Hello! It’s Lisa with a fun project to share with you. The assignment today is to find a photo of something that inspires you and then use it as inspiration for a card. My first thought was “Oh, how challenging!” After reviewing my options, I discovered the hardest part of the project would be picking only one inspiration jumping point!
I love to surf blogs and flip through magazines in my free time. One of the blogs I follow is called A Beautiful Mess. This blog is wonderful. Elsie and Emma post unique decor, fashion, recipes and DIY projects that are fresh and fun. It’s a bonus that they are fellow Missourians!
One of Elsie’s recent posts surrounded her favorites of 2015, including this photo of her rainbow glass collection. This is so pin-worthy and rainbows make me smile!
Then, I selected matching colors from my collection of watercolors with my inspiration image in mind. To help the colors blend a bit, I brushed clean water over the surface of the entire paper before dropping in color. Because some of the glasses in my inspiration picture are a bit darker than others, I added more color here and there to random circles in the background. I allowed this to completely dry and trimmed the panel to 4 x 5 1/4 inches. The watercolor panel was adhered to a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2-inch top-folded card base made from white cardstock.
Where do you find inspiration? Blogs, Pinterest, CardMaker magazine, perhaps? We’d love to hear what inspires you. Please leave a comment and let us know how you create.
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Supplies used: Classic Crest 04456 Solar White 110# cardstock from Neenah Paper Inc.; Black Licorice Pop-Tone cardstock from French Paper Co.; Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock from Ranger Industries Inc.; Simply Circles Background stamp set and Candy Jar Companions stamp set from My Favorite Things; VersaMark watermark ink pad from IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko; bright white embossing powder from Wow! Embossing Powder; Peerless Transparent Watercolors from Creative Mode; Black Velvet Round #8 Watercolor Brush from Silver Brush Limited; Wagner embossing heat tool from Hero Arts; Powder Tool Deactivator from EK Success; 3M Adhesive Foam Tape from 3M.