Inspiration Blog Swap with Windy Robinson

Today I’ve invited my friend Windy Robinson to do an inspiration blog swap. If you don’t know Windy she is an amazing card maker and blogs at Designs by Windy. I have admired her work for awhile. Ever since I took her phenomenal envelope class Signed, Sealed, Delivered. What is an inspiration blog swap you ask? I’ll let Windy tell you all about it!

Hello! I’m Windy Robinson and I’m so happy to be here at Scrap Inspired as a guest blogger for you today!

When Monica asked if we could do a blog swap, I was super excited because I love meeting new online friends and sharing my work. And to get to pick from one of her awesome layouts to use as inspiration is a real treat too!

Maybe I’m getting a head of myself. I should start by explaining what we are doing today. I’m here to share a card that I created using one of her layouts as inspiration. And Monica is over at my blog Designs by Windy Robinson, sharing a layout inspired by one of my cards. Fun huh?

So I knew immediately that I wanted to use this layout as my inspiration…

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Why? Well, in June my 8 year old daughter broke her arm. In fact her break was in the exact same spot as Monica’s son’s in this layout. AND she had a blue cast too… just like the one on his little arm. For me that was an instant connection & I knew this would be my choice for inspiration.

So here is the card I created…

Inspiration Blog Swap | Create a card inspired by a scrapbook layout

You know it’s funny… even though blue is one of my favorite colors, I hardly ever make blue cards. So I’m happy that Monica’s layout inspired me to create this one.

Since I wanted to blue to coordinate as well as the blues do in Monica’s layout I decided to use acrylic paint and ink to create my own patterned paper. Here are a few steps that share my process…

Inspiration Blog Swap | Create a card inspired by a scrapbook layout

Sponge acrylic glaze through chevron mask.

Inspiration Blog Swap | Create a card inspired by a scrapbook layout

Stamp cardstock and cover with a wash that is a mixture of water and acrylic glaze.

Inspiration Blog Swap | Create a card inspired by a scrapbook layout

Paint think layer of acrylic glaze and stamp pattern into wet paint.

Inspiration Blog Swap | Create a card inspired by a scrapbook layout

Once all surfaces are dry. Cut pieces into strips and piece together onto a piece of square cardstock. Cover surface with Diamond Glaze and allow to dry completely.

Inspiration Blog Swap | Create a card inspired by a scrapbook layout

Stamp surface with white craft ink. Adhere square to a white card base. Stamp/make sentiment tag, add to card and embellish with brad.

Inspiration Blog Swap | Create a card inspired by a scrapbook layout

Thanks so much for visiting with me today here! If you have any questions about the project don’t hesitate to comment or email me at windyrobinson[at] gmail[dot]com.

Have a good Wednesday!

Windy

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4 Comments

  1. Fleur Smith
    Posted August 7, 2013 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful card, love the color 🙂

  2. Posted August 7, 2013 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    I love the layers of paint and glaze and of course all the blues work together wonderfully. Thanks for the tutorial.

  3. Julie Blake
    Posted August 10, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    I love this idea – the blog swap. the inspiration is very clear. Thank you for all the wonderful tips and instructions. The colors you chose are beautiful – I guess monochrome can be VERY interesting, much more than just white on white!
    TFS – Julie

    • Posted August 12, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Julie! I’m glad you enjoyed it. I had so much fun blog swapping with Windy. She is amazing!

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