Thursday, June 18, 2009

Shimmer Sand Inspiration

I've finally been able to join in one of Makeesha's Inspiration Challenges again! It's been a while, and yet again, it gave the creative processes a work out.

Aren't these cushions gorgeous? Maybe I can have something like this again in my house in about 20 years when Luana moves out.... I drew my inspiration mainly from the front cushion - I did want to try and use Kiwi Kiss too inspired by the back one, but it just didn't work out. By just using Sahara Sand and Whisper White, I completed the latest Colour Chef Challenge too! Gotta love the effect of using only neutrals too.

I chose to work with a square card to keep in line with the square cushions and I clear embossed the main image from Fresh Cuts to try and reflect the shimmery fabric. I also used the rounded leaves as inspiration, using the coordinating stamp (second generation) behind 'for you' and placing the scallop circle over the triangular leaves of the main image to hide them, if you get what I mean?! A little bit of shimmery organdy white ribbon finished it off.

Now, I know this photo is a bit shadowy, but at least you get the idea of the embossing - I only have a small window (no pun intended) of reasonable photography light at around 2pm (our house is very shaded), and Paul had the camera at work today (so this was taken after 5pm). I will attempt a better photo tomorrow.

ETA: I have tried to take a better photo, but the embossing hasn't been captured as much as I would have liked - any tips welcome!!

Have a great weekend!

Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Card: Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Sahara Sand, Versamark
Other: White Organdy ribbon (retired), scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, clear embossing powder


Keesh said...

Just beautiful Natasha! I love the use of kraft, and mixed with white it looks fabulous! Thanks so much for playing, love Keesh x

Kellie said...

Oh I love this it's simply stunning!

Kelly Jo said...

wow- this is absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for playing.