Friday, 20 April 2012

paper players challenge #91

So last week I got as far as making the card but didn't get to photographing and blogging about it in time - so you will have to see that one another day. Today I wanted to just slip in an entry for this week's challenge. Its CAS Watercolouring. For this I thought I'd crack out my brand spanking new stamps that are in the new summer mini catalogue which launches May 1st!!


Romance Framed Flowers

Stamp Set: Bordering on Romance, Tiny Tags
Ink: Black Stazon, Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Watercolour Paper
Punches: Jewellery Tag, Corner Rounder
Big Shot: Designer Frames
Accessories: Island Indigo Baker's Twine

I started by watercolouring the flowers using one of SU's paint brushes (they hold water in the handle) - they're fab!! I then cut it out with the frame in the big shot. I stamped the borderline of flowers on some Baja Breeze cardstock in Island Indigo and stamped it 3 times without re-inking for a progressively lighter pattern. I rounded the corners and adhered the card together. Finally I added some baker's twine and some faux stitching! 

Really hope you enjoyed this sneak peek! For a bit of a preview of the new catalogue and products I am holding a special preview party on Monday April 30th at 7:30-9:30pm. If you bring along a friend I haven't crafted with before I have a special little gift for you and your friend! I am also holding a super give-away on the night! To be in it there are several ways to earn give-away tickets on the night - 
1 ticket for attending
1 ticket for bringing a friend (more friends, more tickets)
2 tickets for spending £30 or more
3 tickets for booking a party
If you're interested email me on amanda_burditt@hotmail.co.uk or call on 01604 949827.

Thanks,

Amanda xx










18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! You have really gotten this watercoloring technique down perfectly! So very, very pretty! Thanks for playing with us with your watercolored creation at the Paper Players this week!

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    1. Thank you! :) I've not really done any watercoloring since I've been at school so glad that it turned out well! xx

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  2. Oh Amanda, this is lovely! The layout so unique and your watercoloring is amazing! I love how the flowers extend off the embossed edge. Just gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

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    1. Thank you so much. I saw a card on pinterest with the flowers over extending the frame and just knew I HAD to use that in one of cards! xx

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  3. Such a beautiful card, Amanda! Your watercoloring is so striking! It really makes the image jump off the page...I am loving that blue! The baker's twine with tiny tags is the perfect finishing touch. So glad you joined in the fun at The Paper Players!

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    1. Thank you! You know I was so excited for Island Indigo when it came out and for some reason it just hasn't clicked! I've hardly used it but these last few days I am rediscovering my love of the colour - very pretty and bold! xx

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  4. Such a gorgeous card, love those blue flowers Amanda, your watercolouring is beautiful. So happy you joined us at the Paper Players.
    Lesley

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    1. Thank you very much :) I had fun! xx

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  5. Amanda. such a gorgeous card. The coloring is perfect. I really do love the color combo. the blue is unexpected and yet so perfect. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week
    Jaydee

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  6. Oh I wish I'd got this set now!!! I've seen so many great things done with it! Definitely at the top of my I want list!!! Don't you just love that bakers twine?!
    Kelly xx

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    1. It is gorgeous isn't it! Got to be my fave set in the new catty! Oh my goodness, YES! Love, love, love the baker's twine! Been wishing for it for over a year now!! Finally yay!! :D xx

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  7. What a beautiful card! Love your choice of colour and your watercolouring is fantastic. Using the folder to frame the image was brillant! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players.

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  8. Such a pretty card and your flowers are water colored beautifully! Gorgeous shading!

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    1. Thank you! I think I will have to do more water coloring after the success of this card! :) xx

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    1. Why thank you, you're too kind! xx

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