The post image in this set is very tall, so to add even more versatility you can flip it like I did here and use the base like a pedestal (or a cake stand?!) for a smaller focal point. The fine lines and intersections of the "Inspiration Mosaic" grid are a perfect match to go with the bars of the cage in this image. I added a rain dot heart over the birds silhouette and a smaller one on the rooftop. The stamped cage is beautiful without coloring, but I brought in a few shades of pink (Blush R20 and Tea Rose E93) to match the Basic Grey Porcelain print. (Nina has two gorgeous sets of digi papers she created that use the colors and patterns you see in the banner above, but my color printer is not working right now-wahhh!) I filled in the outside of the grid with one of the pink Copics and edged it and my focal point mat with the chisel tip of my Black Copic.
TIP: The mosaic grid also helps you with placing your images: see how the vertical at the top goes down through the top of the cage and seems to come out through the post to the meet the vertical at the bottom? It creates such a nice flow when you use these lines that draw your eye around the card and unify everything. Also, how the rectangle shapes under the focal point frame the top left and bottom right corners? That's what helped me figure out how high to mount it! It left the perfect spot at the bottom for a sentiment from "Elegant Post" (I used a Stampamajig to make sure the line fell exactly in between the two words so you can read it!)
Last I added some punched Pure Luxury Black Onyx scalloped corners under the mat to make it more "girly", and a "brad" to the corner, the circle from "Inspiration Mosaic". (I am getting so lazy adding real bards now that I have that tiny circle LOL!) That little dot balances out the greeting at the bottom, and I chose the circle rather than a square or something else since you have the tiny doorknob and the dots to the "i"s in "Birthday" and "wishes" ( Do I over think these things??) Card base is Blush Blossom.
For more inspiration with her Elegant Post stamp set tonight, please see Nina Brackett's blog. Nina has also designed two gorgeous digital paper pack that coordinate perfectly with her stamp set. They are called Grungy Elegance and Simple Elegance.
Nina has asked her friend Silke Ledlow and Melissa Czapor to join in her blog hop tonight. We also have several of GinaK's Senior Design team members participating: Cathy, Donna, Emily, Erika, Jessica, Lee, Gina, Kurtis and Theresa
And finally, be sure to check out our CenterStage Spotlight Design team members' blogs: Brenda Turner, Shannon Bracken, and Sue Walsh for even more great projects!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!