Saturday, February 20, 2016

Being Happy

Today I'm joining in on the Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  Geni is our guest hostess today and she chose a wallpaper web site for our inspiration - Total Wall Covering.
I was inspired by this border paper - Cottage Garden Border 
 I die cut the watering can out of matboard and embossed it using Tree Branch Ink and Watering Can embossing powder. The flowers are die cut using PTI Button Dies. I tied twine through the button holes to give a little texture.
I made the background using Zig watercolor brush pens - drawing over the area with the brush pens - then going over it with a waterbrush. I stenciled the leaves and grass and added the sentiment after the background was dry.
I'll be sending this card to my sister who is going through some difficult times right now.

I'm linking my card to the following challenges:
The Friday Mashup - Birthday or Use Stencils or both (I  used stencils)
 Creative Artiste Challenge - Anything Goes with Mixed Media 
(I used watercoloring, stencils, wet embossing, die cuts, stamping)

Stamps: Forever Art - Wendy Vecchi Stampers Anonymous
Paper: watercolor paper, Vintage Cream and Stormy Sea - PTI, Grey Bazzil, Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix.
Paper Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Ink: Wendy Vecchi Archival watering Can, Tree Branch, Leaf Green, Archival Jet Black,
Accessories: dies: Watering Can - Tim Holtz/Alterations, Button Stack Set - PTI, Zig Water color brush markers - Black, Light Green, Yellow, twine - PTI, foam dots, From the Garden Stencil - Wendy Vecchi, heat tool, Wendy Vecchi Watering can Embossing Powder.


Mary Marsh said...

this is such a pretty inspired card Julia-love the background you created here-this is a great card of encouragement for your sister

Lisa said...

Wonderful card, great use of stencils!

Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Julia! I love the metal effect on your watering can, and your grass and leaves in the background create such a lovely garden scene! hugs :)

SmilynStef said...

Love that sentiment ... gorgeous card.

Ellen C said...

I love the texture and dimension of your watering can as well as the beauty of your stenciled leaves, nicely done!

~amy~ said...

oooohhh...lovin' this Julia!

Loll said...

Sweet! The Zigs made a gorgeous waercoloured background, Julia. And love the bright and spring green for the stenciled leaves and grass. Adorable watering can with the button flowers. Great design and perfect sentiment. Such a fun card that is sure to make the recipient smile. :) xx

Wheelie Crafty said...

Gorgeous piece of work you have created I love it...
Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner