Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Be Inspired #10


Here is my take on Beate's Be Inspired Challenge for this week. I used a technique I haven't used in quite a while. . .Wet Paper Watercoloring. I love how once the paper is wet, any ink you put on there just spreads. I thought it was perfect for this inspiration piece. I used one of my favorite flower sets. . .Heartfelt Thanks. The first thing I did was spray the watercolor paper with water and brush on Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun and Old Olive. I let that dry a bit. Then I inked up the flower with Craft Whisper White ink and colored the stems with either Always Artichoke or Old Olive markers and stamped. Because the paper was still wet, the stem colors "spread" a little too. Since the white ink on the flowers wasn't showing up enough, I stamped the "outline" of the flowers in Sahara Sand. Finally, I added some clear Dew Drops in the bottom right corner. Following the links to see what Beate, Danielle Lounds, Dawn McVey, Jennifer Buck, Silke Ledlow and Susan Roberts have created. Thanks for stopping by today! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Heartfelt Thanks (SU); Paper- watercolor paper, Summer Sunrise (Papertrey Ink), white (Georgia-Pacific); Ink- Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun, Old Olive, Basic Black (SU); Accessories- Old Olive, Always Artichoke markers (SU), clear Dew Drops (The Robin's Nest), Summer Sunrise satin ribbon (Papertrey Ink)

25 comments:

Jennifer Buck said...

This is so very pretty! I love it, Charmaine! Hope you have a great day! :)

beate said...

Charmaine, your card looks incredible! I LOVE the background you created and the flowers you chose. Gorgeous!!!

Stacey said...

BEAUTIFUL!
Just breathtaking!!
I absolutely LOVE it!!!
-Stacey

Flossie's Follies said...

How soft and pretty, it is lovely

Lorie said...

An absolutely gorgeous card!

Diane Gilbert (djluvs2stamp on SCS) said...

Charmaine this is BEAUTIUL! I love the soft feel of this card. PERFECT for the inspiration piece.

Alexandra said...

This is gorgeous Charmaine - OMG, it looks just like the inspiration piece.....you are amazing, girl!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

broni (waterchild12) said...

This is such a beautiful interpretation of the inspiration piece. I love it!

HeyHeyPaula said...

Wow! What a beautiful card. I love the soft colors - perfect for the inspiration.

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Great job on the challenge! This is beautiful!

Danielle Lounds said...

Very very pretty and I love the tall card format... it works perfectly for the inspiration piece! :)

Rose Ann said...

You certainly nailed this one, Charmaine!! It's soooo beautiful!!

Heather said...

That turned out gorgeous.

Samantha Esqueda said...

Wowie - (jaw opened- Hold- on- called hubby over)- look how awesome this lady is!- He said "wow!" That is almost exact to the "T" of that painting- Charm-ing! Delightful- How do you come up with this stuff??? AMAZING!

Juanita B said...

AWESOME creation, Sharon!! I love the softness of the technique,TFS.

reeree62 said...

Wow, that is just beautiful! You really created something nice there, & I just love it!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so awesome!!! I love how you did the background and the colors are fabulous!!

Susan (rainy) said...

You've done a beautiful job on your interpretation, Charmaine. Love the background you created. Gorgeous card.

Melanie said...

looks better than the inpsiration!

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

How pretty! I love how soft the watercoloring is!The new PT ribbon is gorgeous!

silke said...

Charmaine - your card is fantastic!!! I love it!!! I have tried a couple of other techniques, but nothing turned out to my liking...LOL!!! So I settled for the one I have made...

Donna said...

there you go again, rockin' the inspiration - this is just breathtaking!

Jules said...

You've been rockin' these inspiration challenges! Great work! :)Julie

Libby Hickson said...

This is so beautiful Charmaine!!

Nancy Riley said...

Charmaine, this is incredible! You need to frame this one for an art show!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!

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