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UnderstandBlue
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Default IC526 - The Wildlands {01-02-2016}

Hey everyone! I cannot believe I just typed 2016 for the first time - where does the time go?

First, happy recent birthday to our fabulous Audrie! Audrie is amazing and I hope I can partially fill her shoes today.

We have a handmade or re-gift only Christmas in my family and so I'm always looking to Etsy for inspiration for my own handmade gifts, and this year I ran across a shop I just loved, called The Wildlands.

The owner describes the art like this: "
Our art is a fusion of the two styles, traditional watercolor, combined with contemporary graphic art. "

I love the combination of atmospheric watercolor with bold shapes, and so that's where we'll get our inspiration today. Use punches or die cuts for your basic shape, as I've done, and then pick a favorite medium and several colors to get that beautiful confetti effect that is their signature. Or just pick one of the images or one of their color combos for inspiration.

Here's one of my cards:




And the other one is attached in the thumbnails.

I also included a video on how I made these for you. I chose watercolor - but you can do ink, markers, pastels - anything you want.



Challenge Goals:
Please don't be tempted to upload a card that you have made prior to this challenge, just because an image on the board reminds you of it. Rather, take the challenge of allowing your creative juices to flow based on your impressions when you look through the images. Remember, it can just be the color palette or style that ignites your creativity. Whatever draws you to the designs, take the challenge of doing something uniquely inspired today.

Please remember that all inspiration links should be inspired by images from the The Wildlands website! Remember, your inspirational artwork might also gain my Ongoing Inspiration Genius Board as well! Enjoy!

Use the keyword: IC526 (no spaces or extra characters) when you upload your card, and make sure you put commas between your key words.

IC526 Gallery


Overwhelmed with having too many images to choose from? I've uploaded 10 of my favorites! So just stick with one (or all) of those for your inspiration. Click on the images below to see them bigger and to get their links on SCS. Don't forget to let us know which photo served as your inspiration piece please in your description.

How to Play ~ View the attached images. You may be inspired to recreate the pieces ~ but that isn't necessary ... get your inspiration from the colors, layout, style or 'theme'. Just enjoy wherever your inspired creative journey takes you. Remember, if you are inspired by the creation of another artist, please do not use print-outs of the art in your creation or directly copy their work. Make the inspiration piece your own. Don't worry ~ no card is 'wrong' and there is no time limit for uploading your card for the challenge. There are no rules, so let your creative juices run wild ~ be *inspired* and go get stamping!

Don't forget about No Upload Sunday - Let's give the gallery moderators a day off and not upload on Sunday (unless, of course, you are a Fan Club member - yet another reason to spend a little money on your favorite site). Also, remember to link to your SCS gallery on this thread. Thank you for joining me on this inspiration journey.

Other Helpful links:
What is the Inspiration Challenge?
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How to Post Your Card Image
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