Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Runway Inspired Watercolour

Hello!

As promised, I'm back with some new cards. I have made two cards for Runway Inspired Challenge #52 where the inspiration is a gorgeous dress by Dennis Basso.

The dress made me think of watercolours. The first card I made was directly inspired by the splashes of pastels. This was a bit of an experiment. I quite like the effect of the black and white with splashes of colour.
Stamps are Janes Doodles Pretty Peonies and Simon Says Stamp Sketchy Banners. Colours are Distress Ink Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed, Tumbled Glass, and Memento Tuxedo Black.

The inspiration is this gorgeous floaty dress. I would defnitely wear this dress myself, so pretty!
I then moved away from the direct inspiration to make my next card, which uses the same colours, but on watercolour paper and with much more saturation. The stamp set is PTI Meadow Greens.
This card was made for the rescuers of Coco. On that note, here is my Coco, with an extra 1.3kg added over the past 9 days. I think we can slow down the feeding now and work on building her muscle back up again. ;-)  Her back legs are half the size they were, but they'll come back with some exercise.
 Thanks for visiting.

Michelle
xxx


17 comments:

My Paper Epiphany said...

I like them equally - both beautiful! Glad Coco is on the mend!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I think the first one's a winner! Love that idea!

Shay said...

I think both cards are gorgeous, are awesome takes on the challenge and I am so glad of the safe return of your precious Coco, Michelle! That is such a happy and heartening story.

Jenny said...

I love those brushes of colour over the flowers, such a artsy technique!! Coco's looking very apologetic for her adventure :0)

Jane said...

Both are gorgeous!!! So happy Coco is back!! Our cat left and never came back...we miss him so..he was so sweet!

Virginia L. said...

LOVE your interpretation!! The water-colored background with the peony takes my breath away! Thanks so much for playing with us at Runway Inspired Challenge!

Kara said...

i am so happy you got your doggy back!!

T to the Essa said...

I wish I could give Coco a big hug. I love your cards. Big hugs all around!

Wida said...

It's my goal in feb to case you. I think this one is a forerunner

Susanne Vargas said...

Both cards are awesome! I love the brush strokes paired with the black outlines on the first and on the second those sunny and warm colors just make me happy!

Laura B. said...

These are gorgeous cards!!! Love the loose watercoloring! So glad you beautiful doggy is home safe and sound!

Deepti said...

Michelle, I am so glad to know that ur sweet Coco is back :) Your cards are gorgeous, the water coloring on the second card is mind blowing

candlesinthegarden said...

Gorgeous cards Michelle - the mark making on the first one is so cool! Thanks for playing along with us at Runway Inspired Challenge ;-)

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a Gorgeous take Michelle :)

Kim Heggins said...

Cocoa looks amazing...and I am sure her rescuers will love it. Such a sweet dog.

Pamela said...

Gorgeous! I love the black outlines of the flowers and the fun brush strokes! Thanks for joining us on the Runway!

Sian Ridley said...

Ooh! These are awesome cards! I especially like...oh actually I can't choose! I love the abstract of the first one as the powerful colours of the second one - both winners to me! I'm glad to hear that Coco is safe and sound and getting healthier by the day :) she'll be keeping the chickens in check before you know it :)