This week at Our Creative Corner a challenge has been posted that's a bit unusual. Instead of being sketch-based, or requiring a specific supply or technique, we are asked to look at a photo and be inspired in two ways. The inspiration piece is this book by Amy Butler.
The first thing that popped out at me was the orange, green and brown color scheme, and the second was the layout. I like the way the cover is in a 1/3 - 2/3 format with the flower panel being the skinnier of the two, on the left.
Having just received some new Studio 490 stamps in the mail on Saturday (that just happened to include flowers!) I knew I pretty much wanted to recreate that idea. I also really liked the way the title pulled the two panels together across the bottom of the book.
For my card, I started with a piece of Basic Grey's Recess paper and inked a variety of flower stamps (Studio 490, Outlines, Stampendous, CC Rubber, and Judith) in Ranger's wild honey, rusty hinge, peeled paint, and walnut stain Distress Inks.
I covered the right panel very lightly with a large script stamp from A Stamp in the Hand. I used a Martha Stewart punch on brown cardstock to emulate Amy Butler's title, and added a sentiment (Hampton Arts) above the punched border. I kind of like the busy-ness of the left panel being smaller in size to the calm space on the right.
The colors were a bit of a stretch for me, but stretching is what challenges are all about. I like trying to make something work. Maybe you'll join in on this one? Check out the link above to see other takes on it.
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