Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Fragrant Bouquet - Curtain Call Challenge

Hello, friends! I wasn't able to post last week when the current Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge, Bouquet, was unveiled. But I'm here today with a reminder that it's not too late to join the challenge! The deadline to enter is April 25 at 8 am CST.

photo source:  designlovefest.com

We have a new sponsor, Penny Black, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Bouquet! A randomly selected participant in the Bouquet challenge will have their choice of a Penny Black gift certificate, while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

Penny Black generously gave the Curtain Call designers an image of their choice to work with for this challenge. It took me about half a second to pick Fragrant #40-384

Isn't it gorgeous? Not to mention perfect for the challenge?

I stamped on watercolor paper and colored with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. I may have been a tad bit totally intimidated before sitting down to color this, but it ended up coming together very quickly! Now don't look too closely, as there are all sorts of mistakes, but the beauty of watercolor is that it is so very forgiving!

This Fragrant image is a nice, large size, so once you've colored it, there's not a whole lot of room for layers and embellishments (at least not on an A2 card). I trimmed my panel down slightly, matted onto some patterned paper, and then just added a wood veneer sentiment and a sweet linen thread bow.

To link up your creation, visit the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Bouquet post.

For more inspiration today, visit the reminder post.

Thanks for visiting!


Karen Steele said...

Beautiful card - I love the watercolours :-)

Nora N. said...

This is STUNNING!!! I love your use of watercolor on this card.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Wonderful card Amy. The coloring is amazing! The wood veneer HELLO looks perfect.

Beth Norman said...

You did such an awesome job with this stamp. The glass llooks so real. Love the yellow you added to the inside of the flowers.

Charlene said...

It turned out beautifully!!!

Tracy said...

oh Amy - nicely done! Such a pretty image and the watercoloring looks lovely - i'm especially loving the treatment of the wee purple fleurs :-) (what are those? grape hyacinths perhaps?) and i really love that wood veneer with its bow. such a nice finish

Pet73 said...

Gorgeous card!

Marlou McAlees said...

beautiful card, love your water colouring ♥