Feel Goods and World Of Dreams To Start The Week!

by Joanne James27. April 2015 10:33

Good morning everyone! It's Monday and I'm here bright and early with not one, but two cards for you today! The first is a chalkboard card using this week's colours over at The Color Throwdown:

I couldn't resist some bright yellow on a Monday morning, so decided to dig out my 'Feel Goods' stamp set and pair it with the sun in the 'So You' stamp set to create the following card:

I used a base of Daffodil Delight and a piece of chalkboard paper, then stamped both the sun outline and the sentiment and heat embossed them in white. I found a small piece of retired yellow polka dot paper in my scrap box and stamped the sun again onto it and cut out the pieces and paper-pieced them onto my card. I would say you could substitute with something out of the current Brights Paper Stack, but since this is on the retiring list and already sold out, you will all need to raid your current supplies for this one! To finish, I added a gel pen line around the edge of my chalkboard and just wiped over the card lightly with some Whisper White craft ink. It adds a cool chalkboard effect in real like, although the photo does just look a little 'untidy' I think! I'm also linking this card up with Diane at Pixie's Snippets Playground since I was good and actually used up some of my scrap box snippets on this card - that so hardly ever happens!

My second card is using the colours over at Colour Q and this week's Cas(E) This Sketch:

   

I'm still enjoying my re-acquaintance with my aqua painter as a means of watercolouring and when I saw this week's CAS(E) This Sketch I knew it would offer me the opportunity for a little watercolouring behind this sweet bird couple silhouette from the 'World of Dreams' stamp set: 

I stamped both the bird image and the sentiment (from the retired 'Good Greetings' stamp set) in versamark and heat embossed in black - this has a lovely sheen in real life - onto watercolour paper and then using my aquapainter, I picked up the inks in the challenge colours (I substituted Pear Pizzazz for Kiwi Kiss as I don't have this retired colour) and simply coloured in a 'halo' effect behind the silhouette image. I then adhered my finished piece to a base of Bermuda Bay cardstock. I think this will make a lovely anniversary card for my box - my own wedding anniversary doesn't come round again until next February; now that's what I call organised!

Right, that's me done for today - I have some admin to crack on with, dinner to prepare and a large basket of ironing to do - well, at least the sun is shining! Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Feel Goods Card:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

 

World Of Dreams I Love Us card:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

 

Comments (8) -

Di
DiUnited Kingdom
4/27/2015 4:22:29 PM #

Hi Joanne!

Lovely to see you in the Playground - and with such a great snippets card too. Hope you come back to play often - it's a happy place and everyone is so nice - and talengted too!

Hugs

Di xx

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Stéphanie
StéphanieCanada
4/27/2015 5:53:50 PM #

Beautiful cards! I love the little birds with the watercolour background.

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Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
4/27/2015 11:53:53 PM #

Two lovely cards, Joanne!  The first one warms my heart.  I love sunshines and this is one of my all time favorite sentiments!  The second card is so pretty!  The colors and watercoloring are perfect!  XX

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Joan Ervin
Joan ErvinUnited States
4/28/2015 2:44:53 AM #

What beautiful cards!!! The chalkboard technique looks awesome on the first and what a sweet bird stamp on the second!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!

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Sandy M
Sandy MUnited States
4/28/2015 9:46:42 PM #

Oh Joanne I love how you colored around that silhouette image! Just stunning! So glad this set didn't retire.

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Leigh Penner
Leigh PennerCanada
4/29/2015 6:24:37 PM #

Super sweet cards! I especially love your take on the CTS sketch!

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Sylvia
SylviaUnited States
5/3/2015 5:33:00 AM #

So very pretty, Joanne, love the birds in the nest scene! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ.

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SARN
SARNUnited Kingdom
5/3/2015 10:15:26 AM #

Two gorgeous cards here. Nice to see you in the Snippets Playground xxx

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