Saturday, July 2, 2016

Anniversary Wishes....Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #365~Flowers

Hello,

Welcome to the July-December (I can't believe I just wrote *December!) term over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  We have some new designers joining the team, as well as some other new features that will be unfolding soon.  Let's just say: I think you'll be WOWed!

Today, my team and I invite you to join us in Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #365~Flowers



 Aren't those flowers gorgeous??  My sweet tooth is tingling...

Our wonderful sponsor this week...drum roll...amazing...fabulous...awesome  Winnie and Walter
who are generously offering this fantastic prize to this week's winner! Incentive? Only mega so!


Now for my card...first, are you sitting down...because you'll be seeing something from me that is rare indeed: a water-coloured panel!  Shocked? I sure am!  My technique: a scribbling of Zigs on a cookie sheet (strange choice but...that's what popped to mind), gave the concoction a spritz, plopped down a piece of water-colour paper and...with bated breath, lifted it up to reveal...this!  Something that kinda sorta worked!  I *might* have made a couple more...stay tuned *grin*

All the elements are Winnie and Walter: Audrey Cutaways (love the scalloped and pierced edge!), Maggie's Roses Cutaways, the Big, the Bold and Party Cutaways, and The Big, the Bold and the Happy.


(The warping bugs me. I *need* to find 110lb cardstock for my bases...
wish the Recollection paper would have remained as it was originally)

Turning the stage over to you.  
What fabulous florals will you bring to the gallery to dazzle and delight?  
Looking forward to seeing your creativity this week...bring on the petals, the buds, the blooms, the flowers....

Also sharing at Winnie & Walter Join in to Win

So glad you spent part of your day with me;  your visit brings me immense joy!



27 comments:

Birgit said...

Carol this card is stunning! I love your water colored background, it came out soft and perfect!!

Ek Gorman said...

I love how soft your water color back ground came out. Haven't seen any one do that with zigs yet: cool effect. And the white card stock over it really pops (I also dislike the changes in recollection paper from before. You are not alone in his feeling).

Kim S said...

LOVE this!! What a fabulous soft look!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!

HJ said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful. Great job on the background. Roses are among my favorites.

Jen Carter said...

Love the watercoloring! Very soft and pretty card!

Darnell J Knauss said...

There is no kinda sorta about your watercolored panel, Carol! It is 100% divine and it works so beautifully behind the rose die, and with the scalloped edge, and ~ well, it's all working perfectly together!! Now I have more NBUS to buy. What a great idea to use a cookie sheet!

But, wait, what do you mean Recollections "good" paper is no longer 110 lb.? I'm distressed about this news!! You would think I bought enough of it to single-handedly keep them producing it! Oh, boo hoo!! Say it isn't so! Hugs, Darnell

Rose said...

For someone who struggles with watercolouring you are doing amazing things Carol! This card is so very pretty! Your gorgeous soft background with the white rose & sentiment is perfect!

Brenda said...

Wow, you didn't sorta do it, you really did do some spectacular watercoloring!!! Or smooshing as I would call it. How fun and clever of you to think of the cookie sheet to scribble your Zigs onto, spritz and smoosh! I so love how it turned out, so soft, so beautiful. Love that die cut rose as well. You did a fabulous job on this one and I can't wait to see more watercolor smooshing from you Carol! Hugs, Brenda

Mimi said...

Such a pretty make! Somebody was having fun...

Petra Swart said...

Your watercoloured bg looks amazing, Carol - it worked perfectly - yeah!!!!! Love that you have used the 'skeleton' rose to have the bg show through!!!! So soft and dreamy and simply beautiful, my friend!!!!
Hugz

Susanne Vargas said...

Another watercolor technique from you? You are on a roll, girl! Isn't that technique fun? Almost impossible to make a mistake! And why not on a cookie sheet... after all you are stamping in your kitchen, right?
Beautiful card!

Geri said...

"Cookie Sheet" inking was definitely a successful endeavor! GORGEOUS blend of flowers! The soft pastel colors work perfectly with the dainty scalloped edge border! I'm looking forward to more cookie sheet creations!

BTW...Brady & Jeremy are off to BC today for the BC Bike Race...7 days of ca-razy trails! Can't imagine paying huge $$$ to sweat!!!

Joyce said...

Simply stunning, Carol. Love your soft pastel water colored background and those white die cuts are so striking.

shirley-bee said...

This is so, so pretty, Carol! I love the soft colours. I'd say you've got this watercolouring/smooshing thing nailed :)
Tip: pull the dried paper through your first two fingers three or four times, reshaping as you go. Works for me.

Pam said...

Gorgeous card! Your watercolored panel is beautiful.

Pam said...

Gorgeous card! Your watercolored panel is beautiful.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Awesome background smooshing!

Jeanne J. said...

Gorgeous inspiration and beautiful card that works perfectly! Love that pretty rose die!

Lori said...

So pretty with the watercolor background and the white die cuts! Love it!

Barb Ghig said...

Great job on your watercolored background, and your rose is GORGEOUS, Carol! Love this card to pieces!

Anita in France said...

Super smooshing, Carol ... the white die cuts are so pretty against the soft pastels! Hugs, Anita :)

Greta said...

Came out perfect in my book! This is lovely, Carol! I know some people don't like off-white, but I really love using my 140 pound watercolor paper for smooshing.

Bobby said...

I don't know what you were worried about, Carol. This turned out to be a fabulous, softly colored, elegant anniversary card.

Kim Heggins said...

So sweet...love your beautiful soft and sweet pastels. What a stunning card, just perfect!

Jeanne said...

You did a fantastic job on this card, Carol! I think using a cookie sheet is brilliant. I adore the soft colors. So, so pretty! Hugs!! :)

Taunya Butler said...

GORGEOUS card and just such a lovely, lovely background - love your work these days with watercolor panels!!