Well, well, well......where did July come from so quickly?!!! We are suddenly half-way thru the year and I still feel like I haven't gotten over Christmas. Looks like I need to start making some more Christmas cards for this year very quickly!!!
With it being the 1st of the month it also means that its time for a new challenge theme at Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Challenge.
As always we have our 'Anything Goes' theme but you also have the optional twist of using 'Blue' on your project. And with blue being my favourite colour, I'm very happy indeed!!
And of course you also have the chance to win a $20 voucher to spend in the Happy Little Stampers store. How fabulous!!
For my card I knew I definitely wanted to use blue but I also wanted to use two new products as well:
I started off by cutting a panel of water colour CS and heat embossing in white my new Studio Katia 'Your So Ranunculus' stamp. I then used my new Gansai Tambi 'Pearl Colors' watercolour paint. I wish I could have captured the shimmer of this paint, its absolutely amazing!! Once the flowers were dry I die-cut the panel using a Winnie and Walter die from 'Essential: Audrey's Cutaways'.
Since the paint has a silvery shimmer to it, I added a panel of silver CS to the card front and adhered the flowers to it. The sentiment (from the same stamp set) was heat embossed in silver on a strip of watercolour CS and popped up on foam tape. And I added lots of clear sequins from Neat and Tangled to carry on the shine.
I'm going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Anything Goes'.
And will also link to The Challenge # 88 where I've used two keywords 'Flowers' and 'Watercolour'.
You have the whole month of July to link your projects to the Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Challenge and pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have created to inspire you. Can't wait to see your projects in the Gallery!!
I'm sure this glows with those Gansai-Tambi paints but either way, it's stunningly gorgeous. Your watercoloring has brought those intricate ranunculus to life. Beautiful work.ReplyDelete
Super pretty, Shona! I love blue and silver together.ReplyDelete
Very pretty! Love the soft watercolor and the elegant silver- thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
very pretty and soft. Love the blue wash over your flowers. xxReplyDelete
This is so lovely, Shona! I am delighted that you were inspired to join us at The Challenge!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Shona! It's so elegant and pretty.ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Shona, this is beautiful! I love the silver and those gorgeous blue flowers! SO happy you joined us at The Challenge! XXReplyDelete
Lovely card. DT Sister MeenaReplyDelete