Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Aud Sentiments - Those who bring sunshine

Thursday September 10 - 22, 2015

Our sponsor for these two weeks is Great Impressions.. They have some awesome stamps and they are out of my state.. Washington plus lucky me they are in a town close to where I live.. Yeah me..
If you got to their blog you will see they are in a lot of your local stores all over the place.
Great Impressions was founded in 1984 by Ken and Deone Mackenzie. With a love for stamping, the company grew. It was an exciting time traveling to art shows and introducing art rubber stamps to many customers who were stamping their very first stamp. By the mid 90's, Great Impressions was selling to retailers. In 1996, Great Impressions introduced the original Stamp of the Month program, bringing new designs and creating art boards each month for retailers across the country.

This is my card. I have used this sentiment before but I decided to make a different presentation. I used water color paper and white embossed the sentiment. Then I used three colors rangers inks and spritzed it with water and dipped my wc paper in it and dried and dipped again and dried.. till I got the effect I wanted and then I did not want to add too many layers since water color paper is so thick so I used my copic T10 and went around the edge to give a dark look and then layered it on a piece of green then the card base.. added a ribbon and sequins and then it's done.. Love water color paper and the effects you can get and it makes the sentiment look nice too.
I hope you head over to Aud Sentiment and enter your anything goes card over there and just remember to add a sentiment.

Dragonfly journeys #22 - welcome Sept. (colors)
Lil patch of crafty friends #17 - atg
City crafters wk278 - feeling flat
Addicted to stamps and more #161 - atg
Penny's paper-crafty #244 - atg
Word art Wednesday #200 - atg

recipe: great impressions sentiment, water color paper, ranger inks, white embossing powder, copic pen, su ribbon, card base and green cs, sequins..


Jennifer Bradley said...

Fabulous card, love how you have created the background and sentiment. Thanks for sharing in our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and we would love to see you again. Jennifer DT member xx

Suze said...

What a great sentiment. Love your background too. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Elaine Stark said...

A lovely modern feel card. You must have had fun creating the background with those splatters.

~ginny said...

Ooooooh very nice Billie! Love the colors and how the watercolor effect has made a great background for your sentiment. I also like the added bling!

Annie said...

Wow Billie your background is amazing. Annie xxx

Team Clark said...

TOTAL COOLNESS! Love how you'e done this card!

Jeannie said...

Hi again Billie! What a fabulous background you've created to go with this beautiful sentiment. I just love this Thanks so much for joining in my challenge again this week :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys!

Shona Chambers said...

What a fantastic background and love all those colours you used. Such a lovely sentiment too and very true. So glad you shared this with us at ATSM this week!

Bobby said...

I call that technique 'smooshing', Billie, and the colors look just like sunshine, which makes it perfect for your sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at ATSM this week.

Natalie said...

Sweet colors, love the smooshing technique to get such unique backgrounds, it's one of my favorites to do! Thanks for sharing at WAW's 200th challenge!

Monika Reeck said...

wooohoooo that background is amazing STUNNING BILLIEEEEE
so clever to stamp with white embossing powder I love this card Billie
great made my friend
hugs, Monika