Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Happy Birthday

Good Morning friends. I this week is treating you well! I have a card that was a bit outside my comfort zone to share today! I was inspired by Virginia's View Challenge...and decided to "watercolor" a bit! Oh, how scary for me!!
I first used versamark ink and inked up a floral Heidi Swapp stencil. Then I used HA white embossing powder and embossed the stencil image. I pulled out my distress inks...those are SO fun! I'm all new to distress ink and I have to tell you how much I adore it!! So, after a bit of distress ink, I decided it needed a little bit of shimmer...you can't see from the photo(and I couldn't get a good photo of it to save my life!) but I used Heidi Swapp gold color mist over the top of the embossing and distress ink, so there is a fantastic gold shimmer to the background that is lovely IRL!
I used the current Cardabilities sketch, #94 for my layout. I used my notched flower and turning a new leaf die for the flowers and leaves. My sentiment in lovely Delicata Golden Glitz ink is from one of the heart to heart stamp sets, also from PTI. 
I am glad I am being brave...trying new things and stretching my comfort zone! Here's to more challenges and stretching ourselves!! Take care, see you tomorrow and thanks for stopping by!!


artful-notions said...

Hi Jeni,
Just wanted to say, this is a beauty! Love the effects of the distressed inks on versa mark. Also love the bright feel of the combined colors.

Virginia L. said...

Oh... how I love this, Jen! Your embossed background is totally stunning! So glad that you get to play with water-coloring! Thanks so much for playing Virginia's View Challenge!

Virginia L. said...

Sorry, I meant Jeni ;)

Lynn said...

I love the effect! Good for you trying something new. I've been itching to pull out some watercolors too. Great color choices in this very cheerful card. Thanks for using a Cardabilities sketch and linking up. Hope to see you again.

Teresa said...

Great idea for the backround... it goes perfect with the rest of the things you added, it's really cute! Thanks for joining us this time for the challenge on Cardabilies :)

Zhanna said...

Awesome card! Love your colors! Thank you for joining us on Cardabilites this time :)