Friday, October 23, 2015

Pinterest Inspired Challenge

Happy Friday!! Is every one anticipating a wonderful weekend? There are still leaves on the trees in Connecticut but they are falling fast. I need to get Charlotte's Christmas photo done before the are all gone!!

That said, I had a bit of a set back and have been experiencing a lot of pain. I am now confining myself to rest for the next couple of days. Just when I think I am feeling better too!!

Today I wanted to shared two cards I created using the Pinterest Inspired Challenge image for October. The light colors screamed sympathy cards to me so I created two.

The first one is very simple. I used distress inks to stamp the flowers and leaves in Shaded Lilac and Pumice  Stone. I inked up the stamp, misted it with water and then stamped it on the watercolor paper. When the images dried, I stamped the sentiment and die cut the panel.

I then mounted the panel on gray card stock and added some clear rhinestones.

Here is the inspiration image:

The second card I created I got a bit more adventurous for me.

Again I used Distress ink in the same two colors and stamped the images randomly over the entire panel of water color paper. I let the images dry and then shook mist on in silver and Shaded Lilac. I wanted to mute the stamped images a bit so I die cut a piece of vellum and layered it over the card front.

I then created a silver thread nest, added a sentiment and a few sequins from my stash. I love these pretty colors together, don't you?

I thank you for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend!!


Inkyfingers said...

I love the softness of your watercolour cards Nora. The first one is so pretty and is up my CAS design loving street, and the vellum on the second one adds just the right amount of mistiness to the card.
I'm sorry you are in pain again and hope the rest will be beneficial. I'm still under the weather myself so haven't been around as much as I'd like.
Look after yourself
Carol x

KayM said...

Oh both of your cards are stunning Nora! I love what you did with the inspiration photo! I love the simplicity of the first one, but the second one is just amazing with the vellum overlay! :)

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful and heartfelt sympathy cards.

Kara said...

Beautiful cards!

Taunya Butler said...

I am sorry about the setback with the pain - I hope it subsides soon and that you are back to your healthy self soon!! I am thinking of you all the time and wishing you the best!!! These cards are PERFECT - so lovely, so full of tranquility and peace, you just made them so calming - the colors AND the images - nice touches with the thread and sequins too!! Just so PERFECT!!!!

Kim S said...

Wonderfully soft and lovely! Such a beautiful misty look.

I hope your days of rest are helping!

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

Both watercolored cards are so beautiful! Love the simple design of the first card and the pretty vellum overlay on the second card is the perfect touch. I'm sorry to hear about your pain. Hoping that it will subsides soon! Sending you hugs!

P.S. I was going to email you something, but could not find your email address? Can you send it to me. Here's mine:

Barb Ghig said...

I find sympathy cards so difficult, and you did a really amazing job on both, Nora! Your water coloring is so pretty, and I love how each card is such a wonderful take on the inspiration photo!
I'm so sorry you're in pain right now...please take care of yourself, and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery!

PiecesbyEmily said...

I hope you feel better soon. Since last week, my sons and I are taking turn being sick as well. Thanks for sharing gorgeous card with us at Pinterest Inspired Challenge!

Squirrel said...

How beautiful. I really like the second one. X

Marika said...

Both of the are so beautiful! You've interpreted the inspiration picture so wonderfully!