Monday, April 16, 2012

Summer Fun

First of all, the winner of the adorable Rosie from POD's new The Sweetest Day collection is Pam Sparks! Congratulations, Pam! I already emailed you! =) The preview of The Sweetest Day collection continues today, please go to Purple Onion Designs Blog for all the links and for a chance to win the entire collection! =)

I'll share more cards made with the new collection with you in the next few weeks, but lets get back to our normal broadcasting. I mean, post. =) Here is a card that I made for this month's Watercolor Challenge over at Inspiration Journal.


I hope this card makes you craving for summer! =) At lease I was aiming for a summery look. You can create any kind of watercolor project to enter the challenge for a chance to win 50 Emporium Dollars to use over at Inspiration Emporium.


I stamped the adorable girl from TGF's Summer Fun set on watercolor paper with archival ink and colored her with distress ink pads and a water brush. The colors that I used are Tattered Rose, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye and Ripe Persimmon from the Fall Limited Edition.


To create the background, I pressed Picket Fence, Broken China and Wild Honey distress stains on my craft sheet, I then sprayed some water over both the inks and the watercolor paper before dragging the watercolor paper through the pool of ink. I added strips of patterned paper from Miss Caroline Howdy Doody 6x6 Designer Paper Pad to ground the image and for a little interest.

That's it for now. Please visit Inspiration Journal for more inspirations and don't forget to enter your watercolor projects here for a chance to win 50 Emporium Dollars to use over at Inspiration Emporium. You can also use discount code "wonderland" for 10% off your entire purchase! =)



Have a  fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (Orange Zest) Papertrey Ink
specialty paper: (watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
rubber stamp: The Greeting Farm
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
dye ink: (Tattered Rose, Walnut Stain, Vintag Photo, Tea Dye, Ripe Persimmon) Ranger Industries
archival ink: (Jet Black) Ranger Industries
specialty ink: (Picket Fence, Broken China, Wild Honey Distress Stains) Ranger Industries
accent: (yellow, orange, aqua buttons) Papertrey Ink
tool: (border punch) Fiskars, (sewing machine)
other: (foam tape) 3M, (foam squares) Recollections
card size: 4" x 5 1/2"

12 comments:

yyam said...

This is soooooo sweet! Love the incredible texture of the watercolour paper along with your awesome colouring! :)

Dotty Jo said...

Oh just look at her - you can alomost hear her giggling! Gorgeous card Alice, Jo x

Karen B. said...

Your background is amazing!

Beate said...

That image is so cute, made me want to giggle. Beautiful card.
Hugs and smiles

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! This is fabulous! I love the background you created! It's so beautiful and interesting. And the image is the cutest!

Mary J said...

How lovely Alice, gorgeous soft feel and fab button placement!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Artful inspiration Alice!! Leaves me craving to see more of your designs!

Helle said...

so sweet! love the texture and the colors!

Danni said...

Very pretty and the image is so sweet!

Sandy said...

Wonderfully done and thanks for tell you how you made this pretty card. I wish my tummy looked so good!
sandy

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Alice, this is such a fun card. Love what you did with the background.

BabyBokChoy said...

You know I love sweet little girl images!!!!!

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