Saturday, March 20, 2010

Inspiration Challenge 19

Welcome to an Inspiration Challenge from Makeesha! I have the feeling we'll be seeing a LOT of 'Echoes of Kindness' for this challenge, as it was the first stamp set I thought of, and then to see Keesh had not only used the same set, but also the same background and colours! Well, they do say that great minds think alike :)

Here is a close-up of the watercolouring. I know that the Inspiration image is more lilac in colour, but there are some razzleberry-ish blooms, and I couldn't wait to use some of my new colours from our Autumn Mini pre-order. I have picked out the black from the watering can, and used some Urban Oasis DSP, and also the metal from the can inspired the two pewter brads.

And here is our gorgeously inspiring image...

Recipe :
Stamps - Echoes of Kindness (hostess), Whimsical Words (SAB), Tres Chic
Ink - Staz On black, sahara sand, perfect plum, pale plum, rich razzleberry, old olive, almost artichoke
Cardstock & Paper - Urban Oasis DSP, sahara sand c/s, rich razzleberry, water colour paper
Accessories & Tools - Aqua painter, curly label punch, Fiskars apron lace punch, rich razzleberry polka dot ribbon, vintage brads (pewter), cutter kit (distressing tool), stampin' sponges, dimensionals, mini glue dots
All materials Stampin' Up! unless noted.
Lee x


Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!! Love your Razzleberryish blooms and the combination of colours is PERFECT!!!!! (all said in a rather high pitched singing tune!)

xx Sar

Fiona Harrison said...

Stunning card. I just love it. Really like how you've coloured just the one flower, so effective. Must remember that idea. It's a winner I reckon!
Fi xox

Lee said...

Thanks Sarah, but my favourite part is that BOW!!! nudge, nudge, wink, wink!! I neglected to give credit peoples, but Missy SJ tied that bow for me to get all the spots facing the right way! She's the bow-expert ;) xxx

Genelle Little said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Lee - I love the layout and your colouring is awesome! Such a beautiful creation :)

Carol Dunstan said...

beautiful card :)

Leah said...

Just gorgeous. A winner for sure.

Keesh said...

WOW that is just gorgeous Lulla!!! I love the oval frame and how you have coloured just the one stem! Absolutely stunning! THanks so much for playing! Love Keesh x

Fiona Harrison said...

I told you it was a winner!Congratulations. Well done, and well deserved, it is a brilliant card!
Love Fi xox

Karen said...

Hiya Lee!

Just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS!! Your card really is beautiful! Love it!


Christine Blain said...

Wow, Lee, this is STUNNING! I love the colours you've chosen, and the addition of that DSP is a great choice. Your blooms, and ribbon, look gorgeous.

KimB said...

HI Lee,

this a very deserving winner - congratulations! I would never have thought to combine that Urban Oasis paper with a watercoloured flower but it really works!!


Cindy Major said...

So wonderfully elegant! Love your take on the challenge :)