#GDP002 I Global Design Project I www.thepapercaper.com.au by Jessica Williams

Wow, wow, wow! What a huge response we had to the first Global Design Team challenge. Thank you all SO much for your wonderful ideas, projects and comments. We are so thrilled that so many of you could join in with us. If you missed out, here’s another opportunity to jump on in.

This week at GDP, we have a sketch challenge for you to try. I LOVE sketch challenges. They are my favourite and the easiest challenges I think. Just choose your stamps and colours and away you go.

#GDP002 I Global Design Project I www.thepapercaper.com.au by Jessica WilliamsHere is my version…

#GDP002 I Global Design Project I www.thepapercaper.com.au by Jessica Williams

I decided to replace the feature circle with a big stamp and it’s been a long time since I inked up Blended Bloom. I also love playing around with watercolour and all of Stampin’ Up!’s specialty papers. This week I decided to try watercolouring on filter paper. As it’s very absorbant, I heat embossed the image first in order to help the ink stop where I wanted it to. Then I used my smallest paintbrush and the very beautiful Blackberry Bliss ink (why do I always fall in love with the In Colors in the year that they will retire?) to watercolour each petal. It’s best if you go one at a time. I regularly sped up the process by using my heat tool so as to stop the colours running. It also helps stop accidental colour coming through from the scratch paper you’re working on top of because this WILL get colour on it that seeps through the filter paper.

Once finished, I went about putting together the rest of the elements from the sketch. I used the new wide Very Vanilla Subtle Stripes ribbon as my rectangle and used Gold Cording Trim and Gold 1/8″ Ribbon as my accents. The flower, once cut out was beautiful and delicate but I wanted it to stand out off the page so I made three more un-coloured versions, but still heat embossed in gold, and used them as a sort of petticoat.

#GDP002 I Global Design Project I www.thepapercaper.com.au by Jessica Williams#GDP002 I Global Design Project I www.thepapercaper.com.au by Jessica Williams

I finished off by adding a simple Vanilla and Black insert on the inside to match the front.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project. Make sure you visit all the rest of the international design team for inspiration and then play along youself. Add a photo of your project on the GDP website to share your creativity with us.

Note: Did you know that you don’t need a blog to play? Last week we had entries that were linked to Pinterest and Splitcoast Stampers member galleries as well as blogs. So what are you waiting for?


Jess x

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38 thoughts on “#GDP002

  1. You are a creative genius Jessica, I have never thought of embossing or watercoloring onto filter paper and the gold tipped petals are so delicate and pretty! Great job with the sketch this week, I LOVE everything about your card and I mean everything!

  2. That colouring is CRAZY on the flower. Hands down the best way I have seen the flower coloured. So I need to order filter paper and you need my address so I can HAVE your card šŸ™‚ You know Williams girls need to stick together…. even i you are a Williams by Marriage.

  3. beautiful as always Jess – and I understand about falling in love with a colour as it’s about to retire- what’s with that? i seem to fall in love with DSP too after it’s too late….. thanks again for your inspirational work

  4. Your flower!! Holy!! It looks like you just picked it from your garden Jess. It is simply beautiful and I thank you for sharing how you created it. I never would have thought to use filter paper – clever lady!

  5. Hi Jess thank you for sharing your amazing beautiful card. That flower is just stunning. Your colour choice are so eye catching and using fitter paper is so clever, I need to give it a go.

  6. This is such a beautiful card! Very elegant and modern. I’m loving your watercolor flower. I’m very impressed that you embossed and watercolored on filter paper. I would probably end up with a big ole brown blob…But, boy is it gorgeous. I am going to have to try this when I get my nerve up!!!

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