Thursday, 2 February 2017

Sarah's Birthday Card - Orange and Pink!

I am back with my third post this week!  I will be quiet again for a while after this cause I am off to stay at my Daughter, Sarah's, on Saturday and will be there for nearly a week.  Lots of cuddles with my gorgeous Granddaughters Freya and Millie - collectively known as Frillie!  Sarah's idea!

Its Sarah's birthday tomorrow, here is her card.  She won't be looking at my blog!




I started with Wild Honey, Dried Marigold, Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks which I smooshed on my craft sheet and spritzed with water.  I pressed a piece of watercolour card into the wet ink, dried it then dabbed it into more of the ink for interest and also added drops of water which I dabbed off with kitchen roll.  I made another couple of pieces the same so I had one for an insert and one for the sentiment and flowers.

On the background piece I stencilled some swirls with a couple of the inks and stamped an interesting script stamp from Paperartsy HP1306EZ (never used before) which adds more interest to the background.  I thought the swirls would go with the swirls on the sentiment.  I then used my dotty stencil to add some texture paste circles and left to dry overnight.  'Daughter' is a Papermania Typography Stamp (never before used) which I stamped on a piece of my inked watercolour card in Versamark ink and embossed with detail white powder and coloured in with pink, orange and green Promarkers.  'Special' is stamped with Habenero Versafine (never used before) using My Favourite Things Label Maker Sentiments.  The flowers are cut using Crysanthemum Strip die by Cheery Lynn and I Wink of Stella'd them and attached them with brads.  I also used Wink of Stella on the sentiment and the background swirls then added the sequins with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

PaperArtsy - Pink and Orange - I got my inspiration from Tracey's tags which were shown on the challenge post - thank you Tracey!

Darnell's NBUS 10 Challenge - Never Before Used Schtuff - Mine are the Paperartsy script stamp, the Daughter stamp and the Habernero ink.  There is an option to use bubblewrap - I didn't but my circles of paste look like bubblewrap???

That's Crafty - Round and round.

All these are fabulous challenges that give so much inspiration!  Thank you!

Thank you so much for visiting me, I really appreciate it!  Take care. Christine xxx

16 comments:

chrissie said...

Very beautiful card so delicate and pretty colours

Love Chrissie xx

Redanne said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Chris, I love the stencilling and the font on the sentiment is so pretty. I am sure Sarah will love it. Sarah, Freya and Millie must be looking forward to seeing you, I hope you all have a wonderful time! Big hugs, Anne xx

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Chris! Thanks so much for y our wonderful visit to my blog! I absolutely LOVE your gorgeous card. I am sure your dd, Sarah, will love it! I hope you have an amazing visit with your family this weekend. HAVE FUN!!!!! Thanks again, HUGS! Sharon

Karen D. said...

great card...love the colour and the mixed media details...beautiful!
xx Karen

SARN said...

Oh my word, what a deliciously inky concoction in FAB colours. Love the stencilled white spots for highlights. Can you tell I love this? Well I do! Xxx

Mrs A. said...

Happy birthday wishes to your daughter. Hope you get lots of lovely cuddles with your grandchildren and you have a great relaxing time. Hugs Mrs A.

Marina said...

Beautiful colours - the touches of white really elevate it. I laughed at your 'Frillie' nickname!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card! I'm sure Sarah will love it. The texture and contrast of the white dots brings the background alive.
Have a great time with your family. I love the collective term 'Frillie'; so brilliant! Jx

Corrie Herriman said...

What a great card ! x

Catie Cuddles said...

What a wonderful card. Like Jackie I love the white dots. They make the colours pop. Catherine x

craftimamma said...

I'm sure your daughter loved her card and you were right about the swirls on the card tying perfectly with the swirls on the sentiment. Beautiful card! Lesley Xx

Darnell said...

Your circles of paint definitely look like bubble wrap, Chris! It's close enough that I want to thank you for joining in the optional theme! The whole design is divine and Sarah will cherish her pretty card! Happy Belated Birthday to her and I know you had a smashing time getting all those cuddles from Frillie!! Hugs, Darnell

Anne said...

This is lovely - you did a wonderful job on the background

Anne x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah your daughter would've been rapt to receive this Chris, I love these colours and not usually an orange girl, but 'tis indeed so skilfully.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Team Clark said...

Beautiful use of the color palette, very perfect for a young girl's birthday. Hugs, Autumn

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Lots of nice elements to look at in this card plus it has some very nice girly colors.