As soon as the latest LLBean catalog showed up in my mailbox, I knew I HAD to make a card inspired by the greens and yellows on the cover. So I made this:
What a fun color combo...and one I can't imagine doing without the inspiration cover.
How-To Tips: I didn't want to use markers to color the houses because they tend to leave unsightly lines on large expanses of rubber. So I used small post-it notes to mask off everything but the house I wanted to ink, then inked up the one color with the dew drop pad, then removed the post-its, then stamped using my stamp positioner so everything stayed nice and straight. It was a bit tedious with four colors, but it worked great!
What print ads or catalogs have inspired your creativity lately?
stamps: Hero Arts (house row), Papertrey (scallop border, Faux Ribbon), StampinUp (sentiment)
accessories: post-its to mask the houses for inking, stamp positioner to stamp the houses