Playing in Paradise: Photo Inspiration

This week at the Scrapbooker's Paradise Blog, our Playing in Paradise challenge is some delicious photo inspiration!

I chose to go with lots of neutral tones and some bare trees...

I usually try to avoid Papertrey Ink patterned paper and image focals when doing Scrapbooker's Paradise challenges but this was where the inspiration led me.

After embossing the Spellbinders Labels 15 onto cream cardstock, I stamped the image and sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with clear powder. Leaving the Spellbinders die in place (and with a bit of masking), I initially tried to Copic Airbrush over the image area using E43, but halfway through, I ran out of air! Whoops! So I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap to finish it up... Using a tissue, I gently wiped excess ink off of the embossed image/sentiment.

I distressed the edges of some polka dot paper with my Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Distresser and added some ribbon from Tim Holtz's Lavish Trimmings.

Prize Info:  This week's prize from the new Winter CHA stock is a collection of Prima Flowers valued at $18! These babies look gorgeous!!

Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's projects!


Can't wait to see what you cook up! ;)

  • Cardstock: Vintage Cream and Fine Linen (Papertrey Ink)
  • Patterned Paper: 2009 Bitty Dot Basics (Papertrey Ink)
  • Stamps: Through the Trees (Papertrey Ink)
  • Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko), Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap (Tim Holtz Distress Ink)
  • Die: Labels 15 (Spellbinders)
  • Ribbon: Lavish Trimmings (Tim Holtz)
  • Other Tools: clear embossing powder (Filigree), ink blending foam (Inkssentials), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), paper distresser (Tim Holtz), Bow Easy (Posi Bendr), Copic Airbrush system/E43


Karen B. said...

This surely is a beautiful and inspiring creation.

Unknown said...

This is sooo elegant!!! I love it!!

Sabrina said...

I think that yours is the best of the designer samples. Great job Dana! Beautiful & elegant.

Tigriswillreign said...

Aw, shucks, mom... I like Ally's better. ;)

Dawn said...

This card has such a beautiful and simlpe elegance about it. Love the techniques you used and the copics blended really well with the inks.

Allison Rankin said...

Beautiful! Totally would have gone with this set but you beat me to it!

Allison Cope said...

Ooo lala Dana! Love the emboss resist image!

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh my...this is gorgeous! Who would have known you ran out of ink? You did such a great job!! I would like an airbrush system. My only fear is related to my 5 year old...who swears she did not touch my stuff...but leaves little trails of evidence behind...:)

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely stunning, Dana! LOVE your muted color palette and the technique... WOW!