Thursday, April 12, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Vibrant Colors

Hello friends and Happy Thursday.  I hope you are ready for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday.  This week we have the "Toppings" option of using vibrant colors on our cards.  Of course it is always "anything goes" and the only requirement is that it be for a birthday.  

For my card I used some Prima Watercolor paper and Kuretake Gansai Tambi 
 Watercolors in vibrant colors and made the mat piece and then punched 3 butterflies out before mounting the Darice Tulip embossed panel.  This is my first time using watercolors and I like the way it turned out.   I used a retired SU punch to punch the butterflies and then added 3 small rhinestones to the centers.  I glued just the body section and folded the wings up for dimension.

The row of tulips were inspired by the row of flowers in the photo at Inspired by All the Little Things and worked perfectly with the watercolor butterflies swarming over them..


You should take a look at all the fabulous and vibrant cards by the rest of the designers over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope to see your cards in our gallery.  Remember we would like  you to only enter 5 total challenges including this one and be sure that you are doing the coloring on your card, using a digi that was precolored is NOT acceptable!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

15 comments:

  1. I'm wildly applauding your first ever watercoloring, JoAnn! You have a natural eye for color and I love your gorgeous butterflies against that pretty tulip e/f! A fantastic take on the photo!! Thank you for playing at Inspired By All the Little Things! Hugs, Darnell

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  2. Very pretty take on the inspiration photo!

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  3. Beautiful colors, JoAnn! I love how the narrow mat matches the colors of the butterflies! They look like they've just landed on those tulips!

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  4. So pretty! Great idea to watercolour an entire panel so you could punch out the butterflies and also use it for a mat - I don't always think that far ahead, lol!

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  5. JoAnn, this is so pretty, those butterflies are just gorgeous with how you colored them! and the colored border around the edge of the white really draws your eye inward! Great idea!

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  6. JoAnn I love how you made your mat part of the vibrancy of colour on this card and used the center parts for punching out those gorgeous butterflies. They look so terrific against the embossed white background panel. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Your first time using watercolors and I bet you will be using them more now. This CAS card so just amazing and I wish I had thought of it.

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  8. What an interesting contrast with the embossed tulips and the watercolor edges and butterfly. It makes for quite a lovely card.

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  9. I love how you embossed the flowers and then added the butterflies. This card is just absolutely gorgeous!

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  10. Wow! The watercolor blending on your butterflies and on the background mat looks beautiful!!! What a gorgeous design with the embossed tulips!

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  11. Huh? First time watercoloring?? Don't believe that, because your card is just too beautiful! :) Those little butterflies look just spectacular - you've capture Vibrancy so well, JoAnn! Even those beautiful embossed tulips look amazing!!
    hugs, Ashwini

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  12. First time, and I bet it won't be your last! Love the Tulip EF! Super card! Hugs my friend!

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  13. JoAnn, first time watercoloring? Really? Well you could have fooled me, because it looks great! You did a great job of blending the vibrant colors.

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  14. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining Inspired by all the little things.

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  15. Love your textured background and the beautiful butterflies. Great card.

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