Sunday, March 29, 2015

Craftin Desert Diva's "Anything Goes" Linky Party

Hi there crafty friends! It is time for another challenge and we would love for you to join us! This Linky Party theme is....  "Anything Goes"  !!!!!

Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi weekly linky party over at Craftin Desert Divas. We hope you will share your projects with us! And don't forget about the prizes! Every linky party will have a Winner and a Top 3.....the more times you link up, the more chances you will have to win! 

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Now on to my project....

I made an Easter card using a stamp image from the CDD Hunny Bunny set and
 a sentiment  from Punny. I tried something new and I water colored this cutie
 and background. I first stamped the bunny on watercolor  paper using the Tim Holtz Walnut distress ink. After it completely dried I used a small paint brush and filled it in. It was challenging for me because I'm not used to using a brush and I found myself wanting to "fix" the watercolored marks to even them out. I showed my daughter and husband and they both said, "It's supposed to look like that! That's what gives it the water colored look!" So I started leaving the little puddles alone, lol!  

I decided to paint pastel, striped layers for the background. That wasn't too hard. But working with paper piecings for so many years I felt like it was too plain....I don't know that I've ever made a single layer card before. So I added a die cut egg frame with a scallop border using the Cricut Easter 2010 cartridge. I ran the lavender layer through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder.

Of course it needed more lol, so I added the bow which I made with an SVG and stamped this adorable sentiment on the banner. And last but not least it needed some sparkle so I went over the bow and scallop frame with my Wink of Stella pen. This picture shows the shimmer. I may have taken away the whole look of a water colored card by adding too many other layers and elements but clean and simple is not easy for me! I did have fun even though it was harder to stay in the lines with a wet paint brush, lol!

Here are pictures of the stamp sets I used:

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Thanks for hopping by!!

Have a wonderful day!!


  1. Tina this card is absolutely adorable that bow is perfect! Crafty hugs Jessica

  2. This is totally darling Tina! I LOVE the water coloring... it's such a nice touch.... :)


  3. Tina I love this!!! The bow is super adorable and I just noticed that the scalloped frame is shiny paper how cool it's perfect hugs Jessica


Thank you so much for your comments! I really do appreciate all the kind words! Have a lovely day :)


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