Sunday, 5 October 2014

Have a Fabulous Birthday

Hi guys

I hope you're all having a relaxing Sunday

I'm popping by this afternoon to share a card which I've made, taking inspiration from a wonderful card made by Kimberly Weiner who is the Guest Muse at Muse Challenge this week.  I've also managed to combine a few other challenges with this one too.

Here is my card...



Here is Kimberly's gorgeous creation...



I loved the colours Kimberly used but with the ink pads in my stash I was struggling to come up with something similar.  So instead I stamped the floral image in VersaMark and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I then water coloured, taking colour directly from the tips of my Inktense pencils with a wet brush.  As the colours with the white outline were quite soft, I continued with a bold sentiment but used grey ink instead of black.  I then popped the panel up on 3D foam strips.  So I've taken the colours, the floral image and the layout as my inspiration.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Stampin' Up - So Very Grateful; Clearly Besotted - Flight of Fancy
  • Ink: VersaMark; Versa Color - Sky Gray
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Watercoloured using Derwent Inktense pencils


I am also going to link this card up at the following challenge blogs:

A Gem of a Challenge - Challenge #129 - Clean and Simple
Time Out Challenges - Challenge #15 - Stamping
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #92 - Anything Goes
STAMPlorations - October Challenge - Stamps & Embossing
AAA Cards - Challenge #23 - CAS/Watercolour


I hope you've all had a lovely weekend and managed to find some crafty time.  There was certainly a lot going on in blogland yesterday during World Card Making Day!

If I find some more time I may be back with another card for you later.

Bye for now



24 comments:

  1. Love your w/c flowers and pretty white embossed ouline. The sentiment looks fab in the grey, black would have been too stark. :)

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  2. Love the soft colours and so wonderful with the white embossing. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT

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  3. Love the heat embossing/watercolored floral image - gorgeous take on Kimberly's card :)

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  4. I thought about using that stamp, but I would not have thought of embossing it in white - so pretty! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Anita!

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  5. Another fabulous creation. You are a CAS DIVA! Thanks for leaving this on our front porch here at 6t3 Avenue Create. It was such a delightul find.
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner

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  6. Such a beautiful card - I love that you embossed the flowers.
    Elaine

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  7. What a fantastic job of water coloring you did. Love the embossed images with the coloring, and then the sentiment is the perfect compliment for your stamped image. Beautiful.

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    1. Meant to thank you for playing with AAA Cards this week. Thank you!

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  8. Anita you are rockin' the challenges! Another utterly gorgeous card ... Such a talented lady!
    Hugs Sarah x

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  9. Beautiful - the white embossing and watercolours look so elegant!

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  10. Your flowers are so pretty, glad you were able to play along at AAA Cards

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  11. Love how you embossed in white. What a great idea!

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  12. Your card is so pretty - I love the embossed flowers xx

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  13. Love this sooo beautiful and so too is your watercolouring ! x

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  14. This is rally beautiful! So special!

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  15. Beyond beautiful, I gasped when I saw the lovely embossing, and squeezed with joy when you were in the gallery!!!! Made my day!! I can just imagine how gorgeous this is up close, wow!!! Thanks for joining in the MUSE challenge this week.!!!

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  16. Lovely work, Anita - the embossing, the watercoloring, your choice of large sentiment in gray. Thanks for gracing the gallery at STAMPlorations this month.

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  17. LOVE the soft watercolored image with the white embossing Anita ... so beautiful!! Great idea to balance with a soft gray sentiment. Loll xx

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  18. This is just gorgeous. I love the soft water color look you achieved. Aren't those Inktense pencils just the best? Your colors are stunning.

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  19. You have a great CAS style. I like it a lot. ;) Thank you for joining us over at the Time Out Challenge.

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  20. Anita, your card is fabulously watercolored! Thank you for sharing it with us at AAA Cards!

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  21. Congrats on getting HM at Time Out Anita x

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  22. This is a beautiful, clean card!! Thanks for joining in at STAMPlorations and Muse!

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