I'm back with another challenge amongst fellow SplitcoastStampers Design Team current and alumni members (affectionately named the Dirty Dozen). This month's challenge was an inspiration challenge, using this photo as our inspiration. Beautiful, soothing room and colors, I thought!
The rest of the inspiration guidelines were:
Challenge Focus: Inspiration photo from BH&G 100 Decorating Ideas Under $100 magazine.
Required Element: Make an Inspiration Journal for yourself or as a gift. It can be any size from tiny to huge.
Restricted Element: No markers (SU, Copic, or any other brand), no watercolor crayons.
<cough> . . . did you see that last restriction? NO COPIC MARKERS? That challenge leader, Ms. Jami, is out to get me, I tell ya! <wink> Last month I couldn't participate because we were on Spring Break, but the restriction was no die cuts and this month it's no Copics? But I survived, LOL! (Copic also makes glitter PENS)!! :D
Here's the color palette I chose to work with:
And here's my sketch journal I finally got around to covering for this challenge:
|Stamps: Lockhart Butterflies, Cornish Heritage Farms Paisley backgrounder, Papertrey Ink Simple Alphabet|
|Paper: Prism Sugar Cream, Suede Brown Medium, Nautical Blue Light|
|Ink: Ranger Adirondack Hazelnut & Espresso|
|Accessories: Spellbinders Bookplate die, Copic Spica Glitter Pens (orange & clear) & Multiliner Pen (brown), SU Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Cindy Brads-Brown available from StarLitStudio|
As mentioned, I colored the butterflies with Copic's Spica Glitter pens and a brown Copic Multiliner pen (not technically markers, right?!!). The bookplate is a Spellbinders die. While the blue cardstock was still in the die, I colored the embossed areas thru the die with clear Spica glitter pen. After removing the die, I inked the edges of the book plate with Hazelnut Adirondack ink; it stuck to the glitter pen and gave an interesting, sparkly raised embossing!
There's my favorite CHF backgrounder stamp again -- Paisley. This time it's stamped with the Hazelnut ink onto Prism Sugar Cream cardstock.
You can check out the rest of the girls' inspiration for this challenge by visiting THIS gallery at SplitcoastStampers.com. Or if that link doesn't work try SplitcoastStampers.com_Gallery and then put in the Keyword: DCI408 (for Dirty Challenge Inspired April 08) in the search box.