Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Addicted to Stamps and More: Photo Inspiration

It's time for a new Addicted to Stamps and More challenge! This week we have a photo inspiration board:

So much to choose from here! I ended up making two cards. For my first one, I focussed on the pretty spring bushes, the textures and the colours: 

Appropriately enough, this die is called Spring Branch. After die cutting it from watercolour paper, I added pinks to the blossoms and greens to the leaves, then spritzed it with water and let it do most of the blending work. I assisted with my paintbrush here and there. ;) After it was dry, I added the brown for the stem. For texture, I used a striped embossing folder. And yes, I found another pandemic-appropriate sentiment! 

For my second card, I was attracted to the two pink bowls - and at first glance, I thought they looked more like cups, with the plates underneath. :D So I went with it: 

Since I knew I wanted my little heart to be pink, I went for a gold-coloured cup. I brought in the greys from the inspiration and embossed the main mat with a geometric design. 

The design team was inspired in all kinds of ways by this fun photo board! Be sure to visit the ATSM challenge blog for lots of ideas - and then I hope you'll join us! 

Supplies: (together) Neenah white & Hero Arts layering cardstock, Canson watercolour paper, Neat & Tangled Origami Map stamp, Memento Pear Tart ink, Hero Arts spring branch die, Zig markers, Darice diagonal stripes embossing folder; (tea) Neenah white & Papertrey Ink soft stone cardstock, Canson watercolour paper, Pinkfresh Late Nights & Lawn Fawn Tea-riffic stamps, Versafine onyx black ink, Wow clear gloss embossing powder, Gansai Tambi watercolours, MFT Blueprints 29 & star grid cover-up dies, foam tape

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Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous cards, Lindsey! Loving the embossing folders you've chosen too, Jo x

Anna M. said...

Wonderful watercolor technique on the die-cut flowers! The embossed background is the perfect backdrop - so simple yet so elegant.

JulieP said...

Definitely lots to choose from on that board! Love your cards, especially that embossed texture.

laurie said...

Awesome set of cards! Love the CAS style!!

cm said...

Crushing over the images you've chosen as the stars of the scrumptious white space stages! The branch is beautiful; the cup of tea, inviting! Delights x two!

cm said...

Me again...I know the second is grey, but it's still 'white space' yummy!

Lisa Arana said...

Both cards are just too simply sweet. I adore them both but that cup of tea is so very darling.