Saturday, December 17, 2016

Beautiful You

Hi there!  Hope you're having a great weekend and have all of your holiday chores out of the way.  I still have some last minute shopping to do and I'm hoping the snow we've had two weeks in a row is finally done, so I can finish up!

On the positive side, I had time to play with the new Beautiful You stamp set that will be available in January as part of the upcoming Stampin' Up! Occasions catalogue.  I fell in love with the images and the wonderful sentiments, especially the ones I've included in the card today.  I've used the sketch from the current challenge at Freshly Made Sketches for my card layout.

Starting with a small panel of water color paper, I stamped the image and then colored it with the new Stampin' Up Watercolor pencils and a Blender Pen.  I used Bermuda Bay for her dress, Daffodil Delight for her hat and added a little Old Olive for the ground.  Because there are only 16 watercolor pencils, your color choices are somewhat limited, so I ended up using Blushing Bride ink for her skin and Soft Sky ink in the background.

I absolutely love this dancing woman.  She exudes such Joie de Vivre, I find the image very uplifting.  I think maybe because that French phrase popped into my head, I subconsciously decided to use the retired En Francais background stamp on the Soft Sky card base.  ;-) 

After stamping the sentiment, I adhered a small piece of Daffodil Delight 1/8" Grosgrain ribbon to the bottom of the panel but it looked rather plain, so I added some white Baker's Twine and tied a little bow.  Of course I had to finish with some sequins!

Thanks so much for visiting!  I've added a link above to the challenge, so be sure to pop over there and check out all the gorgeous inspiration.


Product details
Stamps:  Beautiful You, En Francais
Paper:  Soft Sky, watercolor
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Soft Sky, Blushing Bride
Other:  Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Daffodil Delight 1/8" Grosgrain ribbon, White Baker's Twine, White Gel Pen, Fancy Frost Sequins, Pretty Pink Post Sparkling Clear Sequins, Clear Wink of Stella


Heidi Stamps said...

The stamp is so pretty, I really like the sketchy style and how you loosely watercolored her. The script in the background is just right.

Jen Mitchell said...

How lovely this is! Your watercolored image is fantastic. Such an elegant card. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!