Thursday, April 12, 2018

Coloring Outside the Lines

Hi everyone! It's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! 

This time around the "Toppings" options is "Vibrant Colors". However, you can also chose to do an Anything Goes birthday card, the choice is yours!

When I think of vibrant colors, the first thing that comes to mind is my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers. They deliver the most vibrant color of any other ink that I own. I heat embossed my image with white embossing powder, and deliberately colored outside the lines as I thought this image was conducive to that technique. It's also kind of fun to do! I didn't want to cover up any of the image, so I chose to do a sentiment heat embossed on vellum.

My row of colorful flowers looks just like those in Darnell's inspiration challenge at Inspired By All The Little Things! Thanks, Darnell! 

Stamp Sets: Ranunculus Field (Stampendous), Birthday Greetings (Altenew)
Card Stock: Watercolor (Strathmore), Vellum (Bazzill), Sea Glass (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Versamark, Clean Color Brush Markers (Zig)
Tools: Heat Tool
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Moonshine Sequins (Simon Says Stamp)

I'm so glad you paid me a visit today! If you have a moment please leave a comment, then visit the rest of the wonderful Design Team at Seize the Birthday. We'd love for you to play along, too!

Inky hugs :)


JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Love the vibrant colors and the sentiment embossed on vellum.
Have a great weekend Sandy.

Nancy Farrell said...

Hi Sandy, That is one of the prettiest cards I have ever seen. I love the texture which you can easily see in the photo. The colors and the vellum and the heat embossing. Love it all.

Darnell said...

Egads, Sandy, your card is absolutely stunning and it fits PERFECTLY in the Inspired By All the Little Things challenge which I'm currently hosting! You will "whoop" when you see the photo inspiration and I hope it's 'legal' for you to play along!! Hugs, Darnell

Lindsey said...

I agree, Zigs are the best for vibrant watercolouring! Your flowers are bright and beautiful, and I love the loose watercolouring for them!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

Penny Hanuszak said...

What a gorgeous card Sandy. I love that you embossed in white and then coloured outside of the lines, giving it such a dreamy watercolouresque look. The colours are very vibrant and are a good combination for this card. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Darnell said...

Thank you, Sandy! Mwah! Hugs, Darnell

Barbara said...

Going right to your Zigs was a good thing. This is a fabulous card and I love that you colored outside the lines. So Marvelous!

Cat Craig said...

I agree Zigs do deliver the best vibrant color. You've used one on my favorite techniques with the white embossing. Lovely card.

Gina Arnone said...

What a beautiful card! I really love it.

TaeEun said...

I love the Zig markers too! They are just amazing! The loose watercoloring is really beautiful on that image!

experimentswithcardmakingetc said...

Zigs definitely are one of the best for vibrancy, aren't they! Absolutely love what you've created, Sandy. The coloring outside the lines has given a look of both delicacy and vibrancy to your card - loving that effect!
hugs, Ashwini

Nancy said...

I don't have any ZIGS and you are not helping me with my resistance with this beautiful card! Coloring outside the lines works perfectly with this image! FANTASTIC job with our topping!

Elisa Alcántar said...

so beautiful card
thank you so much for your comment in my blog
hugs from Chile