I'm joining the Papertrey Ink blog hop today.
This photo was the inspiration for the blog hop.
And here are Nichole's words about the challenge:
The simplicity of these gray stripes paired with cream and orange flowers just speaks volumes in regards to card inspiration. Take these colors and transform them into a classic card that captures the beauty of the photo. Experiment with stamped flowers or die-cut florals. Add stripes using delicate Sheer Basics striped vellum overlays or cover plates. Let the photograph speak to you and see where it takes you!
I loved the color scheme and I love stripes. I pulled out my Super Stripes intending to do a full panel of gray stripes on a cream panel. But, after the first one, it looked like a road to me and I got to thinking what could I fit on that road. A bike! An orange bike! I wish I had placed the bike further onto the card so more of the seat is visible but it is what it is.
After the bike was stamped I felt it was still missing something at the top. I added an embossed line on top of the sentiment and then rubbed some Distress ink on the top to simulate a sky.
This is a complete one layer card with just stamping and one little dry embossed line. I used Super Stripes, Pedal Pushers, Vintage Cream cardstock, and Canyon Clay ink.
Enjoy the hop!