Thursday, March 7, 2013

For Your Inspiration #41

Happy Thursday!  It's hard to believe that's it already time for our next challenge at For Your Inspiration.  Time sure is flying by.  Here's my card:



The colors of the photo inspiration for this week were perfect for a masculine card, so I stuck with browns, golds and oranges.  It just so happens that I needed to make my brother-in-law his birthday card since tomorrow is his birthday.  I'm also entering this into the Addicted to CAS - Masculine challenge.  Perfect timing!



I started with a piece of glossy card stock and some alcohol inks -- butterscotch, slate and gold mixative.  Once I pounced those on the glossy paper I added two tiny drops of currant ink to my applicator and pounced that over the panel.  Then I slowly put a few drops of the blending solution on the panel to make the inks bleed a bit.

It honestly looked like a muddled mess to me, but I walked away for a bit and let it dry before tossing it out:)
I came back and stamped it with a vintage map stamp that I picked up at Hobby Lobby and I instantly fell in love with it.  So strange how that map image just transformed the panel for me.  I may not give up on alcohol inks after all.  LOL!!

I hope that you join us for this challenge over on the FYI blog.  You have two weeks to play along and submit a project based on the photo above.  Please take a moment to see what the rest of the FYI DT created.  You'll love their work.  Links are on my sidebar.





 
Stamps:   Vintage Map (Stampabilities), Stylish Sentiments:Birthday (PTI)
Paper:  Kraft, Black (PTI), glossy cs
Ink:   Black (memento), Alcohol Inks

13 comments:

Michelle said...

I'm SO glad you didn't throw away that panel, it is amazing!! I love this card so much, Sara! Beautiful work!

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness Sara. It is an absolutely work of art! Stunning!

carefree creations said...

Oh this is gorgeous! So rich - and a perfect masculine card. Love it!

Joyce said...

This is a beautiful card. One of those super artsy cards that leave the recipient wondering how you could have done it. Love it.

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the end result on this card! WAY TO GO!!

Dr. Ivy said...

Sara, I love it. The panel looks awesome.

Dr. Ivy said...

Sara, I love it. The panel looks awesome.

Lorraine said...

Looks like a perfect masculine card to me - he'll love it! Love the ink colors and stamp!

Mynnette said...

Sarah, this is absolutely amazing! What a fabulous masculine birthday card! Just stunning! :)

Marlena M. said...

This looks great Sara~wonderful masculine creation!

Jennifer K said...

Sara, this turned out wonderfully! I adore the background and that map is just PERFECT on top of it.

Stephanie said...

Wow. awesome card Sara - great job! xxx

Elaine Lawson said...

Sara, I'd just bought that map stamp and was puzzled about background for it. No longer! Yours is just beautiful; thanks for the inspiration.
Elaine Lawson