I am very excited about the color inspiration for this week's
And how fun is this inspiration photo?
Julie Campbell is actually our challenge host this week, but as she is away at CHA in Anaheim, I offered to fill her shoes with an offering of inspiration.
The verse I used for this card was from Scrappy Cat and it's in tribute to my UK friends, Jennie and Hels. I serve on the creative team with them at Artistic Stamper and have been in LOVE with the grungepaper roses that they are so proficient at making.
Because I STILL need to get myself some grungepaper to make the actual roses, I decided to put my own spin on them using the same
'retro' feel of the inspiration photo.
I created the flowers using my Sizzix Flower Layers die cuts. The patterns were created with Artistic Stampers' Houndstooth and Polka Dot background stamps. Although houndstooth never goes out of style, I think it has a very 'retro' vibe to it. I outlined each flower with turquoise and silver Stickles and centered them with zebra-print brads. Fun...fun...FUN!
So you have two places to visit.
The Play Date Cafe of course, and then head on over to
Tell them hi from me!