Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Happy Birthday, Anita!!


HUGE HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES
to my friend

Anita, it's a pleasure to join so many lovely ladies who are eager to wish you nothing but the absolute best on your birthday! My apologies for being a bit tardy to the party (I'll get it right next time!!) but my wishes are no less sincere. You are such a positive personality in our section of the blogosphere. I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

A big shout-out to Darnell for being the hostess for the party once again, and Bev for the idea to get everyone together. Two more positive personalities we are lucky to have : ) If you haven't already, please check out the link on Darnell's blog to all of Anita's other cards.

Anita, I wanted to CASE one of your cards for today, and initially picked my most recent favorite, but I couldn't think of a way to do it justice. I love how you've been experimenting with so many techniques, especially the watercoloring. So I picked this gorgeous card of yours that showcases the technique so well:

CTS 65, TCC 4, CFTMB 6

I knew I wanted to use a white embossed & open flower, and watercolors.


I used a bargain stamp from Stampendous that I bought even though it wasn't clear. I figured with something this big I won't need to line it up anywhere too specific : ) Then colored the flower in circles of water colors, and went back to color some individual petals for more definition. I was happy to find this set of watercolors left over from my 4th grader's old school supplies. There was black in just about every well of color that I had to scrape off first : )


 The sentiment is winie & walter The Big, The Bold and The Happy (back in stock!) I embossed the black "Happy" to make sure it was solid over the white embossed and watercolored flower. Envelope is We R Memory Keepers Love Struck.


 The inside counts too, for a special friend : )

xoxo,
Kelly

17 comments:

  1. This is sooo pretty! LOVE your flower!!! The watercolor is perfect! :)

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  2. Love the huge blossom - works perfectly with the scale of your sentiment!

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  3. Oh Kelly! This is such a lovely CASE one of the birthday girl's cards! And a real beauty too. Love that large blossom, which you've watercolored so perfectly. And when I think of Anita, I often think of these exact colors; perfect choice. She's going to love this so much! Just beautiful!! (Thanks also, for your sweet shout out about Happy Dance.) Glad you were able to party with us! Bev

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  4. PRETTY card Kelly, your big blossom is fantastic!

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  5. Really gorgeous card, Kelly! I love the soft colors you chose for your water coloring, and your sentiment is stunning! I'm certain Anita will really love it, too!

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  6. That big flower is fantastic! Love the different colors you used on it. So striking!

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  7. Gorgeous gorgeous Kelly! Love your watercolouring.

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  8. Kelly, this is a magnificent CASE of Anita's card. I totally love what you've done, outside, inside, and with the matching envie! Thank you for linking up with this awesome creation for Anita!! Hugs, Darnell

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  9. That big bloom is perfect for watercoloring. It's gorgeous.

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  10. Wow, Kelly ... you CASEd one of my cards ... awesome ... I'm so honoured! It's simply stunning, gorgeous balance between the bloom and the sentiment, amazing watercolouring and the loveliest insides (especially the message!) ... thank you so much! Thanks so much too for your sweet words and wishes, I'm so pleased you joined in and made my belated birthday bash so special! Anita :)

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  11. So pretty! You did a superb job case-ing her card and having a sweetly decorated inside is the finishing touch.

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  12. Beautiful card!! Love how you inked the flower in several colors!

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  13. This is absolutely gorgeous. And, the watercoloring is so pretty and artistic. Loved the peek at the inside, too.

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  14. Stunning! I love this flower and the watercolour effect is so, so pretty. I have to say that I just love the sentiment.

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  15. Exquisite! I love that flower and the water coloring! So beautiful, and your sentiment "happy" is so big and bold just looks so awesome! Love how the inside is as special as the outside. Just beautiful!

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  16. This flower looks gorgeous the way you colored it! Beautiful card right to the inside and the envelope!

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  17. So wonderful! Your coloring is so pretty!

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly