Festive Friday: Black & Gold Watercolor Hello

Sep 6, 2019Hello, Just Because & For You Cards5 comments

Festive Friday: Black & Gold Watercolor Hello

Sep 6, 2019Hello, Just Because & For You Cards5 comments

Play along at the Festive Friday Challenge. DT members provide written or video instructions for their projects each challenge! Find us @festivefridaychallenge or festivefridaychallenge.com. New challenges every other Friday! #cardchallenge

Welcome back for another Festive Friday!

We made a major shake-up at  Festive Friday! The Design Team really likes the idea of a challenge centered around fun and unusual holidays and festivities. But, we all felt that the and/or style was limiting and that players (and potential players) might find it difficult to be inspired without more direction. (Maybe that’s you?) Soooo, we changed up the challenge style and are presenting an Inspo List to help you create. Each Inspo List will be ten elements that are associated with the featured festivity. Players pick three or more elements to incorporate into their project. It’s that simple!

Let’s take a look at the new Inspo List board!

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As you can see, the Inspo List contains elements that you might associate with pirates since the festivity is Talk Like A Pirate Day. Get it? I hope you love the new, improved challenge! After seeing the Design Team projects, I know it’s going to unleash a TON of creativity for everyone who plays along!

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Here’s my take:

I used the following Inspo List elements: Stripes, Black, Gold, Rhinestones and Water(color).

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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

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Stamps: none
Paper: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ – Solar White 110lb (Neenah), 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Black Licorice (Lawn Fawn), 4″ x 5 1/4″ Watercolor Card (Strathmore)
Inks: Classics Watercolor Pans (Prima), Metallic Watercolor Pans (Paper Fashion/American Crafts)
Accessories: Rhinestones or Black Rhinestones
Other: Big Shot (Sizzix), Mega Hello Die (Altenew), Watercolor Brushes (Transon)

Now it’s your turn to link up!

Now that you’re all inspired, what will you create? The clock is ticking away for #FF0042 and we want to see your design. Link up your project over at Festive Friday and you might just be named a Festive Fave!

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