Sunday, May 7, 2017

Challenges May 5 and 6 
I discovered Beccy's Place images when looking for tutorials for making cards and also discovered that this talented artist also draws wonderful images for stamps and digis. (Her site includes dozens and dozens of free digis. Plus some wonderful images that are for purchase. This beautiful Spring image is from one of her sets called "Iris Garden". I used watercolor pencils, plus yellow flocking adds texture to the iris "beards" (I checked. They are called bearded irises because of their fuzzy yellow beards.) I think that my MIL will love it!
I entered this card into the following challenges:
   Beccy’s Place May Challenge
     (https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/)
   Cute Card Thursday “Anything Goes” Challenge
     (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 
   Little Miss Muffet “Anything Goes” Challenge
     (littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.com.au)
  Simon Says Wednesday “Hint of Pink” Challenge
     (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
The final card was created for two challenges. The Casual Fridays challenge was to make a Birthday card to celebrate the blogs 6th birthday (it was to include six repeated stamped images.) The AAA challenge required the use of bright colors. I used a Kaleidacolor rainbow ink pad for the sentiment and balloons. Then shaded the ballons with a gray watercolor marker which really makes them pop right off of the page! 

I entered this card into the following challenges: 
    Casual Fridays “Birthday” Challenge            
     (cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com)   
    AAA Cards Bright & Beautiful Challenge   
       (aaacards.blogspot.com)

     

9 comments:

  1. Love the gorgeous brightly coloured balloons. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  2. Two fabulous cards Kathy, both using great colours.
    Thank you for the very kinds words about my images, and thank you also for show casing the iris set. You've done an awesome job colouring the flowers, the yellow flocking for the beards is a wonderful idea. The added texture is great! I'm sure your mother-in-law will be thrilled to open such a beautiful creation.
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  3. Very pretty card! Love how you used the multi-colored inkpad. It really looks great with those colors. Nice touch with the gray background. Thanks for playing along at the Cas-ual Fridays Birthday Challenge!

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  4. I saw your balloon card on AAA challenges and it is so pretty! Then I saw your iris card and that is gorgeous too :)

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  5. Two fabulous cards.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  6. Fabulous colours! I love how the colours mix together and in the sentiment too. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

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  7. such a beautiful mother's day card! greetings Petra DT Beccy's Place

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  8. Beautiful cards! I love the way you colored the balloons! So cool! Thanks for joining us at Cas-ual Fridays!

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  9. Such a lovely card with those balloons! I love the idea of tying them to the sentiment ;) Thanks for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays challenge!

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