Finally caught back up. Today's card is for the Splitcoaststampers weekly Inspiration Challenge. Today's site was Charleston Gardens, which sells mainly outdoor and garden decor and accessories.
As always, I saw a lot of items that tickled my brain with card ideas (and as always, I have saved a bunch of pictures promising myself to return to them later when I need further inspiration), but this turtle print really grabbed me:
It gave me an urge to attempt some paper piecing with some of my colorful paper scraps. This card is the result:
I started with a piece of olive green cardstock and stamped it repeatedly with a fern image from Autumn Leaves, using soft leaf ink for a tone-on-tone look. I layered that piece onto an ivory card and added a strip of background paper that looks like brown woven fabric. Then I pieced the turtle from my scraps, mainly Basic Grey. I especially like the paper in the turtle's shell! I finished him off with a drawn smile and a wiggly eye, and used mounting tape to pop him up off the card. Finally, I stamped the birthday greeting using Adirondack Pesto ink and a Stampendous text stamp.
Thanks for looking!