Monday, August 08, 2016

August Elemental Inspiration

Hi everyone!

It's the first Friday of a new month, so of course it's time for a brand new elemental inspiration challenge!  But first we've some news for you - we are thrilled to announce that Purvi Gadewar has agreed to join us as a permanent member of our Design Team - well with her clever and inspirational style, we couldn't really let her go, could we?

It's Nat here this time and I've picked this lovely photo as a jumping off point - so many different elements you can incorporate in your cards!
You need to focus on 3 separate elements and the colour scheme counts as one element, so here are a few ideas to get you started:
  • Tiled backgrounds
  • Use lots of different scraps of patterned paper with punches and dies for a background or as bunting and other design elements
  • Organza/ribbon flowers (a la that cream cushion in the photo)
  • Layered stamping featuring florals
  • Embrace a little steampunk or industrial style a la the lamp
  • Plaid and tartans
  • Mandala/geometric circle designs like the leather pouf
  • A little birdie - did you spot him on the light blue rug?
  • Shabby chic and vintage techniques
  • Ephemera accents
  • Beads

Here are some gorgeous card projects from the design team - it's amazing how the same photo can inspire such different looks isn't it? :-D

As always we look forward to seeing your interpretation! Remember to link up your project so we know where to find it. 
Happy crafting!






1 comment :

Karen Mortensen said...

Great ideas from the DT. I'm really chuffed that I managed to join you this week girls xx