Archive for August 20th, 2008

Inspired by Artist in other Mediums

I am so intrigued by artists, you know the real artist that sell the great art work!  For the second time I have been really drawn (no pun intended) to take a stamper’s liberty and recreate from their wonderfully inspiring pieces. 

Today I am going to share with you a card I made that was inspired by set I received as a gift many years ago by Mary Rose Wampler.  She has developed a watercolor technique that earned national recognition for her series of thirty flower collector prints commissioned by Nature House, Inc. Subsequently, she painted a set of first day covers for U.S. stamps depicting endangered species.   I was drawn by her beautiful expression what she consider a plant’s personality, “I try to include some companion plants, ground litter, insects, or animals if they seem appropriate.”   Mary Rose Wampler paints from near her home in Indiana along the Wabash River.

 So here is the art piece that I am working from today:







And here is my card:

How do you think I did at trying to emulate MaryRose Wampler? Her medium is watercoloring and I am using markers and stamps and not trying to copy, but interpupt her works.

  This card was made using Summer Blossoms and Butterfly Moments, both from Flourishes.   It was colored with Copic markers, touches of Spica pens from Copic, Pearls from Kaisercraft (which I colored with the same colored markers to get just the right color).  The designer paper is of unknown origin.  The layers are charcoal grey and the satin ribbon is of dubious ancestry as well….

I have to admit this is not the first time I have attempted this kind of challenge.  Here is one I did before we opened Flourishes, so I am not using any Flourishes stamps here.  This painting was done by Amy Ross.




Here is my card using her inspiration:


This card was made using a favorite of mine by Penny Black.  I have had this stamp for years.  It too was colored with Copics, using very careful detailing. 


Well that’s all I have to share today….but I am on a roll so come on back and visit soon.



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