Monday, August 14, 2017

Happy Birthday Sunshine!

Kimberly with you today, wanting you to join our challenge!!  I hope you are as EXCITED as I am over this challenge board.  Eeeeek.. It is a Sweeet Combo!

I knew the sweet images in the delightful challenge colors using watercolor would really "pop" off a white background, so I used Neenah paper for the card base, and stamped the Neat & Tangled Beach Day characters in Versafine Black Onyx on Strathmore Bristol Vellum Paper, as well as using the Gina Marie Cross Stitch Circle Dies for my "pocket."

 I just LOVE these Neat & Tangled images!!! 

I colored the images with Koi watercolor brush markers and a Zig Detail Water Brush for blending. I trimmed the circle die cut to a pocket shape, added the sentiments, and topped with a scrap of Pollen Bazill Basics Paper, as well as a square of ombre pink paper from the Jen Hadfield Everyday 6x6 pad.  For additional texture and detail, I die cut the borders of the papers with a rectangle stitch die. The images were adhered with foam mount tape.  The card base was embossed with the WeR Memory Keepers Next Level Dotted Folder, I added the pocket and images, swiped the suits and watermelon with a little Wink of Stella Clear, added some white gel pen accents, a little Pretty Pink Poshconfetti sequin "bling," [That I love so very much!]  I was done! 

I based my coloring on the current Challenge #15 amazing images and vibrant colors. I sure hope that you are as excited as we are about the AMAZING inspiration challenge boards that The Heart Desires has, the MORE than amazing DT creations!  I count myself privileged and blessed to be on a team with my friends that I get to see regularly and be so creative with, its a BLAST!

I look forward to seeing you in the Gallery my friends!!


  1. Kimberly this is so adorable! I stuff watermelon into my face just like your happy hippo! Those dots are still on my wish list ... sigh...


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