Feb 21, 2017

Altenew's February Inspiration Challenge


Squeezed a few drops of dye reinkers onto pieces of watercolor paper and then spritzed some water -- more on the paper on the right.  Dabbed a piece of paper towel on the paper on the left. Stamped flowers from Altenew's Adore You, making sure to leave white on the flowers.  Repeated for the leaves.  Love this variation of colors.


Removed the back layer of the watercolor paper so it was nice and thin and trimmed out the flowers and leaves.  Assembled onto a soft gray card that I had speckled with black paint.  Look closely at the top photo and you might see that the card is scored every half inch.


Was inspired by Altenew's current inspiration challenge.

Here's the inspiration photo:


And one more look at my card....  This will be hard to mail so it will be hand delivered to a friend.


MOOD WHEN DONE = Happy.  I have plenty of flowers and leaves for more cards.

21 comments:

merryf said...

Breathtakingly gorgeous

Ashley Newell said...

This is really pretty! I love the colors!

Betty Keefe said...

you should be happy with that card - love how you did the watercoloring - that stamp set is on my wishlist!

TK said...

Stunning! Absolutely stunning!

Helen Kalb said...

Lovely!

vdoyle8 said...

Love those intense colors - really beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

I love what you did with the flowers! Looking at the paper I wouldn't have thought they'd come out so cool, but once they're cut out and arranged, it's amazing the effect. I just bought my first Altenew stamps, but who knows when I'll get around to using them. This is certainly inspiring.

Lisa Elton said...

This is absolutely stunning, love it!!

Jaya Christina said...

Sooo pretty Joan. You could send this to me for my birthday!! :D lol..

Debbie Olson said...

Joan, this card is amazing--I do love it, and I want to try your technique now!

PJ said...

I love love love this card - everything about it! Colors, design, technique! Thanks for sharing. ~Pam

Laura Bassen said...

IN LOVE!!! with this card!

Debby Hughes said...

Gorgeous neutral backdrop and love the ink splatter too :D Thanks for joining in with the Altenew Inspiration Challenge.

Patt H. said...

Just saw the Altenew post choosing your beautiful card as a Feb. challenge winner. Congratulations! I can see why it would be a winner! Gorgeous!!

Marieitis said...

What a fantastic card...love your technique!!!

Jessica said...

Wow! This just takes away "stampers block"! No fuss!! Thank you!

nancy littrell said...

Absolutely Stunning flowers and leaves, Joan. I love how you watercolored your backgrounds leaving white spaces and then stamped and fussy cut your flowers and leaves. Your CAS design is so creative and beautiful. TFS Hugs..

JanM said...

This is one of my favorite Altenew stamp sets and ecstatic they just came out with the dies. Cannot believe how simple your process was for such a stunning card!

Julie said...

The techniques and the design of your card are just fabulous. Love it!The colours are stunning. Thanks for sharing your technique tips as well!

Cris G said...

Super amazing card! Love the variation of colors and pops of white giving the idea of light! Looks even more stunning with all the scattered leaves and flowers around the card...

Karen B said...

The flowers are gorgeous. Love the way you colored them.