04 May 2016

Inspired by other artists...

Hi Everyone,

Apologies for the delay, I usually try to post every Monday, but this week we had a Bank Holiday (aka a day off!) in Ireland, and I was spending this day with the family. Tuesday somehow flew by, and before I even realised it - it's Wednesday!

Today I am sharing with you a card inspired by the fabulous Yoonsun Hur. She's an amazing artist, and if you have not heard about her, you should definitely check her out! 

Truth be told, I made the card with the Sparkle and Shine challenge in mind, and that's what made me choose the particular colour combo on the card. I saw Yoonsun's card a few weeks back, during the SSS release, and I remembered the general idea of her design when making my card... When I was finished, I looked up Yoonsun's card again, to link it on my blog, and... Oh my! I couldn't believe how similar they are! That was totally unintentional! Of course, Yoonsun's one is much prettier! :o)

I made my card on Tim Holtz watercolour paper, using Distress Inks for stamping, and blending the colours out with some water mixed with Perfect Pearls (hence a lot of shine, love it!). I tried adding some extra colour to the pinkish/reddish flowers, but I found this a bit too strong, hence I didn't proceed that way with the other flowers - I think the delicate effect is much better (note to self for future cards with a similar design!). Both the flowers and the sentiment are by Concord & 9th - you can see the exact products linked at the end of this post. 

To finish off the card, I made some golden splatters here and there, and also added some golden shine to the "beautiful" die cut word by brushing over it with a dry-ish brush dipped in some of the golden paint. As a final touch, I added a few PPP droplets - I think they look lovely on floral patterns. 

I hope you like the final effect:

I die cut the sentiment 3 times and layered it, to add some sturdiness. By the way, big kudos to Concord and 9th for making the dot over "i" linked to the "t" - fabulous idea, and it made the assembly so much easier and less fiddly! Can you see the golden shine on the word? :o)

I am entering the card into the following challenges:
Sparkle and Shine - Photo inspiration

Have a great week, this time weekend is much closer since it's already Wednesday, lol!


SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):

Luminarte - Egyptian Gold

Concord & 9th BEAUTIFUL WORDS Clear Stamp Set 10066C9 Concord & 9th BEAUTIFUL YOU Die 10067C9 Concord & 9th WILDFLOWER Clear Stamp Set 10064C9 Pretty Pink Posh 4MM CLEAR DROPLETS (small) Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532 Tim Holtz DISTRESS WATERCOLOR CARDSTOCK Ranger Ink TDA39549 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY Ranger Summer TIM34995 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FIRED BRICK Ranger TIM20202 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN Ranger Summer TIM35008 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TIM27201 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS Ranger Spring TIM34933 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILTED VIOLET Ranger TIM43263 Ranger Perfect Pearls PERFECT PEARL Individual Pigment Powder PPP17714 Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue Adhesive Paint INK41511 Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Empty Applicator Bottle 317 Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82 Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045


  1. Mirella, this is amazing! I love it! The distress flowers are gorgeous! Love the big bold sentiment, too! So happy you joined us at Sparkle & Shine! XX

  2. This is so pretty! I love the added shine!


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