Saturday, January 7, 2017

Inspired By...All The Little Things

 Welcome back to a new year of fabulous photos to inspire you to create over on the Inspired By...All The Little Things challenge blog!  I knew right away I wanted to use Altenew's Vintage Flowers stamp set when I saw the roses.  The vertical line of the fabric and the touches of gold in the chairs were other elements that inspired my card.

I incorporated gold/white striped paper from Recollections' Blush and Mint 6x6 pad and also stenciled metallic gold embossing paste (Wendy Vecchi) over a watercolor wash of red violet Mijello Mission Gold paint on Ranger watercolor CS.  I used an angled brush in a zig zag motion to imitate the fabric folds.  I tried to keep the watercoloring and Dot Fade Stencil (Tim Holtz) in a generalized vertical line.  The sentiment is from Altenew's Painted Greetings set and was stamped twice with a MISTI using Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I tucked in some loops of black thread so the black sentiment wouldn't feel alone - lol!  The struggle was real trying to decide what color to use with the sentiment. :-)

INK: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry distress inks by Tim Holtz.
         Beanstalk, Last Leaf by WPlus9 Design.

And...a huge welcome to our super talented creative guest designer this week...Broni Holcombe!  She is one of my biggest inspirations with her mad watercoloring skills and fabulous designs!

So, now I'd love to see how YOU interpret this photo!  Link up your creation to the blog HERE and also check out the rest of the design team's entries for more inspiration.  Hope to see you in the gallery!


KimCreate said...

Wanda, oh ya, you captured the essence of the inspiration perfectly! I was wishing I had a flower set just like this for this challenge. Love the Tim Holtz gold dotted element too. Just beautiful!

LauraJane:) said...

Beautiful blooms Wanda..I LOVE the gold stencil work!

Leigh Penner said...

This is gorgeous, Wanda! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

Lisa Lara said...

wOW Wanda. Your background is just amazing!

Petra Swart said...

Hi, Wanda, hope you're well!!!!! It's been ages since I've been around the last time, but I wanted to pop in to wish you a very happy and wonderful 2017!!!!! I hope this will be a great year for you!!!!!
I've visited all you posts of the last few months and I really loved what I've seen - from a bit more to the CAS side to fabulous layering and combining of beautiful elements in a special way - you can surely do it all and your work is so inspiring!!!!! With all the inspiration over here, I might just join in the fun over at Mojo Monday tomorrow - hope I would be able to do that!!!!!!
Have a great Sunday afternoon/evening!!!!!
PS. You've got such sweet grandchildren!!!!!

Marcie Sharp said...

The stencilling with the gold embossing paste is amazing! What a fun and elegant touch for the background. I love this beautiful card. :)

Broni said...

This is just gorgeous, Wanda!! I absolutely LOVE the stenciled gold dots!!!

Sharon SharonW said...

what a gorgeous card! and I love the layer of paste over color wash. Very creative, very beautiful!

Sheri Gilson said...

Gorgeous card, Wanda LOVE the added texture of the gold paste!