Thursday, July 15, 2010

Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge #32

It's challenge week again so here is this week's inspiration piece. I found this wrapping paper (and many other gorgeous choices) at the Container Store. Aren't the orchids gorgeous? I just loved the richness of this paper.

When I sat down to make my card the first thing I thought of was watercoloring. I haven't done it in a while and this seemed like the perfect chance. Of course, I don't have any orchid stamps, so I chose Elements of Style for my image. To be honest, I spent a lot of time experimenting with different layers of colors, so by the time I finished that, I had one section of the image that I was happy with and not enough time to do the whole thing over! But I thought it might work to just take a panel out of the image and feature it like a stained-glass window. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. The colors I used were Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose, and I used reinkers and an Aqua Painter.

I kept the background simple in order to feature my "window" as much as I could. The base is So Saffron stamped with the new background stamp called Wonderfully Worn. I added a sentiment from Occasional Quotes and a Pretty in Pink satin ribbon and bow. I debated whether I should add anything else but I decided not to - sometimes it just seems like the right decision not to add everything under the sun.

Be sure to check out the cards made by all the Divine Divas for this challenge!






Hope you are inspired to come and play along. Just leave a comment here with a link to your card. We can't wait to see what you create! The keyword for uploading on online forums will be DDIC32. Have fun and look for the next challenge on August 5!


Patti J said...

Very beautiful card! I just found your challenge blog, and like it very much - hope to find time to play soon!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Lori!! I just love your colors and design! The flowers are so pretty!! Need that stamp set...LOL! Gorgeous layout and take on the inspiration!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the soft coloring of those flowers and the great ribbon!! Fab job!

Donna said...

Beautiful card, Lori, and I love the layout you ended up with...your window panel really pops!

Kerri said...

I think your layout looks beautiful, and I love that we are just seeing a section of the stamped image! Awesome take on the inspiration! I was peeking at your other cards using stamps from the new catty. LOVE THEM! I think your cork card is fabulous, and I REALLY love the one with the ornate frame, heart, and chipboard! I want several of the new vintage items:)

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Your watercolor is gorgeous, Lori! And I love the layout a lovely pink bow.

Kim H. said...

I love this card! Simple, beautiful, and classic. Great job!

Maria Matter said...

Such an elegant card Lori, beautiful!!!

here's mine:
... Joyful Stamper: Paper Playtime - Flower Power