Wednesday, May 9, 2012

"Pretty Peonies" Cards

Hello out there!

Posting today a couple of cards whose inspiration came from a bottle of bath wash :)

I couldn't find an image from their website, but it's Mark & Spencers China Blue Bath Wash :)  I had been inspired by the colors and how the flowers are arranged (yes, while i was  bathing haha!).

This first card has colors close to those on the bottle.

Did some experimenting with the misaligned stamping (smaller peony images) in different ink colors.  When i look at it, these images look, well, blurred LOL!  It takes my eyes back to focusing on the bigger peony images though.

Also had trouble placing the sentiment as i stamped the images first and the sentiment last.  Next time i'd do the sentiment first.

i think am going to try doing another card with these same colors, but minus the "blurry" images :)

Did this second card in Melon Berry ink.

How about you, do you find inspiration in the most unexpected places?  What's your strangest piece/place of inspiration? :)

Thanks for taking time to visit today! Hope you have a good day as well!


Supply list:  Cardstock - Bazzill, AC; stamps (Pretty Peonies, Mega Mixed Messages, Framed Out #1), inks (Blueberry Sky, Melon Berry, Classic Kraft) - Papertrey Ink; pearls - Paper Crafts Museum; adhesives - Kokuyo Dot Liner.


Leigh said...

These are both so pretty! I can see why you were inspired by the packaging-- it's very nice!
Mayol, could you send me an email at You often leave these great comments on my blog and I'd like to continue the conversation, if you'd like. :)

Rhonda said...

Fun inspiration Mayol. I love the cards.

carol (krillsister) said...

Very pretty. Love how you stamped the flowers in a cascade. Amazing where one can find inspiration.