Sunday, January 24, 2016

Dear Friend

Hello and welcome back!  Tonight I'm sharing a card made with the sketch challenge at Pals Paper Arts.  I love it because it has a "wonky" panel, making it a very interesting visually.

Lots of options with that circle peeking out from behind, but I decided to use a doily along with two pieces of designer series paper from Birthday Bouquet.  Deciding which stamp set to use was not difficult; I still can't get enough of Birthday Blooms!  This time I used the small flower in the set.

After stamping on watercolor paper in Archival Basic Black, the flower was colored with an Aqua Painter using Mossy Meadow and Blushing Bride inks.  It was then fussy cut with Paper Snips and popped up on the circle along side one of the sentiments from the same stamp set.  White enamel dots and silver sequins were then added to the card.

I tried water coloring on Shimmer card stock but I'm so used to how easily the ink can be moved around on watercolor paper that I wasn't pleased with the Shimmer card stock result.  I'm determined to practice and get better at using it, because it does have a nice sparkly look.  Instead, I used Clear Wink of Stella on the blossom to add that lovely sparkle.

Thanks for the visit, and as always, I'd love to hear from you if you have time to leave a comment!  Be sure to use the link above to enjoy all the beautiful inspiration at Pals Paper Arts.



Product details:
Stamps:  Birthday Blooms
Paper:  Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Pool Party, Birthday Bouquet dsp
Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Mossy Meadow, Blushing Bride
Other:  White Perfect Accents, Metallics Sequins Assortment, Tea Lace Paper Doily, Circles Collection Framelit, 2 1/2" Circle punch, Clear Wink of Stella, Paper Snips, Aqua Painter.


Dawn Tidd said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Stef. The DSP and the stamped image look so pretty together and I love the touch of Wink of Stella. Thanks so much for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts this week.

Linda Callahan said...

This is so pretty! I love the simple elegance of your single flower against that gorgeous background! Glad you joined us at PPA!

Beth Beard said...

Your coloring of flower is gorgeous! I also love the addition of the pearls and sequins....perfect finishing touch. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Pals Paper Arts.

Shirl said...

Beautifully done card to showcase these lovely papers and stamp set.


Susan Itell said...

FUN choices of DSP's - love the various patterns and the flower - WOW! Thanks for playing this week!

Just a Thought... said...

What a fun card!! Love your DSP choices!! Thank you for playing with us at the Pals!!!

wannabcre8tive said...

A very beautiful card. I love the design.