FYI – Autumn Garden

It is time for another For Your Inspiration challenge. Check out the latest challenge -> FYI26.

I really loved the hazy feel of the inspiration photo – so dreamy and relaxing! I just had to pull out one of my favorite sets – Asian Garden (Waltzing Mouse Stamps).

The focal panel is watercolor paper. I wet it thoroughly and then stamped the leaf/foliage image in red, yellow, and green. Since the cardstock is wet, the ink runs and puddles and blends. I let that dry and then went back and stamped the foliage again – without the extra water, you get a clean imprint. I did this for some definition. I also added a couple tree branches.

I so wanted to add a bridge, like in the inspiration, but it worked better to have the splash of white be the sentiment. I used an embossing folder from StampinUp and then tore it out so it had the same worn edge as the foliage panel. I added an outline of gold pen around the inside of the frame.

Make sure you check out the other design team members:
Debbie
Debby
Karen <-- that's me :) Michelle
Rochelle
Rudlis
Sara
Steph
Sylvia
Vicki

I hope you join us at For Your Inspiration!

Thanks for taking a peek!

A Little About the Challenge: The For Your Inspiration challenge is posted the First and Third Thursdays of each month. Steph, the challenge coordinator, will post a photo and you make a card – however the inspiration hits you. You have two weeks to post a link.

thinking of you
Stamps: Asian Garden (WMS);
Colors: Scarlet Jewel, Simply Chartreuse, Dark Chocolate, Rustic Cream (PTI); More Mustard (SU);
Other: watercolor paper; gold pen; ribbon (stash); Designer Frames embossing folder (SU);
Technique: Wet Paper Watercoloring;

7 thoughts on “FYI – Autumn Garden

  1. I have the worst time with photo inspiration challenges. You’ve made it look incredibly easy here. I love your wet paper technique; thank you for the reminder that I should use it again sometime! :)

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