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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Positive Thoughts for GDP237 and FMS431

By Angie McKenzie for #GDP237 Color Challenge entry and #FMS431 Sketch Challenge entry; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Nature's Thoughts Dies and Positive Thoughts Stamp Set; #GDP237 #FMS431 #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #stationerybyangie #naturecards #anyoccasioncards #friendshipcards #cardchallenges #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #positivethoughtsstampset #naturesthoughtsdies #watercoloringwithstamps #linenthread #cardtechniques

What an exciting day to be banned upstairs to my craft space while me, my boy and Benji must stay quite as the hubby is working from home doing some video voiceovers for work!  Want to know why?!?  Global Design Project #237 and Freshly Made Sketches #431 had some amazing inspirations that I couldn't resist putting my aqua painter to the test for competing in the challenges!


Using the sketch from FMS431 and the colors from GDP237 was an amazing combination for my heart today.  Last week was so emotional for me that I needed some crafting time to help lift my spirits.  So I started by wetting a half a sheet of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper and added a few drops of Mint Macaron ink onto it similar to the shape and size of the leaf die from Nature's Thoughts (I keep hearing whisperings of it being in the new upcoming 2020-21 Annual Catalog!)... 


As it dried, I noticed that the color had split showing the original colors that created this color that I love so!  


I decided to add a few more drops of ink after the watered down paper had dried.
This actually made the drops truer to the color for the color challenge.
The separation of colors added a bit of sunshine (yellow) and reflection (blue)
to the design naturally... so I'm hoping that GDP will love this bit of color artistry.

By Angie McKenzie for #GDP237 Color Challenge entry and #FMS431 Sketch Challenge entry; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Nature's Thoughts Dies and Positive Thoughts Stamp Set; #GDP237 #FMS431 #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #stationerybyangie #naturecards #anyoccasioncards #friendshipcards #cardchallenges #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #positivethoughtsstampset #naturesthoughtsdies #watercoloringwithstamps #linenthread #cardtechniques

As the watercolor paper dried naturally, the other elements were stamped and die cut.  The leaf, butterfly and flower were 2nd generation stamped with Mint Macaron, Night of Navy and Melon Mambo onto Whisper White cardstock and die cut.  The sentiment was stamped in Night of Navy onto Whisper White cardstock and fussy cut.  The intricate Night of Navy die cut was threaded with Linen Thread and tied off with a bow.  All elements were adhered to the watercolored layer with liquid glue.  A mini glue dot was added underneath the butterfly wing to keep it lifted through its journey through snail mail.   The watercolored layer was then adhered to the vertical top folding Crumb Cake cardbase.  

By Angie McKenzie for #GDP237 Color Challenge entry and #FMS431 Sketch Challenge entry; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Nature's Thoughts Dies and Positive Thoughts Stamp Set; #GDP237 #FMS431 #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #stationerybyangie #naturecards #anyoccasioncards #friendshipcards #cardchallenges #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #positivethoughtsstampset #naturesthoughtsdies #watercoloringwithstamps #linenthread #cardtechniques

The inside is just as important as the front, so the leaf was colored with the aqua painter and stamped onto the remaining half of the piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  And while this was drying, I duplicated this same technique on the front of the envelope and the envelope flap.  Once dry, the Night of Navy sentiment was stamped.

By Angie McKenzie for #GDP237 Color Challenge entry and #FMS431 Sketch Challenge entry; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Nature's Thoughts Dies and Positive Thoughts Stamp Set; #GDP237 #FMS431 #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #stationerybyangie #naturecards #anyoccasioncards #friendshipcards #cardchallenges #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #positivethoughtsstampset #naturesthoughtsdies #watercoloringwithstamps #linenthread #cardtechniques

Thank you Global Design Project and Freshly Made Sketches for having such amazing inspirations for this grieving dog mommy today.  You made my day!

And for those of you who are enjoying reading this blog post, I hope that you are inspired to also checkout these challenges.  And don't worry if you do not wish to participate, just enjoy the inspiration and be sure to reference where you have received your inspiration.

Thanks so much for popping by my little corner of the world today!
Have a blessed day!

By Angie McKenzie for #GDP237 Color Challenge entry and #FMS431 Sketch Challenge entry; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Nature's Thoughts Dies and Positive Thoughts Stamp Set; #GDP237 #FMS431 #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #stationerybyangie #naturecards #anyoccasioncards #friendshipcards #cardchallenges #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #positivethoughtsstampset #naturesthoughtsdies #watercoloringwithstamps #linenthread #cardtechniques

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6 comments

  1. Beautiful card and arrangement of the elements! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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    1. Thanks so much for a wonderful sketch challenge! :)

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  2. This is so pretty! I was very excited to see this set return in the new catalog! I love it!

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    1. Thank you, LeAnne! I was beyond thrilled to see it staying - definitely one of my personal favorite sets! :)

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  3. Only just seen your beautiful card Angie! Such a lovely stamp set and I love what you have created with it .... from the water colouring through to the clever way you have threaded the lined thread through the die cut :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Chris! Threading the linen thread was one of my favorite things to do! Thanks for the smiles. :)

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