Hello everyone and welcome to another Inspired By...All The Little Things challenge #40! We have a lovely, muted floral inspiration photo which prompted me to dust off an oldie but goody chrysanthemum die by Hero Arts. I combined it with Layered Leaves and Leafy Flourish dies by My Favorite Things and added a sentiment by Papertrey Ink from their Wet Paint set with coordinating dies. I originally planned to do a bokeh effect background, but in the end...a clean white card base won out. :-)
I used distress ink markers for the mum (Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Milled Lavender, Worn Lipstick) and leaves (Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron, Forest Moss). I scribbled the colors on Master's Touch watercolor paper then spritzed the paper with water and used a brush to lightly blend the colors. I found these small inexpensive 4" x 6" pads at Hobby Lobby - 12 sheets for $1.99. This compares to the Tim Holtz distress WC cardstock that I normally buy - twenty 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" sheets for $5.99. I layered the mum die over some Blushing Bride CS (SU) and hand trimmed around the edges. Part of the sentiment is gold embossed on vellum and adhered with Elmer's Craft Bond spray adhesive.
We're happy to have Donna Rudy from Kards By Krash Scrapper joining us as guest designer. Be sure to stop by the challenge blog HERE to get to know Donna better!