Friday, 26 June 2015

JAI 268 sketch challenge - Birthday blossoms

It's new challenge time at Just Add Ink & Narelle has come up with this great sketch to try...
... & this is what I made, with just one stamp set!
This was my first play with some new goodies I've been dying to try, namely the Birthday Blossoms stamp set & Pretty Petals 6x6 DSP stack.
I stamped the flowers (watermelon wonder & calyspso coral) & leaves (old olive) on whisper white card & quickly watercoloured them with the same ink pads, trying to use as little water as possible since the stamped images aren't waterproof. You don't get the same blend-ability on whisper white as on watercolour paper but they still turn out ok if you work quickly. I fussy cut them, but you can punch them out with the co-ordinating pansy punch to make it even easier.
Then I worked on the other sketch elements, starting with a lovely floral print paper from the Pretty Petals pack (love!), watermelon wonder card panel & vanilla panel stamped with another floral image from Birthday Blossoms. I used a scrap of old olive textured card (retired) to add the sentiment - also from Birthday Blossoms. Finally I had to add some gold sequins to finish off the card - apparently I can't make anything without them at the moment ;-)

Birthday Blossoms is one of my top 5 new catalogue must haves as it includes so many sentiments I know I'll use heaps as well as pretty floral images (& you know I can't resist a pretty floral). I just have to show you them all & you'll see what I mean.
Anyhow, I hope you like my card. Thanks so much for leaving me a comment or pinning it if you do.
Please check out all the DT's creations here as they've really rocked the sketch with fab ideas. We'd love you to try the sketch & link your project too.
See you next time with a new project

Inky wishes, Di

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Christine Blain said...

I'm loving this stamp set and DSP too, Di. Your card is absolutely beautiful. Great job, watercolouring those flowers on WW card! The sentiment looks fabulous on Old Olive. Nicely done, my friend. x

Patrice said...

Pretty pretty pretty! Absolutely love this stamp set, and your card! You've done a lovely job colouring the flowers (must try that myself). Congrats on using just one stamp set on this card lol. x

Jan said...

So very pretty Di! Your watercolouring on the White card stock is fabulous and I'm going to give it a try now too :-) And I love the contrast of your bold DSP layers too. xx

Nikki Spencer said...

So beautiful Di, l love everything about this card, your colours, patterns and design are perfect. xx

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

Di this stamp set is on my must have list and now I've seen what you've done with it and I want it even more!!!! This is such a pretty card :)

Shona Chambers said...

Those flowers are absolutely gorgeous and give so much dimension to the card. And that background paper is delicious!!

Anonymous said...

I love how this card draws me into the focal point of the flowers. Lovely they way you have coloured them - subtle while the rest of the card is quite bold. Chantell x x

KimB said...

Di this is gorgeous! You're colouring of the flowers is so light, pretty and delicate but the background is really strong too! What a great contrast! PS: I feel the same about sequins ;) xxx

Jodene said...

This is so pretty Di! I love those striking papers and the flowers are gorgeous :)