Wednesday, April 3, 2019


Good morning, friends!

Welcome back for another fun challenge on the Double D Challenge Blog.

It's April and Spring is here, a time for renewed color. 
At the Double D, we are focusing on just that, color...Watercolor!

Team Diane is hosting along with help from Team Darlene.  You'll find lots of inspiration on the colorful mood board below.  Link your entry to the Double D Blog post, "Watercolors" by Sunday, April 14th, 8 PM Eastern Time.You could be one of our Top 3 or Top Creative winner chosen by the Design Team.  There's also a prize for one lucky winner selected by random draw.  You can find the challenge guidelines in the Double D Blog sidebar.

Prima 6" x 6" Paintables Collection Pad

Your watercolor mood board inspiration...

Pastels are the perfect symbols of Spring time.  For my inspiration,  I chose to use the mood board colors, but with softer tones on my design.

"Happy Birthday"

I softened the color hues that I pulled from the mood board by using pastel plaid patterned paper as the card background.  The die cut frame was cut twice.  The first from white cardstock and the second from watercolor paper that I painted in shades of pink.  I saved the negative from the pink design and embossed it with a Happy Birthday folder. 

I used Twinkling H2Os on watercolor paper for the cupcake stand.  These little pots of shimmering watercolors have been in my stash for a long time and are a favorite.  I cut the cupcake stand 3 more times and adhered the layers together for dimension.  The Happy Birthday sentiment was also created using the Twinkling H2Os but with a darker hue to pop on the pastel colors.

From my stash...
Bazzill, Core'dinations Cardstock
ColourArte Twinkling H2Os
Couture Creations Pearls
Memory Box Elliana Border Frame
Photoplay Patterned Paper
Strathmore Watercolor Paper

Challenges entered:

So, join the fun!  Link your watercolor inspired project to the Double D Challenge Blog.
You could be one of our winners.

Visit my Double D Teamies for more inspiration and prize opportunities!

Team Diane

Team Darlene
 Vicki (ME!)

I hope my card has inspired you to play along. 
Thanks for stopping by...hope to see you again soon!



Diane said...

This is really pretty and love the Twinkling H2o's on the make me want to get mine out and use this!!

Darlene said...

What a happy, spring time, beautifully colored creation Vicki! Sure to bring a smile! Have a great day!

Donna Phelan said...

So fresh and fun and happy! And YUMMY! Love the bright colors!!!

Barbara said...

Vicki, this is a whole birthday party going on and what fun it is. Love how you have pulled in so many colors and made them work for you. Very grand card.

Sherri said...

What a fun card! I'm so glad you joined our "Anything goes using dies carried by the DRU store" challenge at Dies R Us!

Sugar Bean Designs by Sonja Bakonyi said...

Gorgeous card Vicki! I always have issues making white cards, but yours is fantastic and bright!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Adorable card, love the soft feel with this delicate colours and all the dimensions and textures!!!

Leslie Miller said...

What a great idea for this challenge, Vicki! I love my Twinks. You made such a beautifully shaded stack of cupcakes and a fun card!

aussie aNNie said...

Drooling over this gorgeous card, love the beautiful colours.xx

Kathy Krug said...

Love the colors on your cake and the pretty paper background.

Darlene said...

Me again! LOL LOVE the springtime colors in this sweet creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Celebrate Spring’ challenge. Please come back again soon and Good Luck!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

Debbie Mageed said...

Such a "sweet" card! Love the colors you chose. Thank you for playing with my Spring challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge and hope you will join us again soon.

Katy McGloin said...

Going with the pastel colors and cupcakes is a winning combination for Spring celebration. And the plaid is a wonderful background! Thanks so much for sharing your "yummy" card with the Sisterhood of Crafters Spring challenge theme. Hope you will play with us again!

Judy Woodland said...

Love how you water colored that die cut. Really clever, I'm going to remember this. I also love the plaid background, really sweet and perfect for this design.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW beautiful cupcakes and love how you used a medley of lovely pastel shades to bring them to life
Dr Sonia

tiffany said...

Such a vibrant and fun card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land! =) Tiffany


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