Our February challenge is Industrial Chic and I've got just the inspiration photo to get you in the groove. I'm so wishing I had a wall like that in my house! Check out the Verve blog today for a closer look at the inspiration picture.
The pop of color in this industrial style loft speaks of the hope of spring in the midst of winter. Kind of like February... it's still cold and wintry, but new life is on the horizon. Feel free to take your inspiration from the photo or the color combo, whatever suits your fancy! We can't wait to see what you create.
Challenge deadline: Saturday, March 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!
My jumping off point was the wall. I started with smokey slate, embossed with a brick embossing folder, then sponged with pumice stone, brushed corduroy and black soot until I got the desired effect. Next I pulled out the Doodled Occasions set, thinking I would use the birdcage image. But I saw the doodled flowers and just had to pull them out and start stamping in purely pomegranate and lucky limeade instead. I colored with a waterbrush and the same color inks, then quickly fussy cut them and layered with some die cuts using the Sprightly Sprigs Die Set.
For accent I added some glossy accents to each flower center and a pinch of glitter, then sprinkled some of the new Lots of Love sequins all around and glued them down. I couldn't bear to cover up any more of my brick wall, so decided to stamp the sentiment (also from Doodled Occasions) on an acetate die cut circle and then clipped with a mini library clip. I finished off with distressed edges all around.
Alrighty, next up on the hop is the lovely Amber.
|1. Julee||8. Marisa|
|2. Amber||9. Maureen|
|3. Amy||10. Sankari|
|4. Betty||11. Stacey|
|5. Charmaine||12. Susan|
|6. Christyne||13. Teresa|
Stamps: Doodled Occasions (Verve Stamps)
Paper: smoky slate, white
Ink: black, purely pomegranate, lucky limeade (SU!), black soot, pumice stone, frayed burlap (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Sprightly Sprigs Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Lots of Love Sequin Mix (Verve), brick embossing folder (Tim Holtz), stitched circle stax (MFT), mini library clip (SU!)