Tuesday 11 October 2016

Birthday Blooms for #SS011 & #JAI332

Hi Crafters!

Woop! Sarah Berry is back with her Strawberry Sketches! Yay! So of course, I have entered it (I have flipped Sarah's design on it's side) & I've also taken inspiration from the colour scheme over at Just Add Ink, & Kim Badelt's card in particular. I have been trying to improve on my watercolouring skills & while my rose still needs a little work, I'm really happy with the background I've made, so I hope you like it, too!  xx

I have used a Thick Whisper White cardstock base with a layer of Watercolour cardstock over the top. I Aqua Painted the Watercolour layer in Pumpkin Pie & Daffodil Delight. After it dried, I added more water to it to make some areas lighter. After it dried again, I flicked it with Blushing Bride & Pumpkin Pie Stampin Write Markers & also the Gold Wink of Stella Pen.

I have added a layer of retired Botanicals Vellum, a banner made of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper & finally my rose from the the Birthday Blooms stamp set, which I have double inked in Versamark & Basic Black Archival & then set Clear Heat Emboss Powder over the top with the Heat Tool. I have watercoloured the roses in Blushing Bride with the Aqua Painter & fussy cut. There is some Gold Metallic Thread behind the rose, as well as some Dimensionals & I put a couple of the Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes on, as well. The Grateful sentiment is from the Designer Tin of Cards stamp set & is inked in Basic Black Archival.

I have stamped the envelope & inside the card with the rose from the Birthday Blooms stamp set in Blushing Bride. I have also flicked the inside of the card with Daffodil Delight & Pumpkin Pie Stampin Write Markers. The For You sentiment is also from the Designer Tin of Cards stamp set & inked in Basic Black Archival.

Here are the Strawberry Sketches Challenge, Just Add Ink Challenge & Kim Badelt's card: 


I also decided to enter it into Addicted to CAS Watercolour Challenge #98

And I've added it to the Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlights just for good measure lol! You can see all the entries & VOTE for your favourites (& mine, of course) from 7:30pm AEDT Friday 14 October. Happy Voting!!

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  1. Your background watercolor is just perfect. The colors you choose are just perfect for this time of year! Thanks for sharing at ATCAS!

  2. Beautiful watercoloring, and I love your choice of pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  3. So pretty, Jessie! I love the beautiful background you've created for your lovely bloom! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

  4. This is really beautiful, Jessie! Your background is divine, and I love the glimmery banner. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week.

  5. Fabulous card, Jessie! Love the gorgeous water colour background and the stunning splatters. The Blushing Bride glimmer paper is a gorgeous touch to your card and the beautiful flower finishes it all off perfectly. Thanks for playing along and I hope we see you again next week at Just Add Ink. Rochelle xo