Saturday, June 25, 2011

Inspirational Challenge

Here's a sketch I really like at Lilypad Cards by Lucy Abrams which was the inspirational source for my card above.

I wanted to achieve a tone on tone card using various shades of purple.  I pulled out all the purple Memento inks I had, and stamped several images from the Large Doily set by Waltzing Mouse Stamps to create the stacked flowers.  On the bottom layer of the larger flower, I did a little bit of rock n roll technique to get a darker shade of purple around the scalloped edges.  Then on the second layer, I adhered some Lilac baker's twine to give the flower some interest.  For the stem, I penciled the lines and then pierced along the lines, and went over them with a white gel pen.  I did the same for the faux stitches underneath the sentiment. What do you think?

I look forward to see what inspires you at the Lilypad Cards and your creations.

Thanks for visiting today.

Stamps : WMS Large Doily
Inks : Memento Lulu Lavender, Sweet Plum, Lilac Posies, Grape Jelly
Other : Sakura White Gel pen,  Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5 sepia, i-rock crystals


Lana said...

Beautiful card! Love the doily flowers and stiching just amazing!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What a great use of the WMS stamps.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow...stunning creation. These WMS doilies make wonderful flowers. So creative.

Kim C said...

This is a great interpretation of the sketch! And purple is my favorite colour! Very nice indeed!

Anonymous said...

I love how you were inspired by the sketch and that little bit of twine is brilliant!

lisa a.

Wendy ten Hove said...

I looove it, Kary!! So pretty!! Love the sketch and you have used it so pretty, those flowers are awesome and I love the little stitched line under the sentiment, that really gives it THE finishing touch!!
Hugs, Wendy

Nancy K said...

I love how you used the sketch to make this gorgeous design! The monochromatic colors are so lovely and the stitching adds some wonderful detail. Thanks for playing in the Inspirational Challenge at Lily Pad Cards!

kiwimeskreations said...

this is fabulous - love the monochrome look to your card and the great effect of the twine and piercing!!

Marisela Delgado said...

I absolutely loved the card that you submitted to Hero Arts. It was simply beautiful.