Here is what came from this inspiration! It was also a true challenge to me because I did 3 challenges in 1!
1. I wanted to try Sketch Challenge 143 over at SCS but had no idea what to come up with. Then 2. An idea grew from my shirt. and 3. I worked from a "One Sheet Wonder"! So once I got all of that clustered in my head, I thought...hmmm...I'll try ALL 3 TOGETHER! I sat down and created my OSW by stamping Wheathered, by Stampin' Up!, in Old Olive onto Mellow Moss cardstock. Then I stamped the "flourish" from Stampin' Up's Baroque Motifs set in Always Artichoke and "shadowed" it with Mellow Moss. Next I inked, more like "daubbed" the edges with Old Olive and proceeded to cut my pieces to make 2 cards for a swap. The layering was great! I had never used so many layers on one card and I truly loved the outcome! It was time consuming, BUT so worth the time! From the scraps left over, which weren't much, I made this:
This is a 3 X 3 "Kind" card I made using some left over scraps. I used True Thyme for the base and Certain Celery for the front. I then just layered the "scrap" onto a True Thyme scrap and then layered onto card. I stamped the medallion in Mellow Moss and the small flower in Always Artichoke. Kind was stamped using Old Olive.
Then I made this card using almost the same "layout" with the 3 X 3, except I added the corners using the last small piece of "scrap". The base card is Certain Celery and the "flourish" is stamped using Certain Celery as a "watermark" and Cherished was stamped using Always Artichoke.
Could you tell I kept in theme with all "greens"? I felt so serene making these! Now off too look for more inspiration!