Monday, January 19, 2015

Inspire Me with a quick rose painting?

Hey cats and kittens! We’ll have fresh Inspire Me Monday superexcitingwonderous content for you next Monday. For now, perhaps you might be temporarily entertained with what I just colored up for my honey!

Using an inkjet printout of the La Vie en Rose digi on Neenah Vellum cardstock (from a very fancy store, La Depot d’Office), I grabbed my watercolors and gouache and went to town. The scripty part in the center was hand-lettered with a Micron Pigma pen (01) that I shaded with my Winsor Newton #000 sable paintbrush. (Only the tiniest tips will do!)

This is probably a little too cutesy for me to give to Doug in the current pinky-peach state, so maybe I’ll cut it out and decoupage it on a rusty 1970s Yamaha motorcycle tank. I know the way to my man’s heart. I do think he’ll like this sentiment, though. As we both believe it is true! :)

Meanwhile... hope you all have been enjoying the digital release, and had a chance to go visit our Instant Gardener’s blogs and our Bloom Brigade’s blogs, too! So much beauty was created with the rose stamp and various sentiments — ideas that were blowing my mind! 

I’ll be on the blog later week with some sneaky peekies of our upcoming clear stamp release, so I hope you hightail it back here!



CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Marcy, I LOVE it! This rose is gorgeous, and I love your coloring! And my sweetie and I both LOVE this wonderful quote and believe it! (And we are old enough to know it's true!!) Hugs, sweet friend, and thanks for the inspiration!

Patti Willey said...

Ah! A clear stamp realease soon! Love this hand lettering touch, no one hand writes like You Marcella! Always a treat when you package our orders to see your writting and embellishments! Love the little explanation point with the teeny heart! He'll love it!

Allison Cope said...

Oh my... Marcy is stunning! I love the corrugated back drop behind your stunning blooms! can you teach me more about shadows... yours are amazing!

ChristineCreations said... are one talented lady! I love your watercolouring and how beautiful the handlettering is in the note....I think Doug will love it peachy pink or not :) It’s from your hand, so it’s made with love, and I know he’ll love that :)

Julie Koerber said...

Oh my goodness girl - I can't believe I missed this post! If you are going to post beautiful things like this, I need an alarm to sound or something! :-) I have ONE WORD -- WOW! Can I just sit and watch you color sometime? I know that sounds creepy, but geez! You have mad skills! I know Dougie Fresh will LURVE this! ;-)

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhhhh, I'm so excited to see this! What a fabulous example of how it's really done. I must study this... Wow! Ha! Rich and I have already grown old together and the best is STILL yet to be. Doug would love anything you make and he would probably especially love this. I think Rich kinda likes the traditional Valentiney Valentines, even though I still try not to make them too frilly for him. I'd probably have to put his rose on a vintage car or a boat. When he was younger it would be either a surfboard or a motorcycle. Geez, where has the time gone? Oh, yeah... the best is yet to be (repeat that like a mantra). Love ya, Marcy!

Lisa Lara said...

This is truly amazing Marcella.