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.


Marisa said...

Beautifully done, Wanda. Love the wood grain BG.

Sara Mac said...

Wanda this is beautiful! Thank you so much for describing how you created the bg. It's lovely. Love the arrow brad too:)

Debbie Carriere said...

Wanda, that wood grain is fantastic!! Gorgeous card :)

StephC said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love all of the texture. Great take on this weeks inspiration photo!!

Pam said...

My goodness, this is gorgeous!