Saturday, August 2, 2014

A new to ME challenge

I have a card for a new to me challenge, the Mama Elephant and me challenge. I couldn't resist the challenge watercolor plus birthday.  I still love to play with watercolors, so this was a fun challenge for me. It runs through August 28th, 2014.

 


I started with a piece of Canson 140 cold press water color paper.  I taped it down, wet it pretty good with a misting bottle, then added a wash of soft blue from my set of Koi watercolors.  Then I added a periwinkle and some soft lavendar strokes to give a striped feel.  While that dried, I added some diagonal lines to my card base with Hero Arts Cornflower blue ink and a stamp from the Mama Elephant set Basic Borders. 



Once my panel was dry I heat embossed the main image from the Mama Elephant set Water Blooms. I added a small strip of glitter paper from DCWV. Other embellishments include Hero Arts pearls, and Pretty Pink Posh sequins.  My sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.

I am also linking this up to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

  1. What gorgeous vibrant colors, Cat, this turned out really beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  2. WOW, Your background is incredible it totally pops! So glad you could join us at Mama Elephant & Me!

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  3. Beautifully done, Cat! I love the white popping against these pretty colors!!

    BTW, I love your new blog header, too!!

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  4. Fabulous card - great use of that stamp set!

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  5. Oh what a beauty! This will bring a big smile to the recipient, Cat!

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