Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Miracle of Spring

It's time for our Wednesday challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week we have an inspiration board for you. This challenge is a fun cross between a photo challenge and a color challenge. You can choose to be inspired by the colors, the photograph, or both!

I chose to be inspired by the beautiful spring color pallete. To create my card I stamped the 10201-W, Flower Power Background in Versamark ink and embossed it with midnight black embossing powder. I then did some messy watercoloring with distress oxides and added a few diluted ink splatters and pearls for embellishment.

I usually make two of every card since I send a lot of happy mail through the card ministry I'm a part of. BUT.....I messed the second one up trying to paint a background color (it looked rather pukey!). In order to salvage at least part of it, I fussy cut the flowers from it. I added some to the sentiment banner and a few more to the inside of my card! The rest are in my little scrap jar waiting for another project!

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    • you don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps to link or win
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Check out what the other design team members created: 
Supplies and Tools: 
Embellishments: Pearls
Inks: Walnut Stain, Worn Lipstick, Broken China, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey Distress Oxide (Ranger), Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark Watermark
Stamps from Repeat Impressions:
10201-W, Flower Power Background
3910-G, Miracle of Spring

This post linked to:
Mod Squad Challenge - Ready For Spring
Paper Craft Crew - Color  Challenge (below)
Cardz TV - Anything Goes
HeARTful Stamping - Anything Goes + a stamp
Stamplorations - Spring and Faith


Laurie Unger said...

Nice! I really like the messy watercolor effect.

Glittered Paws said...

So pretty - love the messy watercoloring - (all of my watercoloring looks messy). LOL I also love to see all the textures you use in your cards. You must have a special for that.

SewPaperPaint said...

Esther, I really love your loose watercolor here and find it just as effective as those painfully colored designs. Such a beauty indeed! This brightens my day. :) Hugs, Autumn

Donna said...

Stunning card and water coloring! We both picked the same stamp and our cards are so totally different, what fun!

Conniecrafter said...

such pretty watercoloring and like the speckles on it also! Great save and addition with the flowers on the inside!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

This card is stunning Esther. Glad you made use of the extra card that didn't come out as you planned. I looked over the stamp site and see they are from my home state of Maine. There are some nice stamps there, including this one right here that you used. Love it. I see they also have a lot of stamping tips as well. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards with us so faithfully. What a blessing you are! ~ Abby

Cheri said...

Wow! Great save with the second card, Esther, but this is an absolute stunner! Love your watercoloring it gives the flowers such an artsy look and brings them to life. Love your take on the inspiration.

Tina's Crop Shop said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card! I love how you matched the inside with the outside too! So beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Craft Crew for our color challenge!

Heather said...

Beautiful!!! The inspiration photos look awesome on this background!

Macimbalo said...

Esther - this is stunning! And I love that sentiment too - it's perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with us at  The Mod Squad Challenge, Angie