I very much enjoy playing in the Inspiration Challenge that Splitcoaststampers has every Saturday. I would say it is my favourite challenge, even though I am on the design team for the Clean and Simple Challenge! oops ...
Today we visited The Smithsonian Institute, so we were not just inspired, we were educated too.
I picked this beautiful piece of abstract art as my inspiration piece.
The stamp I used is 6x6, so I used my original Misti for this project. I used a larger piece of watercolour paper as I wanted to use my bar magnets to secure the paper and make sure there was no movement during my process. I first began by inking up the entire stamp with spun sugar to get a base layer, and spritzing with water. In between each addition of colour I cleaned my stamp with my chamois as I did not want a build up nor a mixing of colours, using both my markers and my Zig brushes until I was happy with the colour balance. With my paint brush I then blended in the brown along the edges of some of the leaves and once this was completed I heat embossed using clear embossing powder. 
To put it together, I die cut the panel and matted with copper glitter cardstock, then attached to a pale pink card base. I die cut the little scallop edge and the sentiment in the copper cardstock, gluing the border piece and attaching the sentiment with foam tape.
The edge die was a gift to me several years ago, and I don't know who made it. I found a die similar and have added it in the links below if you like this look.
Thanks for visiting today.

1 comment

  1. This is so beautiful, Kia! You've captured the elements of the abstract painting so well. I love the warm colors. Using the copper glitter paper is a fantastic choice for the brown (in the original painting.) Hideko xx


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