Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Make A Wish, Ardyth!

Hello Friends!

I’m sure you all know who my blogging friend, Ardyth, is.  Well today is her birthday!  Darnell (another of our blogger friends) decided to throw Ardyth a birthday blog party to show her some of the love that she shares with all of us all year long!  The idea was to CASE (copy and steal everything) one of Ardyth’s cards in her honor.  Well, I went through Ardyth’s galleries and swooned over many of them – too many to decide on a favorite.  So I created a card that I think captures the essence of who Ardyth is as a designer.  She is about clean and simple (like beyond!), bold and graphic (she’s a genius, really), and she’s about RAINBOWS!!

I stamped a row of birthday candles in VersaMark and heat embossed it with white EP.  I then scribbled a rainbow of watercolor pencils over the top, and used a water color pen to blend them.  Ohhhh how I love the magic of those water color pencils!  The sentiment was also stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with black EP.  I’ve listed the products that I used below my signature.

Darnell is hosting the birthday celebration over on her blog.  Be sure and pop on over there and check out all of the birthday love that is being left for Ardyth on her special day!  I’m pretty sure she’d love it if you showed her some birthday love, too! Ardyth, you are one of my stamping heros!  I adore your style and your amazing graphic eye!  Your skills and execution are second to none!  I hope your day is outstanding and that your family and friends spoil you rotten!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  We’ve arrived in Washington and are in the process of getting settled for the summer.  I’ll be back tomorrow with the latest CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge!  Have a great day!

STAMPS:  Make A Wish (Kelly Purkey/Simon Says Stamps)
INK:  VersaMark (Tsukineko)
PAPER:  White OP CS (Bazzill Basics Paper), Solar White CS (Neenah Classic Crest)
OTHER:  Inktense Water Color Pencils (Derwent), White and Black Embossing Powder (Zing/American Crafts), Water Color Pen (Ranger)


Kate said...

Just love this :)
Kate x

Happy Dance said...

Love this take on Birthday Girl Ardyth's style. You've really captured her essence in this. Wonderful card. Bev

Esther said...

Lovely card!!!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Karolyn - thank you so much - your card is beautiful (love the rainbow and the big, black sentiment!)and your kind words make me blush! I feel very fortunate to have made so many creative blog friends and I can assure you that I will remember this day always! What a lovely surprise you've all planned for me - thank you, thank you, thank you!

Deepti said...

very pretty card :), love the colors and the idea of candles

Melissa said...

Karolyn, this is definitely captures Ardyth's style! :) I love what you created with those watercolor pencils! Wow!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Karolyn, this is a sensational Ardycard that reflects her unique style. It's crisp and colorful and has her signature bold black sentiment! A+++!

I'm glad you arrived safely! Thank you so much for taking the time to join in the fun! Mwah! Darnell