Thursday, August 27, 2015

Water Colored Birthday Wishes


I have a birthday card today that includes a water-colored background, along with a water-colored flower. For the background I scribbled wc crayons on wc paper and bled them together with an aqua brush; allowing it to dry before cutting it with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle. The SU! blended bloom flower was stamped and heat embossed with clear detail ep before water coloring with Derwent wc pencils and an aqua brush, then fussy cut and popped up on foam tape. I hand cut some leaves from snippets of green cardstock, folding them in half and running them through a paper crimper. I added some punched ferns done with a MS punch, and one tiny orange gemstone. The big black brad and sentiment are both from SU!

I'm sharing this over at the Snippets Playground #191 where the only requirement is to use snippets.

I'm also entering it into the Shopping our Stash #216 where the challenge is "splish splash" or in other words; to use a wet medium. I used water coloring.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Good luck to the little league baseball team from Lewistown, PA - they're going to play in the World Series Little League championship finals on Saturday afternoon! Woo hoo!!! We're rooting for you!!!

Carol

20 comments:

jimlynn said...

Carol, what a wonderful idea to run those leaves through the paper crimper! Love the look of them. Then entire card is so beautiful. Love the scribbling with the watercolor crayons - makes a beautiful background for sure!
We've been watching all the LL games too. Sad to see Texas lose last night but was glad to see Redland win! I just hate watching any of those little guys lose as I know they're all playing their hearts out. Good luck to Redland on Saturday!
Lynn

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Carol, Very beautiful card! I'm so impressed by your leaves!! Great idea this to use a paper crimper to make the veins!! Very creative! They look so well!!
As you know, I love this bloom flower and your watercolouring is just wonderful!:D Amazing watercolouring background, too!
Have a great baseball watching! :D

Jean said...

A gorgeous card, I love the water coloured background as well as the fabulous flower, and your lovely leafy arrangement and birthday greeting finishes it beautifully.
Jean x

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card, the flower is stunning and the background is perfect too. Elizabeth xx

Donna said...

Lovely card Carol! Thanks for playing along with the Shopping Our Stash crew for our "Splish Splash" challenge this week!

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Carol, such a lovely watercolour background and gorgeous flower.
Pauline
x

Donna Hanley said...

There is something so very special and beautiful about soft water coloring. You did an amazing job with this one my friend. Love those little pieces of fern with the leaves. Nice touch! Enjoy the evening

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card, and great job with the watercoloring. I like the extra special touch you did with the leaves and using the crimper. I always forget that I even have one...smile.

Stampsnob. said...

I posted here before also........Lis

MaryH said...

Thanks for the reminder about the w/c crayons! Mine are buried deep in a drawer, and that's one of the first craft items I think I ever bought. After watching over someone's shoulder when we were on vacation up here in SC. I love the softness of that background and good tip to use the aqua brush. THe flower is gorgeous and love the leaves and tiny silvery twigs tucked in with the flower. The color of the branch twigs looks like a plant we have here, called Dusty Miller. (Don't know the latin name, but it's velvety soft, and beautiful silvery-green shades). Pretty card, Carol. TFS & Hugs

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant card and awesome image and wonderful water colours used.xx
{The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

Barb said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous card Carol. That flower is beautiful and I really like the addition of the black brad in the centre. I love soft watercolour backgrounds. Barbxx

Di said...

So beautiful! LOVE the way you made the background, your flower is absolutely gorgeous too! And, icing on the cake, the crimped leaves are genius - if I ever find my crimper it's one to try! Ooops, think I remember where it's lurking - whoosh :)

Hugs

Di xx

merrymstamper said...

I LOVE this flower and you have created a beautiful card!! :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love that big old brad! This is fun card and I love the snippets of greenery you have added to the flower.

SARN said...

This is SOOOO pretty Carol xxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I just love how you do the leaves in the crimper. This is very pretty, Carol!

Barb said...

Congratulations on being one of Di's picks this week Carol. Your card really is beautiful. Barbxx

Em Louise Fairley said...

This is gorgeous! Congratulations on being one of Di's picks and thanks for stopping by x

Barbara Godden said...

Gorgeous card, I love all the watercolouring, it inspires me, I have WC crayons and this is a must try technique.Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash for the Splish Splash challenge.