11 August 2018

Miles & Maisie - watercolour and die cuts


A cheeky birthday card featuring a long retired Kraftin' Kimmie stamp with Daniel Smith watercolouring, a sentiment from Impression Obsession, patterned paper from Graphic 45, and dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. "Another year has passed and I'm still Younger than you!"


Putting It Together

I started colouring this baby pair when I was out running errands with my sweetie. I let him go into a store alone (one that I didn't want to be tempted by) and stayed in the car to start watercolouring. 



I used just one of the "sample" sheets of Daniel Smith watercolours with a waterbrush. I love the vibrant colours of these watercolours.


At home I finished colouring and added dotty details with a Uniball pen.


I used an Elizabeth Craft Designs die to trim the panel and add faux stitching.


I found the perfect background paper. While I was thinking about making them into a baby card of some sort, I pulled out all my patterned paper with a 'baby' theme to see what could fit.


I thought about fitting the project to a sketch challenge and started considering how I could make this one work.


I die cut this frame for a different project to use the centre. I wanted to use the loops from it, so I snipped one side.


I trimmed three loops and adhered them to the back of my plaid matted image panel. The three loops peek out and look complete.


For the sentiment on the side, I looked at my meagre collection of vertical sentiments, okay only one set (at this time). Not make vertical sets are even available. I keep looking for them. In the set, no congratulations. I could have done something with small die cuts, but the whimsy of having a babyish card as a birthday card made me giggle so I went with it.


I embossed the vertical sentiment and popped up the image with foam mounting tape. I used a kraft card bade because it fit with the colours.


Inside I used a cheeky birthday greeting and stars from a current Kraftin' Kimmie set. The age-related sentiment seemed appropriate for using a babyish theme.



Supplies


Challenges

Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday: Animals
Feeling Sketchy: Sketch #198
Watercooler Wednesday: Occasions
Outlawz Festive Friday: Birthday
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday: Watercolour
Crafy Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: Anything Goes

5 comments:

  1. So cute! Great colouring and clever use of the little touches like the die cut. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

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  2. What a great card! I love your interpretation of our sketch! Thanks for sharing your work with Feeling Sketchy. I hope you'll be inspired by our today's sketch too!
    Regards,
    Maja DT at Feeling Sketchy You can visit my blog: Rilcek in Kljuncek

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  3. Beautiful card. Great coloring and I love your take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Feeling Sketchy.

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  4. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Feeling Sketchy. Hope to see you again next time.

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  5. You made such a beautiful card. I like the way have you used our sketch :-)) Thanks for playing with us at Feeling Sketchy.

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