Sunday, October 26, 2014

Happy Birthday Shirley Bee!

Today is my fellow Mixed Media Card Challenge Design Team member, Shirley Bee's,  Birthday - and Maria (another DT member from MMCC) is hosting a blog birthday party for her! Shirley is a card maker/stamp designer extraordinaire -  if you haven't seen her blog  - you must check it out here.

Shirley has been using some beautiful watercolor techniques on her cards most recently - and I decided I would CASE one of her own cards to honor her birthday today.

Happy Birthday Shirley!   This card is winging it's way to you over the Atlantic Ocean!
I used a two step stamp set from Rubbernecker - Watercolor Poppies - The set includes the solid blossom stamp as well as an outline stamp. I didn't color the blooms like poppies -  I used several different colors of Ranger Distress Markers on the solid floral piece - spritzed the stamp with a Mini Mister and then stamped it on a watercolor paper panel.  I let it dry for a few minutes and then stamped the outline stamp over the florals using Archival Jet Black ink.  The sentiment is from WPlus9.  I added a little splatter with a Ranger Distress Marker spritzer and a Distress Marker as well as a few Lemonade Blend sequins from Avery Elle.

I'm linking my card over at Maria's blog here. If you'd like to join in helping Shirley celebrate her birthday - you'll find all the details there.

While I was making this card for Shirley -  I thought this stamp would be great for sympathy cards - which I needed for my stash - so I quickly made 8 of them similar to these 2!  The sympathy stamps here are from SU and PTI
Stamps:  Happy Birthday - Strictly Sentiments - WPlus9, Watercolor Poppies - Rubbernecker
Paper:  Watercolor paper from stash,  Vintage Cream and Summer Sunrise - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Markers - Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Stormy Sky, Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick, Lemonade Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Ranger Distress Marker Spritzer

13 comments:

Redanne said...

What a fabulous stamp set Julia and you have certainly done it justice with your watercolour stamping - the cards are all so beautiful. Going to check this lady out now! Hugs, Anne xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Totally LOVE the line drawing - I really do need to try this! Great card for Shirley's birthday~

maria f. said...

Rubbernecker has some great images - the ones I know are red rubber which means you did a fantastic job of matching your outlines to your solids. Cool. Love your sloshing/splodging in Shirley's honor ;) Thanks for coming to the party.

Irish Cherokee said...

Fabulous card and wonderful coloring. Shirley will love it.
The stamp also makes great sympathy cards.

Jim

My Paper Epiphany said...

Very pretty card - I love that image!

Deepti said...

This is so very pretty :)

Far North said...

Beautiful card for Shirley! I love how you showed how one can create a different feeling with the same image. Wonderful post!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

stunning sweet peas!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Julia. Love the pretty outline stamp and the different colors you used on the flowers.

*Vicki* said...

So beautiful Julia!! Really love the colors in the flowers! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Jeanne J said...

These are gorgeous! I love the soft watercolor effects!

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful cards using this technique Julia. Shirley is going to love her card! Loll xx

shirley-bee said...

This is fabulous, Julia! I love the multicoloured flowers and the fine splatters. Thank you so much for joining in with my birthday celebrations!