April 15, 2015

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Bouquet

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It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

photo source:  designlovefest.com

We have a new sponsor, Penny Black, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Bouquet!  A randomly selected participant in the Bouquet challenge will have their choice of a Penny Black gift certificate, while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

Don't you just love the colours in the inspiration photo? I want to capture them and the colours that most closely resembled them for me were from my Distress Inks--Crushed Olive, Persimmon and Dusty Concord. Now I can't use Distress Inks without doing something with them so I decided that I wanted to use water. With my recycle bin full of fails I finally settled on this card. I applied the inks to the stamp using my mini Distress Inks for more control then I gave the inked stamp a mist of water and stamped it on to the smoother side of my watercolour paper. The ink wasn't bleeding quite enough so I misted the card panel lightly again after stamping. I wanted a bit more but decided to let it go, the recycle bin was full enough.  I stamped my birds and my sentiment and topped it off with the silver glitter wedding rings.


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Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

Bouquet Designers

25 comments :

~amy~ said...

Beautiful!

KayM said...

Such a pretty card Tracey! I have to agree the colors are so lovely and I love the stamp set you used!!

Lisa said...

You're braver than I am, I still haven't tried distress inks!! I know, sad huh. I love those cute little hummingbirds. This is pretty Tracey!

Shannon McComb said...

This is so very pretty Tracey!!

I Card Everyone said...

Very pretty, Tracey. I do so wish I had Penny Black products!
=] Michele

Leigh Penner said...

This is so pretty, Tracey!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh Tracey this is ELEGANT and ADORABLE
love that flower in three colors and lovely bird too
I love this..now hop to your next post :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Beautiful! LOVING the rings!!!!!

Jen Mitchell said...

Beautiful! I love the way you've stamped those stems!

Anita in France said...

So very pretty, Tracey ... the soft edges of the flower stems are lovely with those sweet hummingbirds! Hugs, Anita :)

Pam said...

Beautiful stamping. Love your design and those hummingbirds.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wait, you didn't use the coffee cups from that set? (I'm thinking the colors of the bouquet, or a flower on the mug)... beautiful card, I'm just giving you a hard time.

Maria said...

Such a lovely card, Tracey! Love how you stamped the flower! And, wonderful shiny rings!

Annette Allen said...

what a beautiful card.. love those cool rings and the love birds are perfect..

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you played with the colors and the wedding rings are so beautiful! Stunning card as always, Tracey!

artful-notions said...

Serious watercolor beauty, Tracey! And those rings... LOVE!

Kara Lynne said...

So pretty! I love those colors and those wonderful hummingbirds - in love!

Joyce said...

Beautiful card. Love how your flowers look sort of dreamy. And those birds and wedding rings are perfect additional touches.

Marisa said...

Adore the hummers and what a fun touch with the rings.

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Tracey. Love the different colors on the silhouette image.

Sharron said...

Gorgeous watercolored flowers, Tracey! And I love those wonderful silhouetted hummers!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous! Love the watercolor flowers an the bling rings!

Deepti said...

So simple and so pretty :)

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful wedding card Tracey...love the sweet colors and your images are just perfect!

cm said...

Glad you persevered with the distress inks, Tracey, because your card is ever so pretty! I continue to struggle with water-colour...grr! Oh well, that's okay...I'm happy with inks, dies and stamps!
Hugs~c