It jut so happens that I am having another turn as Guest Designer with the Creating Kindness Design Team this month. I am sharing the honour with the fabulous Brian King. No pressure! A few team members were snowed under (oh I hope not literally!) and I was able to help out.
The theme this month is all about what inspires us. I find inspiration everywhere. Just look around and you see shape, form, colour and design. One of my favourite places to get inspiration is from home furnishings catalogues. It might be the colours or design that take my fancy. I cut out the pictures and save them for when I need .... inspiration. This picture of a cushion cover that I found in one of the online selling places here caught my eye.
I loved the colours, geometric design and random placement. Now the great thing about finding something to use as inspiration is that you are not locked into anything. Just get an idea, mull it around and turn it into something. So I went from this cushion cover to this card.
Sometimes it is the oddest things that spark my inspiration - not a tangent most people can follow! The pale grey triangles gave me the idea to use Silver Embossing Paste to create some tiles. In my head it was perfectly logical but as I write this I am going to stick with the 'it's better not to know what goes on in my head' theory! So that lead me to make my own mask/stencil from acetate and the Tailored Tag punch. I was able to create these gorgeous silver tiles with a hand cut border around them.
I added a silver stencilled shape to the Whisper White mat and built the card from there. It was just a matter of punching and stamping, then playing around to see what looked good. It is probably a weird layout but I'm loving it. I love the shimmer and slight pattern in the silver shapes.
Oh and I just might love the inside as much as the outside. The silver shape was stencilled onto the Whisper White mat with the other elements added over the top. Sometimes it is nice to do something a bit different! I just love the raised silvery goodness you get when you use embossing paste!
Make sure you make your way around to each blog in the hop. I can't wait to see how each design team member finds inspiration. Next up is fellow Australian, the super talented, Cheryll Miller. She is sure to inspire us! Thanks for having me again guys.