Saturday, June 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink June 2016 Blog Hop


                                                                                        artwork from Yellena James

I just love this month's inspiration picture over at Papertrey Ink.  I cut it down to the wire with my entry but here it is:
Whew!  Got it in 3 minutes before the deadline ... I was busy all day and didn't have a chance to make anything but when I got home, I thought I'd try anyhow!

So I took a piece of woodgrain card stock as my base and then my trusty Strathmore heavy weight watercolour paper.  I used some basic watercolours and just painted a messy array of colours taking my inspiration from the pic above.
I meant to use the Circle Coverplate but didn't realize until after I was done that I had grabbed the chevron instead! :(  Since I cut with the sandwich cutting DOWN, it was quite a surprise when I saw what I had done ... but I went with it in the interest of time and proceeded with my card ... :)
I took some Sticky Dot paper and adhered it to the front of a piece of white fun foam and die cut with the Hello die.  I then added Rock Candy Distress Glitter (subtle but sparkly) and a few dots of Tombo Mono Aqua to adhere it to a piece of Linen Texture vellum. (click the picture to enlarge)
I dabbed some Tombo Aqua glue behind the die cut but then remembered that the best thing about this thicker weight vellum is that even dot glue runner doesn't show so I added some to the sides to adhere it better.  Score!
So, that's it .. my super simple card.  Off to hop and check out all the other creations.

10 comments:

Carmela Hubler said...

This is a great idea! Pretty card.

Kathryn A said...

Squeak! You just made it in with this beautiful! Love the watercoloured panel, even if you meant to do circles. Lol. Pretend the zig zags are the seaweed in the inspiration photo! Beautiful card, and I love the sparkly "hello"!

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful card!

Cindy Boney said...

Love the colors you chose for your chevron background. Great clean & simple design!!

Cindy H. said...

Cara, I think that's called a "happy accident" (quoted from Bob Ross) because your card turned out just gorgeous! Love those soft colors on the chevron, the vellum banner and the big hello.

Sue Rose said...

So very pretty, even if you didn't use the right die. I love it.

Skrater said...

What a creative card! Fun, fresh, modern - great work!

Jeanne H said...

I think your card is just beautiful. The colors are so subtle, a nice contrast to the zigzag!

artful-notions said...

How fun this is! Read how you did it, expecting it to be another cover plate. Love the happy accidents, they are always the best! Well, sometimes anyway. Beautiful watercoloring too!

Leigh Penner said...

This is so pretty and fun!