Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Runway Inspired Challenge #48

Hello Everyone, its time for....

photo inspiration from Antonio Marras Spring 2014 collection.
I love this photo because of its simplicity, but with a wow factor!

On this photo I have taken the leaves, and looks like a watercolor effects of the flowers with
pink and grayish of the dress as an inspiration on my card. 
Oooh...if you look really closely to the dress it also have a shimmer to it, 
I tried to add some of it on my card too :)

I tried to challenge myself since the only real reason that I bought this stamp set Basket of Blessings from 
Papertrey Ink is because of the sentiments that are part of the set. So I thought there must be another way
to use this set, just not for its intended purpose. 
Since I have been on a wreath spree lately, I just have to try that concept and viola!

1.) First I stamped the flower basket image on top, and added one more at the bottom, I just made sure
     that the basket is very to the other.
2.) I then use my oval nestabilities die to remove the basket part of the image.
3.) After removing the middle I was ready for coloring.

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Though my challenge in this image is how to color it since my flowers are small.
I just want to show you my first attempt on coloring this images.
I didn't use the rock and roll technique here yet.

4.) So instead of stamping the little images directly to the ink pad unto the paper. 
I tried the rock and roll technique with added twist by Maile Belles, just click HERE
I think its Pretty awesome if I do say so myself, she's been a constant inspiration I am sure to many of us :)

5.) As for the grey flowers I used my copics to color that image W1, W3, W5, and C9.

6.) After inking all my images I added some shimmer on some of the flowers using Sakura
GellyRoll Stardust Clear pen for added effect, since the Zig Wink of Stella I ordered have not arrived yet
I think this Sakura pen is a pretty good alternative to add glitz on your card without the added bulk. 

The look of the card when it hits the light, you see the shimmer detail.

7.) I added some strip of black and white patterned paper on both side of my card, stamp my sentiment, and
then added some foam dots on my panel for dimension.

Here is my final card, I think I like this one better than the first attempt.

I hope you have enjoyed my attempts on this amazing photo inspiration.

Oh and don't forget to checkout my Teamies for added inspiration, they have whipped up some 
amazing projects.

Just click the link ------> Runway Inspired Blog
Aga / Nina Jennifer / Pamela / Tasnim  / Virginia / Wida

We cannot wait to see what you will create...but I know it will be awesome!

Thank you for visiting me.
Have a Marvelous time creating :)


  1. Absolutely STUNNING! And brilliant use of the basket stamp!! You just keep on amazing me!!!

  2. I was wondering what stamp you used! This is one very inventive and stunning card, Joni!! I absolutely love it!

  3. I came here to say how beautiful your card was, but wow!! you surprised me with your super clever stamping! just Awesome!!

  4. Very clever use of the basket stamp! Love it!!

  5. This was a teachable moment, Joni, so inspired! Thank you for sharing. It's a good reminder to always look at the full potential of our stamps, even if it means you cut out the middle! Genius!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. you are a genius! i bet tons of crafters will be buying that PTI set after seeing your card :)

  7. What an amazing way to use a stamp you might otherwise leave untouched! It's awesome and the card is AMAZING!!!

  8. Ohhhhh....gorgeous! Love that you cut a window out for your sentiment. Very clever!

  9. This is so gorgeous, Joni! Fabulous card!
    (I didn't buy this set, because I just liked the sentiments, but wasn't crazy about the images. But I love how you used them here!)

  10. I like how you created this card....lovely....

  11. Your card's so beautiful Joni. Love the way you did the stamping :)


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