Sunday, November 16, 2008

Keesh's inspiration Challenge #1

As you know, I like taking part in challenges if I am able to and this was a great opportunity to use another couple of my newest stamp sets and papers.

Keesh has put up a picture of some very pretty bed linen and we base our cards around those colours! I used the SU colours River Rock, Tempting Turquoise and Taken with Teal as well as white.

This card holds a secret!! I masked and stamped the flowers as well as the leaves and attempted to watercolour it all. I actually thought it looked good enough to use so finished off the card. Then I couldn't stand the look of my watercolouring so stamped the flowers on the DSP, cut them out and glued them over the top of my watercoloured flowers! The paper used for the flowers is the reverse side of the other paper I used here.

I have used the white Gel pen on the stamens of the flowers. The background on the corrugated piece is a stamp from another set in the new mini called Eastern Blooms.


Debbie Pamment said...

This is just gorgeous Jean - the colours are beautiful - and your flowers stamped on the DP look terrific - hmmmmmm - may have to CASE this one!

Karen said...

Jean - what a gorgeous card - absolutely stunning!!


Leigh said...

I love, love this card Jean. The colours are outstanding and you would never know that it holds a "secret".

Mel Hanlon said...

great job, Jean! I think I am liking this set more and more.

Kristy Geddes said...

Great card Jean,
I can't wait to get this set in the mail hopefully Tuesday. Good to see you back in action, I missed your posts while you were away.

Kylie said...

Lovely card Jean! Just love the colours and the layout!
Great job!
Take Care


Makeesha Byl said...

OH Jean this is just GORGEOUS!!! I love how you paper pieced the flowers!!! So lovely :) And the paper crimping really adds a nice effect :) Thanks for playing, it is nice to have you participate again!
Love keesh x

Zarna said...

Don't you love cards with this kind of secret lol!

Almost every card I make has some piece that has something stamped on the back and then i've changed my mind lol

PS the word verification I just got was "inkered" how appropriate! lol

travelingmama said...

Gorgeous card! Love the flowers and the crinkle on the paper too!

Bethel of Bethania said...

What lovely blues you have in this card Jean ... lovely combo ... luv ... B

Chantelle said...

Wow Jean, this is just stunning.

Marilyn said...

Just found your site through Keesh - and you have fabulous stuff!! Love how you used those colors to make a truly terrific card!!

Leanne said...

Congratulations Jean! I see from Keesha's site that you won out of the Demos and so you should. Your card is drop dead gorgeous! You do have a real talent for making beautiful cards. It comes from you being a beautiful lady yourself. You have been my inspiration many times. Thank you! I do hope you are OK after the storms at Blackwater. I have been lucky so far living on the southside of Brisbane. No damage just lots of water in the creek at the back of us. Love Leanne.