Thursday, April 19, 2012

Doubly Inspired By This Week's Tuesday Trigger

   This week Cath chose a lovely watercolor butterfly dress for  our inspiration:

      It just so happened I was at an Heirloom Pro Convention that was in town over the weekend and a stamp set I fell in love with (yes, and bought) along with a revisit to "watercolor stamping" gave me all the inspiration I needed upon seeing this dress. Perfect timing!

     Here it is - very CAS indeed:

   Although it's hard to tell from this pic I used glossy cardstocks which I think gives this card a touch of elegance despite the simplicity. All I did for the bird images and leaf image is grab some of my brush markers starting with the lightest color,  randomly colored areas on the stamps until the surface was covered, then stamped onto the glossy cardstock. The result is a look of watercoloring but this also reminds me of Japanese brush painting. I stamped a script stamp over the stamped panel.

   I'm really happy with the way it came together so quickly and plan on making a set or two with various sentiments.

Products used: black, white glossy cardstock; Jet Black ink (Tsukineko), Sepia Archival ink (Ranger); various brush markers (Marvy); script rubber stamp; cling stamp set-Chicks 5 (Local King Rubber Stamp); clear stamp-Think Big Favorites #4 (PTI); heart button.

   Off to get ouside and enjoy a beautiful warm, sunny Spring day here in PA. Thanks for stopping by.

                                         "Good things come to those who love."


  1. It does, indeed, look very much like Japanese brush painting, Linda! So gorgeous!

  2. Very Nice! Breaking out my brush markers....

  3. I love your "watercolor" stamping Linda, it looks great!! Love the inspiration, too!

  4. Lovely Linda!
    You make it sound easy...but
    well it certainly worked out beautifully for your card!
    Wishing you and yours a happy weekend

  5. Nice work Linda... I love the simplicity.

  6. Those birds, watercolor stamped are wonderful.


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