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Thursday, April 14, 2016

FMS232 and Casology 193


Happy Thursday, peeps!  My card today uses the Freshly Made Sketches sketch as well as the CASology cue of "pink"!


There are all these cards with wonderfully fluid watercolor backgrounds out in blogland and I've not been able to recreate that look!  But I persevered with some SU watercolor paper, as my other watercolor paper just didn't cut the mustard, and got a little bit closer to what I was aiming for!  I played around with some water and Melon Mambo ink and came up with this; do you think it's pink enough?:


I had a couple of champagne glimmer paper stars floating around on my desk, so I thought it would be fun to create a sparkly, girly birthday card, so I cut some strips of gold foil paper and gold washi and cut the ends with a pair of deckle-edged scissors...remember THOSE?!  Hah, I still have mine! The sentiment is from Watercolor Wishes, also stamped in Melon Mambo:


I added a smattering of stars cut with a Verve die and attached them inside and out!  My card base is Naturals White, and I stamped the sentiment from Suite Sayings in Melon Mambo as well....look at the difference on the two types of cardstock!


Another birthday card to add to my stash!

Uh-oh, this is what happens when  overly-imaginative children play with markers:



You get chicken-poxed babies!!!  Look at the expression on that poor baby's face!!!!  Thankfully, it was a washable marker!  Enjoy your day!




13 comments:

Dawn Tidd said...

I love that pink and gold combo, LeAnne! The pretty gold really looks striking on the water colored pink background. I hope Cassidy doesn't catch those chicken pox...if only her doll could color too! Lol

*Vicki* said...

This is just gorgeous LeAnne! I love it! :)

stampwithsandy said...

I'm with you, LeAnnne. I always struggle making a watercolor wash background but yours is perfect! Great take on both challenges! And I hope Dolly is feeling better!

I Card Everyone said...

Oh I DO think it's pink enough to be perfect!!! One more strip and that could go right over to this week's CTS, LeAnne - feel another water-colored wonder coming on?? I'm feeling myself digging around for those scissors!! Cassidy I'm sure you made your baby feel all-better! xx
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Jacquie Southas said...

The bright pink & gold are just perfect together! I love the deckle edges and feel inspired to pull my scissors out of deep storage (somehow they always survive a purge of the craft room). Thanks so much for joining us at the CASology challenge this week, LeAnne!

A splash of color said...

How sweet I have memories of pocked baby dolls.. now mine is 36..how did that happen.. I love your card, but I too suffer trying to make the watercolor background.. do you use reinkers or sort of paint it on?? Help your people await an answer :)

Lisa said...

I think there's plenty of pink and I LOVE the sparkly gold stars you added! Very pretty LeAnne! Poor baby :(

Linda Callahan said...

Absolutely fabulous splash of pink with the gold sparkle! Love it!

Hannelie said...

LeAnne I LOVE your design! Pink and gold are a match made in heaven!
Thanks for joining us at Casology!

Jen Brum said...

What a great card! I love that pink splotch background and those fun sparkly stars! So fun! Love the chicken pox baby too! Oh Cassidy!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Hazel Hodgkins said...

Beautifully pink! And so much interest and elegance added with those glittery gold stars and foil cardstock! Such a dynamic composition! So glad that you could join us at CASology this week, Leanne!

Claire said...

Looks like we were thinking along the same lines LeAnne - you managed to get a heap more pink with your gold than I did! Love the sparkly stars!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow I love the bright splash of pink withe the gold! Very glam!