Hello everyone! I’m in such a great mood today, I can’t stop smiling. I’ve been working really hard at my craft and slowly by surely its paying off. So, I’m really proud of myself.
I’m here today with a card for the Muse Challenge #69. This is my first time playing along with them so I hope I don’t disappoint them.
Cornelia was chosen to create the Guest Muse this week and her card is full of bright colors, a cool technique and FUN!
Here is her card:
My job is to use the Muse card as inspiration and create one of my own.
When I looked at Cornelia’s card, it reminded me of my all time favorite technique, WATER-COLORING!!! I love how she made the colors mix with one another and the splatters across the card.
So I knew right away that I had to pull out my Koi watercolors. I decided that I wanted to use colors I hardly use that are bright and will stand out on the black cardstock I wanted to use.
Before I painted, I scored the watercolor paper to give it added texture.
I used colors #3, 12, and 16 to create my sentiment and hearts. You can see the colors on my swatch here.
Like Cornelia’s card I wanted to create a one layer card so I decided to create an inlay card with my sentiment and hearts. So, I die cut my sentiment and hearts from the watercolor piece.
After I cut out all of my pieces that I need to create my card, I realized that I wanted my card to have a stitch edge so to create that I had to use my large journal stitch die, which in turn cut off a portion of my card. I was ok with that because I love the stitch edge. That idea came from Nichol Magouirk.
After that cut, my card was no longer a one layer card. I put all of the piece together and here is what I came up with.
Here is my card:
I added sequin, enamel dots and rhinestones to resemble Cornelia’s paint splatters. I choose colors that were close to my watercolor sentiment and hearts.
Sooooo, what do you think? No stamping required. I love how it came out.
Thanks for stopping by!