Saturday, 5 September 2015

Birthday Bliss


Happy Long Weekend!

Meet today's card.  Just a fun challenge at Splitcoast, to create a card you would like to receive for your own birthday.  Since I love the look of watercolour, here is what I came up with.

I used my Brushos to watercolour the bkg.  I just sprinkled a bit of the Brushos onto my acrylic block and picked up the pigment using a wet paint brush.  I find it best to wet the watercolour paper first before adding the colour for a better blend of colour. (I used 90 lb. paper)  
While that was drying, I stamped the flowers from the Pretty Petals stamp set by Penny Black.  It has such a great collection of fun flowers that are perfect for Copic colouring or watercoloring.  Again, I used my Brushos to colour the flowers.  When they were dry, I fussy cut them out and pop dot mounted them to my card front.  I used a white Signo pen to do the flower centers. The sentiment is from a set called Sprinkles and Smiles also from Penny Black.  I have used that set a lot.




I am adding my card to these challenges:

Little Red Wagon- CLEAN and SIMPLE

Simon Says- MAKE IT COLOURFUL

Craft Stamper- TAKE A STAMP, ANYTHING GOES

Happy Little Stampers- COLOURING


Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ Brusho/ paint brush/ pop dots/ acrylic block/ Memento bl ink/Signo wh pen

22 comments:

Karen Ashbrook said...

Simply beautiful. Karen x

Faith A said...

Such a pretty colour combo and beautiful work as always.

CherylQuilts said...

What a beautiful card, and I love your backgrounds - amazing! And I really love how you've fussy cut the flowers and popped them for dimension. Love the shade of blue/green! Stunning card, precious friend! Hugs!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Beautiful background and the flowers are bliss :)

Loll said...

So beautiful Karen. I'll have to try you technique of wetting the w/c paper first and then adding wet brushos from an acrylic block. You make amazing cards with this technique. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

Craftychris said...

Stunning card! xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a great card, so perfect in every way. When I first saw it I though, "Awww! How nice to celebrate me today." I wouldn't mind receiving this for my bday. Of course, my standards are low, any card with cold hard cash inside is a winner! hee hee BTW, Love that greeting set by PB. I may have to look into obtaining that, so versatile!

Gabi MeWi said...

So beautiful...

Davi said...

Wow Karen, this is awesome, Iove the simple flowers and cut out makes them look so real!!

Joanne said...

Just beautiful! I love the background you created! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous colors, Karen! Love those pink flowers and the beautiful background! Thanks for sharing this with us at Happy Little Stampers!

Linda said...

Simply beautiful ...... love the delicate background and the flowers are just gorgeous! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge ...... good luck! Linda xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Karen! It's so pretty and feminine and I love your inked background.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Gio said...

Wow, so simple and beautiful! Thank you for joining us at the Craft Stamper Challenge :-)

Diane Jaquay said...

Love the background on this, beautiful colors and beautiful card!!

Deepti said...

This is so pretty and elegant :)

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous card! LOVE the beautiful contrast between the colors..
Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ... good luck!
xxx Ellie Knol xxx

Bobby said...

Those pretty pink flowers just pop off your wonderful background,Karen, but I can't imagine cutting out all those tiny stems.

Deb Bradley said...

What size was this card done in?

shirley-bee said...

Oh, this is just wonderful, Karen - so soothing. Love the background. Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It Make It :)

Chrissie said...

I have complete envy of these stamps Karen, what a super creation!
Thanks so much for joining in Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge
Chrissie

Neets B said...

Wow, your watercolouring with your Brushos is so pretty, you've got a real talent of colouring with these. And those poppies are so pretty.
Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge, Anita x