Saturday, October 3, 2009

PCP Clear Dollar Color Challenge and Limelight Sketch Challenge


Happy Saturday! I have a card to share with you that I made for both the PCP (Papercraft Planet) color challenge and the sketch and product challenge over at Limelight Papercrafts.

Shawne is hosting this weekend and she picked some great colors even if they are out of her comfort zone. They really came together well - thanks Shawne!

The sketch is a good one and I (as usual) didn't follow it quite to the letter, but the gist is there :) My texture is in the form of my embossing folder.

The good and the bad about CTMH cardstock is that it has a white core which is mostly good (lol) and so after I embossed it, I sanded a bit of the color off and then added some chocolate distressing ink just to tone down the true orange color I was using. I also went for a slightly muted purple and kept by green to my image.

The stamp I chose is the October Flower of the month and you can probably figure out why. I stamped with black versacolor and then used clear embossing powder on 140 lb watercolor paper. Then I used my aquapainter/waterbrush and my ink pads to color it in. Watercoloring is definitely not my most used technique and I definitely need more practice, but I do like the look.

The circles on the right are some buttons and then I decided to place some Basic Grey Rhinestones to the centers for a little glitz.

We are having a leisurely morning here at home an then heading down to Seattle to meet up with my mom. She has my new purse... I will definitely share pictures tomorrow. I'm super excited to get this purse (more later). And we will also be having dinner at my sister's and boyfriend's along with my Mom.

Thanks for visiting an have a great day. If you are doing stuff for World Card Making Day have fun.



Recipe:
Cardstock: White PTI, Orange, Smokey Plum (CTMH), watercolor paper
Ink: versacolor black
Stamps: October Flower of the Month (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Other: cuttlebug embossing folder, sanding block, ribbon, EK Sucess border punch, buttons, basic grey rhinestones

18 comments:

Scrappin' Kat Woman said...

cool card, Katie. Love your bright sunny spots on the leaves!

Shawne said...

Your watercoloring looks great Katie, so does this beautiful background, perfect stamp to use with these colors!

itsabrt said...

What a brilliant color combo it really packs a punch of cheeriness! Beth

Kim Dellow said...

So pretty, just love that colour combination. Wonderful colouring. Kim

JessicaLynn said...

Happy Card Making Day!
Great blog.. thank you for sharing. Come on over and check out our blog candy :)

Jessica Lynn
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Mandy said...

OH! I love this! The colors are PERFECT, and I absolutely love the buttons with the gems in the centers. Gorgeous. I'll feature it Monday!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

OOooooooh.......this is pretty!! great use of the colors!

Candy F. said...

Great card and the watercoloring looks very nice!

Holly said...

This is so pretty! I love the deep, rich colors. Fantastic watercoloring!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wow Katie, this card is super gorgeous!!!! Love your watercoloring!!! And those buttons and rhinestones are fab!!!!! Now I need to get to creating my card!! Wish me luck!!!

Linda

stampinganja said...

Absoluteley beautiful!!
Such nice watercolouring, really like it.
Thanks for sharing, Anja

Lisa Lara said...

Wowzers (like Cassie would say)! Hee. Oh my, this is one gorgeous card. You rocked this Katie!

Joan B said...

this is gorgeous!!!

Cassie said...

Oh Katie, that is beautiful! I didn't think of flowers with these colors, but this is fantastic! ;D

( I must say I feel quite honored to be 'quoted' by Lisa, LOL)

Christi said...

Katie this card is worth an audible "WOW"! Love it! It is truly stunning...

Gloria said...

Drop dead gorgeous Katie. Wowzers.

Love how the background shimmers too!

K said...

Beautiful! I just love your sparkly background!!

Chef Mama Lori said...

Wow. This is beautiful Katie! You did an amazing job. I never would have thought to use these colors for a card like that. WOW!!!!

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