Saturday, October 11, 2008

IC149 - Mizue Hirano

Yes, I went completely out of my comfort zone today. We were to gather inspiration from the watercolor works of Mizue Hirano. I know I really should dig more into watercolors, but, the truth is, the abstractness of them is a little intimidating to me. I love to see watercolor done well, but I am usually not the one doing it.

My inspiration piece is shown. Of course it was a chocolate container. I mean, it's me, right? I saw this and basically several stamps and inks came into my mind immediately. That's always good. I tried to stay true to most pf the colors and the basic design. I really like how the sentiment panel turned out. You can't see it too well in the photo, but the white card base is attached to a panel of black cardstock and then that is mounted on a panel of SU! Pretty in Pink. I tried just the black, but it washed almost all the color out of the stamped images.
Size: 4.5 x 5.25 inches
Paper: PTI white, SU! Pretty in Pink, black
Stamps: SU! On Your Birthday, Mixed Bouquet, Enjoy Every Moment, Pick a Petal, Simply Circles
Ribbon: Offray black grosgrain
Ink: SU! Craft White, Lovely Lilac, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, and Pumpkin Pie

1 comment:

Ann said...

You're braver than I am. This inspiration challenge was not my style, either, but you pulled it off. :)