Why are Monday’s always the toughest day to get through?! It was another perfect day here weather wise, still no AC in the car so I hope that the weather holds up! I got in the new release from Concord & 9th at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store and had to make something with it right away! Love all of the new goodies in this one and it’s their 1st Birthday too! Taylor came by the store for a little visit and she and I walked over to Kmart. I got chocolate, because I needed that! LOL! After work I had dinner and then played around with the August My Monthly Hero Kit! Love this kit and I think that there are still some available! I’ll have some projects using it later in the week! Today I have to make sure and get a little ahead with my crafting, I have to go and pick up Mr. Ken Oliver from the airport on Wednesday! Looking forward to seeing him again! He is teaching classes for Renee at the store Wednesday evening and Thursday! Fun, fun, fun!
So if it’s Tuesday that means that it’s time for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! This week we have some lovely colors from Andrea…
I have been having so much fun watercoloring lately and this new set from Concord & 9th just begs to be watercolored! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with a piece of Cosmic Grape for the background. I took a piece of Arches 140lb Watercolor Paper and did a wash of purples and grey across it, dried it with my Heat Tool and adhered it to the card with Tombo Extreme. My cake and banner are from the Concord & 9th Happy Day Photopolymer Stamp Set. I heat embossed them in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder onto more Arches Watercolor Paper and then used my Sakura Koi Pocket Field Sketch Box Watercolors to color them in. They are cut out with the Coordinating Dies. I positioned them on the card and then stamped the sticks for the banner in Onyx Black and adhered the cake and banner to the card with Foam Tape. I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Gold, Shamrock and Amethyst Sequins to give it a little sparkle and the card is finished! I absolutely love that cake with the beautiful flowers on it, especially in the purples and the background was so easy and fun to create! I’ll be doing that more in the future! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Colors from Andrea Challenge! Take a quick trip over the BLOG and see what the rest of the Design Team has come up with to inspire you! We hope to see your card in the gallery! Thank you so much for your visit today! Have a terrific Tuesday! 🙂
Stamp Set: Happy Day Photopolymer Stamp Set (Concord & 9th)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versa-Fine)
Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark
Embossing Powder: Gold (Hero Arts)
Watercolors: Koi Pocket Field Sketch Box (Sakura)
Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Cosmic Grape (My Colors)
Specialty Paper: Arches 140lb Watercolor
Dies: Happy Day (Concord & 9th)
Embellishments: Gold, Shamrock and Amethyst Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby), Extreme (Tombo), 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)
Tools: Artisan X-plorer (Spellbinders) and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)
12 Replies to “SIP Challenge 60 – Colors from Andrea!”
Wow, so many interesting, fun techniques here! Gorgeous card! Gold embossing and such pretty colors of ink, sequins, etc.! I can’t say enough good things here. Genius execution! Have a most terrific Tuesday! Hello Grace! Hugs, Nancy B
Thank you very much Nancy! I think that cake is fantastic! I hope that you have a super day! Hugs to you! 🙂
Given the colors for this challenge I never, ever would have thought birthday cake! LOL I guess I’m not an “Out-of-the-Box” thinker but you managed to pull it off. If I were a betting person and the challenge was to make a birthday cake would these colors, I would have lost! LOL You, my artistic thinking friend, did one fantastic job with this!
Another extraordinarily magnificent day weather wise here today. Woke up to cool breezes but it will warm up to around 80 today. Did some serious cleaning yesterday so I am rewarding myself with an “anything I feel like doing” day. Yeah for me. You have yourself a Tantalizing Tuesday my friend. Love and hugs from the north country. XXOO 🙂
Hi Nancy -hope all is well in your corner of the world.
LOL! Thank you! I just thought about the flowers and then saw that gorgeous cake! Glad that you like the cake and the card!
We have had the best weather, but it rained last night and is supposed to rain some more today. I need my AC fixed! Cars, so annoying! It nice to have a do anything that you feel like day! I need one of those soon! I had a good day, glad that you did! Love and hugs from NY! XOXO 🙂
Wow! Justin, I love this card with the gold embossing and the purples. So beautiful. I think the hotter temps are coming back, I hope you get the AC in your car fixed soon. Of course men are lucky that they don’t have to worry about the wind messing up their hairdo like women do, but the windows down can be uncomfortable if it is really warm. Take care. Have a great day!
Thank you HJ! I am loving watercoloring, especially with some heat embossing! LOL! I love the convertible but it’s not practical in the rain! I need to get the AC fixed ASAP! I really enjoy the Summer and the hot weather, so I’m goo with the windows down! Hope your day was a good one! 🙂
WOW! Just beautiful! Love the combination of techniques used. Im trying to watch women’s gymnastics and get caught up on emails……LOL too stressful. take care
Thank you Linda! LOL! Ahh… multi-tasking! Hope you enjoyed your Olympics! 🙂
Hello! I agree, the GOLD is GLITZ with watercolor…..Lovely, lovely color and design combo!
I adore that stamp, it is ON MY MUST have list! TY for sharing and putting it even higher on my list now!
Thanks! I do love gold on almost anything and I’m having so much fun with the watercolor! The stamp set is one of my faves! 🙂
Gorgeous! That cake looks stunning in so many color combinations… But I really love these purples! Wowzers!
Thank you very much Emily! I love that cake, great for so many different occasions! 🙂
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