Sunday, July 29, 2018

Happy Birthday-Just Us Girls Challenge


My second card today was created for the latest Just Us Girls card challenge. I have been stuck in a coloring rut lately. It seems that anytime I stamp an image I automatically reach for my Copic markers. I have been trying to get myself to branch out and try to watercolor more. So, when I saw the inspiration photo I thought it would be a good time for me to actually challenge my watercoloring skills. To create my card I started with some kraft cardstock from Hobby Lobby. I inked up the Stampin' UP French Script background stamp using Tim Holtz black soot ink and spritzed it with my mini mister to give it a nice loose look on the text since I was going to be stamping it sideways onto my A2 card base. Using some Canson coldpress watercolor paper I stamped the pretty poppies and leaves from the Stampers Anonymous Flower Garden stamp set and the sentiment from the Papertrey Ink Botanical Silhouettes stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink. I covered all of the stamped images with Zing clear embossing powder and heat set them. Using an inexpensive watercolor set I picked up at Hobby Lobby I watercolored the images and set it aside to dry. Once dry I die cut it down into a panel using a Gina Marie Designs stitched rectangle die. I added popped the panel up off of the card using some fun foam from Hobby Lobby and added some clear rhinestones by Recollections to the center of the poppies and a few Nuvo crystal drops in ebony black around the panel to finish this card off. I hope you like it. 

4 comments:

Sybrina K said...

Celeste, So sorry that I haven't been around in a while... especially since I've missed such crafty goodness. Love this watercolored beauty and that Jingle-Belles-inspired sweet snowflake. :)

Lisa Elton said...

This is extra pretty Celeste! Those orange blooms are fabulous!

Nancy said...

Well, You need to do water-colors more as this turned out great! Love the mix of fonts on your sentiment and the scripted background panel as well! So happy you joined us this week at Just Us Girls.

Kath Ricks said...

Your card is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!