Saturday, 2 May 2020

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!

Weeks go by so quickly these days... It's time for a new challenge at Inkspirational! I hope you are all staying safe and feeling well. In Finland we have the schools opening again on 14th of May which means a lot to many children and to the their parents too I'm sure. So a glimpse of improvement in sight here! 

Our new challenge is a photo inspiration:

Lots to be inspired here, right!

I went with the obvious and chose pink flowers... To me the dark windows really popped from the photo too so I wanted to bring lots of black to my design as well. 

I've stamped the Altenew flowers on black Memento on Neenah card and colored them with Copics. I then masked the flowers and inked the background with Black Soot distress ink. I had my flower stamp left in my stamping tool so I then stamped the image again with black Versafine and heat embossed it with clear powder to make my black outlines stand out more from the black background again. I was pretty terrified when re-stamping but luckily I had good results! White heat embossed sentiment (also Altenew), paint splatters and clear sequins finished the card. This was a pretty time consuming card (coloring the image, cutting lots of small masks and inking with black, that took some elbow grease!) but I do love the results!

Hope you like, thanks for popping by and I look forward seeing you play along at Inkspirational


  1. Stunning work as always Nonni! Love the pop of pink against black~

  2. The flowers are skillfully colored and I love how the colors pop from the black background. It’s a beautiful design.

  3. Wow....this is one gorgeous card! Your flowers are stunning!

  4. This is really really beautiful. At first I thought you must have used a designer paper! The flowers and inking are perfect. So pretty!
    - Shauna

  5. WOW! Absolutely gorgeous, Nonni! Your flowers are stunning; love the black background that really brings them to life! As always, your colouring takes my breath away!

  6. Those big bold blooms are the perfect foil for that stark black backdrop.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous. The colours pop so beautifully against the black.

  8. I think it looks amazing - what a fabulous idea to do the black background like that.