Color Inspiration

I love to pull inspiration from everything in life.  Lately I’ve been saving pictures and color swatches to one of my boards on Pinterest.  (Click here if you want to follow my Pinterest Color Inspiration board)

I found this striking picture of the Serengeti while going through the photography boards.  The colors jumped out at me right away.  I like the drama of the deep sky and dark grey Elephants against the freshness of the green and neutral grasses.  I immediately went to my cardstock and began pulling colors.

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I still only have my one image stamp set, so I pulled out my Baroque Motifs and went to work with tone on tone images.  The only one that varies is the Basic Grey I used to stamp the Sincere Salutations saying – Thinking of You.


To me it’s a classic and simple card that can be done in minutes.  I hope you enjoy!

Happy Creating –


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Stamp Sets – Baroque Motifs (113490) Sincere Salutations (115068); Paper – Sahara Sand (121043), Basic Grey (121044), Not Quite Navy (101722), Garden Green (102584); Ink – Basic Grey (109120), Garden Green (102272), Sahara Sand (105208); Cool Tools – Stamping Sponges (101610), Paper Piercing Tool (116631) Mat Pack (105826); The Perfect Finish – Stamping Dimensionals (104430)

Elephant Photo by Michael Nichols – National Geographic

Click here if you want more information about visiting the Serengeti, Africa

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