I love having creative friends that inspire me and on-line crafty friends can be amazing. I love how the internet brings people together.
Marcie Sharp is one of those creative friends and I’m excited to be creating along with Marci again today. We are back with another challenge and this time I’ve chosen the inspiration piece. It’s a beautifully styled image and a wonderful mix of natural and a handmade creation. I found it on Pinterest. Photo Credit .
You can find Marcie’s gorgeous projects at Sharp Designs. I have no idea what she’s been up to and can’t wait to pop over and see. Marcie has an amazing sense of style.
I love the natural beauty of this image and just look at the color and texture. Sigh. The wood and leaves, the warm light. That amazing dream catcher made from a vintage doily and scraps of fabric. I want one! I hope you’ll feel free to be inspired to create something lovely as well!
When I chose this inspiration image, I had an idea in my head and funny thing is, I ended up going a totally different direction. And that’s OK. Things don’t always go as planned and I’ve learned to just go with where my creative heart is taking me and not fight it. I’m pretty sure I could look at this photo and create 10 different projects from it. In fact it has me itching to run out and buy some fabric too and get stitching up a storm. I just might!
So let’s get down to my design. I chose to be inspired by all the wood and leaves in the design, a small hit of color and the circular hoop element. It all works together for a very pretty card. Most of the card is kraft and white so it has a very neutral color palette. When working with this type of a color palette I always find that texture is the best solution to really make the card interesting.
The wood hoop makes a great focal point in this design and holds the sentiment and some stamping detail. It’s from Crate Paper’s Craft Market line. The inside of the hoop is lined with vellum that I’ve stamped on. The sentiment is stamped in black ink on the front of the vellum. To get a matte look, I’ve actually stamped the hydrangea blossom in Embossing Ink and then heat embossed it in white embossing powder on the BACK of the vellum. The hydrangea and the leaves are both from the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Hydrangea stamp set and die set. It’s a gorgeous set and there’s so many ways to use it. You can find the supply list at the end of the post if you’d like to know what I’ve used.
Make sure you stop over to Sharp Designs to see what Marcie has been up to and to say hello! I know it’s going to be fab!
Thanks so much Marcie for the amazing challenge! Let’s plan number four.