Saturday, October 11, 2008

Watercolor Inspiration

Today's inspiration challenge is from Mizue Hirano, a Japanese watercolor artist.  I found her work to be both interesting and soothing.  Here are some pieces that I found to be inspiring:


I love the colors and the way they all flow together. 

Here is the result of my playing:

IC149~Thank You Very Much

I took the inspiration pieces a bit literally.  I also ran with the Japanese theme.  Hence the Japanese stab binding and the sentiment (From Rubbernecker).  I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks for watercolors.  I used: Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade.  I thought it could use a bit of glimmer so I added a bit of Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls to my paint tray and highlighted some of the areas.

It is out of my usual pattern--for certain---but I had fun.

Now, about the baby card.  The results of the poll can be seen HERE.  Thanks for the opinions!

I have decided to send the sleeping baby now--and the Blessings for the baptism.  That idea was inspired by Broni.   Thanks all for tolerating my indecision AND my flirt with blog toys!

Hope you are having a fabulous fall weekend like we are having here!!



Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very cool, great take on the inpsiration piece Jules!

Savor the Journey said...

It's jaw-dropping fabulous, Juliana!!


broni (waterchild12) said...

Wow! I love your take on the watercolor! (Great artwork!) And I'm so glad you're sending both baby cards!! They're both so special!!

Shelly said...

Wonderful asian inspired watercolor!

KellyJean said...

Wow! You nailed it Juliana! This looks fabulous!

Estivalia said...

wow, great inspiration pieces Juliana! Certainly a challenge but your card is awesome!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wow, that is COOL! I love the patterns you stamped that so nicely mimic the inspiration piece! The colors are fab, too!