Inkspiration Challenge #9

July 6, 2009 at 7:37 pm 7 comments

Makeesha has uploaded her new Inkspirations Challenge and I decided to have a little play!

The inspiration picture was a bit different and Keesh left the challenge open to however we wanted to interpret the picture! I liked the watercoloured artwork in the background, so decided to do a bit of watercolouring and focus on the main colours – pinks and orange and a little bit of brown in the foreground.

Thinking of Roses

I used the emboss-before-watercolour technique (not sure if there’s a proper name for it!) that I’ve used before here. It was perfect for this as I was able to play around with the different shades of pink (Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose & Rose Red) and also add a touch of orange (Pumpkin Pie) to the rose to represent the blend of colours in the inspiration picture.

Here’s a close up of the rose:

Rose closeup

I also used the Sweet Always DSP which use the same colours and used a little bit of Chocolate Chip for a strip through the middle and around the sentiment (that strip is the piece that is left over from using my Scallop or Eyelet Border Punch – I keep them after I use the punch and then I can use the strips later for accents!). I stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip and punched it out with the Word Window punch, stuck it to some Chocolate Chip cardstock and carefully cut a border around the Word Window!

I created a scallop square using the Scallop Border Punch and some careful measuring! Add a little paper piercing, some half pearls and voila!


“Thinking of Roses”

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Trendy Trees

Paper: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Sweet Always DSP

Ink: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, VersaMark

Accessories: Aquapainter, Watercolour Paper, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Scallop Border Punch, Word Window Punch, Half Pearls, Paper Piercer, Stampin Dimensionals


Entry filed under: Cards, Challenges, Techniques.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sarah Klass  |  July 6, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Just stunning Mish! May I please book you for a private lesson in that watercolouring technique? I still can’t get it to work!!

  • 2. Fiona Harrison  |  July 7, 2009 at 7:13 am

    That’s gorgeous. I thought of doing a floating watercolour rose too, glad I didn’t as yours is gorgeous. Well done.

  • 3. Renée  |  July 7, 2009 at 9:54 am

    That technique is so beautiful with this set. Gorgeous card!

  • 4. Nancy Riley  |  July 7, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    WOW! That flower is GORGEOUS! Great job with the challenge!

  • 5. Sharnee Torrents  |  July 9, 2009 at 8:30 am

    That water colouring is completely and totally amazing!! AMAZING!!! I love your card, what a beautiful piece of creativity!!

  • 6. kirstyscardnscrap  |  July 10, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Beautiful card Michelle! I love it! I’m yet to give this technique a go…thanks for inspiring me

  • 7. Makeesha Byl  |  July 11, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    WOW Michelle, that rose is so pretty! love that technique, and it really works well with the Inspiration challenge. Thanks so much for playing! Love Keesh x


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Michelle Scott

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