GOOD MORNING my sweet friends & welcome to another "Inspiration Wednesday!".
Today is kind of a bittersweet post & I just could not find myself to do a video for it. I "literally" just found out yesterday that a fellow design team member & friend lost her long battle with cancer over the weekend. She was Miss Vivienne Holden also known as "Sweet Viv" & I was lucky to have met her through Peachy Keen Stamps. Just being on the same team with her was SUCH an inspiration to me. She was the sweetest person who was always so positive & left me the BEST comments on my blog! I remember getting the sweetest messages from her when I first started making stamps & one of her famous lines were "Another Smasher" release! :) Sweet Viv will TRULY be missed by ALL of her friends in the crafting community including myself. I send my condolences to her family & her fur babies across the pond.
Now onto my special card today. This card was inspired by Miss Nikki's tribute card she created for Sweet Viv HERE. This was a set that the TALENTED Miss Kathy (owner of Peachy Keen Stamps) designed for Miss Vivienne a while ago. So Miss Nikki thought it would be a great idea for all of us who have this stamp set to create a card in Sweet Viv's honor. If you do not have this set & would like to also create a card, you can download it for free in the Peachy Place HERE.
This card took me almost 2 hours to watercolor! The only reason why it took that long is because I would watercolor a section, then walk away! lol…. I wanted it to be PERFECT & I wanted to do Sweet Viv's special stamp set "PROUD". I used my FAVE watercolors Winsor & Newton. In addition to the "Vivienne & Friends" set, I used 2 sets of mine as well. The sentiment is from "Treasured Moments" & the flowers are from "Window Sentiments & Flowers Stamp set". These are not available in my store because I am in the process of revising them soon.
I thought by adding the flowers in the background would spice up my card a tad! ;) I also used my ruler to create a sidewalk so it wouldn't look like she was walking on air! Last I added some shimmer from my clear Wink of Stella to her & her doll's hair bows & to her shoes. I am very happy with how this came out! THANK GOD for skinny paint brushes because those flowers were extra small! lol….
Creating a card or project with this set is our way to honor Viv's memory and let her family across the pond know just how special she was to us. Here's the link to The Peachy Place where you'll find Nikki's card, and a link to her blog https://www.facebook.com/groups/419054411574091/
You can ALSO download for free this Peachy Keen's "Vivienne & Friends" in the Peachy Place as well.
Now onto the AMAZING Miss Kim & Miss Nikki! Don't forget to click on each name to visit each blog!
Thank you all for stopping by my sweet friends.
P.S. Sweet Viv….I hope I done you PROUD my friend. Rest in Peace sweet Angel….