Friday, July 22, 2011

Royal Birthday Mash Up

I got to use my new "Creative Elements" set today for two Challenges.  I used the sketch from Stampin' Royalty and the colours and theme from The Friday Mashup!
  • use the colours Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, and Sahara Sand
  • create a Birthday Card
I created the background piece first stamping the initial image with the Not Quite Navy and then colouring sections in.  I used ink with an aqua painter on regular paper, so some of the outside edges bled a bit, but that just added some age to the piece.

For the flower I stamped the image on watercolour paper three times using the Cherry Cobbler and then used a blender pen to pull colour into the open sections.  I cut all the flowers out getting progressively smaller and layered them with dimensionals (you can't really see the dimension in this photo).  I'm not altogether happy with the way the flower turned out.  There's almost too much colour - I'll have to play with it a bit.

The centre strip of Sahara Sand was put through the Big Shot with the new Stripes embossing folder - but it's hard to see the embossing in the picture.

It was a good day for stamping because it's been moving between misting and pouring all day.  Hope your day has been productive too.

Thanks for stopping by!


Kim P said...

Joan, I LOVE this! That background is so pretty!! You did a great job incorporating the colors! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card Joan! I love the background you created and that flower is stunning!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Kasey said...

Stunning card Joan. Love that stamp set it's fabulous what you've done with it.

Lovely to see you playing along with us again at the Friday Mashup.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Maribel said...

A beautiful card, the Fund's role is very beautiful and very elegant final combination.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Joan, this is striking! I've had my eye on this new I have to get it! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at the Friday Mashup!

Karen said...

Joan this is a great card. Love the flower.Thanks for playing along with the friday mashup.

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the colors!

Holly said...

Joan this came out great! I love that flower image with those butterflies. Great to see you back, Thanks for joining us this week at the Friday Mashup!