Thursday, May 16, 2019

Sweetest Birthday

Hi everyone.  It's time for the reminder that there's only about a week left to play along with us at the CAS Watercolour May Challenge - For a Child, hosted by the mega talented Karen!  We are also thrilled to have Bobby as our Guest Designer this month.

Doesn't everyone love ice cream bars??!!  This is my first time inking up this fun stamp set from Avery Alle.  I have a sweet tooth (that's an understatement!).  When I was young, I loved to buy Creamsicles.  They were vanilla ice cream bars coated with orange.  Delicious!!  These stamps reminded me of them, so I coloured them in bright, ice cream colours using my Zigs, after stamping the images in black and clear embossing.  Crystal Glaze was added to the bright part of the orange and pink ice cream bars.

The background is a paper towel transfer background using the same colours, cut with a stitched, partial circle die.  The bars are popped up for some added dimesion.  I stamped the sentiment in black and embossed with clear so it would match the bar images.

Here's a close-up ...
Check out the fun gallery of cards on the challenge blog.  And then come join us.  Still lots of time to play along!

Stamps:  Sweetest (Avery Elle)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Zigs
Accessories & Tools:  Clear embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, water brush, crystal glaze (Nuvo)

CAS Watercolour May Challenge - For a Child


Mac Mable said...

Wonderful memories for you Loll and what vibrant and fabulous water colouring. Love the addition of the glaze and fun on a card x

Maria said...

So fun and colorful!!

Marcia Hill said...

Oh yummmmmmmmmm!! I have a sweet tooth too, and these ice cream bars look AMAZING!! Love the paper towel background and the sentiment is spot on!! Fabulous card for a child it!!! :0)

Jo said...

Drippingly refreshing ...don't know if that's a word. Shiny, sweet and yummy all set off on your wonderful paper towel technique. Loving the colour harmony here, a beautiful card! xxx

Christine Alexander said...

Loll I always love the kitchen roll background, I'm hoping to have some this week. Cute little lolipops :)

My Paper Epiphany said...

Mmmmm yum!! I love the Flouro and shine:) wonderful kiddy card!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a gorgeous card Loll - and great (sweet) memories.

Barb Ghig said...

Your ice cream bars look good enough to eat, Loll! I love how you added GA to the fun bright colors and your watercolored background is perfect! Such a great card for a child ~ Barb xx
PS: I used to love Creamsicles as a kid, too :)

Ina G said...

Yummo Loll - this is just the sweetest card and so bright and mouthwatering. Love the shimmer you achieved here. Great placement of the popsicles (creamsicles).