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Old 08-21-2014, 03:59 PM   #1  
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I am so excited to have Harriet (aka hskelly) as a guest host this week. She has been delighting us with her wonderful gallery since late 2004 and is definitely one of my favorite stampers. We both LOVE watercoloring, so this weeks inspiration site was truly a joy for us - I couldn't stop making cards! I wanted to just share two with you - but what the heck! I hope you find yourself just as inspired with our inspiration site:
The Color Watercolor Etsy Store with artwork by Joanna Szmerdt / asia [!at] sumi-e.pl.

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Harriet's First Beautiful Card
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Super CAS cards (under 3 minutes each to create!)
My Kitty Card
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Artsy tries (still less than 15 minutes each + dry time)
My 3D Koi Card
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Don't be tempted to upload a card that you have made prior to this challenge, just because an image 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 submissions should link back to the Color Watercolor Etsy Store.

Use the keyword: IC455 (no spaces or extra characters) when you upload your card, and make sure you put commas between your key words.

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For those of you who say you get overwhelmed with having too many images to choose from, I've uploaded five of my favorites...so just stick with one (or all) of those for your inspiration. Click on the images below to see them bigger. Please let us know which photo served as your inspiration piece please.

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.

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Old 08-22-2014, 11:21 PM   #2  
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Thanks for the inspiration! Heres mine;

IC455 Be Kind by Biggan - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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Good Morning Audrie and Harriet - my faux watercolour!

IC455 ~ Cat Trio by sistersandie - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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Beautiful site ladies. Here's my card.
I couldn't stop at one! Here's my second card.
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I knew I could get the look of the watercoloured feather by stamping with die-cut foam - but after that I just kept going...and going. So I've totally lost the clean look but had great fun along the way.
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IC455 More Feather Fun by Cook22 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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A lovely site full of water-coloring inspiration. Here's one for me - though not water-coloring was used, it was inspired by a deer scene:
IC455, Get Well Soon, HMFMC176 by Cards_By_America - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Ok, this is my first attempt at watercolor - I love that this challenge forum pushed me to try it finally..! I was a little overwhelmed and very unsure of what I was doing - but here is my card anyway. Watercolor Hello
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Watercolor has always been my first love when it comes to art. I started out in school doing watercolor with pen/india ink. After many, many years I've come back to it again. I won't be able to play the challenge until Monday. Weekends are our family time. But... come Monday morning, I'll be painting and loving it!

Thank you Harriet for hosting the challenge this week. Your gallery is just chockablock with beautiful and inspiring watercolor pieces.

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Thank you, ladies, for a wonderful challenge!!! The paintings were all so simple but so incredibly beautiful in their simplicity!

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I saw a lot of cats in the gallery .. couldn't help doing my kitty for this challenge.

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Lovely IC site to chose from! Thanks, Audrie! Here's my Mustang Sally. Thanks so much for looking!
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Fun day with water!!! Here's my card:

IC455 Watercolor Waves by GardenDiva - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Thanks so much, ladies......Here's mine.
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Awesome site, Audrie! I was inspired by the gold sea shell watercolor and created a beach with seagulls, with fabric and twine embellies. Here's Beach Scene
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Wow..thanks for such an inspiring site. Absolutely loved it. Here is my effort.
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One image helped me create 4 cards today. I used the whole set too!

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Thanks for the challenge, Audrie. Nice Etsy shop and artwork! My Watercolor World Seahorse card.

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Made it! Loving the challenge!! TY so much!!!

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Wonderful site, Audrie. Here is my card

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Here is my card...sunny yellow
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Here is my card . This is a beautiful site to get ideas! tfs
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I hardly ever have time to do the IC anymore, but I'm so glad I checked it out this week. There was so much inspiration at the Etsy shop, I just had to play. I can see how you got carried away. Here's my card.
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Here's my card for the IC455 Color Watercolor Challenge. Thank you so much Audrie and Harriet for the wonderful challenge. I've included a little thumbnail of my card and Asia Szmerdt's original piece of art work.


Joy

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