Our inspiration site this week is shabby chic with lots of floral inspiration. I chose this image: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/131026670383417740/
I have also been inspired by Sallie's (aka hobbydujour) watercolor cards recently. I know I have a long way to go to achieve the delicate look she is so good at creating, but I am happy with a first step! Thanks Sallie, for your inspiration.
This stamp set is a 2-step stamp set so I did use the stampamajig to line up the stamps and spritzed water on them before stamping. Then I tried to watercolor the background using principles I learned in the watercolor class: let the water do the work (I just kept adding water and a little wc paint and then letting it drip and dabbing extra with a paper towel till I liked it. Popped up the main panel. Linking to IC452 (inspiration site), and
Registered: March 20, 2008 Location: Hamilton, Ontario Canada Posts: 506
Sun, Aug 03, 2014 @ 10:05 AM
I've always loved this SU set, don't have it... Wow, you've done an outstanding job with coloring and watercoloring especially--lovely!!! I am just starting the coloring around an image (I'm woefully elementary in my coloring, but am determined to improve, and will with inspiration from talented artists like you!!! :) ), so I'm always looking at this element in cards--what you've done looks GREAT!!! Thanks for those tips, I will use them and will think of you and this beautiful card when I do...
Registered: March 12, 2006 Location: Minneapolis, MN Posts: 2499
Mon, Aug 04, 2014 @ 9:21 PM
This looks almost as splendid in the gallery as it did IRL, Maura! You make me want to pop over to ebay and buy this stamps set back! I am in LOVE with the colors you used and your abilities with watercolors. This stamp has so many color combination possibilities.