Friday, January 5, 2018

Watercolor inspiration . . .

Hello Friends ... how is your first week of January wrapping up?

I love drawing crafting inspiration from others out in blogland and my card today was created for just that reason!  For many years now I have been so artistically inspired by Birgit (Biggan over on Splitcoast Stampers).  Although I don't have the artistic abilities Birgit has, I still try to mimic some of her designs and see how I do.  Currently, she is the guest designer over on the CAS Watercolor Card Challenge ... so here we go!


Birgit's Design:



To create my watercolor background panel, I first die cut a rectangle from a scrap of heavier weight card stock and used it as my template attached to a panel of white water color paper.  I've used Tim Holtz Oxide Distress Ink ... Pistachio & Worn Lipstick.  
Next I die cut my Poppystamps 'Tulip Branch' from white card stock and went back to my craft mat station to color it using the same oxide inks.  Once I attached my flowers to the background panel I felt it needed 'something' so I edged the panel using the Worn Lipstick pad and blended it out with a wet paper towel.  Better!
Added my AMuse sentiment and Viola!  


Thanks for stopping by today ...
As always . . .

Challenges to share in:
Seize the Birthday Challenge - ATG Birthday


4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #384 - ATG w/twist - Dies or Punches
Creative Knockouts Challenge #227 - Celebrations
Moving Along with the Times Challenge #62 - Flowers

22 comments:

Olga Bester said...

This is so lovely!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Darlene, I love this creation! Such sweet die cuts and the choice of color is perfect! Hope you are keeping your toes warm!

Judy Woodland said...

Super pretty, this got pinned. LOVE your colors on the background and die cut. Wonderful design!

Bonnie said...

This is a wonderful CASE of Birgit's card, Darlene! Love that background and the pretty tulips! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Diane said...

Oh so very pretty, what a fabulous design and I LOVE that background panel...I need to get my oxides out (when I have time, whenever that is lol!) Such beautiful colors too!

scrAPpamondo said...

Your CASEing is just amazing! Love the tulips and the background!

Loll said...

Gorgeous watercoloured tulips Darlene. So many of us are inspired by Birgit. You have done her proud with your CASE of her rose card. LOVE the mix of colours. Gorgeous spring inspired card. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Wendy L said...

Beautiful tulip image, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Xxxx

Birgit said...

What a stunning take on Birgit's inspiration Darlene! Great job water coloring!!

nancy littrell said...

I love the distressed watercolored background for your pretty watercolored die cut tulips. I have been inspired by Birgit too starting with her beauties at SCS and now her blog. TFS and joining us at CAS Watercolour, Dar. Hugs..

Judith said...

This is so pretty, a fab background to your diecut tulips, great interpretation of your inspiration piece-thank you so much for playing along at MAWTT this week hugs Judith xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful in those colors and gorgeous background.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautifully done!! Great playing with your Oxides!

Christine Alexander said...

you are so right about Birgit's artistic abilities and so happy you CASEd her card at CAS Watercolour with such a beautiful CASE. thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

Colleen said...

Awesome card Darlene! the flowers and background are beautiful, you did well casing Birgit! Thank you for sharing this lovely at Seize the Birthday!

Vicki robertson said...

I love this water color card!!

Leslie Miller said...

This is just beautiful, Darlene, and, believe me, you know your way around a watercolor background. This is a challenge I always want to play because I love the idea of CAS watercolor. I should make that a plan for 2018. Now you've inspired me!

Lori Turner said...

What a beautiful card! Love your use of dies! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxox

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Gorgeous card indeed Darlene, I also love Birgit's work, she is so talented

Thank you for joining us at MAWTT

Happy crafting....

June/DT

Barbara said...

I knew that I had see this card somewhere, and now I know! You have done a great job CASEing Birgit. Gorgeous, I am pinning this one.
Thanks for joining us and sharing at Seize the Birthday.
Barbara Design Team member

Rae Ann said...

Love the soft background you created for this. The colors are so pretty and your interpretation of the inspiration is spot on.

Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts for our Celebrations challenge.

Donna Phelan said...

This is absolutely stunning! Just GLROIOUS! FAB background! Love the pretty colors and that perfectly pretty posie! WOW!