Thursday, June 2, 2016

GDP038 and Sail On Curtain Call Challenge

I love the clean & simple sketch over at Global Design Project this week... Just my style! I'm also playing along at Curtain Call Challenge.
Here's the sketch:
And the challenge:

And here's my card:

I tried "bokeh" for the first time... After my watercoloring had dried I stamped the bubbles above the whale with white. 
The banner from Stampin Up Bitty Banners wasn't quite as long as I wanted so I ran it halfway through the Big Shot, moved it over and ran it halfway through from the other direction. 
The easiest way I've found to do watercoloring is to put a drop of reinker on an acrylic block and then use Stampin Up aqua painters to "paint"  it on watercolor cardstock. 
Thanks for stopping by! 

Stamps - Papertrey Keep Swimming and Birthday Basics 
Dies - Papertrey Keep Swimming, Papertrey Linen embossing plate and Stampin Up Bitty Banners 
Ink - Black Stazon and Stampin Up Craft White 
Paper - Pool Party and Watercolor paper 
Reinkers {for watercoloring} - Pool Party, Island Indigo, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze  


  1. Oh, your bokeh technique is wonderful! Super sweet take on the sketch!

  2. Love how the whale "hugs" the banner, Anne! These colors are beautiful - you've created a wonderful texture on this strip. Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project sketch challenge!

  3. love your simple take on the Sail On challenge!

  4. Seriously, this is just wonderful! I love the cute whale. He looks right at home against your lovely background. Thanks for playing at Global Design Project with us this week.