Tuesday, August 2, 2016

You Can Do Anything...Addicted to Stamps and More #205~Photo

Hello!

Today, my DT and I invite you to Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #205~Photo Inspiration. A pretty background for a powerful message....


As much as I find water-colour lovely, the 'act' of water-colouring continues to elude me. Yes, some 'hits' have come along, but still winding up with too many misses. Learning as I go though, and that's the bonus, even though I have a happy, tummy-filled-to-bursting Mr. Recycle Bin.  Again!  He is so on a diet!

I decided to take my cue from the inspiration photo's message and *do what I love*, which is die cutting.  My background is a series of strips cut from teal-ish paint chip samples, paired with my sentiment from Neat and Tangled, cut three times for dimension, which is hard to see in the photo..  Done!  No mess; no fuss; no stress.  Happy me!  (Hmmm...maybe if I read this sentiment repeatedly, I will conquer my water-colouring issues *grin*)


For plenty of amazing interpretations of this pretty inspiration  image, head over to see the DT's takes on the ATSM blog.  Afterwards, come play along with us!  This week, we're sponsored by

Prize: $10.00 gift certificate

Looking forward to seeing your artistry in the gallery!

Thank you for spending part of your day with me; your visit brings me joy!




17 comments:

  1. You are so funny. My best advice is... don't think about it, just do it. If you can fake it, you can make it! Not all of us can watercolor like Karin from Peppermint Patty's Papercrafting, but we can strive. Anyway... I love the bold stripes and that visibly dimensional sentiment. A great 'encouragement' card! Bev

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  2. Love your card Carole. It is such a fantastic, graphic take on the photo inspiration!

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  3. I love this bold card Carol and I would never have thought paint chips could look so gorgeous. Who needs watercolour when you can do this?

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  4. Great use of those paint chips, recycling at its best. :)

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  5. Love the green stripes! OF COURSE you can water color - perseverance mf, perseverance :)

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  6. Bold, beautiful stripes! Love that you used such an unconventional material!

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  7. Definitely! you can do anything Carol!! This is a fantastic take on the challenge!! I love those monochromatic stripes and the bold white sentiment!! Your rocked this one!

    Patti

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  8. The bright white sentiment just pops off those lovely teal stripes, Carol. I didn't know they made paint chips that big. And you CAN watercolor. I've seen it. :D

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  9. LOVE the green color shapes in the striped background! Great card! :)
    Suchi xx

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  10. cool I love your sentiment and the stripes in green calm down and adorable CAS card
    love this my teamie
    miss you alot teammate
    Miss the time we have visiting each day hehehe
    but I always remember you the lady who very kind visiting me each day in my blog
    biig hugs
    Monika

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  11. Yep. LOVE this! Sooo awesome!

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  12. Oh Carol, I SO know what you mean about watercoloring. I adore the finished look of so many artist's work, but trying to get there myself is such an exercise in frustration sometimes. I know they say practice, practice, practice, but when you have limited time to play to begin with to dedicate a ton of time only to feed Mr. Recycle Bin to the point he needs to go on a diet...where is the fun in that! That said, you might be a little hard on yourself, too! I absolutely adore your take on doing what you love. Beautiful, bold colors that look stunning. Then that lovely pop of white. Gorgeous card! Thanks for doing what you love! Hugs!! :)

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  13. Such a unique take on the challenge! Striking, strong and beautiful!

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  14. Love your take on the challenge Carol! Those must be some big paint chips!! I stil need to get me some paint chips. lol They work beautiful for your look and I love the die cut sentiment!!! And yes, I can tell it is raised, it looks amazing! Hugs, Brenda

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  15. Great use of paint chips and die cuts!!! This is a stunning CAS card :)
    Susan - DT teamie

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  16. I think this turned our terrific! Love the color blocking! - Lee Ann

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