Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Esty Inspired Challenge #30

This week I decided to try making a card for the Etsy Inpired Challenge #30. I received an invitation from Heather @ http://heathersheavinlystampations.blogspot.com/ to participate and when I had a chance to look at the work from the Esty Artist chosen for the inspiration, I just had to try! Lauren Alexander creates some of the happiest, whimsical water~colored prints I've ever seen. You can take a look for yourself to see what I mean here:


I've always loved water~color paintings and if I knew the first thing about painting, this is the kind of art I'd love to create! Hmm... I wonder if a painting class is in my future?! :) Anyways, the piece I chose for my inspiration from Lauren Alexander is titled "The Velvet Voice". All of her work is exceptionally beautiful, but these colors just brought out the "Happy" in me this time.

I wish the picture was a little better/brighter. I had to replace a light bulb for my mini photo~studio and cannot seem to find the right bulb.

If any of you are interested in playing along, all you need to do is visit Ashley's blog for complete details: http://hearthugsdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/04/etsyinspired-30-lauren-alexander.html#links Have a great day!


Carolyn said...

Very cute Michelle! I have to do some challenges sometime. I never seem to find a minute! I will be back to see more of your work. :)

Michele Spera said...

you did a really nice job on this one:-) I love the colors and the image is too cute!
Michele spera

Kerry said...

What a fun card...definitely reminds me of the artwork in this shop! Cute colors and owl!

Priscilla said...

Hey Michelle, awesome job. I checked out her art work..you are spot on :) thanks for sharing the challenge link..I am always looking for fun things to try :)

Heather said...

Wow Michelle This turned out super cute I love it!!! All the colors are so reminesque of the Etsy Shop!!! You did an amazing job on this card and Wow thanks for the shot out too!!!!

Great Job girl!!!


Ashley said...

Oh my goodness! What a great card! And thank you Heather for inviting Michelle! That owl is so cute! I love the colors and the stitching on your card as well! Thanks so much for playing, it means so much to me! And remember, if you want to be on the DT for the month of June, please play along with all 4 challenges this month.

SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Love it Michelle! Where did you get the owl stamp ;)