Thursday, January 1, 2015

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Winter Wonder



It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

photo source: myblackbookparis.com


We have a new sponsor, Altenew, for this challenge! A randomly selected participant will receive a stamp set of choice from the Altenew shop, while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!






For today's card I worked with Altenew's stunning Peony Scrolls stamp set. Love these gorgeous florals! I stamped some flowers and leaves on watercolor paper, heat embossed in white, then colored with a mix of cool and warm grays using Tombow markers and a water brush. 


I trimmed them out tight up against the white embossed outline, then arranged them onto a panel stamped with some light  khaki scrolls. I played up the neutrals by layering three different neutrals plus some vellum. The sentiment is from Quilled Elegance.



Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

Winter Wonder Designers

Guest Designer, Michelle Bala





STAMPS: Peony Scrolls, Quilled Elegance (Altenew)
INK: Versafine Onyx Black, VersaMark
PAPER: Tim Holtz watercolor paper; white, rustic white, and stone card stock
OTHER: Tombow markers, water brush, Pretty Pink Posh silver sequins, s
ilver metallic twine, vellum, foam tape

22 comments:

sunshinelouisiana said...

Amy, this card is totally WOW! I have not done this technique with the markers yet. You have inspired me to give it a go...
Hugs,
Sunshine Sharon

Nora N. said...

This is stunning!! LOVE all the delicate layers on this!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Amy. Love the flowers and the soft coloring. What a wonderful design. I keep looking at it over and over again. Happy New Year.

Cindy Beach said...

How stunning and soft! I love how your style shines in this card, Amy. Layers, gorgeous textures and fab coloring. Wow!

Vickie Z said...

Amy....drooling-this is gorgeous!!

~amy~ said...

Amy, your card is stunning! I absolutely ADORE it.

Marisa said...

Stunningly beautiful, Amy! Love it :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Oh. My. Word. This is jaw-dropping gorgeousness! I have this set and haven't inked it up yet, but you've inspired me to play with it!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Unbelievable!!! Your coloring is gorgeous! Stunning card!

Lieve said...

What a classy card ! Beautiful colours and colouring !!

marianne-g said...

What a beautiful card!

icardeveryone01 said...

Besides being a wizard with scissors, Amy, your colors are just fabulous! Absolutely stunning!
=] Michele

Charlene said...

Wow amy!! Have this set But haven't had a chance to use it yet you've inspired me!!

Viv said...

Wow Amy, I just adore this card, now I want the stamps too ;) Viv xx

Conniecrafter said...

Wow, that is absolutely gorgeous, such pretty shading on the flower and like the background stamping!

Susi Kelly said...

Wow ... what a way to kick off a New Year! Gorgeous card, Amy!

Michelle said...

Wow! Amy, your card is super elegant! I love the layering and the sequins and the gorgeous colours. Wow!

Alyssa S said...

Oh lordy! This card is stunningly elegant and gorgeous!! Can't wait to see more of your work :)

Susie said...

These new blooms from Altenew are beautiful in a soft white palette, Amy. I love the monochromatic look. As always every detail is thought through, and executed to perfection. And... what a nice surprise to hear from you. Happy New Year to you and your sweet family.

Tracey McNeely said...

Amy this is absolutely gorgeous! The layers are so dreamy.

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow! What beautiful blossoms! So delicate and pretty! Thanks for the inspiration! Happy New Year!

Cristina said...

Holy smokes! This is WONDROUS!