Tuesday, 2 August 2016

National Colouring Book Day


Did you know that it's National Colouring Book Day today? In honour of this, I am playing along with the colouring event over at STAMPlorations. Did you know that the wonderful Shery of STAMPlorations has just published a gorgeous Color Blooms colouring book which you can find here? And even better, if you hop over to STAMPlorations you can download a free page from the book to print and colour right now! And that's still not all - by linking up a picture of your coloured page you can win a copy of the colouring book. How awesome is that?


I started by printing the colouring page onto watercolour card. I then die cut a part of the page using the CUTplorations stitched die and watercoloured the flowers using Tim Holtz Distress ink (using very little water as my printer ink doesn't seem to be very waterproof). After the panel dried I inked around the edges in Ground Espresso using a foam applicator. I adhered the front panel onto a mat of Chocolate Chip card. I die cut the happy from the same card, and die cut a banner from Blushing Bride and stamped the word birthday from the Blossom Overture stamp set. After attaching everything to some white card I added a bit of Ice Stickles to the sentiment for that finishing touch. 

I'm linking up with the following challenges: 
Just Add Ink - colour challenge
Just Us Girls - Anything Girly
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Celebrate
Allsorts - A touch of sparkle

Card: 300 gsm white linen textured card, Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip and Blushing Bride card, 300 gsm watercolour paper
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Ground Espresso
Stamps: STAMPlorations Blossom Overture
Dies: CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle, Happy Word Die, Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners 
Other: Ranger Ice Stickles

8 comments:

Nancy said...

I had not idea that it was National Coloring Book Day. You have used one of my favorite color combinations. Your card is just lovely! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls for Wild Card Week.

Christine Blain said...

Wow - this is such a beautiful card, Karola. It's nice to see your real name now! Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week. :)

inkeverywhere said...

Lovely card - I like how you have layered it up to get a collage effect with a great vintage feel. Chantell JAI

Nikki Spencer said...

Love the way you've used the colours Karola. The layers and village style are very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Tina said...

Our challenge colours work so well with the vintage style of your card. I love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink.

Patrice said...

What a gorgeous card, Karola. A great vintage vibe, indeed. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. x

Wendy L said...

So beautiful, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a gorgeous creation! The flower images are so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Monday Challenge.