Inspired by….refreshing your Mojo.

Inspiration is a funny thing, it can hit us at any time or place and it can also disappear for periods of time. When I lose my “Mojo” I take a look around me at different colors, paper, social sites, and other crafters. Usually, something hits me as an”oooh I really like that or I want to try…” fill in your blank here. Those moments for me are portholes to new ideas and taking inspiration and stretching or twisting it to make it your own.

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This months challenge is a tip of the hat to all of the other crafters that inspire us every day to make something pretty. In our challenge post, I was inspired by a card from Kristina Werner and today I showing a card inspired by Seeka @skypaperscissors, the link to the card I was inspired by is here: My inspiration from Seeka

This design is beautiful and easy to do and can be done with any medium to large size florals you have. You can also change it up and use a different color other than black as your background.

I started by using a rectangular piece of masking paper centered on my A2 card base leaving a .5″ border so you could see the florals stamped in black. If you were making a bigger card you could even go wider with the border. I stamped all of my border roses with the Hero Arts Antique Roses woodblock stamp and removed the masking paper, and saved it for another card.

I used my ruler and a micron pen to draw the borders at the corners and taper them off at the ends you just list and release the pressure on the tip of the pen.

I then stamped, die-cut, and colored in the Antique Rose Stem woodblock. Hero also has this in a clear stamp and they have a coordinating die. I used zig markers in the lightest colors of blush and tea rose and then used some Prismacolor over the top to smooth it out.

I chose the sentiment from the “A little bird told me” clear set and arranged the pieces so the sentiment fit in the curce of the layered smaller rose stem.

I mounted the die-cut roses with foam and added some Wink of Stella on the rose petals for shimmer and a few clear water drops to frame the sentiment.

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I hope you are as inspired by this as I was Seeka’s card. I am starting to soften my color palettes as well now that it is fall.  These old roses have that sort of end of summer feel to me.  Enjoy and make sure to enter your inspiration card into the giveaway, check out the details here!

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