#872 – Inspiration Station #11

Hello and welcome! We have a new post of Inspiration Station challenge today! Can’t believe we’ve stuck around for more than 10 challenges.. and still loving it!! πŸ˜€

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The challenge this time was chosen by me. Its this awesome room decor I found in Pinterest

There are plenty of elements for inspiration, but what stuck me the most was that wallpaper in the background! I really loved the florals and foliage, colors in hues of magenta and blue. Although I initially thought of covering my card using that as the focus, I thought there are too many other things that I didn’t want to miss either. So I improvised to include a couple more things – the poppies and a bit of the wood from the wooden chair.

And this is what I finally created –

And, what’s more, I am happy that everything on this card, except for the sentiment is without using stamps! πŸ˜€

Coming to how I made the card. First I made the background. Like I mentioned, my focus then was on the wallpaper. I took a page from a drawing pad I had bought ages ago, and using my Zig brush marker pens, tried to draw some sunflower like florals. I didn’t cover the entire paper, instead left a bit of space on the right blank.

I then painted those poppies. And wow, I had such a hard time trying to get the red opacity, while still keeping a transparency/fading away effect.. guess it was impossible for me! So, I made do with what I could make! πŸ˜€ The leaves were easier, comparatively! Once they had all dried, I fussy cut all the pieces.

For lying these pieces on, I wanted a pillar…a strip of something. I initially made a strip of plaid, using light navy blue, like the carpet, but that was getting completely hidden behind the flowers, and I couldn’t even make out it was there, so I instead replaced it with this wood like piece. .

I cut out a strip of cardstock, inked it completely by running Paper Trey Ink Classic Kraft ink through it. Then, when it was still wet, I used a few darker shades of brown Zig brush marker pens to draw the layers of bark and let it dry completely. I even tried to add in the shine of the brass from the picture by embossing using We R Memory Keepers Weave embossing folder and adding a bit of metallic wax on the raised areas…which ended up not showing either!! Well, I made do with what could show! πŸ˜‰

I then arranged all the pieces on the card base. For the sentiment, I used Altenew Tall Alpha in two shades of brown to get an ombre effect to stamp ‘Loved’. The ‘you are so’ is from Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp set. I trimmed the panel and foam mounted it on the card.

And that, finally, finished my card! I am so happy with this one, even after the repeated ‘not working’ factors! In fact, I feel that I am happy with every project I made for the Inspiration Station challenge! Probably because we take so much time, easing into what we want to make and take our time to make it. I end up happy with the end product too! Which is the purpose of this challenge, so that’s great!! πŸ˜€

Check out what my sister has made here. This time, she’s made an incredibly charming flower garden mixed media piece, which gets visited by friendly butterflies! I totally loved it!!

I am also joining the following challenges with this card –

Timeout challenge #163: Proust Quote

Virginia’s June’s Show and Share

CrafTangles June Challenge: Use Watercolors

Craft monthly challenge

Happy Little Stampers June Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes + optional Layers

Thank you so much for stopping by!

22 thoughts on “#872 – Inspiration Station #11

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  2. I especially love the poppies in this card! ❀ I guess it must be hard to get the opaque/transparent effect – especially with red, which I find to be a more difficult color than most, regardless of the craft. πŸ˜‰ You did amazingly, though!

  3. This card is outstanding! It caught my eye over at Time Out. Also, you and sis should start your own challenge blog…Seriously! Love the name!!!

    • Thank you so much Nancy!! For all of those words!! My sister was the one who suggested that name, and she’s thankful for your compliments as well! We’ll thi k about starting that challenge! 😘

  4. This is a stunning card Ashwini. So much detail and so much texture. Wonderful colouring. I haven’t seen this challenge-will pop over and have a look. Thanks for joining Time Out x

  5. Your card is so beautiful. So many different colors and elements. You have captured the eclectic feel of your inspiration photo perfectly. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  6. Hush.. Ashwini you have put so much of thought and effort in this card ,no wonder you are happy with what you have created ! Loved everything right from hand painted bg ,vibrant poppies to the mix of sentiment !! I wish we could see the ‘pillar ‘ more with all the treatment you have given it !

  7. Love everything about this design, Ashwini! So glad that you join the fun with my β€œShow & Share”! WONDERFUL! Very happy to see your lovely work! Thank you for your support!

  8. Yay for handmade! You took the inspiration photo to the next level! The wallpaper is beautiful, but I’m in love with your background, especially the sunflower like florals… amazing card!!!

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  10. You know I came to check out the poppies, but its not the pretty poppies which blew my mind, its the blue and magenta flowers for the background. I mean seriously those are so eye catching, something about these colors and the flower itself is a treat to the eyes. It’s splendid 😘

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