Although we're thousands of miles apart, through the wonders of technology, it feels like Dina is right around the corner...and it's my great pleasure to introduce her as our Guest Designer for May. I've gotten to peak at her upcoming projects, and they're just amazing!
Today we're coming back to the States for the inspiration behind Dina's first card.
"One of my favorite family memories before we moved overseas was a day trip from Bakersfield over to the coast, with a long stop at the most beautiful place I've ever been," she recalls. "[There were] fields and fields full of wildflowers. If you've visited my blog for any length of time, you know I love poppies, and paint or stamp them when I feel homesick...this is the place my heart goes back to at those times."
Here are a few photos Dina took that day:
Dina was thinking of the picture above when she stamped a 3-inch Art Square from Inchie Arts with 0384J Stone Path, drawn by artist Darby New (also available in 11068SC Guided Path Clear Set), and then colored it with her Touch Twin markers:
She layered the panel onto a dry-embossed card base:
And included a bit of vintage floral trim from her Mom's stash:
"I used to love poking through the odds and ends in her sewing room when I was a girl," shares Dina, "the same way my daughter does now."
Finally, she added even more texture with Flower Soft:
Dina chose Marigold, Citrus Crush, and Lilac for the various flowers:
All of Dina's elements came together to form this gorgeous creation:
Would you like the chance to win your own 11068SC Guided Path Clear Set? Just leave a comment at the end of this post helping me welcome Dina as this month's Inky Guest Designer, and you'll be entered in a BLOG CANDY giveaway.
On Wednesday, May 8th, I'll randomly choose the winner for the same clear sets that Dina used above and post that person's name...so please check back to see if you've won!