01 July 2018

Wild Roses Friend - Sheepski Designs, watercolour pencil, mixed media


The challenge for July on the Sheepski Designs challenge blog is "For Someone Special".

For my inspiration project, I used Wild Roses. I coloured the roses with Nuvo watercolour pencils and paired it with a frame cut with two Movers and Shakers dies. I used an embossing folder, Nuvo Mousse, and Prima Art Alchemy waxes on the frame and embossed a Unity Stamp Co sentiment.


Putting It Together

My printer is taking a vacation so I was really happy I have several Sheepski Designs already printed waiting to be coloured. I carry pre-printed images with me along with watercolour pencils so I can do a bit of colouring when I am away from my craft room.


I coloured the Wild Roses while at lunch at my day job. I used Nuvo watercolour pencils and waterbrushes. I love the creaminess of the Nuvo watercolour pencils.


Back home, I fussy cut the Wild Roses with a narrow margin. While cutting, I realised I forgot the insides of the flowers. Since the pencils weren't handy, I used a Distress marker, Vintage Photo.


I recently got the Movers and Shakers Cabinet Cards and cut a frame from chipboard. I used that frame to do a dry fit with a sentiment from Unity. I love how they fit together, almost as if I planned it.


 To make the frame more interesting, I used a retired embossing folder.


I used a blender tool to add Nuvo mousse to the frame.


To highlight the embossing, I used a finger tip dauber with Art Alchemy waxes.


The Movers and Shakers dies are handy because you can use them with or without a magnetic inner die. I used the die to cut the card base with the fold below the top cut.


I embossed the sentiment with rose gold on pearl paper to fit behind the frame. I added foam mounting tape to the frame to adhere the Wild Roses.


Inside, I cut a frame from watercolour patterned paper but otherwise left the inside blank.


I am so happy with how this turned out.



Supplies


Challenges

AAA Cards: Use a Frame
Pearly Sparkles: Girly
The Paper Shelter: Going Digital
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Anything Goes
Creative Moments: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes
Scribbles Designs: Anything Goes


10 comments:

  1. love the sentiment! and you coloring is fab, great card thank you for playing at AAA cards

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  2. How beautifully crafted, so much work has gone into this pretty card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  3. BEAUTIFUL card!
    LOVE your roses & colouring, love your fancy shape & sentiment too!
    Thank You for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner :)

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  4. So glad I popped by to see how you made this, the back ground is amazing and your colouring just fab! By the way checking your list of supplies. Coffee filters - is that for all the coffee you drink to keep you awake into the early hours creating ;)
    Andrea x

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    1. I use paper coffee filters to contain mess like powders or when I don't want to get mousse all over my craft surface. I use gold filters for making coffee (or just drink the free Nespresso at my day job *grin*).

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  5. The stain glass window looks amazing and so does the flowers. This is a gorgeous card. Thank you so much for joining us for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes! Good Luck.

    ♥ Mindy

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  6. Hi, Lovely card with beautifully colored flowers. Thank you for joining at AAAcards. Happy Crafting. Hugs - Bharati

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  7. Fantastic card. Love your presentation. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments.

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  8. Hello… Thanks for entering your lovely card into the ‘Anything Goes’ challenge at Scribbles Designs… please join us next time and Good Luck in the draw.
    [Diane Louise, DT Member, Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog]

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