Belated happy Canadian Thanksgiving! It is definitely autumn here now, and the leaves are falling like crazy. But why rake when you could stay inside and play with paper? :P This week Crafty Creations Challenges has an inspiration photograph to spark your creativity:
So here is what I was not inspired by: the colours. (It's probably not proper etiquette to admit what you didn't like, but colours seem to be what I always consider first when looking at an inspiration pic. These are a little too neutral for me.) What I did like were the natural elements such as the wood and the feather, and the lovely shape of the bell jar. I looked through some images from our sponsor this week, Meljen's Designs, and picked one that worked for me.
I was eager to try my newest Twinkling H2Os (attention, Canadian shoppers: this store has great prices, sales and service! I now have a fine collection of Twinkling H2Os, whereas I used to have two little pots) so printed out this Victorian birdcage image on watercolour paper, then heat-set and painted it. (One of these days, I will teach myself some more digital-friendly techniques...) Instead of real feathers, I created the pattened paper frame... from a scan of a cloth napkin! :D Some liquid pearls on what I decided were berries completed the scene. I will confess... I'm not completely satisfied with how this has turned out, and may continue to play around with this a little more.
What inspires you when you look at this week's photograph? Show us for a chance to win your choice of four images from Meljen's Designs!
Supplies: white cardstock, 110 lb. watercolour paper, Meljen's Designs Victorian birdcage image, Twinkling H2Os, ruby red Liquid Pearls, pop-dot tape
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