I wasn't planning on playing the Inspiration Challenge on SCS today, but when I looked at it, I found something that I thought I could do quickly. I'm a little stamped-out from all the Christmas stuff I did, but I was able to do this one in literally 15-20 minutes! The inspiration was from a company called MacKenzie-Childs and they have some really eclectic/offbeat designs in their store, and I came across a vase that I thought was interesting.
Here is the picture of the Circus Clown Vase I chose as my inspiration. Isn't this a cool vase? Well, I immediately thought DCWV All Dressed Up paper stack and PTI's Polka Dot Basics stamped in gold. I stamped the dots in Versamark on PTI's Vintage Cream and embossed it with gold ep. I mounted this piece and the dp on a piece of black, tied a red grosgrain bow around it and mounted that on a Vintage Cream base. It looked like a formal New Year's Eve invitation, so I went with the "cheers!" sentiment (from PTI's Take a Bough). I stamped it in Versafine black on Vintage Cream, then I Versamarked a piece of Vintage Cream and embossed it with gold ep to back the sentiment. This made a perfect match to the gold dots! I used the large and small oval punches for the sentiment and the gold piece. Well that's all folks! My stamping room looks like a tornado hit it and I don't have the ambition to clean it up! Maybe in a few days! I hope you enjoyed this post. Enjoy your weekend!
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics and Take a Bough (PTI)
Paper: Vintage Cream, black, DCWV All Dressed Up
Ink: Versafine black, Versamark
Accessories: Gold ep, red grosgrain ribbon, large and small oval punches, dimensionals