Saturday, January 24, 2015

Caffeine...it's a girl's best friend

Hi there!!  I'm super excited about today's card.  I finally dug my heels in and tried my hand at some watercoloring.  AND I finally made time to join the Unity {be inspired} Challenge #24.  As you can see, I went with the colour challenge.  I must say that Unity Stamps are my 'thing' these days, I just can't get enough.  It really started because of my desire to do art journalling and dabble in mixed media.




I'm also super excited because I'm putting my birthday present to good use!!  My birthday present this year from hubby was the set of 3 Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities.  Since my art journalling journey began, I have been picking up several paints, inks, stencils, ya - you name it - and so I thought it was time to add the books to my stash :)  And so, now I can join in on the (CC3C) Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge.


And now, on to my card - the main stamp image and sentiment are from Unity's December 2014 Kit of the Month - Warmth of Winter.  I stamped part of the sentiment on the front and the rest is inside.  It reads 'Caffeine....it's a girl's best friend'.  The snowflakes inside are from the Like A Snowflake stamp set.  I watercolored the image with my Distress Markers.  Since I'm playing along with the CC3C Challenge #20 - Distress Watercoloring, Part 2 I cannot post the technique, you need your own copy of Tim's book to see for yourself.  This challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.


I'm also entering my card in the Simon Monday Challenge - Winter Stamping.  I think this is my favourite winter card so far :)

I am also entering my card in the Mixed Media Card Challenge #7 - New

And last but not least, I'm linking this to Paper Issues New Issue - Say it Ain't Snow Cold Outside :)

Stamps:  Unity December 2014 Kit of the Month - Warmth of Winter and Like A Snowflake
Paper:  Doodlebug Fosty Friends, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor cs, SU Naturals White cs
Ink:  Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink, Pumice Stone Distress Ink, Distress Markers
Accessories:  Clear Wink of Stella, Doodlebug Winter Sprinkles, Spritzer Tool, Ink Blending Tool, Watercolour Brushes

18 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

Yaya, you got all three books, great pressie from your hubby! Loving your card, the distressed effect really suits the stamp you used and those little dots are so cute! Thanks for joining in with the CC3C x

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful job Caroline...LOVE!

Gaylynn said...

She look pretty in your beautiful card. Tea for my caffeine though. :)

Tracy said...

Your card is so so pretty.
Perfect colours for this colour challenge :)
Your girl is coloured up beautifully, looks to me that you have mastered water colouring:)

I think I may need a book or two or three ;)

Candy C said...

Hi Caroline!Thanks for joining us on this CC3C challenge! You've done a brilliant job on Tim's distress watercolor technique! Your card is absolutely darling! Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Susan said...
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Susan said...

Yay, Caroline! So glad you are joining us for the CC3C! What a wonderful present to receive - all three of Tim's books! You did a wonderful job on the Distress watercoloring technique - fabulous birthday card!

Anita Houston said...

You are an excellent watercolorer! LOVE the image too! Thanks so much for watercoloring with us this time at CC3Challenge!

Bananastamper said...

LOVE!!! Fab watercolouring and colour choices! This is a fab stamp. Her mittens makes me think of me, lol! I really must pull out my Unity goodies and play!

Annette Green said...

That's one great hubby to get you all THREE Compendium of Curiosities books for your birthday. Best gift ever!! This card is so great and your watercoloring is beautiful. I'm partial to anything "coffee" so I would adore getting a card like this. Great stamp choice. And welcome to the CC3 Challenges. Keep it up!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful project! Love the pretty color palette! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

Paper Issues said...

What a pretty card! Thank you for linking up to the current Paper Issues link party, "Say it Ain't Snow Cold Outside."

Cheryl Grigsby said...

I didn't know a card could be warm and cuddly, but you've done it! Your coloring is beautiful and you've mastered Tim's technique. Thanks for sharing this one on CC3C!

Elina Strömberg said...

Beautiful card! Love how you have used the colour combo on your project.
Thank you for playing with us at MMCC. Hoping to see you with us again in February!

Melissa said...

Your water coloring skills are FAB! This is an outstanding card! We would love to have you come share your Unity creations and other stamp projects at Anya, Oddies, and Others! A linky party blog for stampers, and we welcome all stamp brands. We are for fun and inspiration!
http://anyaoddiesandothers.blogspot.com/

angie blom said...

Hey sweet girl, this is gorgeous! Love your colouring ❤️❤️

Kelli Haglund said...

What a gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing.

Donna said...

Fabulous card! The image is beautifully coloured in.

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