Sunday, May 4, 2014

Curtain Call Pretty in Pink

Pieces of this card have been sitting around on my desk for quite a while now, so when I saw this month's challenge over at the Curtain Call, I knew they would fit together to make the perfect card for this challenge.

I also used this sketch from Sketch Saturday and flipped it 45 degrees.

First I stamped the French Script background stamp with versa mark and used embossing powder and my heat gun to emboss the writing.  Next I pulled out some watercolour crayons and scribbled over the areas I wanted to colour.  Then I used a wet paintbrush and blended them all in to create this ombre effect on the background.   Cool right?  And that's where I got stuck for a while.

This flower above, it from a part of a background stamp from Recollections that I bought at Michaels for a few bucks a while back.  I stamped it in two colours and cut out the parts I wanted to create the purplish flower.   Behind the flower is part of a paper doily that I spritzed with some ink to get the pink effect. 

I added sequins and the gold butterfly to echo the gold in the inspiration photo.

Thanks for stopping by today.



Marisa said...

Great use of the colours and just loev that script background. I have the older French Script one and will never get rid of it! Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card!!!! I'm going to try this technique - haven't had my watercolor crayons out in ages! Thanks for sharing and good luck in the challenge.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Sandra. Love the script background with those rich colors... the flower and the butterfly are lovely. Thank you for playing along with us at Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

Vannessa said...

Such a lovely card and I love all the bright colours you used. Thanks for joining in the Sketch Saturday Challenge this week.

Hugs, Vannessa
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