September 13, 2015

Pile It On #86 - Birthday

Hola amigas!

I hope you've all had a wonderful weekend, filled with crafty goodness.  I have been pretty busy, but I managed to get some time to myself and catch up on a few cards, and bible journaling pages.  My daughter had things to do, and and it was chilly outside, so that made perfect conditions to stay in my craft room.

Since today is Sunday, there is a new Pile It On challenge posted.  This week's theme is Birthday.  We are sponsored by Craftin' Desert Divas this week, and the prize they're offering is 4 bags of CDD sequins.  Who doesn't love sequins?!  Here is the card I made for this weeks challenge.

I really dig how this card turned out.  At first I wasn't too sure about the flourish, but as I look at it now, I like it.  I was hoping to create somewhat of a sunset over the beach kind of background, and think it turned out pretty close.  It's almost like looking out of a window, now that I think about it.  Either way, I love it, and will be sending this to a dear friend who lives on the West Coast.  I hope she likes it.

I'm going to enter this for the following challenges.

Virginia's View #18: Geometric Patterns
Happy Little Stampers CAS September Challenge: Colouring (I hope coloring with water colors counts)
Sunday Stamps #109: Inspiration Photo (Teal, Yellows, Orange & White)
Addicted To Stamps #161: Anything Goes
Freshly Made Sketches #203: Sketch (My interpretation)
Card Concept #39: Inspiration Photo (I was inspired by the colors)
Pals Paper Arts #267: Crushed Curry, Pool Party & Tangerine Tango (I tried to get as close as I could, with what I had)
Seize The Birthday: Anything Goes

That's all for me today.  I'm off to spend time in my craft room again, and hopefully get more stuff done.  I hope you'll head over to see what my friends have created for you over at the PIO blog.  As usual, they're all pretty awesome.

Stay crafty my friends!

What's In It?
Paper: SU! Whisper White & Daffodil Delight Cardstock, Neenah Silver Cardstock, Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper, Vellum
Stamps: SSS Happy, MFT Grid Background Stamp
Ink: VersaMark, Staz On Teal Blue & Jet Black, Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers & Mermaid Lagoon
Accessories: Detail White Embossing Powder, Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles Dies, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Banner Duo 2 Dies, MFT Stacking Stars & Simple Leaf Flourish Dies


Loll said...

It definitely does look like a beachy card ... great job! Beautiful design and layout and I love the soft watercolours. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

stampwithamyk said...

Beautiful card! The colors remind me of the beach too. Great design! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

Jen Brum said...

Very lovely card! That flourish does look fabulous! Love the colours! Your friend is going to love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lilian said...

Hello, HOC teamie!
Very pretty card!!!
Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept!
The Leaf Studio

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful beach colors! Gorgeous card! Glad you joined us at FMS!

Julie Gearinger said...

Great job!! Love the geometric background with your wash of colors and I am sure your friend will love it as well!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept :-)

Mike said...

Steph, this is absolutely beautiful! The detailing you added is perfect and I love the shaded focal point! Thanks for playing with Pals Paper Arts!

Toni said...

Why hello! So glad you joined us over at HLS. Your Watercoloring is glorious!

Lilian said...

Thanks for sharing at ATSM, too!
The Leaf Studio

shirley-bee said...

Yep, I get the beach, and the window. Lovely card - thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

Unknown said...

Such a fun card, the background looks wonderful. Thank you for playing along with us this week at the Pals Paper Arts Challenge.

Unknown said...

His is such a wonderful card, he flourish looks like he perfect touch. I also love the background you created! Thank you for playing along with us this week at the Pals Paper Arts Challenge.

Greta said...

Gorgeous card & I love the flourish!

Monika Reeck said...

I love the color on your card
agree with all ladies like a beach card and I love the tag on your card too with that grid really awesome and lovely sentiment and that florish
really Wonderful card
Thanks for joining with us at Sunday Stamps this time
hugs, Monika (DT Member)

Michele K. Henderson said...

Bright and beautiful card! I love your beautiful blend of colors! Thanks for playing along with us over at The Card Concept!
Take care!

Linda said...

Oooh!..... I love this! Gorgeous design and great colours. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. Linda xx

Hannelie said...

So sophisticated and beautiful!
Thanks so much for joining our team at Seize the Birthday!