The inspiration photo is this lovely book cover from Dawn Cooper:
Now, you might have noticed that this cover has mostly solid images, and that's what I used on yesterday's Christmas-themed green-and-red card. But the black-and-white card from two days ago used outline images. This lead me to search my stash for some block images to use in a black-and-white literal take on the inspiration piece. The closest I got was these flowers from Papertrey, and as you can see for yourself, the stamped panel didn't exactly turn out nicely at all:
I scratched my head for a bit, decided what these heavier stamps need is color, and checked out a new color scheme from Pinterest. Then this happy card happened:
Oh, YAY!!!! These colors are so fresh and full of energy, and even though there's a lot going on, it's balanced by a broad white mat, a small and simple sentiment, and the crisp line.
This made me very happy...despite just how far we've strayed from the inspiration piece. I could NEVER have made this without Dawn's gorgeous cover pushing me forward.
You just never know where inspiration will take you!!!
stamps: Papertrey (can't remember the flower set name and I'm not at home to check!), Faux Ribbon; Clearly Besotted A Little Sentimental
ink: various Memento and Hero Arts inks
paper: Papertrey white