Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Mel's Inspiration Challenge

My good friend and fellow SU demo, Mel, issued an Inspiration Challenge. Here's the photo - Aren't these daisies just gorgeous?

Anyway, Mel chose to use Only Orange, Basic Black and Whisper White. I also saw the blue in the sky (Ballet Blue) and changed the orange to a softer Pumpkin Pie and More Mustard. This is what I came up with -
I used the Chalkboard Technique - very similar to Poppin' Pastels but done on dark cardstock. The stamp set is Spring Solitude (Level 2 Hostess Set). I firstly stamped the triple daisy stamp in Whisper White craft ink in a random pattern on the Basic Black cardstock. When that was dry I stamped the solid daisy in Versamark over the top of the large flower in the triple. I didn't bother to line them up, in fact I aimed to have them off-centre. I then used my Sponge Daubers (my current favourite accessory) and applied Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard and a touch of Ruby Red until I was happy with the depth of colour (it does take 2 or 3 "coats" to get a good look). I then mounted the "chalkboard" on More Mustard textured cardstock and then Ballet Blue. The card base is Pumpkin Pie. I had to add a ribbon so I disassembled the layers and used the Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon and the double swirl from the Pewter Hodgepodge set.

I really like the way this turned out - it actually looks pretty much like I imagined.


Melissa Hanlon said...

Lovely Sharon! It turned out great!

Mel H

Carol Dunstan said...

great card, colour on black is always so striking!