Thursday 19 January 2012

For Your Inspiration #22 - watercolour flowers


This week at For Your Inspiration Challenges we have another beautiful photograph to inspire you.

Remember, the Design Team Call is still open until January 31st, so if you'd like to join our team, please check out the details at the For Your Inspiration DT Call post.

Without further ado, here is the inspiration photo:
Isn't it restful? And all that colour, yum!

My take on it was to create a watercolour-style image, using the same colours.  I inked up my stamps, then I sprayed them with my shimmer mist liberally, and then stamped onto watercolour paper. This caused the images to run slightly and cause a much softer effect than just straight stamping with ink.
I used Soft Suede cardstock, Old Olive panel, and watercolour paper for the image panel. Inks were Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso (sentiment). Twine is Buttercup from the Twinery. The flowers are PTI Botanical Silhouettes.

I'd love it if you would join in the fun with us at For Your Inspiration.  And please do take some time to take a look at what the rest of the Design Team has come up with. They have done some amazing work, as always.

I'm looking forward to seeing you over at FYI very soon!



Rochelle Sodipo said...

I love your water colored flowers!

Marlena M. said...

Great idea to spray shimmer on the stamp before's beautiful, Michelle. ;)

Jenny said...

That photo is amazing and your take on it is so pretty, I love the watercolour effect Michelle :)
Jenny x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun Spring card from the inspiration!

Sara Mac said...

What a beautiful card Michelle! Wonderful technique too. I need to give this a try sometime.