Thanks for popping in to visit me today! I sincerely love it when you do, especially since I've been MIA so much for the last several months.
Today, I made this elegant wasp card. I don't normally thing of wasps as elegant, but this gorgeous image from my Spring Botanical set defies common waspish nastiness!
I coloured this image using the following distress markers; wild honey, rusty hinge, walnut stain, pumice stone, and white picket fence across the eyes for a little highlight. First, I stamped the lovely shaped background on walnut creme cardstock using Pumice Stone distress ink. I cut the image by hand and sponged the edges with Pumice Stone. Then, I stamped the wasp slightly off center using rich cocoa memento ink on top of the pumice stone background.
I then stamped the wasp twice more on watercolour paper using rich cocoa memento ink. I coloured these images using distress markers and blended the colours using my handy dandy aquapainter, but it's almost as easy to use a little water colour brush and a bit of water. I cut the images and mounted them on the walnut creme base and added a little sparkle to the wings with stardust stickles. I wish all wasps looked this lovely!! I'm sure they do and I'm just too busy swatting at them to notice!
After I assembled all the parts, I stamped the sentiment from the Spring Botanical set in the corner using black soot distress ink. I sponged the edges of all the Carefree pattern paper - the darker papers were sponged using gathered twigs and the lighter using pumice stone.
I layered my watermelon crochet trim with ivory satin ribbon because I love the depth, and this coral colour is one of my all time favourite colours.
I lined up these lovely blooms just because I like them...
Thanks to all the people who make up challenges every week! I love them, and I appreciate the inspiration so much! If you have time, do stop by the challenge blogs I have listed for a little inspiration for yourself - I know it really helps me!
stamps; spring botanical (gourmet rubber stamps from ihp)
paper; carefree (authentique from ihp), walnut creme, flintstone (bazzill), watercolour paper - 140lb cold press (strathmore)
ink; black soot, gathered twigs, pumice stone distress inks, distress ink markers (ranger from ihp), rich cocoa memento ink (tsukineko from ihp)
accessories; watermelon crochet trim (may arts from ihp), ivory satin ribbon (offray), stardust stickles (ranger from ihp), doily die (marianne desgins), flowers (recollections)
splitcoast inspiration challenge IC338 - charming charlie
deconstructing jen - sketch challenge ds53
craft a scene - spring flowers
crafts & me - fabulous flowers
creative card crew - dimension
crafty calendar - things with wings
ladybug crafts - things with wings
scrap creations - bingo (glitter, flower, ribbon)
party time tuesday - shabby chic
our creative corner - shabby chic