Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Wishing You Happiness

I was so excited when my talented friend, Georgiana, asked me to guest design at Die Cuttin' Divas. This week, there's a sketch to try. I always love using sketches (and don't use them anywhere as often as I should) as they give a fabulous starting point on which to base my creation.


For my card, I pulled out a wagon die from My Craft Spot (no longer in business). I cut the pieces, plus a few extras in order to create the swing to hang in my tree. I created the background by smooshing distress ink onto an old stamp package wrapper, spritzing it with water and then smooshing the wrapper onto my watercolour cardstock, doing one colour at a time in small areas and ensuring that the ink was dry before moving on to the next colour. For the "lilacs", I used the same process but used Zig marker and simply coloured a bit on the wrapper. I had so much fun creating the background! 


I used a die from Mama Elephant to cut the frame for my card. I then assembled everything and added a small sentiment in the corner.

Please be sure to head to Die Cuttin' Divas to check out the other interpretations of this week's sketch. You can then try the sketch yourself to enter the challenge!

10 comments:

Evelyn Holmberg said...

What a gorgeous watercolor scene. I love how you imagined a swing from the two vertical pieces of the sketch!

Thanks for being such an awesome guest designer for us at Die Cuttin' Divas!

Evelyn
https://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com/

Georgiana said...

Absolutely beautiful. I am going to try your suggestion and do a small area and let it dry. The colors are gorgeous. Thanks for being our Guest Diva this week.

Daffodil Cards said...

You've made a beautiful scene and I LOVE your wheelbarrow and swing, clever ideas and result Kate.
Faith
x

CA Scrapper said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for being our guest designer this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.

Leslie

Scrapper69 said...

What a fabulous card Kate! I think we both had Flowers and a wheelbarrow in mind when making our cards! LOL :) Thanks so much for being the Guest designer this week! Have a great day! :)

Theresa

L.B. said...

what a pretty card!!The die cit over the watercolor is so pretty.. Thanks for being the guest diva.

Gloria said...

Such a pretty card and the colors are perfect! I have yet to try the smooshing distress ink technique but to try it soon:) Thank you for being a Guest Diva.

mum of two said...

This is fabulous Kate! I need to try that smooshing technique! Thanks for being our Guest Diva this week.

TFS :)

Michelle
Purple Monkey Moments

Esther said...

Your card is just beautiful!
Glad you could guest design with us this week :)

Bobby said...

Your background is spectacular, Kate. You got such control with that technique and it's the perfect setting for the wheelbarrow.