Hokey smokes but we're having a spate of friiiigid temperatures here: -31C today. On the plus side though, the forecast is for more spring-like temperatures, accompanied with sunny, sunny skies, by the weekend, so fingers crossed that happens.
Perhaps it's the wishing (and whining, I admit) for flowers to bloom that inspired the card I'll be sharing...or perhaps it's the amazing challenges I'm entering that are floral and water-coloured themed...or perhaps it's the 'came across' a stamp I haven't used since last September while searching for something else...Whatever and wherever the sparks came from, I hope my gold embossed + pink water-coloured tulip birthday card brings a bit of 'spring' to your day....
I'm entering a number of challenges (although I think Darnell holds the most challenges for 1 card record; she's awesome that way. Wait...she's awesome in every way...).
First, is Cure for the Monday Blues #6, where Taheerhah has inspired us with this glamorous *strictly sparkle* table setting. The pink flowers, black and white place mat and gold were the sparks for my card.
CAS(E) this Sketch #66, designed by Julie Day. The possibilities for filling the panel...infinite...so that's where my tulip found its stage...(oops...my sentiment went sideways rather than horizontal. Must. pay closer. attention!)
Third, is CASology #84, with "paint" as the cue word,
which I took literally: my tulip is water-coloured with distress markers.
Fourth, I'm off to a new challenge, hostessed by the amazingly talented (and fellow Canadian...yayyy!) Virginia Lu, owner of Yes, Virginia, called Virginia's View Challenge. Her first invitation: water-colouring. I've been trying really hard to re-create some of the yummy water-coloured backgrounds that are liberally peppering the card-making community of late, but evidently my ability to shift from 'I get it' to 'I can do this' is missing strategic steps. Even watching Jennifer M's videos hasn't helped...pa-thet-ic me! Maybe it's because I have control issues *grin* and like my inks exactly where I place them, rather than giving them free reign to settle as they please. For now, I hope my 'water-colouring inside the lines' is okay, and we'll see if I can progress beyond...maybe.
After all that lead-up, here's my tulip card...gold-embossed and pinkly water-coloured..
Just a side note: my water-colour paper is driving me crazy. It. is. not. white. I can't find white water-colour paper anywhere, so please bear with me while I use up the zillion sheets of 'good quality' but not white paper I have.
I'm off to practice some more water-colouring backgrounds; just going to let things 'flow' and see what happens. If that doesn't work...hello, my dear dies (I 'may' have ordered some more on Friday...just sayin')
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