The stamp is a floral heart. The heart made of spools immediately reminded me of it. I also decided to use the colors from the waterfall photo - ranging from orange on top to green leaves on the bottom with a touch of the light blue water.
I heat embossed the image first. Then colored it using Distress Inks and a waterbrush. Then I removed the heat embossing! using an iron and thin kraft paper. The result is an incredibly soft and smooth batik look. It is really a cool technique. Check out Tim's tutorial here.
To pick up the circles element of the inspiration board I heat embossed a few circles on my cardbase and used a sentiment featuring circles. Also mounted the heart on vellum, though that's hard to see.
Then I thought maybe I would stamp the image with ink and color it with colored pencils. But I got detoured along the way when I saw the black image on white and decided to go with it. Adhered it with washi pieces to a black panel framed haphazardly with lines from a Cutter Bee piercing tool. Three simple gems and voila.
Also playing at:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge "Thanksgiving/Thank You"
CASology Week #19 "Thanks"
Tim Holtz "Twelve Tags of November"
I'm so thankful for this wonderful hobby! And your visits, friends.
Supplies for Thanks:
Paper: cardbase Papermania, recycled vellum
Stamps:Hero Arts, circles Stampendous
Ink : Distress Inks, Versamagic, Versamark
Tools: scissors, sewing machine, old iron
Other: embossing powder
Supplies for #2:
Paper: cardbase Buttinette, CS Ursus and Neenah
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink : Memento
Tools: Cutter Bee piercing tool
Other: bling, washi Rayher