Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Will you be my Valentine? - Aud Sentiments #173

Thursday February 9-20, 2017
It's time for a new challenge at Aud Sentiments #173

Ok so I am really loving making watercolor backgrounds. I seem to be doing this a lot and love that each comes out so different. Also learning what colors work and what don't, you just end up with a muddy mess. Glad there's two sides to papers.. lol.. I first stamped the sentiment in Lipstick red glitter embossing powder and then used three Ranger inks to create my background. Once it was dry and how I wanted it I noticed the red sentiment did not show very well. So thanks to the MISTI I re-stamped in black and had a little of the glitter show through. I have been waiting to use my crazy dogs from Tim Holtz and thought this would work.  The little bones are like chocolate offerings.. with dog's not being able to eat chocolate this is their offering.. LOL. I added some Simon Says hearts with Spectrum Noir on them and a few drops of Nivo in a couple corners.

Scrapping 4 fun #83 - friends, love, wedding, Valentines
Colour crazy wk. 5 - anything goes
QKR stampede #229 - Valentines card
Crazy 4 challenges #371 - animals
Just us girls # 379 - dogs
Little scrap pieces - animal
Sweet stampin - love is in the air
Pile it on #126 - hearts on fire
Come and get it - Valentines card
Dragonfly journeys #85 - love is in the air
heARTful stamping - for a special someone
Addicted to stamps #141 - love
CCC digi #66 - add a heart
Creatalicious #108 - anything goes/opt. heart
Simon says Monday - young at heart
Use your stuff #250 - add a heart
Artistic inspirations #172 - anything goes
Cards in envy -  be my Valentine
Make my Monday #39 - shimmer and shine (stickles in two corners)
The paper girls #121 - with heart
Crazy 4 guyz #156 - love you
Word art Wednesday wk. 268-269 - anything goes
Crafting by designs - love and romance
Simon Wednesday - cute
The house that stamps built #871 - tic tac( valentine/watercolor/die cut)
Creative moments #111 - love is in the air
The sisterhood - red
Craft rocket #32 - it's a love thing
Art impressions 201 wk. 2  lot's of love
4 crafty chicks #337 - love 


As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Loving the background colours fabulous card Ginny x
My Blog As I do Rodos

Elaine Stark said...

I love this image, he has a brillaint expression. Elaine

Creative world said...

Gorgeous,super fun card and your background is fantastic...hugs Željka

crafty said...

Love the fiery colours used. Thank you for sharing with us at QKR Stampede.

NanaConnie said...

Fantastic job on that background paper, Billie! Love the embossed sentiment, too. It's wonderful to see you playing along at QKR Stampede in our "Anything Goes" challenge and also using the optional "Valentine" twist. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Love that cute dog and your background is amazing! Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Darlene said...

LOL ... OMG what a fun creation Billie! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘RED’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
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karalschuknecht said...

Super cute card, I love the background Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

Heather said...

Adorable!! That little pup is super cute and he looks so happy! Love that fabulous background! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Lisa Kind said...

I just love this dog and how you colored it! And the background is very cool too! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Love Challenge! Your card is so cute. That background is definitely the WOW factor!

Tracy Freeman said...

Oh he is awesome ! love that background you have created so much texture and its just perfect for this stamp.
Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

GalFridayStamping said...

Background is beautiful! Love the image. Thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy Challenge blog. Jane DT xx

María Pilar said...

Fabulous background
Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff Challenge
Maria Pilar DT

Sian said...

This is a lovely and unusual valentine. I love your background! Thank you for jooining us at Make My Monday. Sian.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Ooh I love that inky background! Just gorgeous!! Love it. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Sweet Stampin' crew this week. Love what you did for our 'Love Is In The Air' Challenge. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

Glittered Paws said...

What an awesome job on your background and loe the Tim Holtz dog set - great job. Thanks for joining us at The House that Stamps Built this week.

K M Meena Herale said...

Awesome card.
Thank you for Joining us at Scrapping4funChallenge and waiting to see next time.

Meena S4F DT

Cheri said...

GREAT job with the watercoloring, Billie. Thanks again, for joining our challenge at The House That Stamps Built.

missgailly said...

Fabulous Valentine's card with that cut dog image. Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

missgailly said...

Love this Valentine's card with that cute little dog. Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

Sue - said...

Hi Ginny it's me again! Love this bright fun Valentine. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.

Wendy L said...

Wonderful card, so cute, thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, xxx

Monika Reeck said...

That BG wooooowww
so magic
and love the sentiment
the dog so cuute
and the added of heart
lucky you to have that tiny heart puncher
I dont have but tiny heart stamp I found many in Hero arts clear stamp and at TAWS too I found some tiny stamp with heart and at MFT too..
Oh Billie I see winner here
cute dog card

Marlies said...

A beautiful card Billie. You've made a lovely background for the adorable little dog. A great idea for a Valentine card! Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

Jeannie said...

Hi Billie! I'm so glad you enjoy making these watercolor backgrounds because you are really good at them! I just love the intense and perfect colors you get. This card is very cute and I love that little dog too. Thanks so much for joining my Love is in the Air blog challenge :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

Adorable card! Love that doggie!! Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz! Cyndi, DT

Lia said...

This is gorgeous!Ilove the doggie and the background!
Lia DT S4F

Chris said...

Wow! What a fantastic background - and love the doggy! :) Thank you for playing along with my heARTful stamping challenge last week! Please join us again!

Snowflakes and Lilies said...

Lovely card. I love the vibrant watercolour background. Thanks for sharing at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges and hope to see you again. Good luck.

- Khushboo Gandhi, DT

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Inspiration Destination, DT
Craft Your Passion, DT
Crafting With An Attitude, DT
Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges, DT
Simply Create Too, DT
Get Creative, DT
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Cazro said...

Wow, a stunning background for your really cute and different Valentine card. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Look forward to seeing you visit us again. Caz DT.

LisaM said...

Love your background! Thanks for joining us at Cards In Envy!

Aileen said...

Wonderful card Billie, love that dog and your background is brilliant. So vibrant, so right for this dog.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I STILL can't find my watercolor paper...bummer. Yes, I'm trying the watercolor and yes I'm still learning because sometimes I get that muddy mess.

Donna said...

What an amazing background and adorable dog, glad you joined us at The House That Stamps Built. Donna

Lori Turner said...

What a lovely card - thank you so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week for our "LOVE" challenge! xoxoxo

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

LOL, this is so cute. Beautiful card, love your background
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT

nocne życie said...

beautiful work, I like your colors and digi is sensational.
Thank you for taking part in the challenge on Scrapping4funChallenge
Agnieszka DT

cohenna said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun :)

crafty-stamper said...

Love the crazy dogs and fabulous background----Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
Carol DT x

vicky's scrapping passion said...

Gorgeous background. The dog is also super cute. TFS and for entering Pile It On challenge "hearts on filer". Good luck.

Cazro said...

Me again, I do love your stunning background. Thanks for sharing at Make My Monday. Caz DT.