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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Addicted to Stamps & More is Photo Inspired

Good evening friends!
Hope you are having a great week so far!

I'm here to share with you a new challenge up over at

This week there is a really COOL photo to help inspire you:

I really fell in love with that background!  So I couldn't wait to have a play!
This week, the challenge is sponsored by:
(Click badge to go to the store.)
The lucky winner from this challenge will receive 4 digital images from their store...so be sure to play along with us this week for your chance to win!

The sponsor has also provided our design team with some images for the challenge, so here's what I've done with mine:
I thought this image was so sweet!  It's a digital image called "Tender Loving Care" by Lynne Stansbery. (unfortunately, I don't see it in the store anymore.)  I just love how detailed the artist work on this!

What I did was print out the image which came with the sentiment and colored in the image(with Copics) and then fussy cut it out separate from the sentiment.  I cut out the sentiment and made a banner with it and sponged around the edges of it for some color.

The background was done with my Zig Kuretake water-colors and I had fun just moving the colors around using similar colors that are shown in inspirational challenge photo above.  I added some splatters with the gold color too.  I let it dry and smashed it between some heavy books before assembling my card together.

I thought that the image with the banner underneath would represent the table from the inspiration challenge photo, so I've attached them towards the bottom of my water-colored panel and then attached that to a white A2 sized card base.

So whatta think?!  I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for this challenge!
Be sure to stop by the blog to see all of the inspiration from the rest of the team!
Thanks for stopping by today!!  *Be sure to stop back again on Friday for a special blog post!*
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HUGS & SMILES
*Vicki*

Here are some challenges I'd like to enter this card for:
Simon Says Stamp - favorite technique (water-coloring backgrounds! - with Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi water-colors )

Cute Card Thursday - Add a Quote

63 comments:

Chrissy said...

WOW!! What a gorgeous image and coloured beautifully Vicki...I love your background and the sentiment...just stunning.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Danni said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the background!! Simply fabulous!

jimlynn said...

That's amazing that you created the background with the Zigs! SOOOO lovely and that's such a dreamy image. A beautiful, beautiful card.
Lynn

MiamiKel said...

WOAH! So lifelike! Such a beautiful and serene look she has - truly one of your most magnificent cards - love this and the color palette you used to create such a beauty! Just WOW!

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a beautiful image and love the coloring...the whole thing puts a smile on my face...super sweet

Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Lin said...

What a lovely card, Vicki! If it is discontinued, you're so lucky to have this image to use again. Thanks for sharing your love of watercolored backgrounds with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week!

Kim said...

Your background is amazing! Adorable card!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Gorgeous image and so beautifully colored! Love your background, too!

alexandra s.m. said...

AMAZING coloring and a gorgeous card indeed Vicki!
I love it!
Bravo!!

Desire Fourie said...

Such an endearing image with the perfect wording. Great colouring Vicki.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Stunning backgound, this is so super cute.

Sarah said...

I LOVE this card!! A fabulous image for starters, so beautifully coloured and the clever background is brilliant!! xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Vicki. I love the image, stunning colouring and your background design is amazing!
hugs Sue xx

sandie said...

Such an adorable image and perfect with the background x

Donna said...

Stunning card Vicki, so beautiful the way you have created the background and this image is adorable! A great take on the photo inspiration! :) Donna ♥ x

coldwaters2 said...

WOW, wow, wow Vicki this is absolutely beautiful, wow, what an awesome creation that background is superb perfect for that gorgeous image, stupendous card.
hugs
lorraine x

Pollard Carole said...

Just delightful what a beautiful image I love her and your colouring is perfect a fabulous card love and hugs Carole x

Lee-Anne said...

Needs to be framed! Your watercoloring and your Copic coloring are simply fabulous!

Olga said...

Beautiful, I love your coloring!

Donna said...

wow! Fabulous image and saying and beautifully colored, and your background is perfect! Awesome card Vicki!!

Bad Kitty said...

very nice card

Jami (@Fitsano) said...

Love everything about this gorgeous card!!! So beautiful!

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous creation and the image is one of my fav stamps, and colours are super gorgeous.xx.xxx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Vicki, I love that background :o)
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Stunning card, Vicki, I saw it at Facebook. The card is full of warm, lazy and joyful summer day feelings.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Monika Reeck said...

Vickiii I love this image
I love how you colored it
looks so proffesional yeah I love love love...and the background adorable too
is that with Kuretake Ganzai Tambi or you have another one Vicki..
really Awesome card you made..I ADORE THIS my friend
hugs, Monika

laurie said...

This is stunning!That watercolor background is gorgeous and the image is so sweet....I would frame this one!

Rhonda Miller said...

Your card is beautiful and the background fits the inspiration perfectly.

Shelly said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous Vicki!! I love that image and it's colored beautifully, awesome background- it's a perfect match for the photo inspiration!
Hugs, Tammy

nwilliams6 said...

I totally love this Vicki! I am a huge Lynne fan and your bg coloring is wonderfully fabulous! Wow - I feel so inspired to try something like this. Hugz

Pam said...

Fabulous card! Your coloring is amazing and the water colored background is perfect. Great take on the inspiration photo. Love this!

Asha said...

Oh my! That bg technique is awesome! Must try. Love how you coloured the image. Just beautiful!
hugs Asha

Tanja said...

your coloring and that background are amazing - such a sweet card

Karen Mead said...

Your card is so sweet and I love the image:) xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOWZERS Vicki, this is incredible.
A fantastic image which you've really brought to life with your brilliant colouring and a wonderful backdrop too. Love it. Sarah x

Dawn Frost said...

OMG I love the background Vicki, gorgeous! I've got to try that it really looks amazing. Great colouring on the image, love the card!

Céline said...

so cute card
hugs
céline

Beth said...

Oh Vicki I am in love with that image and your card is just so stunning the colors are gorgeous great take on the inspiration.
Hugs

Tammy said...

Wow Vicki, beautiful card and outstanding coloring! Looking forward to Friday!

Diane said...

Wow what a gorgeous card design.

Hugs Diane

Lynn McAuley said...

Absolutely amazing work, Vicky! What a breath-taking beauty!

JenniferD said...

Wow this background is Awesome. Looove your Gorgeous Card!

Wei Wei Wang said...

Wow! Your coloring is amazing and outstanding, Vicki! and the background is stunning!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This beautiful cards stop people in their tracks, Vicki! It is beyond, beyond, beyond stunningly beautiful!! Hugs, Darnell

Barb Ghig said...

Your water colored background is amazing and I love how you colored this darling image! Gorgeous card, as always, Vicki!

Donna K said...

When I saw this on FB I was curious how you printed a digital on water color paper. Thanks for sharing that secret. LOVE this card, Vicki, she's just gorgeous.

Julie B said...

Stunning image Vicki, love it. :)

Deepti said...

This is jaw dropping beauty. the details, the shading the colors... its perfection !

Lola said...

Wow. This is really stunning. Beautiful background, coloring, and layout.

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous image and beautiful colouring-love the fabulous water colour background
carol x

Shona Chambers said...

So beautiful and just love the watercolour background. And that image is total sweetness!

NanaConnie said...

Oh, Vicki, this is spectacular! Gorgeous work on the background and your coloring on the image is so perfect. I'm in awe!

Regina said...

Vicki! One Wow doesn't seem enough. . . .so double wow. Absolutely amazing! You are so talented!
sending hugs Regina

Dana said...

Wow wow wow!! This is just gorgeous, the background is fabulous and the image!! Your coloring is perfect, she looks so real!! Just an outstanding card!!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my gosh, this is jaw dropping gorgeous with both your coloring and that amazing bg!!!! :)

cm said...

Vicki, I agree wholeheartedly with the 56 (how awesome is that!) comments before me: absolutely amazing! Beautiful painting, beautiful composition. Work. Of. Art!
~c

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my gosh, this is jaw-dropping gorgeous! Love everything about this beauty. Amazing work, Vicki!

Neets B said...

It's amazing how you've worked with this digi, such lovely colouring and the background just lifts the image x

Patricia St Martin said...

Vicki, Your card is just beautiful, loving the image and the sentiment you colored just perfect and the background turned out fantastic. It would be sad if they removed the image because she is adorable. Sorry I have not been around my computer has been giving me problems again and could not get it to open but I think I have it fixed now.
Hugs, Pat♥

Sue said...

Vicki, love this digi, I have it too and she is just so sweet. Beautiful color work. I love Lynn's art and she would love what you have done with this little gardener, just lovely.

Hugs
Sue

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

holy wow!!! This card is stunning! Your coloring and that background just pop off the page!

Miriam Prantner said...

Just wow on this coloring! I agree, great details and you really brought it to life!

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