Saturday, April 21, 2018

Beautiful Inspiration . . .

Happy Weekend Friends!
Today I have a card to share that was inspired by crafting friend Ros (Mikey's Mom).  When I saw her card HERE earlier in the week, I just knew I had to case it!  So beautiful!  Ros has such a wonderful creative style!!  Here is my take on Ros's gorgeous creation ...

I must admit, I'm surprised it turned out as good as it did because, right off the bat I used the wrong paper to create the background.  

My intention was to use my Tim Holtz oxide inks with what I thought was the correct paper.  (A new paper pack I bought from Simon Says after watching one of Jennifer McGuire's videos.)  So I went about using the oxide inks and wondered why it wasn't drying properly ... only to then look at the package and see it is designed for alcohol ink ... I must have ordered the wrong paper.  Ugh!   

As I was cutting a piece to put behind my corner die cut, it was smearing so I took a cloth and wiped the excess from it.  I wasn't about to waste it so I added the piece behind the corner then die cut my butterflies & vine from the remaining piece.  With these additional elements I grabbed my alcohol inks and started playing around ... didn't turn out to shabby after all ... whew!

Then I die cut my sentiment from a scrap of light blue card stock.  Wasn't happy with how it looked so since I still had my alcohol ink dauber still laying on my work mat I dabbed over my words ... hmmm not too shabby either!  It will do!

The dies I have used today are:
Memory Box - Dies - Open Studio - Distressed Addington Collage
Sue Wilson Mini Expressions
Sue Wilson Designs - Mini Expressions - Happy Birthday
Cheery Lynn Designs Exotic Butterfly Small

Cheery Lynn Designs - Small Exotic Butterflies #1 w/Angel Wings

BoBunny Flutter Dies 12839812
Crafter's Companion Marilyn Robertson Kimono Fluttering Butterfly
Elizabeth Craft Garden Notes Ivy Vine 1297

Inside View
Again, I'm so happy with the outcome of this creation and can't thank Ros enough for inspiration.
So many times I will see a card online and think "OMG that is beautiful, I need to save it for future inspiration" ?  At that point,  I either do it right there and then or pin it to my card inspiration board for future use.   Do you do that?

Challenges to share in:
Simply Create Too Challenge #137 - Use dies
SumMore Fun Challenge #26 - Mood Board (was inspired by the blues/greens)

QKR Stampede Challenge #292 - ATG
Daring Cardmakers Challenge - Feeling Blue
Creative Fingers Challenge #145 - ATG

Thanks for stopping by ...
As always ...

Papers:  White cs, Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink YUPO
Stamps:  Hero Arts 'Many Birthday Messages'
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks, Tim Holtz distress oxide inks, prima flowers, Nuvo white crystal drops, Scotch dimensional tape

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