Sunday, 15 January 2017

Winter Birthday


Good morning, I hope it's not as grey where you are as it is here. Although, I'm using they grey and rain as an excuse to not go for a run. I'm telling myself I'll see if it clears out towards the afternoon. But we all know I'll just spend the day in the craft room. But yesterday was about exercise for my body, today is about exercise for my soul. How about that! 

Today's card is a birthday card for a friend who likes snow flakes. She will see it on the blog before it will reach her on the other side of the world, but I wanted to make a few challenges with deadlines soon approaching. This card is inspired by the sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch and the colours over at Color Throwdown. I was also inspired by the "Be Square" challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and the Winter Birthday theme over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and the Winter theme over at Time Out (with an optional twist of white on white which I obviously didn't take...). Last, but certainly not least I was also inspired by the Snowflake theme over at CAS Watercolour Challenge. Needed quite a bit of inspiration this time to get things going...




I started by creating the background, randomly splotching blue watercolour onto watercolour paper. After drying it with a heat gun I also splattered some darker blues onto the card. I then die cut the background into a square. I adhered the other die cuts and stamped and heat embossed the second word of the sentiment. When I had put everything together I felt the card still needed some little last finishing touch, so I got out my Picket Fence Distress Paint and splattered it over the card (after first covering the top half with a scrap paper to protect the image and sentiment). 

Card: Stampin' Up black card, 300 gsm Daler&Rowney Watercolour paper, scrap of yellow card, white glitter card
Ink and colouring: Tsukineko Versamark, Gansai Tambi watercolours, Tim Holtz Distress Paint Picket Fence
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Party Animal
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes, Mini Snowflakes, Stitched Square nesting dies, CUTplorations Happy Word die
Other: Papermania Seafoam White embossing powder

8 comments:

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Karola ... the soft blue and yellow are fabulous against the dramatic black ... they really pop! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Teresa Kline said...

hello! pretty card, great colors, really like the darker card base! hello! these are fun, those tags are precious...luv that they are shakers! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Loll said...

Your watercoloured background is so pretty with the large snowflake Karola. It really pops against the dark card base. Your friend is going to love this! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Bonnie said...

Such a pretty background for that snowflake, Karola! I love that you've placed it on a black card! So dramatic! And the white splatters add extra interest! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

sandie said...

I love the coloured base and the gorgeous mix of blue, the white splashes are the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining Time Out

Karen D. said...

pretty card...the black adds a lot of drama...
Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS WATERCOLOUR challenge!

Leigh Penner said...

Very pretty take on the sketch and on the colour challenge!

nancy littrell said...

Very pretty Watercoloured birthday card Karola. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs....