Tuesday, July 2, 2019

CAS Watercolour Special Event for Darnell's Birthday

Hello there!  I'm happy to be joining the CAS Watercolour (CW) challenge team today as a featured designer for their special event!  We are celebrating the fabulous Darnell's birthday (aka Dolly)!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOLLY!!

We all made a birthday card based on this month's challenge theme - Bouquet of Flowers.


As a featured designer, Dolly played a major role in my card.  One morning at the retreat back in May, Dolly accidentally spilt a large Costco-size bag of frozen blueberries all over the floor.  Unfortunately, I was still asleep when this occurred, but luckily Bonnie had her phone with her and captured the moment.



Unable to find a broom, Dolly used cardstock to pick them up.  As they thawed, it left a cool design.  Without her knowing, Loll kept the cardstock and cut it up for us to use as backgrounds on our cards.  Here's what each side of my piece looked like.



Since this is a clean and simple (CAS) challenge, I went with the one on the left and trimmed it down to create this card.




Dolly's role in my card went beyond the blueberry background.  The sweet bear image was provided by Dolly when she taught us a watercoloring technique at the retreat.  Simply pick up colour with a waterbrush off of a watercolor pencil to watercolour.  So simple and so effective.  Loved how much control I had with this technique.  Thanks, Dolly!


After watercoloring was completed and dried, the sentiment was heat embossed with Liquid Platinum embossing powder to finish.


Don't miss out on the special celebration over on the CW blog HERE.  You will find more inspirations from the CW design team, their guest designer Leslie and the other featured designers there.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!











Challenges:
AAA Birthday - Game #3 For the Girls
Love to Craft - July Anything Goes
SSS IG - July Watercolor
SSS Wednesday - Anything Goes


18 comments:

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful water coloring technique on your sweet bear Trina! Love how she is holding the little bouquet of flowers and the bit of smooshed blueberries peeking out around the edges! xx

Barb Ghig said...

Darling card, Trina! I love your sweet little bear carrying the beautiful bouquet of flowers, and I love how you placed your smooshed panel on the background! Beautiful watercoloring with your pencils, too!

Susan said...

A wonderful card for Darnell! Love the way you used the blueberry piece for part of your mat behind the image! And you have the perfect image for the challenge - wonderful colouring!

Christine Alexander said...

Trina, great card for Dolly, I love the way you incorporated both the blueberry card and dolly's watercolouring tutorial into her birthday card :

Michelle W said...

Beautiful card Trina and that blueberry story is so funny! I'll pop over to Darnell's blog now.

nancy littrell said...

Aaahhh...your sweet beary with a bouquet was perfect for Dolly's special birthday surprise, Tanya. TFS your blueberry smooshed samples before you made your card. Great idea to just show the edges of your sample. Now you have another sample to play with in the future. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Loll said...

I LOVE that sweet bear with the bouquet of flowers Trina! Great colouring with your watercolour pencils. I think we are all going to be using them more after Dolly's wonderful tips. The blueberry smoosh frame is just perfect What a fun day! :) xx

SD pooja said...

Its an adorable card and how cool to use that image and bg !

Jane said...

How adorable is that card! And so is the story behind it, what a wonderful way to preserve a memory. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

My Paper Epiphany said...

So gorgeous! I love your gorgeous bear with the pretty blue flowers to match the blueberries:)

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Trina! It's so sweet and beautifully coloured.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Bonnie said...

A beautifully watercolored little bear presenting a bouquet to Dolly, my friend! The blueberry bumble background adds even more interest! Thanks for joining in with us to celebrate our dear friend Dolly!

Linda said...

Trina, such an adorable image and watercolored perfectly. I also want to thank you for the beautiful card you sent me for my birthday.

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant use for the mop up card -crafters mind!!!Love the cute beautifully coloured image.Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft
Carol DT x

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, how pretty, Trina! Your blueberry background looks absolutely perfect. Just the right bit of smoosh to accent that darling bear with the bouquet. Very sweet!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Trina, what a sweet birthday card for Darnell! You combined the blueberry smooshed cardstock, the bear stamp, and the watercolor pencil technique so well and all these elements have something to do with Darnell. I'm sure she loved the card.
Hideko xx

Sarah G said...

This is such a sweet card and I love the story behind it!! I might try to create background papers with blueberries too :) Love your soft watercolouring. Great to see you at AAA Birthday, Trina x

Nananas said...

Such a funny story :)
I love how you placed the smooshed cardstock on the background and the bear with the bouquet are beautifully colored!
Thanks for joining our AAA Birthday challenge!