Inkspirational challenge

Good morning everyone. So – this is it – my first card as a guest designer. For the Inkspirational challenge. I am honoured to have been asked to do this, and hope very much you can play along.

Here is the challenge picture:


I decided that the settee/sofa looked very much like a window box to me, and the flowers were growing out of it. I started with a 6 inch square white card base which I splatted/sprayed some blue ink onto. I didn’t go down the Brusho route, though I did think of it, and restrained myself with just some ink splats.

I embossed the Spellbinders ‘Lene Lok’ die, not cutting it out, just embossing, making that look like cushions and buttons on upholstery, using the same blue card as the flowers as an extra layer to make the window box stand out, and raised that with foam pads only to the bottom and sides.

I die cut the flowers using Creative Expressions/Sue Wilson ‘Scribble Flowers’ and also stamped and die cut the Altenew ‘Amazing You’ flower stems to which some flower heads were added, inserting them behind the ‘sofa/window box’.

The sentiment is from The same Altenew stamp set, again with some inks splats.

Thank you for having a look, and enjoy the challenge. 🙂

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stampemboss

Dara and Diane challengesblue and white

Monochrome Magicanything goes monochrome





12 thoughts on “Inkspirational challenge

  1. I love your take on our photo. So clever to use the embossed panel and have the flowers popping out! Thanks for guesting with us at Inkspirational xx


  2. What a fabulous interpretation of the photo; I didn’t see the ‘window box’ until you mentioned it! So clever and your card: only gorgeous! Those blue blooms have certainly caught my eye! Thank you so much for being our guest designer for this challenge, and sharing a most inspired, inspiring card!


  3. Wow! I absolutely love the way you’ve been inspired by the photo -great idea to interpret the sofa as a window! Cute flower die cuts too. Thanks for being our gd at Ink!


  4. An inspired interpretation of the phot, this looks crisp and clean and has fabulous texture and dimension. I really don’t know how you manage to do such perfect ink splats but they are the perfect finishing touch. Thank you for being our Guest Designer at Inkspirational.


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