Friday, July 31, 2015

Paper Sweeties Challenge Guest Designer


Jen Carter Paper Sweetiesn Flower Wreath Closeup 1.2

Hello!  This month I am a Guest Designer for the Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #34 for August!  I am honored to be playing along with them this month!  


Here is the inspiration photo and color combo that I worked with.  It was such a pretty one!

Jen Carter Paper Sweetiesn Flower Wreath 1.1

For my card, I used the Pretty Posies stamp set & the Pretty Posies die set for this card.  I really like the shapes of the flowers in this set.  They are so whimsical and fun!  To color them, I first stamped & embossed the outlines in white.  Then, I put each die cut directly down on my pigment ink pad and covered them fairly well with ink.  When I took them off, I used an aqua pen to move the wet ink around. The ink becomes a lot like watercolor paint.  I added other colors to my flowers by dipping the aqua brush directly onto the ink pad and then coloring on to my flowers.

Jen Carter Paper Sweetiesn Flower Wreath Closeup 1.1

After I finished coloring them, I assembled them into a wreath shape, popping some up with dimensionals and then adding in a few clear sequins and some pink twine.  The sentiment is a free one from the Paper Sweeties blog that you can download here

I hope you have a chance to play along this month with the Paper Sweeties #34 Challenge!  Thank you so much for stopping by today!

15 comments:

Jill Norwood said...

Jen I love your wreath! And I love the water coloring of the pretty posies! Such a perfect take on the inspiration colors! Gorgeous card my dear! Congrats on guest designing too!!! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! LOVING the flower wreath you created!!!!!

Cheryl said...

Jill, your card is beautiful!I love how you've watercolored the flowers, and the wreath arrangement is gorgeous. Tilting the white layer just slightly is a very nice detail, too.

Cheryl said...

Almost forgot...congrats on the guest designer spot! I'm glad you joined us, so we were all able to see your beautiful creation!!!

Michelle said...

Such a beautiful watercolored floral wreath!!!! Happy to have you as our GD Jen!!!

Maria said...

Beautiful flowers arranged so pretty, Jen!!! And, congrats on being guest designer this month!

artful-notions said...

Soft, pastelly goodness, Jen! Beautiful posie wreath. Thank you joining us this month!

Mynn xx said...

This is AMAZING, Jen! I LOVE the beautiful coloring you did for these flowers--and the wreath you created is amazing! So excited to have you as a guest for our 3rd Birthday Hop at Paper Sweeties! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Larissa Heskett said...

BEAUTIFUL Card!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Soft Colors and the Neat Design!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Love the pretty pastel posies!
Thanks for being our guest designer this month! You have done a great job!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

this is absolutely beautiful! I love the softness and colors you used and then created the flowers in a wreath.

The Craft Princess said...

Very pretty and very creative :) Hugs...Janie

Taunya Butler said...

THIS IS STUNNING and so super lovely - the colors are spot on to that inspiration photo and it is just amazing the beauty you have created on this card!!

Debbie said...

Oh, Jen!! I love everything about this soft, sweet and beautiful card! I adore how you created a pretty wreath with all the Pretty Posies blooms! Thanks for joining us as our special guest designer for the August challenge at Paper Sweeties!!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the floral wreath in the soft pastel colors like in the inspiration cupcake photo.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

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