Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Inkspirations 32 - A Wish

Hi all,
well welcome back :) This week Makeesha Byl has a colour challenge - a very yummy colour combo indeed. Here it is.

I'm still on a push to make lots of birthday cards (and just as well as my Miss 5 has three birthday party invitations this weekend !!) so when I saw the combo that Keesh put up I knew that was the way to go. Here is the result.

A card I saw earlier in the week by Dawn McVey in this post caught my eye, and so I decided to try and use that as my sketch starting point. I also pulled out a stamp from my stash that had yet to see ink but is quite cute so I thought it could work - my Miss 5 however was not to happy as she says she doesn't have a face!! Despite the lack of face I went ahead anyway! To stamp the image on watercolour paper I used a little trick I've picked up from DanielleDaws who usually embosses her images onto the watercolour paper - and it works a treat!! - thanks Danielle - as the embossed lines really reduce and any bleed of colour from one area to another. Anyway having embossed the image, I then got out my aquapainter and watercolour wonder crayons - slowly adding depth to the image. I did use a bit of choc chip marker at the end to get extra colour into her hair and then blended it in. Having coloured her in - I then also decided to do some paper piecing - so thats how it ended up a mix of the two but I think it combined the bit of the best of both. The final touch was to add dazzling diamonds to her wings -can't go past a little bling. I used my circle nesties to cut her out, as well as a choc chip frame. The image was laid over some dotty Saffron DSP (from Tall Tales) which I pierced around the edges, then adhered to a Regal Rose mat and then Choc Chip base. Finishing elements for the front are a strip of Regal Rose ribbon, embellished with some buttons and the sentiment tag, using my new Sizlet tags. I had a bit of fun with the inside stamping some fluttering dotty butterflies and adding a pierced flight trail from the "happy birthday".
Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless stated
Stamps: A Little Birthday Cheer, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Flight of the Butterfly, Pippi (Swiss Pixies)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Versamark
Accessories: Watercolour paper, Watercolour Wonder crayons, Tall Tales DSP, Sweet Always DSP, Sizzlets Lots of Tags, Circle Nestabilites (Spellbinders), Mat pack and piercing tool, wide Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon, Raseberry Fizz and Lemon Tart buttons (PaperTrey Inc), Word Window punch, Boho Blossom punch, So Saffron brad, embroidery thread, Clear embossing powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Two way glue pen, SNAIL adhesive, Double sided tape, Dimensionals


  1. Wow, this is so sweet - such a cute image to work with and the perfect colours too - great tip about the embossed image - a clever idea. Great job with the challenge.

  2. Such a pretty card Kim. The birthday girl is going to love this, it has everything - pink, glitter, butterflies.... so I doubt the missing face will matter lol.


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