There was, once again, a beautiful inspiration piece for the Papertrey Blog Hop this morning, and I was glad I was around to take part in it.
It took me awhile to think about how I might want to interpret it. I'm very happy with how it came out---pretty much as I envisioned it which doesn't always happen. I knew I wanted a dark background, and I also wanted to use my newest Papertrey Ink set, "Gathered Garden."
I actually stamped and die cut more branches and flowers than I needed. Once I started arranging them on the Stitched Oval from the Noted A2 die set, I found I didn't need as much as I thought I might. The gold, purple, and bright pink all come from the inspiration piece.
I absolutely love the delicate bow die in this set which I die cut from some matte gold paper, as well as the sentiment which is a die cut from a favorite set, "Uncorked."
I tried several different colors for the card base, but once I laid the Smoky Shadow pieces on the Amethyst Allure paper, I knew that was the right one. A few muti-colored sequins and it was finished. I'm anxious to see what other folks did with this inspiration piece, and you, too, can take a peek at Nicole's blog.