Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Altenew's May 2020 Inspiration Challenge

Hello friends.  Playing along with Altenew's Inspiration Challenge today where the colors just shout SUMMER to me, and it definitely feels like SUMMER here in West Michigan the past few days!!  (I think we skipped Spring and just went from Winter to Summer!!)

I used a new (to me) stamp called Sweetest Peas (Altenew) and came up with this very simple card...

I stamped the two flowers in Versafine Black Onyx and then heat set with clear embossing powder before water coloring them with the yellows and oranges (and a smidge of green at the flower bases).  I originally tried a blue layer to incorporate the blue in the inspiration photo, but just didn't like the look, so I lightly splattered some blue ink after masking the flowers. 

After stamping my sentiment I ran this layer through the Subtle (SU!) embossing folder to add a little texture, and then layered with a light yellow piece before adhering both to a white card base.  CAS and love how easy it was the water color this image!

Only a few more days to play along with this challenge, but LOTS of inspiration from Amber and all the other cards in the gallery already.  You can check it all out right HERE.

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  1. Love these sweet peas, Marcia! Love the watercoloring and the blue splatters pick up the blue of the inspiration photo perfectly! A lovely card, my friend! We have summer then winter, then summer again. But that's spring in NC! Glad you finally had some warm weather!

  2. What a charming CAS summer card! Just fabulous Marcia!

  3. Your Sweetest Peas look fantastic in yellow/orange, Marcia. You know I always love your perfectly cut borders and the splatters were a great way to add the blue.

  4. You're right about the weather, Marcia... a bit too hot for May - and me! Your Sweet Peas are fabulous in yellow! and I see a bit of dotted water coloring has found its way into your repertoire - lovely!

  5. Those delicate splatters are perfect around these delicious, stylised sweet peas, Marcia ... love how the sentiment is nestled between the blooms! Hugs, Anita :)

  6. What a stunner! That's a beautiful stamp and the way you coloured it has such an impact


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