Friday, January 29, 2016

Watermelon Birthday

Happy Friday!  I decided to take an extended weekend from work, so instead I am playing with paper today  ; - ) and sharing a card I made last night for three challenges - the sketch challenge at Paper Players, the color challenge at Pals Paper Arts and the "Nature" theme challenge at Just Add Ink (here's the link JAI 296).

When I saw the sketch I knew I would like to do some kind of flower in the circle and then, when the color challenge was posted yesterday I thought it would be perfect to use with the delightful wreath from the Circle of Spring stamp set!  And it fit the JAI challenge to add anything from nature - flowers, birds, animals, sun, stars - you get the picture.

I began with a base of Thick Whisper White, layering on top a piece of the Birthday Bouquet designer series paper currently available in the Occasions catalogue.  Love those watercolor stripes, and since Watermelon Wonder is a very strong color, it's nice that it's a bit lighter shade for the background.  Next is a panel of Tip Top Taupe embossed with the Honeycomb TIEF.

A blender pen was used to color the flowers in Pink Pirouette and Watermelon Wonder, and the leaves in Tip Top Taupe after the image was stamped on Whisper White in Archival Basic Gray ink.  The matching framelits were used to cut it out. I then put Dimensionals on the back right around the inside opening and layered the sentiment underneath.

After adhering the Watermelon Wonder card stock banner, a scramble (is that what it's called?) of white cotton twine was layered on it before finally adding the wreath.  I put a couple of little flowers in the corner for a little added color.

Thanks so much for looking!  As always, your visit and comments are sooo appreciated!  Have a great weekend and be sure to use the links above to take in all the lovely inspiration at all three challenges!



Product details:
Stamps:  Circle of Spring
Paper:  Thick and regular weight Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Birthday Bouquet dsp
Ink:  Archival Basic Gray, Watermelon Wonder, Pink Pirouette, Tip Top Taupe
Other:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Honeycomb TIEF, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Painted Blooms Cotton Twine (retired)


Nance Leedy said...

What a triple treat, Stef! Great combination of challenges. Love your use of the cotton twine and the sentiment inside the wreath--gorgeous card! Thank you for playing with my sketch at The Paper Players!

Hannelie said...

Stef this is really beautiful!!! I LOVE the colors and perfect attention to detail!
Thanks for joining the Paper Players!

Jodene said...

Beautiful card and I love that Spring wreath! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink :)

Brian King said...

Stef - Great combination of these two challenges! The wreath is a perfect focal point for this card. Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge. I'm glad you did.

Windy Ellard said...

Beautiful card...I love the way you stamped that sentiment in the that emboss folder , too! You worked the colors and layout perfect! thanks for playing along with the Pals color challenge this week!

KimB said...

Love your delicate colouring of the wreath Stef. It makes a wonderful surround for your sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Jackie Diediker said...

I love how you brought these challenges together to create such a soft and sweet card. I love the way you added color to the spring wreath, it's very pretty all together. Thank you for joining us this week at the Pals Paper Arts Challenge!

Shawn de Oliveira said...

Love the way you've used the challenge colors here. The wreath looks beautiful and such a great layout to combine with the Pals Paper Arts challenge. Thanks for playing.

Peggy Noe said...

So darling Stef! Anyone would love to receive this pretty card. How clever to use the wreat for a birthday! Thanks for joining us this week at Pals Paper Arts!