Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Addicted to Stamps and More #150

Hi guys

It's time for a brand new challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More and for this week's challenge we have a fabulous photo to inspire you.  Here it is...


You may take any element(s) of this photo to inspire you; colours, theme, etc.


This week's challenge sponsor is Sweet Pea Stamps who are offering a prize of 4 digis to our lucky winner.


Here is my DT card using the photo as my inspiration, I used the green background and the white flowers. This isn't very recognisable as my usual style but I wanted to try something different and I'm really pleased with the result.




I cut a panel of white cardstock slightly smaller than the card base and then squished some distress inks onto my craft mat and spritzed with water before smooshing them onto my card.  Kristina Werner shows this technique in her video, here.  Once this was dry I used my EK Success Powder Tool to swish over the area before stamping my large dahlia stamp in VersaMark and then heat embossed this in white.  I also heat embossed the sentiment in white on a scrap of dark green cardstock before trimming down to a small banner which I adhered flat.  The panel was slightly warped from the heating so I used lots of 3D foam strips to adhere the panel to my card base to ensure it was flat.

Materials used:

  • Ink: Distress Ink - Evergreen Bough and Mowed Lawn; VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Stamps: Honey Doo Crafts - Delicious Dahlia; Clearly Besotted - Many Mini Messages

Challenge entries:

The Friday Mashup - Challenge #214 - Monochromatic Theme
Brown Sugar - Challenge #151 - Monochromatic
Happy Little Stampers - June CAS Challenge - Sprays/Mists (technically only spritzed onto my craft mat not my card!)


Please swing by the ATSM challenge blog as my teamies have created some wonderful cards this week, all using this photo to inspire in different ways.

Thanks for visiting today, I appreciate you taking the time to look.




29 comments:

  1. Wow! You've nailed the photo inspiration with your creation here Anita!! I love the softness of your colors!!

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  2. I was in love with your card the moment I saw it on the DT blog!

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  3. Beautiful in the shades of green, lovely texture and specially love the big Dahlia in white, Gorgeous LO!

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  4. It may not be your usual style but it looks stunning x

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  5. This is simply amazing, Anita! Might not be your usual style, but you totally rock at it! LOVE!

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  6. Beautiful! I love how your card matches the inspiration photo. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

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  7. OMG, this is beautiful! I love the greens with the embossed flowers. Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup! Good Luck!

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  8. Love what your did here, very pretty! Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge!

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  9. Gorgeous card...love your beautiful images.

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  10. Beautiful card and I thought you may have used Brushos - nice water color look.

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous, Anita! Love your smooshed colours along with the white embossed flowers. So pretty! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

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  12. Oh, Anita, this is gorgeous! You have the perfect smoosh and those embossed dahlias are so delicate and perfect for the pastel background! Then that pop of dark green just makes it come alive! WOW!

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  13. love the white-embossed flowers against that awesome background

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  14. I just love your card Anita...it's gorgeous! xx

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  15. YIKES that's fabulous Anita - such a talented crafter!
    Simply awesome colours and a great take on the photo.
    Sarah x

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  16. This is such a gorgeous card, Anita! I love the texture in the flowers and how your water coloring peeks through the petals...such a lovely effect! Love your smooshing technique, too ~ The color combo is beautiful!

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  17. Love white embossing flowers on the green splash background! Stunning!

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  18. This is such a great take on the photo Anita. :)

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  19. What a beautiful green and white creation Anita ! just love the pretty flowers. Thanks for the baby congrats too ;) Viv xx

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  20. So pretty! you nailed the inspiration :)

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  21. Very cool idea! I never thought of water colouring and THEN embossing my image. I thought you had maybe stamped in white over the water colour. Looks amazing and thank you for the inspiration!!

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  22. Oh my gosh!! So gorgeous!! love the greens and white flowers!!

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  23. So fresh and elegant - a gorgeous design. Smooshing at its best :)

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  24. Anita, I think this 'new' style suits you to a *t*! Gorgeous background for those lovely white embossed flowers. Soooo stunning - and such a marvelous interpretation of the photo! I've fallen so behind in commenting on your gallery of gorgeous cards...aiming to catch up once work settles down! Just so you know: love x love everything you create...you are designer of immense talent and creativity...being on the team with you is such an honour!
    Hugs~c

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  25. Such a gorgeous card and an amazing interpretation of the picture!

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  26. Simply gorgeous! I love the white embossing! xx

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  27. Such a gorgeous card, Anita! Congratulations on being the winner at Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge!

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