Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Happy Belated Birthday, Kerry!

A birthday card for a crafty friend of mine. Kerry loves the randomness of smooshed watercolor backgrounds so I thought I would incorporate that technique into my card for her.
  • A combo of Distress Ink and Oxide used, with drying between layers to avoid muddying, then a spatter of plain water
  • The trunk is also smooshed with some more-or-less careful masking
  • The tree background is cut from non-watercolor cardstock so the trunk has a pebbled texture due to the application of water during smooshing
  • The leaves are smooshed too
  • The fairies are colored with Copics (RV0000-RV00 for wings, RV21-29 for outfits)
  • Wink of Stella on like everything tho invisible in the picture--leaves, wings
  • The tree coverplate is inset
I based my colors on the current THD Challenge 12.  I hope you plan to join in the fun!

The Details:  Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait, Distress Ink Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Vintage Photo, Twisted Citron, Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Wink of Stella, Ranger Watercolor Paper, Zig H2O Detail Watercolor Brush, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Avery Elle Pixie Dust, Copics, Versamark, Stampendous Detail Fine White Embossing Powder, Scor-Tape, Pretty Pink Posh sequins


  1. Your background IS wonderful - Kerry will adore your card for her, Toni! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

  3. Super cute! What a fabulous little scene. I would class fairies as creatures! ;) Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

  4. Gorgeous card, fabulous background... Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky :)
    Wendy xx


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