Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Be Inspired #21: Watercolor

It's Wednesday and you know what means - lots of posting here today!! Be sure to come back later and see my Flutter By and PPS creations. This week the Cuttlebug Challenge team was given the word "watercolor" as our assignment. I thought and thought. And then I thought some more. I finally knew what I wanted to do, sat down at my desk, and veered off course. This has been happening A LOT lately at my desk. I think sometimes art just comes out of you and there is no sense fighting it.
Isn't this a wonderful quote? Soooo true too! **It's from PMS (Paper Makeup Stamps - she has a sale on 2 sets that ends today! I picked up the Star Struck one and can't wait for it to arrive!)

I started off giving my watercolor paper a light wash in blue. It was very subtle. Then I ran it through the script embossing folder. Oh.My.Wow. (that's my new saying - hi Jacquie)
Watercolor paper embosses like a D.R.E.A.M. Then I highlighted the embossing by running my ink pad over it lightly. I uses a the same shade of ink to stamp my quote onto my patterned paper. It's Anna Griffin from my stash - I don't think it's possible to have enough of it - and tore the top edge. I also cut some flowers and leaves from the paper to use as an accent. The base was stamped in the same blue as well with a rose stamp. My butterfly was die cut and then embossed with the Textile embossing folder. I added stickles to the design and some in the flowers I cut out as well.
I got totally impatient waiting for them to dry so pulled out my heat gun to speed up the process. And in so doing, aged the edges of my paper. LOVE THAT!! Totally unexpected and I LOVE how it turned out!

Here is the view of the card standing up. It's just gorgeous in real life!
We'd love to see what you can do with your Cuttlebug and watercolor. Be sure to visit the Cuttlebug Challenge and leave the link to your project in Mr. Linky. I can't wait to see what you create! Be sure to visit the rest of the team too and see what they've come up with!


27 comments:

Lea L. said...

Such a pretty card...I love the embossing and how it brings out the blue!! Great job with the Watercolor challenge this week!

~Lea

Eva said...

Awwwww...such a pretty card!!! Love the soft colors and your butterfly is beautiful!

Christi said...

Wow! This is beautiful!!!

Michelle said...

Cassie - this card is GORGEOUS!!! Love it! I just adore you work using your cuttlebug embossing folders - you are so very talented!! That butterfly is awesome!! I'm going to have to try that!!

Jodi said...

Very pretty card! Love the soft blue and yellow together. I look forward to getting to know you better!
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

great job! I love the feel of this!

Rosemary said...

Your card is so pretty and soft looking..love your color choices and your technique for painting!! I bought watercolor paper,but haven't embossed it...yet...lol..

Danni said...

Another STUNNING card! Seriously, this is just beyond beautiful! Love it!

Allison said...

love the colours you have used, gorgeous card
AllisonX

JennK said...

Cassie this is so soft and aweet!! Great job!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

So soft and elegant and very pretty!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations!! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty! Love the colors, the butterfly, the background... TFS!

Heather said...

Wow this card is also totally amazing girl!!! I love it it is so elegant and pretty and antiquy looking and Oh I could go on and on I love this card and you are really rocking the Flutter By's on lots of cards lately!!!

Awesome Cassie!!!

Heather

Janna said...

Absolutely beautiful cassie! There is no other word for it! You did such an amazing job of creating a vintage but elegant creation! I love the wayyou used your watercolor paper and embossed it! So, so creative! I am truly blown away!

Smiles,
janna

Rebecca Ednie said...

Elegantly gorgeous! Beautiful job, the colours are so soft and springy, love the butterfly, just lovely!

debb said...

Beautiful card- thanks for the inspiration! debb

Linda said...

I have been lurking on Cuttlebug Challenge for weeks. I TOTALLY LOVE it when I see a beautiful card such as yours and realize I CAN DO THAT. Thanks for the awesome inspiration.

Amber said...

Cassie your card is beautiful! I just love the beautiful colors, the little butterflies, and all the layers!
Hugs
Amber

the whimsical butterfly said...

This card is absolutely GORGEOUS Cassie! I love everything about it! You are totally r ocking the butterfly cards and I LOVE to see them! Hugs!

Beth said...

Hi again Cassie totally adore your card for the challenge beautifully done.

KimmyS said...

Cassie you never fail to amaze me with your cards. I love the softness of this one - it's soooooo dreamy

jami {sgtStamper} said...

Totally gorgeous!!!! Love the vintage look and the aged edges!! I need to get out my watercolor paper!

Cathy said...

Really, really gorgeous!! Love it!!

cardcrazy said...

Very pretty, I really like the soft colours and how the flowers turned out!
Peggy

neverenoughrubberstamps said...

Beautiful card!
I love the softness to it!

I just love that verse. I have that one too.

I enjoyed my visit to your blog and will be returning soon.


Cheers,

Dorothy

Tracey said...

this is SO pretty! love that embossing folder and what u did with it!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Cassie, this is absolutely beautiful! I love the 3-d flower and butterfly!

Hugs~Becky