On the Grow- Pals Paper Arts Challange PPA97

I can't believe I have a free minute this afternoon to make a quick post.  The boys are actually playing together without much fighting.  lol  Usually Chase will not let me use a computer in front of him.  He must think it's taking all the attention away from him.  lol  I decided to do the Pals Paper Arts Challenge this week.  The Challenge...your style.  I would have to say I have a very vintage style.  Although I very much enjoy doing clean and simple cards as well.  I have also decided to submit this card to the So Shelli Creative Challenge as well.  Her challenge is Birthday Cards this month.  What a perfect card for that.  This card is another 4x4 gift card holder that has a very shabby look to it.  I used the On the Grow stamp set out of the Stampin' Up Summer Mini Catalog.  I LOVE this little stamp.  First, I stamped the image with StazOn Ink on to a piece of Water Color Paper and then water colored the image with Classic Ink Pads.  The flowers are colored using Blushing Bride and Rose Red inks and the Foliage is colored with Certainly Celery and Old Olive inks.  I used Baja Breeze to water color the jar.  After it was colored I then added some Crystal Effects to give it a more realistic look.  Finally, I stamped the entire image using the En Francais stamp in Crumb Cake Ink and inked the edges.  I also added a couple of little tags I punched out using the Jewelry Tag Punch.  There is a nice little birthday greeting on the inside.  The colors I used were Early Espresso, Rose Red and Blushing Bride.


          
Well, that's it for me.  I hope everyone has a fabulous Tuesday.  Take Care.

9 comments:

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is so pretty, love how you stamped the images with the watercolor, just gorgeous.

MiamiKel said...

Gorgeous, Carrie! love the colors paired together and the pretty image! I'm LOLing at your story of your boys - our 3 girls were SO EASY but now our ONE son is so high maintenance, lol!

Pam~ said...

Love the vintage look of your card ... beautiful style! Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts!

Jackie said...

This is a very lovely card Carrie! Your coloring, layout & colors you used are stunning....very nice work Hun & TFS!!!

joyce said...

Carrie-Just gorgeous! I am glad the boys are playing together! What a couple of cuties that I absolutely adore! This is so pretty I would want to hang it on the wall!

Margaret said...

Beautiful watercoloring and I love the distressing too! Had to laugh at your boys-it's not any better w/ girls...

Jeremy and Samantha said...

gorgeous shabby chic

Cheryl said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love these colors together. Your flowers are beautifully colored.

Mary G. said...

Beautifully done! Love the vintage feel and the colors are wonderful!

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