Monday, 25 July 2016

Inspired by a Bowl

I was able to combine a couple of SCS challenges in one card today.  The Inspiration Challenge gave us a Pinterest site of gorgeous pottery bowls to be inspired by, and the CAS Challenge was "Christmas in July".  I chose this pottery bowl for my inspiration:

Larsen, bowl:

It immediately made me think of alcohol inks on Yupo so I started playing around and tried to mimic the design on the bowl - way more difficult to do than I thought. But I ended up with some nice pieces, one of which I turned into this card:


The pointy shape of the bowl made me think of a Christmas ornament - perfect for the "Christmas in July" challenge.

It needed to be a CAS card so I had to leave lots of white space.  But I also needed some way to "hang" my ornament.  So I dry embossed a holly branch on white cs and attached the ornament with gold cord, and popped the ornament up on foam tape.

A simple sentiment and a border of shimmery green finished it off.

Thanks for dropping by today.





Supplies:
Stamps - Rubber Soul sentiment
Ink - Memento Bamboo Leaves
Paper - white cs, shimmery green cs, Yupo
Size - A2
Accessories - various green alcohol inks, gold mixative, Spellbinders ornament die, gold cord, Cuttlebug holly embossing folder, foam tape



5 comments:

  1. WOW! What a gorgeous ornament! Love the alcohol ink colors and pattern! I need to get mine down and play with them again.

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  2. AMAZING! LOVE the alcohol ink ornament Susan. Great job! The colours are so amazing, especially against all that gorgeous white space. xx

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  3. OMG Susan, you alcohol ink ornament just Glows! I love your CAS design with your pretty dry embossed background. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

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  4. Wow so very eye catching, love it!

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