Saturday 30 January 2016

Doodlebud Wishes

Hi and welcome!  Today's card was made using the current sketch at Retro Sketches and the Just Add Nature theme at Just Add Ink.  And I need to add that my flowers were heavily inspired by this card made by Shari Carroll.  I saw her card and wanted to try and recreate the loose watercolored look of the flowers.

I started by stamping and coloring the flowers onto watercolor paper, purely for practice.  Once I'd finished, I went looking for a sketch challenge where I could utilise them.  As soon as I saw the Retro Sketches challenge, I knew my flowers would work.  I cut a rectangle and rounded opposite corners and popped it up on foam tape onto a white cardbase onto which I'd adhered a strip of striped paper.

I then spent an inordinate amount of time trying to work out the best shape for the other element in the sketch!  In the end, I settled for a small tag with just the end poking out behind the flower.  This was cut from Summer Sunrise cardstock to match the orange flower at the bottom.

Thanks for visiting.

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Products used:

Stamps:  Doodlebuds (WP9), Sending and Wishing (SSS)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock:  White, watercolor, Dots & Stripes Neutrals (MFT), Summer Sunrise (PTI)
Dies:  Doodlebuds (WP9), Tag Builder 4 (MFT)
Accessories:  Zig markers, corner chomper


Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Retro Sketches.


Jinny Newlin said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Karren! Love your bold, bright, happy, color choices; and that black, striped panel is so striking! Beautiful watercolor work, too!

Nikki Spencer said...

It's stunning Karren. Love the blooms and the design too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Jan said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karren! I love those fun flowers and the bold colours too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink again this week :-)

SewPaperPaint said...

Wow, this is my favorite combo - black and white with pops of pink! Gorgeous card, just gorgeous!

Christine Blain said...

As always, a gorgeous work of art, my friend! Love it to bits. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

Tina said...

The flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Absolutely wonderful! Bravo for being the Rockstar at Retro Sketch - you deserve it.

Sue said...

I would love to buy a Doodle Bud Die Cut or a You Equal Kind Die Cut. Can you help me?
Sue Beed