Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Happiness is not a Destination~It's a way of Life

Hello and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion!
Hi Everyone and Happy Wednesday!
 I hope you are having a wonderful day and enjoying your summer so far!! We have been having some beautiful, sunny days here in Mn.
I love this time of year even though it's seems to be moving a long so fast!

I wanted to update you a bit as things are moving along great with bridal shower and wedding projects. I am keeping real busy as to why I have not had a lot of spare time for blogging :(  The shower for my future daughter in law is next weekend and after that I will share some of the projects I have been
working on. I will also have some free time to come visit you to...yeah!

 I have a fun card to share with you today using a sentiment from My Craft Spot's Chalkboard Sentiments stamp set.  The water coloring techniques seems really big right now and it's fun to play around with the different colors to achieve a interesting background look.
So, I grabbed my inks and here is what I came up with :

I started with a pretty blue card base and followed with a green base layer. I edges were distressed with the Zutter DIA....love this machine! SO easy to use and what a fun look :)
The next layer is water color paper which was cut at 3 3/4 x 5. I cut an scalloped image from the Elegant Edges at 3 1/2 and temporarily adhere it down so it wouldn't move to use as a template. I used a water brush and distressed ink to make my background within that scallop. The colors I used were TH Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood and Victorian Velvet. 
After it dried, I removed the temporary template and then stamped the sentiment on top of it. The sentiment is from My Craft Spot's Chalkboard Sentiments stamp set. I sprayed a mist of Gold Glow Smooch Spritz for a shimmery look. It's hard to see in the photo but it really is pretty :) After it dried, I finished by adding a few sequins and some black jute string also from My Craft Spot.
So, what do you think?
I am entering this in the following challenges:
1.) Sweet Stamps Blog Challenge #174 Anything Goes
2.) Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party-Favorite Color ( one of my fav's is blue)
3.) Little Scrap Pieces Show it off Saturday
4.) DL.ART June Linky Party-Anything Goes

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25 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, Sherrie, this is stunning!! I love the beautiful watercolor background!! It looks amazing!! The colors you used are so pretty together!! And the distressed edges - love!! This is more than a card, it's a work of art!!

    I hope the planning for the shower next weekend is going well!! I can't wait to see all of the decorations you've created!! You are definitely going to need a vacation :) I'm glad you got to spend time with your folks and then with your boys and hubby!! No catastrophes while they were gone this time I hope!! Give sweet Arya a big hug!! And I hope you are able to rest and find time for yourself my dear friend!! Have a wonderful, happy week and big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Love this!! The Zutter DIA machine is on my wish list. Love the distressed look on the edges.
    Beautiful!! ADORE the lovely sentiment!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    Migdalia
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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  3. Great card I love the distressed look. -- Oops I may need that tool.Y ou nailrd it with the watercolors. It is a beautiful card. Enjoy your weekend. I am so glad to hear you had a great time while the hubs was gone-- no problems!!! yeah .Can't wait to see all your decorations.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes June Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  4. My dear friend, I hope all of the final touches for everything are coming along nicely! So much going on in your family... I truly hope you're all able to enjoy every moment! :o) Your card is stunning! What a gorgeous creation using the watercolor trend! I love that you used a template for it and your color choices are beautiful! I *love* that MCS stamp set and your smattering of sequins and distressed edges are perfect touches. Wonderfully done as always, Sherrie! :o) I hope you have a sparkly and blessed night!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  5. so pretty love your card. hugs

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  6. SO lovin this card. Love the layering, the sentiment and really love the water coloring. Look forward to seeing what you create for the shower. I know everything will be beautiful. Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  7. So gorgeous, love the distressed edges!!!!

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  8. Love the design, especially the frayed edges and watercoloring. Thank you for joining us in this weeks blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.

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  9. Ohhhhhhhhh this is gorgeous! I love love love love the colors and the sequins!!!!!!

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  10. What a beautiful card Sherrie. I love the distress edges and the watercolor is so pretty

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  11. The sentiment you used is so true. I love the way you did the background. It sounds like you have been super busy. Can't wait to see your projects

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  12. Gorgeous card, the sentiment is perfect and I love the touch of sequins! This is one of my favorite MCS stamp sets!

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  13. This is such a lovely soft looking card! Love those words! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely creation of yours with us at SweetStamps.com. Good luck ..
    Crafty Hugs
    Denise
    http://dixicreations.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Such a lovely card Sherrie and I love the simplicity of it. The verse says it all xx

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  15. This is such a pretty card !!! I really love the sentiment , and the pretty background you created !!! Hope you have a wonderful day !!
    Hugs,
    Mayra
    Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

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  16. Beautiful! I love how you did the edge work here. I would love to give that a try :) The water coloring is perfect too!

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  17. Love this Sherrie! The design is great! It's crazy how busy things get isn't it? My girls are doing volleyball and cheer this summer and I put my little one in braces.. I guess she isn't so little anymore! Hope you are having fun! Carri~Abusybee
    Skittles!

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  18. GORGEOUS card Sherrie, LOVE that stamp and the distress edges!!!! BEAUTIFUL my friend :)

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  19. WOW, Sherrie! Your card is AMAZING!!! I LOVE the distressed look and your watercolor technique is wonderful! A beautiful card all around! Fabulous job! Hope all is well and that everything is coming together with the shower! Good luck :)

    Have a great weekend!

    Emily
    Mollie's Motif

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  20. What an AMAZING card Sherrie!!!! I so LOVE that watercolor look!!!!!! I just picked up a set of watercolors but I am scared to give this a try....LOL!!! Hopefully when school is over for my boys~ which is Wednesday I will have more time to break oven the package and give it a go :)
    Anyways.... your card is AWESOME!!!!! I just Love that sentiment and the distressed look!
    FAB job!!!
    Have a GREAT weekend and can not wait to hear about the shower!

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  21. What a beautiful card my friend, and an even more beautiful sentiment!!! I needed that today! Happy Summer!!!♥Tammy

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  22. Sherrie ~ BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE everything about this card! See I am this far behind! LOL! Hang in there sweet friend and I am sure everything you are creating is going to be GORGEOUS!!!

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  23. Oh how pretty! LOVE the water coloring and the distress look of the card looks awesome! Very Chic!! :o)

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  24. Beautiful Card, Love the distress look.

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