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happy birthday (again)

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5 March 2013

happy birthday (again)

I'm back again today and as my birthday card stash is currently quite deplenished, this is the second time that I reached for a birthday sentiment :) Anyway, on to my card which is a little different for me. I rarely try water colouring but as soon as I saw the new Spring Blooms set from Clearly Besotted Stamps I knew that I wanted to try and get that soft look for these beautiful images. You can see all of the new March release here on Stephanie's blog and here on the website :)



I white embossed the jar, stem and daffodil head images onto Simon Says Stamp white water-colour paper and then picked up colour from some Inktense pencils with a wet brush. As a new technique for me, I love how this turned out and added to which I actually used some washi tape on a card rather than just for holding dies in place while cutting LOL. Finally a couple of sequins just seem to be the finishing touch I'm after at the moment :)

I'm popping this card into a couple of challenges - Moxie Fab World's washi tape challenge and Paper Crafts Connection's March country fresh challenge :)


One last thing before I go; have you popped over to Taheerah's blog and seen the fun new feature she is running, Stamp Spotlight? I love Taheerah's series; she did a fab masculine Valentine's series last month with some absolutely ingenious ideas. Loved this algebra one and the one with an actual resistor too! So I can't wait to see what she comes up with for this new series! Oh and I believe there's also a giveaway associated with the series each month :)

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted Stamps spring blooms; Inks - Versafine smokey gray, Versamark; Card - Simon Says Stamp white watercolor paper, Papertrey Ink kraft; Derwent Inktense pencils; Hero Arts white embossing powder; Washi tape - We R Memory Keepers yellow tape; sequins


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43 Comments:

At 5 March 2013 at 12:33 , Blogger Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Wow, your watercolouring is awesome Debby! The new set looks so beautiful too! Love the little touch of washi tape and sequins too!

And OMG, thank you so much for the huge shout-out! You just made my day!! You are the best!! :-D

 
At 5 March 2013 at 12:45 , Blogger Craftilicious said...

Wow - I made a card with that set last night - not sure I want to blog it now!

 
At 5 March 2013 at 13:38 , Blogger Jen W. said...

This is stunning and that washi tape is the perfect match!

 
At 5 March 2013 at 13:49 , Blogger Caryn said...

Just perfect - that set is my favourite one so far. Love your watercolouring - I bought those pencils last week and can't believe how amazing they are!!

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

 
At 5 March 2013 at 14:03 , Blogger Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

This is a new technique for you? I would have never guessed because you aced it. I love how the washi tape ties in the flower. It's just perfect!

 
At 5 March 2013 at 14:18 , Blogger Laura Jane said...

STUNNING! LOVE the translucency of the jar:)

 
At 5 March 2013 at 14:46 , Blogger Людмила said...

it's perfect

 
At 5 March 2013 at 15:42 , Blogger Laura B. said...

Beautiful watercoloring, Miss Debbie Doodle! It looks effortless! By the way, meant to tell you, I love your new photography look, too. But I always thought yours was fabulous, so either way, but I do love this one. I'm kinda partial to this angle and natural shadows, but pretty much you can do no wrong!

 
At 5 March 2013 at 17:23 , Blogger Linda Beeson said...

Wow, every element is just perfect! LOVE what that little piece of tape adds.

 
At 5 March 2013 at 17:24 , Blogger Miriam Prantner said...

This is GORGEOUS! I will have to try it, so beautiful and I love the bit of washi!

 
At 5 March 2013 at 17:45 , Blogger Michelle said...

Debby this is so beautiful! Wow!

 
At 5 March 2013 at 17:50 , Blogger fun stamping said...

Gorgeous! Such delicate coloring and the Washi tape is just perfect!

 
At 5 March 2013 at 17:55 , Blogger Neets B said...

Wow there really is no end to your talents, Debby. This set really suits watercolour and you've created such a delicate image. Love it! :)

 
At 5 March 2013 at 18:33 , Blogger Stampn'HI said...

Absolutely stunning!

 
At 5 March 2013 at 19:17 , Blogger Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Debby :-)I love the whole design and the washi tape looks fab :-)

luv
Lols x x x

 
At 5 March 2013 at 20:43 , Blogger Erin Schulte said...

Such a beautiful card Debby! But then again all of them are *Ü*

 
At 5 March 2013 at 20:48 , Blogger Judy1223 said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS! This is absolutely stunning!!!!

 
At 5 March 2013 at 20:58 , Blogger Lindsey said...

Fab combo of subtle watercolour effect but bright spring colours! Love it. Great new blog header too x

 
At 5 March 2013 at 21:16 , Blogger Mandy said...

This is so beautiful Debby
xx

 
At 5 March 2013 at 22:07 , Blogger Kathy said...

I just love what you did with the watercolor, and the tape is just the perfect accent. I would have never thought to use sequins, and love them! Love these photographs also.

 
At 5 March 2013 at 22:16 , Blogger Leni said...

So sweet and beautiful!

 
At 5 March 2013 at 22:31 , Blogger lostinpaper said...

Oh My, what can I say but..... WOW!

 
At 5 March 2013 at 23:36 , Blogger My Paper Epiphany said...

I saw this card on Pinterest - I am in love with it! You should do watercolour more often - this should be framed. Adorable wash too!

 
At 5 March 2013 at 23:52 , Blogger jintyoo7 said...

Blindly, Debby - beautiful is what it is :)

 
At 5 March 2013 at 23:54 , Blogger jintyoo7 said...

I meant "Blimey" - LOL!

 
At 6 March 2013 at 01:00 , Blogger Happy Dance said...

Amazing. This is one more spectacular design in your beautiful card repertoire. Stunning. Bev

 
At 6 March 2013 at 01:43 , Blogger Vickie Z said...

Ahhhh...don't know where to begin.... Gorgeous!! Debbie...the white embossing is perfect for watercoloring....so perfectly you and so perfectly fabulous!!

 
At 6 March 2013 at 05:23 , Blogger Therese said...

Utterly Gorgeous! I really love how you colored the water in the jar. Just so subtle and stunning!

 
At 6 March 2013 at 10:12 , Blogger Stephanie said...

Is there no end to your talents Missy?!! Incredible card :) x

 
At 6 March 2013 at 13:31 , Blogger Marlou McAlees said...

absolutely beautiful :)

 
At 6 March 2013 at 19:11 , Blogger Carol said...

Love the overall impression this card makes. Absolutely adore the watercolour effect you achieved with the Inktense pencils - soft and vibrant at the same time.

 
At 6 March 2013 at 22:34 , Blogger Tanis Scott said...

So pretty, and I'm sure it look seven better in person than can be captured in a photo. I have a jar stamp from CTMH that I've been neglecting. Maybe I should try embossing it in white?!

 
At 7 March 2013 at 00:09 , Blogger donna mikasa said...

So gorgeous, Debby! And that added touch of washi tape is genius!

 
At 7 March 2013 at 02:31 , Blogger Kathy Mc said...

What a gorgeous card, Debby, and great use of washi tape! Your watercolor effect is stunning.

 
At 8 March 2013 at 15:49 , Blogger Renuka said...

This is a stunner. I can look at the card for hours. :)

 
At 8 March 2013 at 19:20 , Blogger Tamara King said...

Debbie, this is beautiful!

 
At 9 March 2013 at 02:27 , Blogger Wida said...

I have had my eye on these pencils after seeing Jen McGuire use them. Love the softness of the image

 
At 9 March 2013 at 13:11 , Blogger Tasnim said...

Oh how beautiful is this card!! Love the water color and you have used the washi tape perfectly!

 
At 10 March 2013 at 22:11 , Blogger Chriss Blagrave said...

Absolutely stunning!

 
At 12 March 2013 at 07:57 , Blogger Barb Ghig said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous, Debby!!!

 
At 19 March 2013 at 11:38 , Blogger Melinda Spinks said...

Debbie your card is breathtaking. Love the water colours! :)

 
At 26 March 2013 at 13:45 , Blogger Cath said...

Hey Debby! Thanks for linking this up to the Washi Tape Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in for all the fun! :)

 
At 1 April 2013 at 02:19 , Blogger Karen D said...

This is such an elegant and delicate card Debby. Gorgeous.

 

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