Saturday, June 6, 2015

Day 5 - 30 Day Coloring Challenge and a Blog Hop

Hello Friends! Well today, I've got something fun to share. Not only am I participating in the 30 Day Coloring Challenge, but I'm also taking part in the Watercolor Blog Hop happening over on the Pretty Pink Posh blog. You all know how much I looooove Pretty Pink Posh sequins. Combine that with my other love, watercoloring and I'm a happy gal! Please take a moment to visit the Pretty Pink Posh blog and have a look-see at all of the beautiful submissions. And play along, you could win a prize!


Okie dokie, let's take a look at what I've done for today. I am a day behind on the 30 Day challenge. Yesterday was my youngest daughters 19th birthday and she demanded my full attention...ALL DAY!

Sooo...I decided to pull out a really old Close to My Heart stamp set and do some random stamping.


You may also know that I am not a fan of black embossing powder. That stuff is evil. So instead, I stamped my image with VersaFine Onyx Black ink and covered it with clear fine detail embossing powder. Works like a dream, with no mess! I was planning to add a lot of color and a lot of water, so embossing was best for this project.


 I used my new loves, the Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens to color in my blooms. I just added a small amount of color to the center of each petal and blended it out with clean water.  Once all of the petals and leaves were dry, I went in and added a little blue marker and water to the background. And I set it aside to dry.


I have become a BIG fan of the 4 Bar sized card. I think they are so sweet. And that is what I decided to create with my background paper. I used a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die and cut a section out. I ended up with two pieces and only that small frame was left over. Of course I saved it, because why not, I may use it on another project later. But...probably not! LoL! 

I kept my cards really simple to let the background paper be the star of the show. I die cut a banner from black card stock, embossed the sentiments in white, mounted everything onto the card base with dimensional adhesive and added a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins to finish it off.

And now, I have two sweet little thank you cards to add to my stash!

And that is all I have to share with you today. I thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you visit again. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the rest of the Hop! Don't forget to go visit Pretty Pink Posh!

Blessings~




supplies~
stamp sets: Friendship Blessings, Say It In Style(Close to My Heart)   So Much to Say(Lawn Fawn)
card stock: 110# white Neenah(Simon Says Stamp)  Basic Black(Stampin' Up!)
specialty paper: Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock(Ranger)
ink: VersaFine Black Onyx, Versamark(Tsukienko)
coloring medium: Zig Clean Color Real Brush(Kuretake)
dies: Stitched Rectangles(Simon Says Stamp)  banner-Stitched Journaling Card(Lawn Fawn)
bling: 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins(Pretty Pink Posh)
other: Fine Detail Clear embossing powder(Simon Says Stamp)  White(Hero Arts)  #0 watercolor brush(Grumbacher)  #2 watercolor brush(Claudine Helmuth Studios)

26 comments:

lostinpaper said...

so bright and beautiful, love them both!

CathyL said...

These cards are so pretty!

Lin said...

Love the bright colors and lovely blooms! Beautiful :)

Jeanne said...

Ooooh, these are so very pretty, Barb! So happy to see you used an older stamp for this card. Gotta love all our goodies, right? You are mastering those pens very well there! Adore the colors you chose and how they pop so nicely against the black. I do have a question...how did you decide which colors to get when you were just starting out with sequins? There are so many colors! Terrific work and thanks for the tips on the black embossing powder. :)

Patti Willey said...

Wow! looks like these two cards came together so quickly and yet they're such a Wow factor here! Love the blue backgrounds! I'm with ya on the Black EP I just tossed mine in the trash yesterday! Yuck!

BunnyD said...

Very pretty cards! I like the scattered blooms look. Very fresh.

Karen King said...

I'm so jealous of anyone who has those markers!
Love those vibrant cards! 4 Bar sized cards are very sweet.

canadian_liner said...

AWESOME cards, Barb! I have that exact stamp set--one of my original CTMH sets that I can't bear to part with. I love what you did with it! And also your directions for making many smaller cards with one WC panel. Brilliant! Great inspiration, thanks! I'm now following your blog, too.

Bunny said...

These are very pretty. I love these pens.I laughed when you said you saved the frame because you might use it. Ha! Most of us have a box of "we might use that".

Fifi said...

Such a pretty card, the zig pens are really amazing

Marianne said...

Love your sweet cards. Also reminds me that I have a similar panel of butterflies all stamped, waiting to be coloured during Kathy's colouring challenge.

Melissa said...

Love your cards! They're absolutely beautiful.

yvalovee said...

Pretty cards! I want those markers, too!!!

Annheidel said...

Pretty cards! I love the look of watercolor with a black outline.

Kristina B. said...

Great coloring!

Irene Grau said...

I love the colors and how simple these cards look. Elegant!

Brandi R said...

Sweet cards. LOVE the colors ♥

Rose said...

Very pretty! The black really makes the colours stand out.

Taunya Butler said...

I saw these cards on Pinterest and my interest was piqued!! You have done a beautiful job with these!! Love the black with the pops of color and these are indeed wonderful Thank You cards to have in your stash!! Have a wonderful day!!! I would like to invite you to come to my blog where I am hosting a giveaway!! daisiesgirl.com

Diane said...

Bright, cute cards. I really appreciate the tip about black embossing powder. Thanks for sharing.

Kim Faucher said...

Very simple yet elegant and cheery! I love the contrast of the black!!

Michelle said...

Just beautiful! The perfect black accents and bits of sparkle!

foleysfriend said...

Beautiful cards; I like how you added the blue to the background; really makes the flowers "pop"

D.Ann C said...

Fab set!

canadian_liner said...

Recreated your beautiful watercolour panel HERE: http://cjmacbred.blogspot.ca/2015/06/thanks-for-support.html
and gave you credit. Thanks for the inspiration!
Caroline

Stephanie said...

These are lovely! I'm working on thank-you cards for my son's teachers and these are fantastic inspiration.