Hello everyone and happy Monday!
A new Newton’s Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #48 starts today and I just couldn’t not play along! This is my inspiration projects for you!
The current challenge is “Use Stripes”! I’m leaving you below a beautiful inspiration graphic created for this challenge by Newton’s Nook Design’s and hope it will inspire you to play along! Just make a project including some stripes on it and paired with at least one Newton’s Nook Designs brand stamp or die and upload it here for a chance to win a store credit at Newton’s Nook Designs online shop. You can create a card, a tag, a scrapbook page, a treat bag or any other projects related to the papercrafting.
My today’s choice was Newton Dreams of Italy stamp set. I just can’t stop using this FANTASTIC set since it reminds me so much the place where I live and more this time the cute mischief has his big adventure right in Rome!
I played around the stripe theme in a few different ways starting by creating a striped heart background that looks exactly like the Italian flag! I used Darling Hearts die set making a mask out of a masking paper and ink blended Distress inks through the negative part of the mask applied to the background piece. Once removed, I replaced it with the positive part of the die-cut and added a very small amount of gray ink around the white part of the heart to give it a right shape and finished with some water droplets creating a splotchy look for more interest.
The cute kitty from Newton Dreams of Italy stamp set and Colosseum were stamped on a Bristol paper, colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and die-cut with the coordinating dies. The sentiment was heat embossed on a STRIPE of a black cardstock with a white embossing powder. And finally assembling all the element together, I added a striped pattern paper I had in my stash.
That’s all for today! Hope you like my simple card and it will inspire you to join this new challenge! I’ll catch you up on the Inky Paws Challenge Blog! Have a great week!
n.31 Cobalt Blue – n.91 Light Gray – n.94 Gray Brown – n.95 Dark Gray