Sunday, June 11, 2017

Happy Birthday with Kobi...Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #411~Watercolour


Welcome to Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #411, where we're enticing you with this lovely assortment of 'water-colour' delights for this week's theme: Watercolour.

This week's lucky water-colour-winner will receive a $15 gift certificate (+free shipping within the USA) from out sponsor Inspired by Stamping.

Bet you can guess my initial response to this challenge...yep! Fear, anxiety, dread...however, I overcame 'some' of that when my recent win from Studio Katia (who, by the way, is located in my home city of Edmonton!) arrived this week. So thrilled and honoured to receive such a wonderful prize package that included stamps AND dies! Please welcome the debut of the newest member of my collection:  Kobi, the Birthday Bear.  Isn't he A-DOR-A-BLE???

Kobi, his cake, assortment of gifts, the wee bee (ACK!) and balloon were water-coloured with a combination of Tombow markers and distress inks.  The background stenciling, in real life, is light green (Twisted Citron), but it shows rather 'brown' here. I know my water-colouring doesn't do him justice; I tried, though! I really did!  I have more Kobi's stamped and we're going to do some exploring with pencils to see how that goes. Stay tuned...Kobi will be back...again and again *grin*

THANK YOU, Katia, for the gift of Kobi! He will receive plenty of TLC!

Please head over to Cupcake Inspirations to see my team-mates' watercolour wonders...
you'll be dazzled!



Afterwards, design a card/project to share in the gallery! 
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Have a marvelous Sunday!

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Thank you for dropping by; your visit brings me joy!


Aileen said...

Kobi is so cute and coloured to perfection. Dont be so hard on yourself. As is that wee little bee.

Wendy Bellino said...

Oh so cute Carol! Love the CAS look with Kobi as the focal image!

Inkyfingers said...

Congratulations on your win Carol and how wonderful that you put your goodies to such great use with this cute card. I love the celebration feel and your grouping of the little images is perfect!
Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
Carol x

~amy~ said...

Congrats on your win! What a cutie pie bear!

brenda said...

A really fun card with those cute images, many thanks for joining our die cut them at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Kathleen said...

Super LIM card, great images and layout, great colouring too.
Thank you for joining our 'Dies' challenge this week at Allsorts.


Birgit said...

Carol, this is adorable! What a beautiful job you've done, water coloring all those little images. Your card is as sweet as can be! It's been a joy being on this team with you!

Ellibelle said...

Super cute card and great coloring!
Thanks so much for joining us in our "2 or more dies" challenge at Allsorts!

Anita in France said...

What a wonderful prize, Carol ... congratulations! You've certainly made Kobi the star of the show here with your sweet colouring ... he's such a cutie set amidst all those party goodies and his friend the wee bee! Hugs, Anita :)

Barbara said...

Kobi is not only a great name for this bear, he is also so stinking cute. You have done a great job with water coloring and I know that it can be a challenge. Thanks for joining is at Seize the Birthday, Hope to see you again.
Barbara DT member

Bobby said...

There is nothing wrong with your watercoloring, Carol. You did a great job with Kobi and all his little birthday items. And I do mean little. How cute is that bee? Oh, and the stenciling looks green to me.

Rose said...

Very cute card Carol & you've done a great job with the colouring! Congrats on such a fantastic prize!

Susan Powell said...

Kobi looks adorable! Your coloring is fantastic - great card!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such a cute little scene you created!

Geri said...

Cutie Patootie! This image is delightful...and so is your water coloring!!!! Great job maneuvering in all the wee spaces!

Kim Heggins said...

Simply adorable..just too darn cute. Love your sweet little birthday bear!

Kylie said...

I think this is just so darling, Miss C!