So this week's challenge is to sponge or distress. We'd love to have you join us so you can get next week's digi free and be entered into our monthly drawing!! We'll be picking a winner next Friday.
I've been wanting to make one of these watercolor cards for so long and I had the perfect set of Nesties (Labels 6) ... so when I got these free images in my inbox I decided to go for it! *Ü* I was totally inspired by Yvonne-annabelle's cards... she does amazing things with Nesties and watercolor paper. If you don't subscribe to her blog you're really missing out!
I used this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for my sketch, although I got in on it too late to be entered. They also have a bonus challenge of making a card OWH and mailing it to them for the troops. Wich reminds me... my challenge blog DOUBLE DELIGHT is extending our OWH challenge thru the end of the month. I also am entering this in Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge which is to "Use a Christian symbol of peace somewhere on your card/project, or create a card/project that shows or shares peace."
I love how elegant watercolor paper looks as a base for cards. I printed my images on watercolor paper and let it dry a while. Then after cutting it out with Labels 6 Nestie, I left it in the die, masked the image and sponged on olive classic ink. That left me with a nice white border. To color the flowers, I used Copic markers and then blended with the colorless blender. I added sparkly clear gellyroll pen to the middle of each flower. Images are popped up onto olive cardstock and paper pierced around them. (I just eyed it) Corner pieces are the Fancy Corners by Cuttlebug.
Before I go I wanted to be sure to let you know about some really FUN things happening at Designed 2 Delight... in their CDAC forum... for World Card Making Day on October 2nd!! This is straight from the D2D blog:
The D2D Design Team has been busy brainstorming ideas for a CDAC party on World Card Making Day. It is going to be SO much fun!!
Here is a link to our Designed2Delight Crafter's Digital Art Center Group.
There are two challenges that were posted this morning. Find the details in our forum.
One winner will receive the entire set of new releases that will come out October 2nd.
You can R.S.V.P here.
There will be contests going on all day--random winners, wish-list winners, challenge winners, EXCLUSIVE CDAC member discount to my digi store ...and MORE!
Now doesn't that sound like FUN?? I'm definately gonna be there. I want a chance at some FREEBIES!! =)
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend *Ü*