Welcome to the May Your Next Stamp feature post. Each month the design team uses specific stamps, dies or themes to create projects that will hopefully inspire you.
You will want to check out the feature post each month at the YNS blog because in addition to inspiration, there is also a chance to WIN a stamp set of your choice.
This month we were asked to find a famous painting and draw our creative inspiration from it for our project. This feature was a challenge. There were so many amazing pieces of art, however I did find it difficult to find one that really inspired me for a card. That was of course until I started looking through paintings by Claude Monet. From here, I was completely inspired to grab my inks and get a little messy.
The painting I selected for my inspiration is called SAN GIORGIO MAGGIORE AT DUSK.
My inspiration came from the painting colours. I tried to recreate the colours and a little of the texture with my Distress ink. I applied the distress ink using the applicator to water colour paper. I then used a paint brush and water to blend the colours, giving it a weathered look.
I used the sweet FAIRY DUST stamp set for this thank you card, along with the Stitched Rectangles and the Double Stitched Hill die.
This feature posts also happens to fall on the birthday of Karen's son Brandon. To celebrate Brandon's birthday, Karen has a surprise sale for 3 days only. Happy Birthday Brandon!!!
Head over to the YNS blog to see all of the Design Team members sharing projects for this month's feature. Leave a comment on the blog post for the May Feature and you will have a chance to win a prize. One lucky crafter will WIN a YNS stamp set of their choice.
Have a happy day!!!!