#1034 – STB: Things In A Garden

Hello and welcome! It’s time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time the Topping is chosen by Nancy to be ‘Things in a Garden‘. What she means is to use words beginning with your initials to be featured in your project. If the topping is not your thing, just make a birthday related project to join!

And here’s what I made –

I used the stamp sets from Waffle Flower called Enveloper Little Birdie and Enveloper Birthday. My initial idea was to do no line watercoloring, but my stamping didn’t come out right on the watercolor paper I had chosen. Instead, I switched up. I thought since the stamp is so detailed, including beautiful solid lines, I could just stamp them in a single color to make it stand out. I would have preferred a letterpress look, if I knew how to do it! 😀

So I chose Paper Trey Ink Rustic Cream cardstock and stamped the images with a reddish brown ink. The sentiment came from Reverse Confetti Simply Sentiments.

And that finished my card! Checkout what the rest of the team created mates and our Surprise Party Guest Hilary Wright and the winner of the last challenge have created at the Seize the Birthday challenge blog!

#1031 – Vitamin Sea

Hello and welcome! We’re finally starting with the Happy Little Stampers challenge!! Yay!! As always, the watercolor challenge comes up first, on the first of the month! And this time, there is an optional theme ‘Wings‘.

However, this time, I didn’t go with the theme and went with the ‘Anything Goes‘ option. And here’s what I made –

I went seawards! I thought the mermaid would be fun to watercolor after such a long time. She’s from Waffle Flower Mermaid Mail stamp set, and so are all the other images. I stamped them in light toned inks and then watercolored them using distress ink. The watercolor paper is from Hndmd. Once everything dried, I added a few splatters of blue and purple, but dried them off with paper towel before they dried completely. This ended up showing off the splatters without the colors being too deep.

For assembling, I used a white card panel to cut out a window using the MFT Watercolor Wash, then adhered it over the watercolor panel. I had thought of adding the sentiment in the watercolored panel, thought after adhering the frame, I felt that there was too much space below, so I ended up stamping the sentiment on the top. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Be a Mermaid stamp set, which I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

And that’s my card! Hop over to the Happy Little Stampers challenge blog to check out what the rest of our DT made for the Watercolor challenge. And join the fun with your own watercolored projects!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#1030 – Lots of Hearts

Hello and welcome! It’s the third Thursday of the month and we have a new challenge at Seize the Birthday. The optional topping this time is chosen by JoAnn to be ‘Red, White plus One color‘.

And here’s what I made –

I wanted to use the Whole Hearted Cover Plate from Neat & Tangled. It’s been in my stash for so long, but I don’t remember if I have every used it!! I thought this was the perfect opportunity! I wanted to die cut a red cardstock and have some other color underneath, but actually did the reverse in the end.

I started with a yupo paper panel, on which I used shades of red alcohol ink and came up with some random pattern. I then used a normal white cardstock panel, stamped the Hero Arts Graph stamp on it (it moved a bit when I stamped, but I thought it looked anyway), then die cut the stamped panel using the Whole Hearted Cover Plate. I then adhered this directly over the yupo panel, which I then adhered to the card base.

For the sentiment, I chose bright yellow ink, and few stamps combined from Winnie & Walter Sketchy Thoughts and Waffle Flower Monochrome and Congrats stamps. I then fussy cut them and then foam mounted them on the card.

And that’s my card! Step over to the Seize the Birthday blog to checkout what our Surprise Party Guest Stephanie Lanzalotto and the rest of the DT has created for JoAnn’s challenge!

Thank you so much for stopping by!