I've been itching to do some watercolor painting... and decided to start with some Eucalyptus for my background for my quilled elements. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the way this card turned out...
I'm using an A Way With Words dies "Beautiful" from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE
I'm also using a clear quote stamp from Quietfire Design ("Love & Hearts Collection") also available from ELizabeth Craft Designs HERE
Also using an electronic Font cut file from Suzanne available on Silhouette. PS it works as a regular print font for emails and in Word etc. Click image to purchase.
Drew my Eucalyptus image with a pencil on cold press watercolor paper, then outline with a black Sharpie pen. Painted with watercolors (Chromium Oxide, Ultramarine & Paynes Grey) and quite a bit of water...
When dry adhered my various two toned quilled flowers which have multi colored Prills centers. The quill paper is a purple tone on the outside and a light blue on the inside.
Dry embossed the border using my hard rubber mallet and a Cuttlebug narrow border embossing folder.
Die cut the "Because" from a blue cardstock, inked with Versafine Majestic Blue and clear embossed.
Created the words "You Are Special" using Suzanne Chalkline Funk font and cut with my Silhouette machine inked with the blue and clear embossed. PS I cut it in various sizes so I've got some leftovers you'll be seeing on other cards BIG GRIN.
Created my easel by scoring and folding a light Blue Bazzill Monochromatic cardstock. Cut another piece the same size as card and adhered to card, then adhered my watercolor piece.
Tied a blue variegated Sari ribbon bow.
On the floor: stamped and fussy cut the large doily (Stampin Up "Hello Doily") using Picket Fence pad and white embossing powder on white cardstock. Sponged with Distress "Weathered Wood" and adhered to floor with 3D foam tape to act as my stopper.
Stamped the quote on white cardstock with the Majestic Blue and clear embossed. Trimmed close to stamping adding the picot edge, then adhered to the light blue cardstock. Attached a couple small blue brads, then adhered to floor with 3D foam tape.
Click on any card image to enlarge Enjoy
And it fits for these challenges:
Aurora Wings #64 Bingo: lace/doily, glitter, sentiment; flower, dies, button/brad; ribbon/bow, layers, fabric/thread
Card Mania Challenges #102 embossing (both wet & dry)
Creatalicious Challenges #134 girly or anything goes
Fashionable Stamping #132for a girl
Crafty Sentiments Challenge anything goes
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge ribbons/bows
Deep Ocean Challenge #176 vintage/shabby chic
TTCRD #6-12 anything goes
Pause, Dream Enjoy Challenge #10 embossing (both wet & dry)
Penny's Challenges #369 anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge girl power/feminine
Aud Sentiment Challenge #198 sentiment
We Love To Create #6 anything mixed media