Hello! Have a card to share for several different challenges today. When I saw that my sweet bloggy friend, Anita, is the creative guest for Inspired by All the Little Things I knew that I had to play along! It also helped that the inspiration photo is that of a gorgeous dahlia and I absolutely love dahlias!! I decided to team this up with the current Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights challenge. I pulled just a few colors (peachy pink, blue and gold) from the pin-sights inspiration photo and the inspiration I took from the Inspired All the Little Things photo is the positioning of the flower. I would have loved to have a large dahlia image to color, but I thought my EE Mondo Poinsettia would make a lovely substitute. I stamped the large poinsettia on watercolor paper with watermark ink and then heat embossed with gold embossing powder. The same was done with the smaller poinsettia on a separate piece of watercolor paper. I then colored both images with two ZIG clean color markers (Light Carmine and Flamingo Pink). The center of the flowers were colored with another ZIG marker (Mustard). Once the flowers were dry I die cut the smaller one with the matching die. I added a light coloring of blue (pulled from the EE Pin-Sights photo) with a ZIG marker. Once everything was dry I trimmed down the main panel and adhered the smaller poinsettia. I added the foam tape to the back and then remembered that I had not stamped the sentiment!! So... I stamped it on vellum and heat embossed in white. A few dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew were added to finish things off. I will also add this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.
Thanks for stopping by... please remember to keep everyone in Las Vegas in your thoughts and prayers as they deal with this awful tragedy.
Supplies: Cardstock: SSS Fog, Ranger watercolor; Stamps and dies: Essentials by Ellen; Inks: VersaMark watermark ink; Hero Arts white embossing powder, Ranger gold embossing powder; Watercolor medium: ZIG Clean Color Markers; Nuvo Crystal Drops