Friday, 22 June 2012

Sweet n Sassy Digi Challenge


It is time for another Sweet `n Sassy Digi Challenge, but today we are very excited to add something more!
The Sweet `n Sassy Digi Challenge ladies are bringing you a Fun Blog Hop for our June Digi Release!!
 
Grab our badge!
While you're hopping, be sure to leave some love on each of the blog hop posts…One of the ladies below is a mystery blogger and she will be picking a random winner from the comments on her blog post!!
The winning prize will be the whole June Digi Release!! 


And now for today's challenge: 
Bling it On!
Add Bling (rhinestones, pearls, Jewels and etc.) for your creation!

 I used this gorgeous image, Goldfinch collage, and printed it off onto watercolour paper.  Its coloured using my distress markers (fired brick, crushed olive, weathered wood), and I distressed the background using distress inks (aged maghogany, crushed olive,vintage photo and walnut stain), before misting it all with some water to create a mottled effect.  A little tip for you if you want to watercolour digis - if you are finding you ink is running, sliuce the image under running water first, and let it dry.  This way any excess ink will be removed and the image should be fixed.  I used papers from Basic Grey's Pyrus pack and added some chocolate coloured ribbon and pearls.

Now, here is the blog hop list for to see June Digi Release creations...


Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp n Show - a little brown
Hotshot crafts - distress inks

19 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

This is beautiful. Love everything about it. Wishing you a wonderful weekend with a bit of creativity on the side.
Hugs
Desíre
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Doing Life

Candy C said...

Your digi stamped image is beautiful! I love how you've colorized your finch and also the background behind him. It looks so wonderful on the backgrounds papers you've selected. I like how you've layered and matted your papers. The little bit of bling in the corner and the brown ribbon are nice accent pieces! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Melinda Gleissner said...

Cathy, this is beautiful! I love the colors. Thank you for that great tip. I never would have thought to do that.

Scrappychick said...

Gorgeous watercoloring and lovely card!

Patricia said...

You did a wonderful job coloring this image! I really like the earthy color scheme you chose.

Makiko Jones said...

Breathtaking, Cathy!! I love your water coloring and the pearl addition! Beautifully done.

Cynthia said...

Wow, the water coloring of this image is gorgeous Cathy. Thanks for the tip!

carol said...

Hello Cathy, just saying HELLO and looking forward to playing along with you at TP, love your card, x Crofty

Ceal said...

Beautiful card Cathy I love the warmth it has to it

Stephenie said...

Love your card!! Your coloring of the bird digi is beautiful!! TFS!

LisaMom said...

This card is gorgeous! Love the colors you used. The bird really pops.

Mary Kruschke said...

These colors and techniques are so natural looking but still bright to catch one's attention. Great card! Thanks!

Wendy said...

Hey Cathy,
This is an absolutely GORGEOUS card. I love it. Great job!!

Dixieglitzie said...

I have not yet tried my hand with watercolor but oh my how you have sparked the "want to" in me:)
This card is so very pretty and thank you for sharing your "running water tip".

Marsha said...

Love the coloring and beautiful distresing. Very pretty.

loulou said...

This new image is lovely and you have made the most gorgeous card with it, cheers Linda

Anonymous said...

just gorgeous!

Rose said...

Cathy, your beautifully colored goldfinch collage looks wonderful on this warm card. TFS! Hugz, ~ Rose

craftymum said...

Wonderful! Thank you for joining us at HSC for our Distress Inks challenge

Sarah x

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