Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - Favourite Inspiration

Hello friends and welcome to another Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop. We are starting 2021 with the theme of Favourite Inspiration

For me this means a huge variety of places, people and things as I am constantly inspired by the most random of things - clothing patterns, flowers, colour combinations, shop windows, social media, packaging etc etc. 

But when I am short on time for class prep I always come back to Pinterest. I could spend days scrolling through the gazillions of card ideas. In fact I probably do!

If I am stuck for an idea for a particular stamp set I just type in the name and stampin up and there is  always a huge array of projects to get my creative juices flowing. 

I love seeing peoples interpretation of the stamps be it colours, designs or sometime some really out of the box ideas. 

Today's card uses my current favourite dsp - True Love which contains a variety of black and white patterns and flowers. I saw Sandy McCullough's card on Pinterest and knew I wanted to recreate it with the more subtle colours. 

I changed her card design then cut the coloured panel to 4"x3" then added another piece of DSP (sadly retired I just realised) I love to add a textured embossed panel in the same colour as my base card for get some added texture without distracting from the focal image/s. 

I then added the sentiment from the You are Amazing stamp set and some coloured bling to complete the card. I also added a touch of wink of stella to the centre of the flowers. 

I shared this card a few days ago here on my blog with exactly the same DSP but see how different it looks just by using a more bold set of blends.  

Again Pinterest has shown me the versatility of the one dsp pack in a variety of different ways. Now I am off to buy more paper to keep on colouring, this is rather addictive!

Next on our hop if the talented Ximena - click on the next button to head over to her blog. If you get stuck or the links are not working the full list of participants is listed below.



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  1. I love this paper. Your cards are lovely and it's nice to see the variation when you have the different colour palettes. x

  2. I love how you've shown how the same paper can look so different with coloring!

  3. Lovely the variation.

  4. Very nice. I love how you showed the variation in color combos.

  5. I love this paper ! Very nice ! xx

  6. It's amazing how color palettes can make the same pattern look so different. Nothing like coloring to create some beautiful cards... Pinterest is awesome!

  7. Great cards Melissa, love how you have showcased them x

  8. Beautiful cards! I get lot's of inspiration from Pinterest too!