Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pinspiration with Winnie & Walter

 Hello crafters!

Happy Almost Friday! 
I am off today and have plans to take Nathan to have lunch with a crafty friend. 
I'm so excited! About the friend and paper shopping not so much about the trying to get my kid to NOT throw food all over the restaurant ha!

There were so many WCMD challenges out there it was hard to see them all. Luckily most of them are still going on. Winnie and Walter have several and I plan on playing along with as many as I can. Prepare yourself for mad crazy amounts of cute stamps!!

This one was posted by Vanessa and it requires you to gain inspiration for a photo she found on Pinterest. It's a fab photo! 

How fun is this right?

Here is my take 

Kelly Latevola You and Your Big Dreams

I started by drawing the starburst design and coloring it with my copics. That "yellow" is really much more peach in real life. not sure what's up with that :( 
After I colored I added some detail lines with both my black and white gel pens. I wanted to incorporate the woodgrain somehow but if you follow my blog you already know kraft and I are arch enemies. (Maybe that's why my colors are off?! Kraft is trying to get me!!)
I stamped Neat and Tangled's wood grain from On the Strip 2 on some kraft then clear embossed it. To really bring out the grain I rubbed some brushed corduroy on top of it. Side note I stamped the "You" from Winnie and Walter's The Big, The Bold, and The Happy before anything else. I didn't want it to sit on top of the embossing and risk smearing it.. 
I trimmed the you into a banner and tucked another banner behind it. 
I loved the peeling paint in the background of Vanessa's photo and wanted to include something similar. I smeared some white embossing paste onto a white card panel. I didn't smooth it out at all. In fact I kind of roughed it up. The photo has a very crack/peel in the background that goes about halfway through the photo. I used the diagonal strip to mimic it and anchor my image. 
My sentiment seemed to be a little flat among all those enamel dots so I added some glitter to make it pop. And because glitter is pretty :)

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Ooh! I love this graphic design! Gorgeous!

  2. Such a cool design and I love the texture from the smeared embossing paste.

  3. LOVE this Kelly :) How awesome you used the embossing paste for the background..have fun with your friend .
    Kate xx

  4. What an amazing take on that photo, Kelly! Awesome design with the colors, textured background and fabulous black and white detailing! LOVE this card!

  5. Love your take on it, especially the smeared embossing paste! Brilliant!

  6. Cool take :) Love the bold colors !

  7. What an awesome take on the challenge Kelly ..your card is just brilliant!! ..I love the way you not only used the inspiration picture for inspiration but the background too clever ..You have as usual absolutely nailed this :)

  8. Wow - I love the way you use your white pen to accent and the black lines that you used to separate your color bursts!! What a great card and I would have to say that your interpretation of the inspiration photo is superb!! Way to go - this card is yet another masterpiece!!