|This is my entry to the |
Seize the Birthday Card Challenge.
|This is my entry to the |
CAS(E) this Sketch #110- Challenge.
This card was a Winner at the CTS.
Inspiration for both of these cards comes from this week's CAS(E) this Sketch. When I saw Leigh's sketch I immediately saw Clouds! I used the sketch for both. For the Balloon I was also inspired by Dawn's way to colour it like old storybook way. Here is Dawn's tutorial for that colouring method. I tried to leave those hard edges for to get the look but... well I will try this again for sure.
I stamped the balloon from Lawn Fawn onto a watercolour paper with Black Soot Distress Ink - I used third generation stamping. Then I watercolored the image with Kuratake Gamsai Tambi watercolour set. I stamped the sentiment - says Congratulations in Finnish and added a few sequins.
For the second card, I stamped the critter and the umbrella from Mama Elephant onto a watercolour paper with Antique Linen Distress ink and coloured it with Derwent Inktense Pencils. I cut them out. Then I diecut a cloud stencil with one of dies and added Faded Jeans DI and Blue Skye Versacolour ink with my ink blending tool. I adhered the critter and the umbrella with foam tape and liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment and added a few sequins to get some interest.
Edit: I filmed this while making it but edited it a week later. If you want to see how I made this, please head over to my youtube channel:
I will link these cards into these challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch #110 - the sketch (I was actually able to follow the sketch this time! Very proud of myself! LOL! In case you are new to my blog, I usually never am able to do that, I have to add or leave something out for some odd reason)
Seize the Birthday Anything Goes - A birthday card for a boy
Here are the Challenges' Graphics:
Thank you for stopping by today! Always pleased to here what you think. Have a great day!
Amazing cards, Marika! I love the colors you used. And your coloring and the design are again stunning.ReplyDelete
Ihanat kortit, upea väritys molemmissa!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous water-coloring! and those clouds are fantastic... really looks dimensional, Marika. Wow... you've followed the sketch perfectly!! thanks for playing cards with us at CTS!!ReplyDelete
Wow!!!!! Both of your cards are truly amazing !love the watercolor and the one with clouds.....ReplyDelete
You make me wish I was in that hot air balloon Marika!ReplyDelete
... and those clouds, feel like reaching out to touch it!
Beautiful cards as always... so glad you are sharing this with us at Case this sketch and Seize the birthday!
Both cards are fabulous! The water colouring is amazing and I love the added sequins. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!ReplyDelete
More gorgeous watercolouring and beautiful cloudy skies! Love both cards - they have such a magical feel to them :)ReplyDelete
They both are absolutely amazing!!! They are so realistic!!! I am so impressed!!! So glad you joined us at Seize the Birthday!ReplyDelete
Both of these are stunning, Marika!!! I love the beautiful clouds and your balloon and the umbrella looks great!!! Both winners in my books!!!!ReplyDelete
Have a great day!!!
Hi. I love your cards and your coloring techniques. I also love how you shade the background, amazing.ReplyDelete
Oh, these are both fabulous! I love your background inking! Super sweet takes on the sketch!ReplyDelete
Wowzers! Absolutely stunning. I love them both!ReplyDelete
Amazing clouds and gorgeous cards!ReplyDelete
Fabulous card! Coloring, image and layout are fantastic. I love this card!ReplyDelete
My Card Site: Creative Heart Designs
Congrats on your win, Marika! So well-deserved.ReplyDelete
Awesome cards Marika and well done on the Case this sketch win very much deserved :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards!!! Congrats on the well deserved win at Case This Sketch!ReplyDelete
Wow, love it!! Congrats on your win!!ReplyDelete
Congrats on the win, Marika!!!ReplyDelete
WoW both of your cards are awesome but I adore your card for case this sketch congrats on your win you deserve it big time.ReplyDelete
Your cards are absolutely beautiful! Congratulations !!ReplyDelete