I remembered though that I had a card for the current CASology challenge and only a few hours left to link it up, so here is my very quick post before my eyes close!
Yep, the Cue Word for this week is 'Juicy'. I had so many ideas for this but just didn't have the right stamps and dies to turn my ideas into a card. I was flicking through some patterned paper yesterday and kept coming across watermelons, so decided to try and create my own:
I started off by cutting a 'curved triangle' freehand from some watercolour CS. I grabbed Distress Inks 'Mowed Lawn' and 'Worn Lipstick', a big round paintbrush, my palette and some water. I really wanted to capture the true colouring of a watermelon, where its green on the outside, fades to white and then light pink to darker in the middle. Using lots of water and doing brushstrokes across the triangle I managed to do just that. I'm so happy with how it turned out. There might actually be some hope for me in the 'watercolouring' world!!
Once the paint was dry, I used a fine tip black pen to draw on the seeds, added some foam tape to the back and put on the card front. I then found this sentiment from Clearly Besotted 'Vegetable Patch' which I thought fit the card perfectly. I stamped it on a strip of white CS, put it on foam tape as well and added some Neat and Tangled clear sequins for a touch of shine.
I have three other challenges I would like to enter:
The Hearts Desire Challenge #15
AAA Card Challenge # 96
Stamplorations Summer CAS Challenge