April 1, 2016

Pinterest Inspired April Challenge


It's the first of the month (can you believe it's April already!?!?!) and that means its time for anew challenge over at Pinterest Inspired Challenge!!

Here is this months inspiration photo.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Unity Stamp Co.
I really liked the white outline of the flowers with the pretty colors inside each shape. I decided to give something a try, and i think it worked out great!! My background is white embossed, not with a stamp but from a stencil!! I placed a stencil over a panel of white card stock and then pressed my versamark ink pad into the open areas of the stencil. To get a good layer of the ink i really pressed and repressed the versamark through the open areas. Then i removed the stencil and added the white embossing powder and heated it.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Unity Stamp Co.

Next i picked out some distress markers that were close to the photo colors (not quite the same) and then squiggled them on a clear block and with water added them to my embossed image. Since i didn;t use watercolor paper, the colors didn;t blend well, and that's what i was going for, bright color with minimal blending.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Unity Stamp Co.

I set that aside to dry and then stamped the flower image on some white water color card stock. Then i used the same colors to color the image, adding in a green for the stems. Next i fussy cut it out and set it aside too.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Unity Stamp Co.
Then i cut a strip black card stock and stamped the sentiment that came with the flowers. I heat embossed the sentiment then added it across my panel with foam tape. Next i added the flowers and last added a few black pearls.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Unity Stamp Co.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you will play along with us at the Pinterset Inspired Challenge


Stamps: Unity Stamp Co - As We Go Along
Stencil: Tim Holtz - Lace
Distress Markers: Pumice Stone, Abandoned Coral, Chipped Sapphire, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers


  1. This is beautiful, Dana! I love your take on the inspiration photo!

  2. That resist background is the perfect backdrop for the flowers, so pretty!