I've been keeping a little secret that is a pretty big deal to me ... I'm the July Guest Designer for Makeesha Byl's Inkspirations Challenges! Makeesha is an incredibly talented stamper and Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Australia ... you didn't know the international stamper I'm becoming, did you?! LOL!
This first challenge was just that! I can't tell you how many times I stared at this photograph! At first I was completely focused on the painting hanging on the wall which made me think of lighthouses, nautical, etc. I live in the Arizona desert, so I don't own a whole lot of nautical images! I then started focusing on the food and tea on the table - only to realize that I don't own a whole lot of food images either. I ended up going with the overall "feel" of the whole photo which reminded me of a quaint bed and breakfast. The blue and pattern of the tablecloth led me to the Bella Bleu Designer Paper. I chose one of my favorite sentiments from All Holidays as my main image, and was thrilled to have a reason to use these cool Jumbo Brads!
I hope you'll play along with this week's Inspiration Challenge #9 ... I'd love to see what you come up with !!!
Stamps: All Holidays
Paper: Bella Bleu DP, Not Quite Navy, Kraft, and Very Vanilla CS
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Embellishments: Very Vanilla 5/8" Jumbo Brads
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals