Saturday, August 8, 2009

SCS Inspiration Challenge

I participated in the SCS Inspiration challenge today which was to pick a vase from the Bellacor website. I used this vase for my first card. My card base is PaperTrey's (PTI)Stone card stock. I brayered Adirondack Aqua and Sail Boat Blue for the water. I stamped the grasses from PTI's Pond Life and the dragonfly from Lizzie Ann Designs Au Naturale in Smokey Shadow ink. I used the "ripples" from the Pond Life set and stamped them off once before stamping them by the grasses.

I was inspired by this vase for the second card. It didn't really come out like I saw it in my head!! I wanted to dry emboss a rose on vellum to achieve the look of that rose on the vase. I only had an iris stencil so I used that. After the iris was embossed I wanted to color the back of the vellum with a gray Copic marker but the colors I have were too light. So I used BG93 (Green Gray)and colored in the back of the iris. I used my square Nestability to cut out the 3 squares that are under the flower and adhered them on to a piece of Stone card stock. I adhered the flower piece onto the Stone panel with vellum dots. and then the complete panel was adhered to PTI's Linen Vellum card stock.
Supplies for Dragonfly card: Stamps - PaperTrey Pond Life, Lizzie Ann Designs Au Naturale; Ink - Adirondack Aqua, Sail Boat Blue, PaperTrey Smokey Shadow; Paper - PaperTrey Stone
Supplies for Iris card: Paper - PaperTrey Linen Vellum, Paper Adventures vellum, PaperTrey Stampers Select; Misc - Dreamweaver stencil, light box, stylus, BG93 Copic marker, Vellum Dots


  1. Wow, these are beautiful, Harriet!

  2. They are both so pretty, Harriet! You did a fabulous job on the Inspiration Challenge.

  3. Oh so cool! I love how you shaded the water on the first card, so cool. The flower muted on the second is very pretty.