It's Challenge # 3 at the Basic Grey Challenge Blog, and I've been mulling over this inspiration picture for a week now.
I was thinking that it was little too Martha Stewart-y (LOL, go figure) to work with the Basic Grey products in my stash. I've only been card-making for a year and so far, my Basic Grey stash leans toward the funky side of BG's line... I have the Obscure, Recess and June Bug paper collections + a few sheets of Wisteria. My BG wish list is HUGE! I love their papers!
It's taken a week, but I finally found a paper that worked. June Bug. I know... you're going "what?!" The June Bug line has all those funky, bright colours and patterns. This blue/green paper was the back side of the aptly named "Kaleidoscope" paper. It reminded me of the soft green of the wall, the teal on the bedspread - and although the picture doesn't quite reveal the fine details in the paper, it's also got hints of yellow such as on the pillow and on the flowers (both real and quilted) in this room.
Another inspiration taken from the photo is the wainscotting on the lower walls. I decided to use my handy-dandy ScorPal (I LOVE my ScorPal!!) and make a few paper panels of my own - to match the sketch for week #103 for Mojo Monday.
Add a Basic Grey June Bug glazed brad, a bunch of paper flowers, and a tidy little sentiment from Stampendous... and voila: two challenges in one card!
Design Paper & Glazed Brad - Basic Grey "June Bug"; Sentiment - Stampendous; Ribbon and Paper flowers - Dollar Store; Ink - Martha Stewart "Ocean"; Stickles Diamond.
I hope you have a lovely weekend!!