Thursday, July 30, 2009


This week's Pile It On challenge is to Watercolor. One of my favorite stamps to water color is the hydrangea arrangement from the Stampin' Up Bloomin' Beautiful set. My good buddy Maddy gave me this stamp set so I love it even more cause it makes me think of her whenever I use it. I piled on two more challenges. The Our Creative Corner sketch challenge for this week and the Color Throwdown challenge #53 to use Bordering Blue (a color I took a shine to recently), Rose Red and Pink Pirouette. The image was stamped on Stampin' Up Confetti White card stock. The base color of the flowers is bordering blue and the container is rose red. Several other shades of blue were laid over the bordering blue. Glitter dust was placed in the centers of the flowers. The paper was cut with a Creative Memories cutting system oval and then mounted on a oval cut from bordering blue card stock. The sentiment was stamped in /bordering Blue on the confetti white card stock. A Stampin' Up scalloped eyelet border punch was used on the bordering blue card stock that the sentiment is mounted on. The background paper is Stampin' Up DSP Bella Birds. Basic Gray half pearls are mounted on the sentiment and the paper ribbons.


  1. so beautiful! i'm glad the watercolors inspired you and thanks for participating in the PIO challenge this week!


  2. Just gorgeous and your staging is very cool too! I love this sketch--those pearls are beautiful.
    Thanks for playing with us!

  3. Beautiful card Chris, your layout is SO pretty!

    Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for playing along with the OCC!

    Jennifer :)

  4. chris,
    gorgeous, you should do more watercolor!!!!

    Thanks for Playing with us @ Pile It On!

    -- dalis

  5. Absolutely beautiful! Love those colors on the DP paper; just makes the image so much more elegant. Wonderful job on this card and thanks for joining us this week :D
    - Ann @ Pile It On!

  6. Very pretty - I love this stamp set & the fact that you found yet another way to showcase it! I really like your eyelet border too.

  7. Love this image and your wonderful watercoloring! Looks great with this sketch! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!


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