Sunday 5 October 2014

Have a Fabulous Birthday

Hi guys

I hope you're all having a relaxing Sunday

I'm popping by this afternoon to share a card which I've made, taking inspiration from a wonderful card made by Kimberly Weiner who is the Guest Muse at Muse Challenge this week.  I've also managed to combine a few other challenges with this one too.

Here is my card...

Here is Kimberly's gorgeous creation...

I loved the colours Kimberly used but with the ink pads in my stash I was struggling to come up with something similar.  So instead I stamped the floral image in VersaMark and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I then water coloured, taking colour directly from the tips of my Inktense pencils with a wet brush.  As the colours with the white outline were quite soft, I continued with a bold sentiment but used grey ink instead of black.  I then popped the panel up on 3D foam strips.  So I've taken the colours, the floral image and the layout as my inspiration.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Stampin' Up - So Very Grateful; Clearly Besotted - Flight of Fancy
  • Ink: VersaMark; Versa Color - Sky Gray
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Watercoloured using Derwent Inktense pencils

I am also going to link this card up at the following challenge blogs:

A Gem of a Challenge - Challenge #129 - Clean and Simple
Time Out Challenges - Challenge #15 - Stamping
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #92 - Anything Goes
STAMPlorations - October Challenge - Stamps & Embossing
AAA Cards - Challenge #23 - CAS/Watercolour

I hope you've all had a lovely weekend and managed to find some crafty time.  There was certainly a lot going on in blogland yesterday during World Card Making Day!

If I find some more time I may be back with another card for you later.

Bye for now


  1. Love your w/c flowers and pretty white embossed ouline. The sentiment looks fab in the grey, black would have been too stark. :)

  2. Love the soft colours and so wonderful with the white embossing. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT

  3. Love the heat embossing/watercolored floral image - gorgeous take on Kimberly's card :)

  4. I thought about using that stamp, but I would not have thought of embossing it in white - so pretty! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Anita!

  5. Another fabulous creation. You are a CAS DIVA! Thanks for leaving this on our front porch here at 6t3 Avenue Create. It was such a delightul find.
    Chana, Owner

  6. Such a beautiful card - I love that you embossed the flowers.

  7. What a fantastic job of water coloring you did. Love the embossed images with the coloring, and then the sentiment is the perfect compliment for your stamped image. Beautiful.

    1. Meant to thank you for playing with AAA Cards this week. Thank you!

  8. Anita you are rockin' the challenges! Another utterly gorgeous card ... Such a talented lady!
    Hugs Sarah x

  9. Beautiful - the white embossing and watercolours look so elegant!

  10. Your flowers are so pretty, glad you were able to play along at AAA Cards

  11. Love how you embossed in white. What a great idea!

  12. Your card is so pretty - I love the embossed flowers xx

  13. Love this sooo beautiful and so too is your watercolouring ! x

  14. This is rally beautiful! So special!

  15. Beyond beautiful, I gasped when I saw the lovely embossing, and squeezed with joy when you were in the gallery!!!! Made my day!! I can just imagine how gorgeous this is up close, wow!!! Thanks for joining in the MUSE challenge this week.!!!

  16. Lovely work, Anita - the embossing, the watercoloring, your choice of large sentiment in gray. Thanks for gracing the gallery at STAMPlorations this month.

  17. LOVE the soft watercolored image with the white embossing Anita ... so beautiful!! Great idea to balance with a soft gray sentiment. Loll xx

  18. This is just gorgeous. I love the soft water color look you achieved. Aren't those Inktense pencils just the best? Your colors are stunning.

  19. You have a great CAS style. I like it a lot. ;) Thank you for joining us over at the Time Out Challenge.

  20. Anita, your card is fabulously watercolored! Thank you for sharing it with us at AAA Cards!

  21. Congrats on getting HM at Time Out Anita x

  22. This is a beautiful, clean card!! Thanks for joining in at STAMPlorations and Muse!


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