Hi! Today's post is for the Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-faire Masterpiece Inspiration! If you are not familiar with Stamp-A-Faire, you can check out all of the details on Nichole's Blog. We have so many fun things going on today! Lots of prizes to be won and challenges to participate in!
Today the team is being challenged to select an art masterpiece and use it as inspiration for a card.
Georgia O’Keeffe has always been a favorite artist of mine. I love her bold use of color and her lovely floral designs. I chose her Red Poppy painting as my inspiration piece, one because it’s stunning, and it’s always been one of my favorites of hers, and second, because I really wanted to watercolor the poppy in the Botanical Blocks III stamp set. I fell in love with that set the first time I used it, and immediately thought of it for my inspiration piece.
Here is what I did with this beautiful inspiration piece!
I just love to watercolor! I created the background in the exact same way that you will see in my video tonight at 8:00pm ( if you are so inclined to watch it ). I stamped the greenery from the Tropics stamp set onto watercolor paper and then went over them with a wet brush to create a watercolored look. I adhered this to an A2 size card base. The poppy is from the Botanical Blocks II stamp set. I stamped it in waterproof black ink and watercolored it with Zig Clean Color Brushes. I love the zigs, but unfortunately I've found that the colors fade out pretty fast. So I'll need to send this card quick! haha!
I mounted the poppy onto some Pinefeather Card stock and then mounted that with foam tape onto my card. The congrats is from the Tropics set and I stamped that in Smokey Shadow, layered it three times and glued it down.
STAMPS: Botanical Blocks III, Tropics
DIES: Botanical Blocks III
INK: Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Green Parakeet , New Leaf, Smokey Shadow
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Watercolor paper, Pinefeather card stock
OTHER: Zig Clean Color Brush markers
Don't forget to check out Nichole's blog all day long today to participate in all of the fun activities going on for Stamp-a-faire!! Don't forget my video is tonight at 8:00 pm EST! It's my first! It's not perfect, but hey, I did one, and I'm proud!! :D
Hope you have a fabulous time playing along with Papertrey Ink's 2016 Stamp-a-faire!! Can't wait to see what everyone does!
To see more inspiration from the Design team you can check out Nichole's blog or the links below!
Thanks so much for stopping by!