Inspiration is a funny thing. Sometimes, an inspiration piece sends me into spasms of creative flourish.
Other times, I spend an hour and a half making pretty trash and getting increasingly frustrated until I ditch the inspiration piece and go off on my own super-simple path.
That's what happened with today's card. So much pretty trash, and then this.
I truly love the Hero Arts set Shakespearean Poetry, but man, it's hard for me to work with! When I googled it for images and searched on Pinterest, almost no cards come up. Am I the only person in the world who bought this set?
Anyway, I tried to use Shakespearean Poetry with inspiration from THIS CARD by the brilliant Yana Smakula. As you can see, I couldn't adapt my stamps to her design, nor did I have dies or images that would work like her whale does, so I abandoned ship (so to speak) and made my simple card, keeping only Yana's color scheme.
I really do like my card a lot. It's far more elegant than my usual style, but the Delicata gold ink is too perfect for this flourish and looks so harmonious with the coffee-colored ink.
So even though I had no idea where I was going, persistence paid off, and I ended up somewhere satisfying.
All in a day's crafting.
And thanks to Yana for the lovely inspiration anyway!
Mercy, grace, peace, and love,
stamps: Hero Arts Shakespearean Poetry, Papertrey Birthday Basics
ink: Delicata gold, Archival coffee
paper: Papertrey white