It's the weekly hop and if you have come here from Bev's blog you are half way through. If you are just starting out click here to start at the beginning, the QKD blog. This week's challenge at QKD was to pull colours from an inspiration photo (see below) and use our QKD stamps to see what we come up with! I went more with the browns, pinks, purples and a splash of blue- just like the pic. I used the just released Guardian of Love with background stamp (you can click on the name to go right to her at the store). I had also been reading on lots of blogs about those of you who stamped and coloured on kraft paper so I thought I'd give it a try. I kind of like the cool look it gives to the image. My only regret is that I saw most of you do it as a no layer card- stamping right on the kraft paper and colouring. I wanted to do that too but I got really ambitious and added lots of sparkle glue and it made my paper buckle and look soggy. So for a no layer card- I don't recommend liquid glue, glitter or sparkle- it takes away from the clean look. Instead of tossing the card out I wanted to make the most of the cool image and the effect of colouring on that paper so I cut it out and used some funky paper to help bring more browns into the photo. I also kept to the kraft card base to bring it all together- hope you like how it turned out! I think the Guardian looks sooo serene on this card and I have to say she is a really sweet stamp to play with and so versatile.
Now head on over to Lara's blog to continue along and I have included the whole blog hop under the inspiration pic in case you get lost :)