Monday, 28 April 2014

Celebrate Blue

Hi and welcome.  I finally got some time to stamp just for me on the weekend, but it took me a couple of days to find the time to blog!  Can't wait until things go back to normal and we're back in our house and I have all my schtuff around :)

I've got two cards to post today and this is my first.  I made this card using the beautiful blue colour challenge at Colour Me and the fun challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.

I white-embossed the word "celebrate" from the Shenanigans set onto watercolour paper then liberally spritzed the paper with water.  I dropped a single drop of ink in each of the challenge colours onto my craft mat and spritzed with water.  I then picked up one colour at a time with my paintbrush and painted the watercolour paper.  I started with Coastal Cabana at the top, then Tempting Turquoise, then Pacific Point and finally Bermuda Bay at the bottom.

After heat-setting, I trimmed to size and mounted onto a white card base.  Three blue sequins finished off the card.

Thanks for looking.

Products used:

Stamps:  Shenanigans (CASual Fridays)
Ink:  Versamark, reinkers (Coastal Cabana, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay)
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Watercolour Paper
Accessories:  White EP, blue sequins

Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Colour Me.



chera said...

I love watercolour!!! Your card is so pretty, love the blues!!

OttawaMom said...

I absolutely love the watercolour effect you have created!! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at Colour Me....!

Sherrie M. said...

Gorgeous....reminds me of the ocean.

Tenia Nelson said...


Rosemary said...

beautifully done... love the watercoloring! thanks so much for playing along with Colour Me!

Anita in France said...

Simply delicious, Karren ... gorgeous watercolouring ... love the white embossing against it! Anita :)

Aneta said...

It's stunning for me. I love the colours and the way you design it.

LeAnne said...

This is just gorgeous, Karren! Lovely technique!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful way to use these colors, Karren!

Hayley Kew said...

Gorgeous job! Love the background you have created and the sequins were the perfect embellishment :) Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Colour Me...! We sure hope to have you back again soon!!!

laurie said...

wow, I love that look! i'll have to give it a try!

Rita Wright said...

I LOVE this, Karren! I have got to get me a craft mat! $$$$$ lol