August 22, 2014

Be Inspired Challenge #56 Take 1

Hi there!!

This is my first post of two today, if you are looking for my Pretty Pink Posh Hop post, click here.

There is a new challenge at the Be Inspired Challenge #56 and i have to say this photo is a challenge!! Here is the photo inspiration:

As i was thinking about this picture i kept coming back to the light that is shining down. And i kind of got an idea... and i have to say it turned out just liked pictured it in my head.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I started with a panel of watercolor paper. I used a face from the stamp set Face It, i masked of the mouth and eye brows. I stamped the eyes and part of the light bulb from Lighter Than Air in versamark ink, then embossed it in white. I also made a mask for the eyes and used it to cover them.

Next i used Black Soot Distress ink and a blending tool to apply ink to most of my panel. Then i added yellow ink around the light bulb, i added a little bit of orange around the bulb. Then i lightly blended the yellow in with the black.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

For the sentiment i used Alphabet Soup to stamp and emboss in white the sentiment Any One There? Then i used black soot to color the strip. To clean the embossed letters i used a paint brush and a tiny bit of water. I added this to my card base with foam dots. Last i used a black marker to color the eyes pupils black.

I hope to see your take on the photo inspiration, you have plenty of time to play along with us at the Be Inspired Challenge!!


Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Alphabet Soup, Face It, Lighter Than Air
Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot,
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts



  1. OMG this is awesome, Dana!! What a super creative take on that photo - and the eyes in the dark are just too funny :)

  2. Too funny - and such an innovative take on the photo! Said it before, and I'll say it again: you are brilliant!!