Wednesday, February 15, 2017


Hello challenge lovers,

A new challenge has been posted at The House That Stamps Built and this week and it's an inspiration challenge. 

It's way too premature to feel like spring here in Maine, (we're just digging out from a snowstorm that dumped upwards of two feet of snow on us) but that's what this photo made me feel like, so I went with it.  

I did a watercolor wash for the background on this card with Distress Inks then off stamped the image using Archival "watering can" gray in order to get a very light stamped image.  I used Inktense watercolor pencils to color the florals and the dragon flies.  The sentiment was also stamped with the same gray ink.  Stamps used are both from the "Beautiful Days" Series.  

I hope you'll take a few moments and visit my team mates for more inspiration....they will WOW your senses with what they've done with this inspiration.  

Deonna - Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Patti J - Shirley 

After seeing these fabulous blogs and the creations, come on over and join the challenge.  We'd love to see what inspires your creativity using this image.  All the details for entering our challenge and how to win a $25.00 gift certificate for some awesome Repeat Impression Stamps, visit THE HOUSE.

If you'd like some shopping incentive....use this code RR10CW and get 10% off your entire order of Repeat Impressions Stamps.  

I'm entering this in the new challenge over at Simon Says Stamps - Florals

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a super creative week.  


Olga Jewell said...

Absolutely Beautiful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful card! Looks store bought with your soft and pretty coloring - well done. I also won't tell you that it is 80 here ;)

Beth Norman said...

Wow, Cheri, your card is stunning. So refreshing to see in the winter. Your colour wash turned out well. I should pull out my inktense pencils more often. Thanks for the inspiration. So sorry you're digging out of the snow. For some reason, here in Sarnia Ontario, we are having a green winter. My mom lives in Atlanta and they already have buds on their trees.

Glittered Paws said...

This is stunning - beautiful water coloring. Love the Inktense pencils.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Cheri- I love this soft spring like color palette- gorgeous!

Donna said...

Fabulous design and beautiful coloring!

Ina G said...

Gorgeous Inspiration photo and love what you have done with it. Super choice of stamp and sentiment and beautifully coloured. Your background is just fabulous too SS.

joy said...

I am crazy about watercoloing and love what you have created!

Heather said...

Cheri, this is sooooooo gorgeous!!! I love the no-line coloring look and your watercolors are fabulous!

Laurie Unger said...

So soft and subtle, those dragonflies are awesome! Perfect take on the inspiration photo! Sorry it took me so long to comment - been busy at my day job this past two weeks! :-)

Teresa Kline said...

hello cheri! this is gorgeous, great use of the colors...beautiful! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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