Hello readers! This is Laura here today with an inspiration image to share with you guys, and some fun projects that are based off it.
I found this image in Pinterest, and fell in love with the colors and all around dreaminess that the image has. I also loved that there is an adorable bottlebrush tree as the focal point. It made me think of the stamp set from Silent Night and the gorgeous scripty tree stamp that I used on one of my cards below.
I was in a bit of a card mood today, so I made these two cards, both drawing inspiration from the above image. I really wanted to keep them quite simple, only using two different sheets of paper, one stamp set and a few embellishments.
October Afternoon makes my most favorite buttons ever. I never get tired of their shapes and colors. I always try to keep things like that in odd numbered groups as its so much more pleasing to the eye.
After I stamped and embossed both my images on the cards I just felt like they needed something extra to really tie it all together. So I pulled out a Copic marker and filled all the "loops" in with a pretty matching aqua color. I really love the way it turned out! Just make sure it's super dry, as I accidently got red embossing powder on my marker, which wasn't very fun.
I have the oh so talented Aleksandra with me today! Her page is so magical I just love it! Here is what she had to say:
"I love the colors in Laura's inspiration piece! I pulled out the Silent Night and the Daily Flash Eggnog collection and inspired by the stacked suitcases started to cut teal and red rectangles. I simply stacked them and placed a photo of my cute, little elf on top of them all. I have used the The Holy And The Ivy, Joy To The World and O' Holy Night papers. As for decorations, I have used the Silent Night Tidbits and Sew Fun Banners as well as Eggnog Pillow Puffs, Pop Drops and Double Take stickers. Thanks for the fun challenge, Laura!"
Okay, how cure are her kiddos?! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you feel as inspired as we did by this picture, and get crafting. Please share your projects on our Flickr group, and use the hashtag #octoberafternoon on other social media platforms so we can see all your awesome designs!
Have a great day!