1/10 Inspiration Challenge
One of my favorite jumping off points to making a card is to seek inspiration in a magazine photo, a beautiful piece of fabric and even from my own work that I may have not looked at in a while. Today I went to SCS because I knew that Saturday is their Inspiration Challenge day. I was directed to This Site and to a couple of others like it featuring Tenugui. Tenugui are cotton printed towels evolving out of the Japanese culture. My grandmother always had a cotton printed calender hanging in her kitchen and when the year was over, it became a dish towel. I have no idea where she picked them up as I've never seen them except in my grandma's kitchen.
I just got a new stamp set in that I ordered during the free shipping special in December. It is called Bella's Bloom and when I noticed on of the cotton calenders looking much like the flower in Bella's Bloom, I was inspired!
I decided not to use pink and green but rather orange and green. I wanted to do something to match the soon to be retiring designer series paper called Haiku. I made a set of four matching 3x3 note cards and put them into a small holder.
Here are the supplies I used:
Stamps: Bella's Bloom Paper: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Haiku DSP Ink: Tangerine Tango, StazOn Black Accessories: Old Olive Marker, Dimensionals, Clips Assortment, 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon