A blog devoted to the cards I make in my tiny upstairs space. When my sister stays there, she calls it an "artist's garret". I'm not an artist, but am an enthusiastic cardmaker - hence the title "Cardmaker's Garret".

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.

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


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

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

  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

  4. Wow so very eye catching, love it!


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