Hello crafty friends : ) Please join me in wishing Jeanne owner of Creative Bliss blog a VERY Happy Birthday!!
I first "found" Jeanne in Blogland when I started noticing that she was commenting on many of the same blogs that I was commenting on! After seeing her sweet face on her Avatar for weeks - maybe months! I finally followed her link to find her blog. The funny thing was I noticed that she had not actually been posting to her blog for a while. That really impressed me : ) I was surprised that even though whatever events in her life caused her to be away from posting to her own blog - she was STILL cheering on her Blogland friends. I immediately began to follow her and am SO happy I did! Jeanne not only creates wonderful cards she also is a "Color Book" artist : )
Take a look at this beautiful piece she colored. See her post HERE.
I wish you the happiest of Birthday's friend. This is NOT the card rushing it's way to you LOL but hopefully you'll like this CYBER card : ) as well as the one you should receive very soon in the mail!! Have a wonderful day!
I created this card with Jeanne in mind late last night. I was inspired by her Adult Coloring Book passion as well as the photo inspiration over at the "Just Us Girls" challenge blog.
Isn't this piece remarkable!?! When I saw it I was reminded of a piece of clip art that I purchased a few years ago for a project I was doing for my Granddaughter. My card today uses this piece of clip art.
I had a little trouble but in the end I am pleased with the result. I cut a piece of water color paper and printed the clip art - actually I printed two so that I could experiment with one. I let them dry completely and then in very small sections I began to apply some color and water. As I feared the ink from my printer just bled all over : ( Had I used my husband's fancy printer I don't think I would have had that trouble but it was late and the printer was unavailable so I had to continue trying to apply color without involving the printer ink.
I ended up just taking my sponge and pouncing my sponge applicator onto the paper - into the places I wanted them trying to loosely follow the inspiration photo. I really liked it. When I could I sponged in a circular motion but mostly I applied the color by just pouncing the sponge up and down. Next I cut the piece from my rectangle stitched die and added my sentiment. I planned to sponge the background of my card face this morning so I shut off my light and headed to bed. As I turned back to look at it in the dark I just hated! that I couldn't add water!. So at 1:00 am I turned the light back on - said out loud to myself...
"You're gonna ruin it!"
..... grabbed some water and a paint brush : ) and.....
I didn't ruin it after all!! The only part I don't like is around the pink - I didn't get close enough to the image and so I feel it looks too "Defined" of a water color blob - but for 1:00 am it's not too bad : ) LOL When I got up this morning I sponged some color on to another panel trying to follow the colors on my top panel. I glued that to a card base and finally glued my top panel. Oh! and I put a piece of fun foam under the entire portion of the top panel. : )
There is still time to join JUGS for challenge #358!!
And please don't forget to stop in Friday when I will have another featured post on Penny Black and YOU will have another chance at the $25.00 in Penny Black product that I am giving away! See all the details HERE.
Thank you SO much for stopping by!! Have a wonderful day!
Clip art from iCLIPART
Sentiment from "Words of Kindness" by Penny Black