To kick off this colorful month, we wanted to show you ways that you could be inspired by objects all around you! We picked what we thought is one of the most beautiful things in nature for an inspiration challenge today - and, here it is! A peacock feather! Don't you just love the shades of bronze, lime green, turquoise and that vivid royal blue? Well, I just sent the design team this photo and asked them to be inspired -- any way, any how!
So, as the cards began to trickle in, I was amazed at the individuality and beauty in each and every one of them.
First, there was Christine's card using the Lilac set. I love how she incorporated the metallic shades and then added turquoise in the flowers with a hint of green in the background and ribbon - beautiful!Cindy also added a bit of metallic and then used re-inkers to paint on these gorgeous and vibrant colors with a watercolor feel. I think this is one beautiful Siberian Iris!
Stacy used the Spring Ephemeral set and added the gorgeous colors from the feather to add a bit of pop to the silhouette. I love the elegant simplicity of this card!
Leslie Miller took some Urban Prairie paper and played off all the colors in the feather by creating this gorgeously colored flower from the Summer Blossoms set. Leslie and beautiful coloring go hand in hand-- don't you think?
Do you want to be inspired? Simply use the colors to make your own creation! Link it up in a comment on this post or upload to your gallery on Splitcoast using the keyword FLLCFEB. The winner of the random drawing will win all three of our new releases set to be unveiled a week from today!
We can't wait to see where this inspiration challenge takes you!
P.S. NEXT WEEK: We'll not only bring you a peek at one of our new releases, but our talented designer Christine Okken will take you on a step-by-step journey to show you how she creates those gorgeous watercolor creations! Stay tuned!