Here is my card for Beate’s Inspiration Challenge this week.



And here is the inspiration piece. It is a Lanie Loreth Print. First off I have to say how much I LOVE this print! But, I really struggled with this challenge and here’s why. When I am given an inspiration piece I like to go somewhere with it. In other words I try not to just duplicate the piece itself. With this piece I first tried a sky scene. Can you see those three big puffy clouds? But it just wasn’t working. Next I tried a water scene with sail boats. Yes… big white and yellow sails against the blue water.. Nope. Didn’t work either. And then it hit me. What exactly was I trying to do? Here Beate had given me a gift… a print with beautiful flowers and gorgeous colors. GO WITH IT!! Stamp flowers! lol So I did. And I’m much happier now. 🙂

All the inks used on this card are craft inks. Using my Stampin’ Spots in Summer Sun and Certainly Celery, I stamped and dragged them across the designer paper in those areas where I wanted to change the color of the background. I then stamped the solid flowers in Whisper White. While still very wet, I stamped over them with Summer Sun ink with the flower outline stamp. Then I immediately stamped the solid flower image again with Whisper White. I really liked the look and it put down a lot of ink on the paper giving the flowers some texture. I’m so use to using regular inks that dry quickly. Using the craft ink really tried my patience! After waiting 12 hours it was still wet! (Seems like a heat gun or even a hair dryer would have done the trick but I didn’t want to take any chances.) So I carefully added a few simple embellishments and pronounced it “done” before I ended up smearing the ink!

Stamps: Wild Rose, Blooming With Love
Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, DP – NRN Designs
Inks (All Craft): Whisper White, Summer Sun, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Primas, Brads, Dotted Swiss Ribbon, Clip

45 Responses to “Beate’s Tuesday Inspiration Challenge #10”

  1. Wowza! This is stunning! I really love what you did with this challenge! Beautiful! TFS and have a great day! 🙂

  2. THis is just gorgeous, Susan! LOVE it!

  3. Oh my goodness, Susan! It looks like a painting itself. Fantastic card. But 12 hours and still not dry? Wow…that’s a lot of ink!
    Hugs and smiles

  4. Love your interpretation of the inspriation piece, you card is beautiful.

  5. ***GASP*** Susan, this is phenomenal!!!! Wow!! This is a true piece of art!!!

  6. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! I just love it!

  7. Since you won’t ever sell your cards I’ve come up with a brilliant way for you to display them so all who enter your home can see your amazing talent…..You need to wall-paper your kitchen/family room with them!!! Think of it! Beautiful cards everywhere you look – little pieces of art all over the walls! I’m telling you – it would be the talk of the town! And in a good way! Your cards are just too pretty to be stuck in a dark box somewhere!!! When you’re ready to start glueing them to the walls call me – I love glue!

  8. This is such a gorgeous interpretation of the print, Susan. Absolutely beautiful and awe-inspiring!

  9. This cards is stunning!!! The colors are amazing! Reminds me of a sunset.

  10. This really wonderful. Gorgeous colours. I love it.

  11. Wow!! This is gorgeous!

  12. OH WOW! This is stunning!! You did an amazing job!!!

  13. Absolutely gorgeous! You are so amazing!

  14. That is such a beautiful card! I love it!

  15. Susan this is GORGEOUS!!! I love every detail of this piece of art! AMAZING!!!

  16. That’s it!

  17. Oh my goodness Susan! This is simply stunning!

  18. OMG – Susan – this is AMAZING! I LOVE how this turned out. I like these flowers so much because they look less like roses and seem to leave more to the imagination. Your background totally ROCKS! Love the way you create!

  19. That is a work of art! Totally amazing!!!!!

  20. Wowsa! This is gorgeous and love how you layered all the craft ink. Hopefully it will dry soon. 🙂

  21. Oh my goodness…this is so beautiful and a perfect inspiration interpretation! Wow!!

  22. I think this is one of the most beautiful stamped cards I’ve ever seen — it truly looks like a painting! I love how you did this! Thanks for sharing the details (not that I’d ever be able to reproduce this -lol)…it helps me to visualize what I’m really seeing here. Just stunning!!

  23. Stunning is all I can say. Thank you for your sharing your amazing abilities. Truly inspriational.

  24. This is a work of art—just gorgeous! If I had to do that challenge, I’d run the other way!! You did a great job!

  25. Absolutely stunning! Awesome details.

  26. Oh my gosh, Susan — this is jaw-dropping gorgeous! What a work of art! 🙂

  27. I love what you did with the challenge. This is a beautiful card! Love your blog. Glad I found you! Mimi

  28. Susan, this is fabulous! I like it better than the inspiration piece. I’m so glad you shared how you achieved the beautiful flowers. Just looking certainly had me stumped. And, yes, you can dry the ink with a heat gun. I do that every time I use pigment ink.

  29. Susan, this is one over the top card…I know it took a long time, but so worth the wait! I love it and you did such a marvelous job! It really does look like a painting itself!


  30. Susan – OMG – this is truly a masterpiece!!! WOW – I love everything about it!!! Girl – you need to start painting bigger pieces – I think you would be a *famous artist*!!! I would definitely buy your art!!! Have a wonderful day and keep those beauties coming!!!

  31. Oh wow! I’m speechlees! Gorgeous, just gorgeous!

  32. This is very, very pretty.


  33. This is absolutely amazing even more gorgeous than the original and you said you couldn’t paint! I’d hang this on my wall. Fabulous work Susan!

  34. Normally I am somewhat of a stalker but I just HAD to comment on this super gorgeous card! It is one the prettiest cards I have ever seen!!

  35. Gorgeous Susan!!

  36. OH……MY…….WORD!!!! This is so gloriously gorgeous!! Thank you so much, Susan, for sharing how you replicated the original inspiration piece. Wow! What a work of art!

  37. Oh my gosh this is beautiful!!!

  38. Holy cow!! This is STUNNING!! The colors! The flowers! The blending of the colors! WOW! You should definately frame this!!

  39. wow~ this is like Monet – needs to be a framed art piece! magnificent!

  40. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely gorgeous. What a fabulous take on the inspiration piece!

  41. This is just beautiful, Susan! So artistic and dreamy. You are something else with those craft inks! Linda

  42. This is a beautiful card, the blending of the colours around the soft flowers is just lovely.

  43. I love, love, LOVE your inspiration flower card. Oh MY GOODNESS!! Cards are always a work of art, but, seriously, this could be framed!! It’s amazing and so elegant. I only have a few craft inks because of the frustrating drying time, but I’m definitely inspired to pick up some spots to get started with.

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