I am so excited to be guest designing for Inkspirational‘s latest challenge. Marina very kindly invited me, and I jumped at the chance. This fortnight’s challenge is a photo challenge. I deliberated over the image for a while before coming up with my idea. I kept going back and forth over what elements I wanted to include – lace, pearls, flowers, the violin, the musical theme, the pink and white colour scheme… But eventually I came up with a design I was happy with!
I began by printing Some Odd Girl’s Violin Gwen digi stamp onto some alcohol marker friendly paper. I then coloured her in using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers, along with Yosoo alcohol markers for the shading on the white as I don’t have any grey SNs. I went with a pink and white colour scheme – a pink flowing skirt with a white bodice, and a white violin. I also made her hair clip pink to match the skirt.
I found a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp’s Kind Flowers stamp set and stamped that in MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink next to her. I then found some musical note stamps from a Lawn Fawn stamp set (Happy Wedding) and stamped those with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink.
I really wanted to add grounding to the image so I masked off the bottom of the card, then coloured it in with some very light brown SN markers to create a floor for Gwen to stand on. Finally I added some Wink of Stella to the image, which gave some really lovely sparkle (unfortunately not visible in the pictures!) but I forgot that I’d printed it rather than stamping with the hybrid ink. My printer ink is not waterproof and it did start to run a little because I wasn’t careful enough with the WoS. Thankfully I realised quickly enough that I didn’t ruin it completely!
I’m very happy with this card. I think it works well for the inspiration image. I’m pleased with the colouring, though a bit annoyed that I muddied up the skirt a little with the Wink of Stella… It’s a fun card though. I’m very happy I could join the fantastic Inkspirational Design Team this week, and I hope you’ll come and play along!
Addicted to CAS – Music
CAS-ual Fridays – All That Glitters (As I said, the skirt is very glittery but it doesn’t show on camera!)
Inkspirational – Photo Inspiration
Some Odd Girl Facebook Challenge – Anything Goes and Optional: Inspired By A Photo
See what the Inkspirational DT made: