Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Everything...Guest Designer~STAMPlorations Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #19, Simply Create Too #69, Simon Wednesday Challenge~Anything Goes

Hello – and Happy September 1st!  
Today, I'm  delighted to be guest designing for STAMPlorations Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #19.  Playing alongside the incredibly talented STAMPlorations’ team is such an honour; thank you for inviting me!!  

My card marks the debut of two newcomers to my collection; first, I'm excited to showcase one of the four blooms from the amazing Bloom Sketches set, which I water-coloured with the second new arrival: Twinkling H2Os.  The pairing of these blooms with twinkling, sparkly paints…swoon-inducing! I may come to love water-colouring after all.  Too soon to tell for sure, but "leaning in that direction" is happening...

STAMPlorations Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #19


I stamped/masked (my masking needs much more practice!) the daisy for the background panel, then heat embossed it once again for the main panel.  The water-colour base is inset into the coral/orange panel (it looks quite orange here..), so it is a modified one-layer card...I think...


My photo doesn't capture the 'twinkling' of the paints, but trust me: the shimmer and glimmer are quite pretty, and the colours I chose match the paper much better than what's conveyed here.  Those flowers have me swooning...and the other three, oh my!!  They're lovely - and perfect for stamping, colouring and water-colouring (I can't believe I just said that...).  And the sentiments...fabulous. I'm crushing over this set!

Be sure to check out the STAMPlorations blog, where you're sure to be dazzled and delighted by the team's creations.  Play along: they're soooooo incredibly welcoming!!

I'm also entering:  Simple Create Too #69~ Show Us Something New (stamps and paints)

Simon Wednesday Challenge~Anything Goes


Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!

28 comments:

  1. Your card is so beautiful, Carol! Brilliant idea for the sketch, I love the masking. Well done with water coloring too, to me you seem like an expert! xxx

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  2. Glad to have you as GDT, Carol! Gorgeous interpretation of the sketch. I like that you just colored one of the daisies - creates quite an impact!

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  3. Yay for the GDT!
    Your card is lovely...awesome pop of color!

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  4. Congrats on the GDT and you have water coloured these like an expert and your masking is really good hon x

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  5. What a guest designer your are too, Carol! Goodness that's a lovely masking and stamping job!

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  6. First of all congrats to be GDT miss C...
    Reallym perfect masking job and stamping with this set you did a great really great job as GDT I love this card as I love all your card...i wish I can join the challenge too and hope you popping by my blog again Miss C...
    Miss you alot...sending hugs from me in Germany..

    about MIL she sleep since yeterday never open the eyes again maybe the tumor is so painfull for her ...she can hear but she closed always her eyes..hope God will decide sooner and I think its better for her...I am sad that she feel so Painfull cause of the Tumor on her brain...big hugs for you Carol...

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  7. Love the pop of red against the black outlines. Wonderfully coloured/painted (Twinkling H2Os have such a fun shimmer).

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  8. So fun having you Guesting with us! Love the split of your stamping -- looks fabulous!

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  9. Love how you have showcased that flower in red. Lovely card.
    Thanks for playing along with Simplly Create Too for our challenge no. 69, Show us Something New. Join us again soon.
    Erica (Simply Create Too DT Member)

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  10. Wow!!! Am I ever loving this card and that stamp set!! Carol you did such a great job with watercoloring!! I think I have me some of those Twinkling H2O's and now you have me wanting to watercolor. lol I really do love how you masked and stamped and watercolored. It looks amazing and you did such a great job with it all. A big congrats to you my friend for being GD, I couldn't imagine them wanting anyone else! Hugs, Brenda

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  11. I love your design! Keeping most of it black and white really puts the spotlight on that lovely flower! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  12. Congrats on your GD spot! Your card is so so pretty! Aren't Twinkling H2O's so fun?

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  13. Beautiful card Carol. So great to have you as a GD at STAMPlorations! xx

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  14. Congrats on your well deserved Guest DT spot! I really love your take on the sketch, Carol! Your flower looks gorgeous colored with Twinkling H2O's and I love how it creates so much dimension on this card!
    I think Twinkling H2O's is going to get you to start loving water coloring...we shall see!

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  15. Oh my Carol!! U did an amazing job of masking in this card :) love how the red pops up :) so glad to have u guest design for us again !

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  16. Oh, Carol: What a beautiful card. Glad you joined in our Simply Create Too Challenge #69 - "Show Us Something New" [& thanks for telling us what 'new' you used].

    Blessings,

    Diane
    Simply Create Too Design Team
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

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  17. Carol, your card is simply stunning! Your masking is great and I love that you kept the other daisies in black and colored just one to make it pop!! Stunning take on the sketch and how can one not be happy after seeing this beauty?!?!? We're so thrilled to have you as our guest designer two sketches in a row! You're a super-talented crafter and I can't wait to see more of your creations. Twinkling H2Os are fun, aren't they?

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  18. Your card does indeed have me swooning - your flowers are gorgeous, love those stamps!! And the coloring is just so good! I wish I could get the full feel of this card but I trust you when you say it has gorgeous colour and shimmer!! You, my friend, are what Shery said and more - a super-talented crafter!!

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  19. Congrats on being a GD--love your beautiful card!

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  20. What a great card, love this art/typ of stamping.
    Thank you for sharing at simply create too #69
    Greetings Elisabeth

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  21. The coloring and twinkling is gorgeous. I am particularly taken with the way you have used single flower stamps to create the lovely panel!!

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  22. Hi Carol. This is such a beautiful card. Great masking and stamping, both look perfect to me. Glad to have you as our Guest Designer here at STAMPlorations. Have a lovely day! Hugs Monika xxx

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  23. The red flower is beautiful, love this design Carol! The background is lovely!

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  24. I love seeing you explore creatively - masking, new mediums, new stamp sets, etc - and you nail them every time! Those flowers - lovely - no wonder you are crushing on them!! The sentiments look so versatile too. Stop enabling. lol

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  25. Gorgeous card!! I love love love the pop of the colored flower with everything else in black and white!! Just fabulous!!!

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  26. My heart just stopped! Just gorgeous...STUNNING! Your design is just fabulous - the way you masked it so that the flower could sit centre stage and pop with those twinkling H20's....seriously ahhhhh-mazing!

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  27. Fabulous watercolouring (keep "leaning in that direction"!) and I love the composition of your card. Just colouring the one bloom is so dramatic. So good to have you as GD again :)

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  28. Congratulations on your GD spot, Carol ... such a bold and dramatic card! The colouring's fabulous ... love that it's just on one bloom ... it's so centre stage! Hugs, Anita :)

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