Saturday, November 20, 2010

Four Leaf Clover...

As soon as I saw this gorgeous project on Mel Stampz, I knew I had to own the stamp I've used on tonight's card...

I've taken inspiration from three challenges.  The first is the My Favorite Things challenge to be inspired by the song "My Favorite Things" from The Sound Of Music.  Instead of following the lyrics literally, I've chosen to use some of my favourite techniques (watercolouring and ribbon ruffling), my favourite style (clean and simple) and my current favourite line of stamps from My Favorite Things (Pure Innocence).  You can find the challenge thread here on Splitcoast Stampers.

The second challenge is for Curtain Call Color Challenge: {ACT 56} , which is this:

I would never have put these colours together... but they're so gorgeous together!  I think that's what I like most about challenges, that you get pushed out of your comfort zone.

And the third is the Pals Paper Arts Challange to keep it Clean and Simple and use ribbon.
And here's what I came up with...

I find I gravitate towards watercolouring when I'm stressed or anxious.  It sounds silly, but I can lose myself in it and forget about whatever's troubling me... for a little while.  :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets - Four Leaf Clover - My Favorite Things
Cardstock - White Cambric Linen, watercolour paper, Pear Pizzazz
Inks - Versamark, Blush Blossom, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Creamy Caramel, Going Grey
Accessories - Black embossing powder, heat tool, So Saffron ribbon, Aqua painter, dimensionals