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November 16, 2010

Because I Care - Pretty in Purple

This week at CR84FN4 Mona has a lovely photo in Purples and Gray which I paired up with this weeks Sweet Stop Sketch #82.  It felt so good to actually get in my studio and produce something, rather than toss it into the garbage.  Being sick really did me in creatively, it's like my mind was in a fog and nothing would come out on paper.  I had a ton of ideas, but none never materialized into anything when I sat down.  It was more like "creative constipation" - I just love that term!  I read that one week on someones blog when I was leaving comments, and chuckle every time I think about it.

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The image is Black Embossed on Watercolor paper, then colored using the Marker Watercoloring Technique.  The lovely papers are from Basic Grey's Wisteria pack, the Amethyst panel is embossed with a Texture Fades Folder, then the embossing is slightly highlighted with ink.  I spritzed the project with Ranger Perfect Pearls spray to added some shimmer.

Here's the color inspiration and sketch

Stamps - Stampin' Up!  Because I Care
Ink - Black, Markers, Weathered Wood
Card Stock - Black, Watercolor, Amethyst, Eggplant
Other - Big Shot, Texture Fades Folder, Spellbinders Circle Dies, Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist, Bow Easy, Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Distress Tool, Basic Grey Wisteria


Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the Hydrangeas and yours is gorgeous! Glad the mojo is flowing! :)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Looks like the muse is back full stream to me, beautiful card, luv the layout too! CC, how funny, I must be really in trouble........lol

Terry said...

I know you have not been feeling well. When I came over here to read and see art, my eyes caught the "Creative Constipation," well my first thoughts were not of talent being backed up! This is truly a stunning card and those creative juices are certainly flowing freely! Love this!

Mona Pendleton said...

WOW Lisa! Your MOJO is definitely back now! I'm glad you took that stool softner! :) I couldn't resist after reading about your creative constipation! Your card is so pretty! I love that big blossom embossed using black! So stunning! Thanks for playing along with the CR84FN challenge :)

BarbaraW said...

Lisa this card is beautiful. You have such a wonderful skill of combining the perfect DP with your images. Be well!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I LOVE these pretty colors- your card is fabulous- pretty sketch and glad the floodgates of creativity have become 'unblocked'!!!

Netty said...

Sorry you have not been well, but glad you are better now. I love your card its so beautiful. Also that is a fantastic phrase - it says it all.......lol Annette x

Danni said...

sorry you were sick..hope you are totally recovered now!
Another gorgeous card. Such great colors and such contrast between the image and papers!

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, love how different the sketch is. Creative constipation...that must be what I have.

kANNAdyjka said...

I just love how you used the hydrangea, so Lisa Somerville!
The expression: "creative constipation"-I was looking for the word for months, it happens to me sometimes....But then I open your blog and it's gone, because your cards are so much inspiration for me! Thanks for that!

Maria said...

I had to comment 'cause I recently bought this stamp! Oh this is just lovely how you colored the flower! Hehehe at "creative consitipation"...too cute!!!

Korin said...

Hi Lisa!! Your card is lovely! Thanks so much for honoring us with your presence this week at The Sweet Stop!

I am featuring your fabulous card over at The Sweet Stop tomorrow. Please email me for your special blog badge. Thanks again for playing along with The Sweet Stop!


MJ said...

Wow that is so pretty, love the background paper! Fun layout and awesome ribbon! Thanks for linking up!

Anonymous said...

Wow--Your bow is beautiful! Love how you laid out your pattern papers--it's GREAT!

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