Sunday, April 14, 2013

Calypso Birthday

ETA:  I was chosen as a "Glamette" at Friday Mashup  for this entry.  Woo Hoo!

I had a chance to watercolor another flower from the Secret Garden stamp set.  Lovely images, this one is the largest of them.  The flower was stamped in Jet Black Stazon and then water colored in Calypso Coral with an Aquapainter.  A Summer Starfruit marker was used to ink up the center of the flower.

I decided to create a layer between the Crumb Cake square and the flower, so a Windows Collection framelit was cut out of Confetti Cream card stock and then stamped in Crumb Cake with the Canvas backgrounder stamp.

The card was made for this week's challenge at the Friday Mashup, where one could use the sketch or make a birthday card, or "mash" it up by doing both.  Which I did.

Here's the sketch:

Yes, I now realize I literally mirrored the sketch with my polka dot Calypso Coral designer paper LOL!!  Oh well, I really love that paper and it looks fantastic with Crumb Cake.

The colors were chosen in order to join the color challenge at Fab Friday:

This is a great color combo, however, other than the center of the flower, I wasn't sure how I wanted to incorporate Summer Starfruit.  I decided to add a butterfly, which was then stamped with the Hello Doily stamp.  Actually, the butterfly was carefully laid upon a specific area of the stamp inked with a Summer Starfruit marker.

Basic Rhinestones on the butterfly and in the opposing corner add a little of bling.

They are a little harder to see in this picture than the other full shot above.  I am definitely going to do some research into photo editing software.  I use what came with my computer and it just isn't doing what I need.  Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks for dropping by today!  I really appreciate your comments and would love to hear from you!

Until next time!



All products are from Stampin' Up:
Stamps:  Secret Garden, Bring on the Cake, Canvas, Hello Doily
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Confetti Cream, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, watercolor, Tea for Two designer paper
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Summer Starfruit, Stazon
Accessories:  Secret Garden and Windows Collection framelits, Scallop Border and Bitty Butterfly punches, Honeycomb embossing folder, Linen Thread, Basic Rhinestones, Neutral Button.


Heidi Baks said...

Wonderful layering of elements! Love the color combo you chose. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Amanda Mertz said...

I really like the distressing on your edges…great texture! And your stamped butterfly using the Doily is great! THanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Christine Blain said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, Stef!! I really love the background stamping behind that glorious flower, and love the 'little bit extra' you've given the butterfly by using the doily stamp. I use GIMP to edit my photos - it's downloadable for free, and I followed basic instructions that I'd googled... works for me!

Lisa said...

Very pretty! The butterfly was the perfect touch!

Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

P.S. Try . Its free and very easy to use!

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

This is so lovely! Your details are beautiful and I love how you've used all those colours - great flower! :) Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup!

Amy White said...

Lovely card - love the honeycomb embossing behind the flower! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup this week!

Justin said...

Sweet card! Nice job coloring in the flower! Thanks for playing with the Fab Friday Challenge!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Wow, this is really lovely! That flower really pops! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

Brenda said...

Such a pretty card!! I love all of the elements and the distressed edges!! Love that butterfly also!! Thank you for joining us at Fab Friday!!!