Hip Hip Hooray for TGIF Challenges

There’s a new challenge in town and I was excited to join in for challenge number 1. The team is basically comprised of Artisan design team members, past and present, so the inspiration is pretty spectacular. The first challenge (#tgifc01) was very much a challenge for me! A colour challenge comprising of Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Crushed Curry. Calypso Coral and Pool Party are part of my favourite colour combo but throw in yellow and I’m, well a bit challenged. To me, the almost primary colours say party so I ran with that.

Lately I’ve been loving creating my own inky, messy backgrounds so for this challenge I used the faux watercolour backgrounds technique. It’s so easy and you get a great outcome every time. Check out a great video from Stampin’ Up! on this technique here.

Next I added in some fun party elements like a banner and balloons. To make the crazy, curly balloon strings, I tied on some cotton thread, wet it and then curled it around a paintbrush. Then I dried it with my heat tool and once dry, it stays curly. I didn’t adhere them to the card so as you can seee in the pictures, they’re all over the place from the wind. I love it!

Some sequins and a sentiment (I know… gasp) finished it off.

Faux watercolour fun for #tgifc01. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au. Stampin' Up! supplies: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Crushed Curry ink, Amazing Birthday and Sketched Birthday stamp sets, Hip Notes...

Then I had to create an envelope to match!

Faux watercolour fun for #tgifc01. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au. Stampin' Up! supplies: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Crushed Curry ink, Amazing Birthday and Sketched Birthday stamp sets, Hip Notes...

Faux watercolour fun for #tgifc01. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au. Stampin' Up! supplies: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Crushed Curry ink, Amazing Birthday and Sketched Birthday stamp sets, Hip Notes...

It says party to me – I hope you agree!

Don’t forget that many of the products I’ve used (and heaps more) are 50% off on the retiring list! Only while stocks last!

Jess x

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