Sunday, 22 February 2015

WCC18 -- Hugs & kisses


*So thrilled to have this card be a runner up for the ColourQ Challenge*

Welcome to another Watercooler Challenge.  This week we have a sketch challenge and I had so much fun with it.  The fact that one of our talented Watercooler Artists designed the sketch made it even more special.


I used Naturals White for my base and added more white with the Irresistibly Yours Designer Paper.  For added interest I also used Blackberry Bliss, Raspberry Ripple (retired), Wisteria Wonder and Gold for my card.  If you look carefully, you will see that the Irresistibly Yours piece has been sponged with Blackberry Bliss, Raspberry Ripple and Wisteria Wonder inks.  The colours really emphasized the embossed look of the Designer Paper, didn't they?

For my right and left borders, I used a strip of Gold Foil topped with Blackberry Bliss which I had first cut using my Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border.  For my banners, I used Gold Foil and, for the shorter one, Wisteria Wonder, and for the longer one, Raspberry Ripple.  First of all, however, I heat embossed the Raspberry Ripple with my Sentiment using White embossing powder.  I love the script in the sentiment, don't you?  That's from the Hostess Good Greetings stamp set (retired).  

Instead of a circle, I chose to cut and attach a Gold Foil butterfly cut using my Butterflies Thinlits die.  Along the centre of the butterfly I added a line of tiny pearls with a larger pearl for the head.


And now it's your turn to join us for the Watercooler Challenge.  Just attach your own card, based on our sketch and play along.  

The colours I've used in my card are all part of the ColourQ Challenge for this week.  Check it out and play along.

18 comments:

  1. Heidi, what a stunning card! I love the "metals" and the use of that forgotten ribbon punch. Thank you for all that you do to keep us going.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jackie. I'm so grateful for your contribution of sketches and participation.

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  2. This is simply stunning, Heidi! Wonderful card!

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    1. Thank you, Buffy. Your comments mean a great deal to me.

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  3. Heidi - another beautiful card but then again, your cards are always beautiful!

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    1. Susan, you're going to make my head swell. Thanks so much.

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  4. Gorgeous card, Heidi! Great use of the colors, too.

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  5. Very elegant Heidi. Love how the purples blend so nicely on the dsp.

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    1. Thanks so much, Bev. I love, love, love that Designer Paper.

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  6. It's so lovely, Heidi! Looks like things are going really well with the challenge blog. I miss you guys!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Ter. I'be made some changes but then everything has to change eventually...especially when a "new broom" takes over. I wish you would participate.

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  7. Heidi...you never disappoint and always inspire! CASEing this gorgeous design for sure. Thanks for taking over the duties of captain of the ship and herder to a bunch of artistic cats! Never an easy job as Ter can tell you for sure. Thanks for another reminder that Spring is not far behind. Or so the daffodils I just discovered in my yard are also trying to tell me.

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    1. Thanks, Jean. I've fallen head over heels for the Irresistibly Yours DSP and find it constantly inspires me. Pretty crazy for someone who normally doesn't use much DSP, huh?

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  8. I love this, Heidi! It is so striking and rich looking! I love how you interpreted the sketch and added the side interest!! Have a great week! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Thank you very much, Darnell. The colours and sketch seemed to be made for each other.

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