Saturday, 30 August 2014

When inspiration goes off at a tangent!

This week's challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More is this photo inspiration


I knew straight away what I was going to do - probably a dangerous sign - emboss a piece of grey Core-dinations with a woodgrain effect, sand the surface for a little contrast, then stamp a large camellia on vellum, emboss it in white and cut it out then stick it on the background. So I did that.  and it looked - insipid. Wishy washy. So I gave the background more colour by inking the sanded surface with Walnut Stain distress ink. Then I stuck the camellia on - and not only did the ink show through, it completely stained the flower and made it unusable.

The distress ink had made the woodgrain so dark that it really needed a much brighter flower to stand out against it, so I brought a little white back into the equation in the form of a greeting.

So here we are, many miles from the original idea - but this card was most definitely originally inspired by the photo!


4 comments:

  1. Your initial vision sounds wonderful; the 'meandering' vision that resulted is gorgeous!! The bright flower and tendrils are an eye-catching contrast to the wood-grain background, each complementing the other. Sometimes those 'take a different path' creations work out to be absolutely fabulous, as yours shows here. Thank you for sharing at ATSM!
    ~c

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  2. Thanks for persevering with this one, your card turned out beautifully in the end, even if not how you initially intended it to be. Thanks for sharing at ATSM, Anita x

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  3. Your woodgrain background looks great, perfect for the challenge! Love that leafy swirl. Thank you for joining us at ATSM. Have a great week. xx

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  4. Your woodgrain background is eye-catching and unique! very very stunning card! Thank yuo for sharing at ATSM!

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