Thursday, June 16, 2011
For Your Inspiration #8
It's time again for another wonderful photo inspiration challenge over on the For Your Inspiration blog where Steph has a gorgeous waterfall scene to stir your creativity! I loved the earthy colors of browns, blues and a touch of green, so went with that color palette. In addition, I thought the rough, jagged surface of the mountainous rock could be represented by creating a rustic, wood grain BG using the direct to paper technique. I scored 1" lines then swiped Soft Suede ink across the vanilla paper. I smudged some white pigment ink then swiped a hint of Aegean Blue chalk ink on the paper. For a tutorial of this technique, check out Lydia's video in the Splitcoast resources section HERE. I used rickrack to represent the wavy flow of the water over the rocks. I love using my new arrow brads from my shopping trip last week and balanced out the card with a copper brad. The flower was colored with Copics (BGooo, BG53, BG72, Y13, G40, G82, G85). I'll wait to add a sentiment on the inside as the occasion arises. What else did I use?
STAMPS: Delightful Dahlia (PTI)
PAPER: DP by SU, Soft Suede, Vintage Cream
INK: Soft Suede, Memento Tuxedo Black, ColorBox white pigment ink, VersaMagic Aegean Blue chalk ink
ACCESSORIES: Rickrack Die-namic (MFT), Lattice square EF, Chocolate baker's twine, Arrow brad by Paper Studio, Copics.