Today I’m hosting the June 2017 Inspiration Challenge on the Altenew Blog. The photo I chose is one of a bouquet of flowers I bought from the local florist. I love to take pictures and the bouquet made a beautiful subject to experiment on.
When I look at the inspiration for a challenge I like to study the image and take a few ideas from it and then not look at the image again. I’ve got my ideas in place and I just want to run with them. When I was looking at the picture it was the graphic as a whole which struck me with the gradient of colour rising from a deep purple at the base through a nice rose colour to the cream at the top. I also was taken with the spray of creamy white flowers through the centre of the bouquet and so with those features in mind I created this watercoloured gradient background with white on white floral focal point.
For the gradient of colour in the background I took a piece of watercolour card and started with a light wash of Daniel Smith Rose Of Ultramarine and then slowly built up layers with a deeper concentration at the base of the panel. Once I’d built up enough colour I splattered with paint and then Perfect Pearls solution to add more interest before setting aside to dry. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
For the flowers I stamped a selection of images from the Amazing You set in Morning Frost ink on Ivory card and die cut with their matching dies. I then picked a few more of the images and stamped them in clear embossing ink on Vellum before white heat embossing and again die cutting with their matching dies. I then added the flowers and leaves to the watercoloured panel with foam adhesive. The variation in opaque and clear flowers I think adds interest when using a white on white colour scheme.
Next I stamped a sentiment from the Amazing You set in clear embossing ink on Slate card, white heat embossed and trimmed to a skinny banner and added over the bouquet with foam adhesive. To accent, I tucked in a few iridescent sequins and then mounted the finished panel on a Pale Gray card base.
I hope the inspiration photo sparks your creativity and you’ll join me with this month’s challenge :D
It’s time to announce the winner of the $30 gift certificate from comments left on my stop of the recent Altenew May 2017 Blog Hop. And the winner is ……
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D