Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Birthday Wishes

Today's professional development was on an emotionally heavy topic, so I decided to treat myself to a little card-making inspiration time. I checked my favorite crafters' blogs, completed a blog hop and came across a couple of challenges that looked like fun.  

The colors for my project came from Color Throwdown.  I started by hand painting (key word for they are crooked) some stripes in aqua watercolor.  The pretty pink roses are W Plus 9's Handpainted Florals, and the lacy tone on tone die was cut using retired Verve dies.  The sentiment is from Verve's Cake and Candles.  The bottom panel incorporates the warm gray tone and also covers the more crooked portions of the stripes!

I am also entering this isn Paper Sweeties' Sixth Anniversary Celebration.  The theme is:  Birthdays!  I would LOVE to win some of their amazing products.

Thanks for visiting,


Wanda Cullen said...

Your card is such a lovely take on the throwdown colors! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week!

Christina said...

Hi Christine. This is such a lovely colors combo that the Color Throwdown picked and you did an amazing job interpreting. Love that handpainted floral! Gorgeous. Christine, I wish that the rest of your week be fill with lots of sunshine and relaxation. Hopefully a bit of time to yourself before the busy school session resume. We’re heading back next week on the 15th :)

Debbie said...

Gorgeous! Love the soft, pastel colors! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Paper Sweeties to help celebrate our 6th birthday!

Vickie Z said...

LovelY Card- great use of the colors! So happy you joined us at CTD!