with my alcohol inks and made strips of various color across some glossy paper, let it dry and then put drips of blending solution randomly across the paper.  I really liked how it looked, but when I stamped the flower and sentiment with Stazon the paper stuck to the stamp when I went to lift it up and then skipped across and added extra marks shown here -

I tried to replicate it again and after 6 times, decided I couldn't do it.  Alcohol inks are never the same which can be cool, but I really liked the first one.  I finally chose one that was OK and using my homemade misti tool so that my paper didn't move again, stamped it for the card on the left.  I then decided I would try a different method to get a similar look.  I applied Distress inks with a blending tool in the several colors.  After they were dry, I used a sponge to apply white pigment ink circles using a stencil I cut on my Explore.  This is called a Bokeh technique. I stamped the same flower and sentiment for the card on the right. I like both cards for different reasons and it is fun to play with different media.- Denise

I hope everyone had fun looking at how many ways there are to use one stamp set.  Next week we will have even more examples with two more stamp sets, so be sure to join us.

1 comment:

  1. What a great week you have put together for us and these great cards wrap it up beautifully!