Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cuttlebug Be Inspired Challenge #21 - Watercolor

I will be sweet an short with this post, as I somehow managed to pick up a stomach bug. Anyway, this week at the Cuttlebug Challenge blog, we got to play with watercolor and our Cuttlebug. This was totally perfect, as I just ordered an adorable Sarah Kay image and the new Basic Grey little pads from Embellish Online, where Barb just started to carry them. So, if you like what you see, head on over to her site as she carries the most adorable images.

I created this card by tracing one of the top note die cuts (since I don't own the die yet, but will soon) onto watercolor paper and started painting it with my Stampin Up inks using my nifty waterbrush. I wanted to use mellow colors though. Once it dried, I ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Diamonds in the Rough embossing folder, than inked it up with my Colorbox Chestnut Roan to show the embosssed image even better. Than of course I embossed my image onto watercolor paper, too and painted my little Sarah Kay with using Stampin Up ink as well. Please don't be hard on me, I am just playing with colors, I hope you like the way it turned out. Well, that is all the special watercoloring I used, so here is my card to show you. (please click on images to enlarge, if you like a close up)

Supplies used on this card:
Cuttlebug: Diamonds in the Rough folder, Just my type border folder and Vintage die (the little tag)
Cardstock: The Paper Company
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Porcelain 6x6 pad (purchased at Embellish-Online)
Stamp: Sarah Kay (Embellish-Online)
Ink: Stampin Up and Colorbox
Punches: Butterfly and Doily border by Martha Stewart
Alpha stickers: Carolee's Adornit
Ribbon: Making Memories
Pearls: Kaisercraft
Safety Pin: most likely Making Memories from my stash
Sewing thread for stitching

Well, I hope you checked out what other beautiful creations the other DT members came up with at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog, but if not yet, please head on over for some fantastic inspiration. By the way, stay tuned as next we'll have something Sassy on it's way to show you.

As always, thank you for visiting my blog and have a beautiful day!


carina said...

ooooooh your card is so beautiful!!!♥

scrappermimi said...

WOW! Gorgeous card!

Tracy :) said...

Oh Eva! This is beautiful! You are so talented!

Carol Ann said...

A stunning card!

Danielle said...

what a stunning card!

Dolores said...

OMG Eva that card is just gorgeous!

JennK said...

Wow Eva this is so pretty...I just love the stamp too!!

Allison said...

love it, so elegant looking and the image is fab fab

Shannon said...

Awww....very precious! Love all the details.

~Michelle~ said...

simply adorable Eva!! Love everything about it!!

Karen said...

Eva - this is so sweet and adorable and I love the way you used the watercolor on the stamp image, which is just fabulous! Gorgeous card! Hope you are feeling better too!!

TraceyT said...

Such gorgeous details.

Lea L. said...

Eva- this is just gorgeous!! I love all the layers and textures...and the watercoloring is awesome!! Wonderful job with the challenge!


Yvonne said...

Oh I totally love it!! Gorgeous layout design and fabulous job on the colouring.
Hugs, Yvonne.

Maggie said...

omg Eva there's no end to your creativity :)
My goodness each card is more and more a masterpiece :)
Thank you,

dannisdoodles said...

so beautiful, so very, very beautiful!

Peet said...

Eva, this card is sooo beautiful!!! Wow!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Oh, I hope your are feeling better soon!

Your card is beautiful! I LOVE your watercolor technique with the embossing!

(-: Heidi

Rosemary said...

Oh wow!!..this is gorgeous!!..your techniques worked so well; I need to try using it myself!!..

Hope you feel well soon...and you did this with the stomach flu???!!wow again!

KimmyS said...

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa that card is amazing!!!
I never though of using these stamps but I have just now changed my mind. You are my queen of cards

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Cutely Gorgeous!! :) Love the vintage flavor!

I'm glad you won the 2sketches4you challenge this week!! I LOVE your blog!!

Cassie said...

so lovely - as always! Must find that vintage die!!

Kim said...

Eva, your card is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Kim said...

Eva, your card is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Robin said...

Beautiful card, Eva!! I think your watercoloring is excellent! And congrats on your Tattered Angels goodies!!!

Daniela said...

Eva, this is darling. Love your watercolor technique with the cuttlebug.... I will have to get that folder now!

scrapnnMO said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! :)


Michelle aka Otomon said...

I love this card! you did an awsome job with the watercolors!

cardcrazy said...

Beautiful card, I love your colouring!

Amber said...

LOVE your card Eva! The soft colors are out of this world and I love the little image you used, just beautiful!

Tracey said...

OMG! this is amazing! all the details! the embossing, and stamping, coloring..all of it! i LOVE this card!

Monica said...

Oh my, this card is so beautiful :)

Shirley said...

Another beautiful card Eva and your watercoloring is wonderful!


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