Thursday, August 2, 2018

Just Add Water


Here were are at the first Thursday of August already, and that means it's time for a new Seize the Birthday challenge! For your consideration this time, we are offering the optional prompt of WATER


Perhaps a nautical theme, perhaps a watercoloured card... it's up to you, and if you prefer dry land, we love looking at all birthday cards! For mine, I incorporated the theme a few ways: 


For this card, I made a watery background with watercolour powders as well as watercolouring my sea turtle with Zig markers. For the background, I used mostly blue, but added a bit of green in the upper left to help tie in my little sea turtle. The sentiments are from a different stamp set that happens to have more of a terrestrial turtle as part of it. 
I'm entering this in the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Make Your Own Background
Be sure to check out the water-inspired creations of the rest of the Seize the Birthday design team, and that of our surprise party guest, Trina — and then I hope you will come and join us! 


Supplies: white & Hero Arts grass layering cardstock, Canson watercolour paper, Paper Smooches Courteous Cuties & Party Posse stamps, Versamark onyx black ink, Ranger clear embossing powder, Zig markers, Magenta Nuance cerulean blue & spring green watercolour powders, MFT wonky stitched rectangle die, foam tape

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9 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

Love this! Jo x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love how your bg turned out -- very "water" looking :)

Barbara Godden said...

Fabulous background super cute card!!!

Barbara said...

Realy cool background and a sweet turtle to boot. Fun and well-done card.

Ashwini Rao said...

The background looks absolutely awesome! And the fact that you added a bit of green there - such a subtle suggestion, but it makes a big imact in tying the card together even while being something you wouldn't notice if not told! Wonderful details, Lindsey! Totally love this card!

Nancy said...

I Love turtles and this little guy is super cute! That background is really fun too! Fabulous job with the topping Lindsey!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Your card is so beautiful! LOVE how you watercolored your background - so perfect for that cute turtle! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

Trina P. said...

Amazing workout bckground. Love that turtle... so cute and beautifully coloured. x

JoAnn said...

Love your fabulous watery background Lindsey and that turtle is so cute.