Friday, 29 March 2013

First Tuesday Trigger Inspired Card


Here's my very first Tuesday Trigger inspired card - I've been admiring those photos and the lovely creations inspired by them for a long time and thought I'd finally join in! 
Here's the incredibly pretty photo Cath chose this week:
 
It's called Pastel Pretties and I immediately thought of my button stash - how fun to go through and choose pretty pastel ones to match!
I brushed water across a water color paper panel and then added some strokes of water color paint before spraying with water to make them spread and "do their thing"!
Sometimes it can be hard not to have the paint go muddy if it mixes too much, so I was pleased that I managed to accomplish this on the first try!
I then used a toothbrush and a paintbrush to spritz and splotch on larger bits of paint and then dried with a heat tool to make the paint spread a bit.
The sentiment is from Verve's Words of Wisdom and it's stamped in My Favorite Things Color Box Black Licorice ink.
I think I'll save this card for my parents - they are 72 and 73 and have been trying to sell their businesses and retire for a number of years - I would just love for them to be able to have a rest and do new things after so many years of hard work, both providing for our family and also creating jobs in a small community.  Recently it's beginning to look like it might work out for them - I'll give them this card when their dream of retirement becomes a reality!
Supplies include:
Verve Words of Wisdom
Winsor Newton water colors
Twine
Buttons
MFT Color Box Black Licorice ink

28 comments:

shirley-bee said...

Wow, I love that background and sentiment, and the buttons are the perfect addition!

Laura Jane said...

Oh this is SO LOVELY!!

Clare D. said...

This is fabulous! Here's hoping you have beginners luck at Moxie!

Julia Aston said...

what a wonderful inspired card Briget! Love the splatter and pretty buttons!

JD said...

Pretty card...really like those lovely spring colors!

Katie Sims said...

Oh Bridget, this is wonderful! I love where your inspiration took you and I know your parents will love it too when they receive it!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Bridget. I LOVE this card. Watercoloring is one of my most favorite mediums - the soft, muted colors are always so pretty and total eye candy! Love the way you've created your "masterpiece" and will definitely give it a try. The added buttons and twine are perfect additions. And what a perfect message for your parents - I hope all goes well for them and they'll be enjoying retirement soon. Loll xx

fun stamping said...

Fantastic card - love those splatters and the buttons!

Jacquie Southas said...

You have achieved a gorgeous watercolor background - the card is a fabulous take on the inspiration photo!

Tasnim said...

This is SO beautiful! Absolutely love the splatter and the water colors! just gorgeous!

Cath said...

Hey Bridget! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Barb King said...

I love this card!!!!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Congrats on being a Tuesday Trigger Target! This is so colourful and arty.

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful! I really love this, congratulations!

myrepeatingpatterns said...

This is a beautiful composition you've made with the watercolor and buttons(two of my favorite things); and I love the sentiment!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful card! I am so glad that you entered the Moxie Fab World challenge- congrats!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Congrats on your MFW TT mention - love the watercolour effects on your card!

Samantha Mann said...

love love love love love your card!!! it totally inspired me when i first saw it!!! awesome!! and congratulations on MFW TT!! :)

shescrafty said...

Gorgeous card! Love the background.

Vicki Dutcher said...

WTG on getting the SHOUT OUT from Cath. Doesn't surprise me at all! Congrats~

Shylaashree said...

what a splash of colours, remembers holi here in India. congrats
Adhiraacreations

calamity jane said...

I really REALLY love your card! Thank you so much for the inspiration!!

irene moira said...

what a sweet card! i love what you do to the background! :)

Debstamps said...

Totally unique take on the Trigger! I love seeing how you put your own stamp on this!

Helen F. said...

Oh so pretty, Bridget! Congrats on your TT win :)

maria f. said...

Love your watercolor technique and you chose a fabby sentiment to go with the artsy card. Congrats on your TT.

Carol Gibson said...

Gorgeous card, love the sentiment. Congratulations on the TT.

Sheila in Cyprus said...

This is simply stunning Bridget. I love your choice of colours, they are so soft and muted and perfect for the meaningful sentiment.

Love Sheila x