Tuesday, February 23, 2016
City Crafter Challenge 300 - Polka Dots
I'm back again with my last card for the month long guest designer spot at the City Crafter Challenge Blog. This month has flown by, but I can say that I've been challenged and inspired. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to join. For this last challenge, my card is a little more abstract in the take on the inspiration. The challenge is to create a card or project and add polka dots to your project (patterned paper, stamps, etc.). We've this inspiration photo to work from:
I super love grey and mint green. However, I decided to go in a different direction when I couldn't find just the right color of mint color. Instead, I went shopping in the Scrapbox and found this blue embossed cardstock. It definitely has polka dots and I used the color to inspire my focal point image.
I started the image by stamping the container onto Strathmore watercolor paper. I followed the techniques in this video to soften the color and place and soften the flowers from the Flower stamp set. The grass was created using the Foliage stamp set. All images were stamped using Distress Inks (Peeled Paint, Antique Linen, Shaded Lilac, Worn Lipstick, Faded Jeans). I have a small size 3 watercolor brush I used for all the images. I used my SSS Stitched Rectangles dies to die cut the image and the grey mat. Turns out I was also somewhat inspired by the colors in the image.
Please come join the City Crafter Challenge Blog for another challenge- what inspires you from the photo? Be sure to use polka dots somewhere on your project. I can't wait to see you over there.