Etsy Inspired #117 – December Guest Designer

I was beyond thrilled when I was asked to be the December guest designer for the EtsyInspired Challenge site. This is an amazing challenge blog that features weekly challenges inspired by various Etsy shops! It is an absolute honor to be here.

This week, the shop being featured is absolutely amazing!  Paper Seeds is a shop filled with not only WONDERFUL and AMAZING paper art, but also upcycled every day items.  She has some amazing things in her shop. I was absolutely blown away.

I used lots of Tim Holtz Distress Inks to create a water color background and then stamped the Stencil Flower in Versamark and heat set it using white embossing powder… The sentiment is also from Hero Arts.

I was inspired by this stunning mosaic. Can you believe that this is made out of paper?!?

Our sponsor this week is Digi’s with Attitude:

Digi’s With Attitude! is a Digital Stamp Company that brings sass & attitude to your stamping projects!
Meet the newest attitude in town!
’Grumpy Gretchen’ is a sure beauty with sexy curves and very unique facial features.
Her hairstyles constantly change, as does her clothing and element she is in.
She is sassy and isn’t afraid to show it! Everyone loves Grumpy Gretchen. We know you will too!
All images are 300 dpi and come in both JPEG & PNG formats.

Play along and you have a chance to win a $10 voucher to Digi’s with Attitude or this gorgeous Upcycled Brown and Orange Butterfly Bottle with Wish Flowers from Paper Seeds.

To play along::
**Go to the Paper Seeds, look around, and find an item or two that inspires you. Not hard to do. This shop is AMAZING
**Make any creation that you would like (i.e. pages for a scrapbook, altered journal, cards, wall art, etc.) and post a link here by Friday, December 10th at noon Pacific time.
**Please give credit to the shop/item you found your inspiration from and link back the EtsyInspired.
**If you upload to an online gallery, please use keyword EIC117.
Be sure to stop by all the EIC DT members’ blogs to see their fabulous creations!! Gotta love some amazing crafty goodness and eye candy:}
Ashley (took much need time off this week. She will be back next week)

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  1. Just gorgeous, Laurel! Welcome to EIC! We are super happy to have you with us! 🙂

  2. Virginia L. says:

    Welcome, Laurel! So gald that you are our guest DT this month!! You rock with this challenge! I love your take from the inspired piece! Way to go!!

  3. Welcome Laurel! This card is just GORGEOUS! Perfect for your inspiration piece! We are so happy to have you with us this month! Yea!

  4. StampinCathy says:

    Congrats on being the Guest DT for this month. WoW! Your card is just beautiful. Love the colors and your take on this challenge.

  5. Oh so pretty! What a lovely technique! And I am loving the falling snow on your blog too! 🙂
    So glad to have you on the team this month!

  6. Welcome to Etsy Inspired!! Sooooo glad that you could join us this month!! I am LOVING this card! I love your take on the inspiration piece!! The distressing ink is SUPER SUPER pretty, and I really like your use of heat embossing on this too!!

    Love the falling snow!! Where did you get it?

  7. Congrats girl!! Your card rocks the challenge:) Don’t you love embossing??!

  8. This is gorgeous, Laurel! I love the colors and the way you created the paper! Very very pretty! Thanks for joining us this month, I’m so excited!

  9. Yaaayyyy!!! CONGRATS!!! I’m so happy for you.
    I love your card and your new photo too! 🙂

  10. HOOOOORAY for joining the team this month! LOVE LOVE LOVE visiting here! Your card is stunning–love that color with that white flower! OH! Stunning:)

  11. Congratulations, Laurel!!! Your card is just beautiful! LOVE the colors!

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