Thursday, September 30, 2010

Inkspirations #41 - Flower Basket

This week Kirsty Brown is hosting the Inkspirations Challenge & has added the "twist" of watercolouring to the challenge.

Well, as you might be aware, watercolouring is one of my favourite techniques, so I wanted to play along.  Unfortunately I didn't get a chance 'til Thursday night, but here I am, all posted before midnight (just)....  whew!!  lol

Here is my little creation:-

Apart from the watercolouring, this card has taken a whole different attitude to my usual style.  For one, I have a mini mountain of DSP to use up & I have used a fancy DSP as the entire background.  Then I decided to go all frilly & girly, & use a paper doily as a mat & then I cut up another one to use as a border trim.  This is really "out there" for me.  Funny thing is, I quite like how it turned out.  :)

Here is the little girl close up, with her shiny shoes & sparkly hair, fussy cut & popped up on dimensionals:-

& here are those doily borders up close & personal:-

There is a teeny weeny pink rhinestone added to the sentiment, which has been punched with the brilliant mini jewellery punch.

Card Components
Cardstock:  Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, Watercolour Paper
DSP:  Tea Party
Stamp Sets:  SU Tiny Tags, TGF Miss Anya
Inks:  Blush Blossom, Chocolate Chip, Lavender Lace, Basic Grey, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, More Mustard, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, So Saffron
Other:  Paper Doilies, Clear Glaze Pen, Spica Glitter Pen, Pink Rhinestone, Tag Punch, Dimensionals, Grosgrain Ribbon


Paula said...

Oh Helen! She is absolutely GORGEOUS! Using paper doillies! Who would have thought to that - not me! Love your watercoluring, just superb. This is one cute project - well done YOU!

Lynne Armstrong said...

You should be happy with this card's GORGEOUS :) LOVE the colours...imagine that lol...and of course your watercolouring is superb. I'm very proud of you for using DP for the WHOLE background :) LOVE IT
Big hugs xx

kirstyscardnscrap said...

Beautiful work Helen! Simply stunning. Your colouring is superb!

Christine Blain said...

This is adorable, Helen! I never would've thought to cut up paper doilies to make a co-ordinating border - genius! (Would it surprise you to know I have quite a stash of paper doilies too??!!) Your cutting out is divine, and the tiny tag with a gem on is such a sweet touch. Love this!

Cindy Major said...

Wow, she looks amazing! The coloring is gorgeous :D


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