Inkspirational Guest Designer – ‘Trend’

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Hello everyone. This is my card as Guest Designer for the new Inkspirational challenge. I was contacted a few weeks ago as my ‘Wave’ card in September won Top Pick. I was sent the cue word of ‘Trend’. Now, this took more thinking about than little, I’ll tell you. There are so many options out there, I even ‘Googled’ trend, had a look through images, and dictionaries, but just couldn’t get my head around it.

So – the other way for me to get inspired is to look through my stash. I ignore what I have on my craft table – as I kinda know what’s there already – and searched through the drawers and the shelves. I wanted some arrows to stamp, to show an upward or downward trend, but I actually don’t have many arrow stamps. I wanted a distress background, and reached for my Tim Holtz Distress Oxides, then suddenly wondered about my stencils.

I thought I remembered an arrow stencil – I was right – but the arrows were all in different directions……..you know where I’m going with this, right? I am ‘bucking’ the trend.

I started with the Tim Holtz stencil, and the Distress Oxides, and just set to it. I haven’t got a clue what colours I used, or how many layers I did. I wanted orange arrows, then decided I wanted them all different, added colours, didn’t like it, added yet more colours, reverted back to mainly orange……

I did the background after the arrows, then went back in to do the arrows afterwards. So this is how it turned out, after I drew round each arrow and it’s detail with a black gel pen, for added dimension, and – of course – splashed some water on it.

The sentiment from Visible Image is stamped onto another piece of card I used the Oxides with, and splashed, and both die cut from the stitched rectangles from Lawn Fawn.

I hope you can play along, and I would love to see what you come up with. 🙂

 

 

8 thoughts on “Inkspirational Guest Designer – ‘Trend’

  1. What a beautiful card! Your background is fantastic and I agree that those arrows are very trendy right now! Also, I love your colors! How great it is to have you designing with us at Inkspirational! Congrats on the position!
    – Shauna

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  2. Genius! Your ‘bucking the trend’ arrows are so innovative and the resulting card is 110% fabulous! Dare I say, very, very trendy in being delightfully artsy and all around inspiring! So thrilled to have you as our GD for this challenge; you will definitely spark ideas for people to play along!
    ~carol

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  3. I love reading your though process for this! It’s a really striking card – the background is lovely and the different coloured orange arrows seem like fun. I think this would be a lovely card to give to a young person who struggles with fitting in. Thank you for being our wonderful GD at Inkspirational.

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