I am on vacation, but still wanted to participate in the June Blog Hop which is a photo inspiration challenge. Here is the photo:
I admit the photo stumped me for a bit. I much prefer sketch challenges and this photo in particular was very difficult for me to come up with something. There were, however two things that jumped out at me. First, the rainbow of colors painted on the wall and the second was the little white baskets at the bottom of the little storage unit. I immediately thought of the new vintage picnic set that I have been itching to use. Here is my card:
I used a vintage cream cardbase stamped with a rainbow of Chevron Stripes. I tried to get them as close to the colors in the inspiration photo as possible. I embossed the cardbase with the Linen impression plate. I cut a couple of circles with nestabilities and stamped my sentiment with Hibiscus Burst ink, bending the sentiment stamp just a little to curve around the circle. I had to work a bit to get the basket to look similar to the picture and still show up on the card. I tried white embossing powder on white first. Didn't show up enough. Next I tried white embossing powder on vintage white paper. Still no good. Lastly, I tried white embossing powder on kraft and it looked pretty good. I smeared a little fresh snow ink with a Q-tip to make it look a bit whiter and I think that is as close as I can get. I added a few little roses for no other reason other than I thought they were pretty. The card still seemed a bit bare, so I added the two layers of ribbon and the Simply Chartruese button and twine at the top. I think the card turned out pretty, and very loosely reminiscent of the inspiration photo. Thanks for taking a look!