Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Loves Rubberstamps Tuesday Challenge: A water colored "Royal Cutie Pie"!

Hello Friends and welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Tuesday Challenge!!!

We have a fun challenge for you today which is to CASE yourself or someone else!  When you CASE a card or project, it just means you use it for inspiration on your project.  This could be a technique, a style or just a project you really admire!:)
Our fantastic sponsor for this week's challenge is Aurora Wings!!!


So as soon as I saw this challenge, I knew I wanted to case a technique by the fabulous Annie Rose!  I am a big fan of hers and had been asking her questions on and off about her technique. Here is Annie's beautiful card...

Here is my card...

Annie is very unique with her coloring in that she uses distress inks and water to watercolor many of her images.  I have been watching her creations on You Tube as well as on her blog and have wanted to try this technique for some time now.  The sweet image I used for my card is from the "Royal Cutie Pies" set by The Greeting Farm.  I have to admit that water coloring this gal was not as easy as I expected it to be and kudos to Annie and others out there who use this technique!  I think this was the 4th "Royal Cutie Pie" I colored up before I felt she was decent enough to share with you all! LOL   The Tim Holtz distress inks I used with water to color her up were Tea DyeVictorian VelvetMustard SeedBroken China and Spun Sugar.  I added some stickles in "Stardust" to the heart on her ribbon and to her shoes.  I also used some Spun Sugar distress ink around the edges of my papers. The pretty papers I used are from the Cashmere Dame collection by Glitz Design. I just love these bright and cheery papers!  I also added some layered spellbinders behind this cutie, some small flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and a teal ribbon I made on the side.  The sentiment "Hello Sweetie"comes with the same fun stamp set.  

Here are the additonal supplies I used on my card:
Ovals Standard and Scalloped Ovals-Spellbinders
Leaf Punch-Martha Stewart
Jet-Stazon Ink
Watercolor paper-Michaels
Blue Rhinestones-Kaisercraft

Please check out the Loves Rubberstamps store to see supplies used on my card.  Also, check out the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge blog to see what other  projects the rest of the Design Team made.  If you want to join this fun challenge, I'll post the details below and you could have a chance to win some great prizes form the store!

Hope you all like my  card!   I had so much fun trying out this technique and definitely plan to practice practice practice to use water coloring with distress inks on some future projects! Thanks so much Annie Rose for letting me CASE your beautiful work and thanks to everyone for stopping by!  Have a wonderful rest of your week! :)


This week's challenge is: 

Case Yourself OR a Design Team Member

CASE = Copy And Share Everything. 

This week we want you to look through your own gallery and choose one of your own cards to CASE ... OR ... maybe one of our Design Team Member's styles catches your eye and you want to CASE one of their cards! 

When you Case - be sure to change at least ONE or TWO things. Please SHARE the card or project you CASE'D :)

How to play: 
Just upload a creation that follows this week's challenge to your online blog or gallery. Then leave a link to your project in the linky widget at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the tag or keyword LRSBC87. Our challenge is open to everyone, you can use any stamps and products that you would like, and you can enter as many times as you want. 

The linky entry widget will close at 9PM CST on Monday, January 27th so all entries need to be in before then. 

Prize Information:
One lucky participant will be chosen using a random number generator will be able to proudly display ourWinner's Badge on their blog! 

We will have two different possibilities for a gift voucher prize from Loves Rubberstamps for the winner as well.

$10.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we do not carry in our store

$20.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we DO carry in our store

If you want to see what companies we carry visit our store Loves Rubberstamps

The Winner will also receive a $15.00 Gift Voucher 
from Aurora Wings!



  1. Really bright and colourful, I love the yellow and turquoise combo

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Have a great day!


    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  2. This is so beautiful! Your coloring looks fantastic, truly. Isn't it fun? Yay! :)

    Annie Rose

  3. This is so beautiful! Your coloring looks fantastic, truly. Isn't it fun? Yay! :)

    Annie Rose

  4. She us beautiful! Tou eould never know you are new to that technique!

  5. Fabulous, Marcy! She is colored both beautifully! What a fun new technique - you did just wonderful and I'm sure hope we'll see more of this :)

  6. Looks fantastic. You did a really great job with the Distress inks...

  7. Gorgeous!!!!! I love love love teals/aquas/yellows !! They are my faves !!!
    Your card is fabulous & I can see all of the inspiration from Annie's card!! :))
    Great job, girl !!

  8. Super cute card. You did a great job casing :)

  9. Fabulous job on the coloring! I love the papers too and how you tied the ribbon sideways.

  10. Great CASE Marcy. Love the colours and DSP you've used.


  11. OMGosh Marcy, you did a great job!!! I love this!!!! Fabulous coloring and the dp and design are so fun.

  12. oh my goodness this is super cute card and i'm always amazed at your coloring skills... especially with new mediums!!

    lovies, =o) kel

  13. WOW! This looks so incredibly cute. I always did like Annie's cards. Great take and make.Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  14. Really cute! And lovely colour combo (and of course I adore the honeycomb paper, being me ;) )

  15. Marcy this CASE card is so adorable. I love the yellow/blue color combo and of course our Miss TGF stamps...LOL. I will have to check out these Annie Rose videos! {Hugs} Laura

  16. You have done a great job CASING Annie's card. You have created such a cute card. Love it. Have a fabulous week ahead. Hugs Nina

  17. Marcy - I think your coloring is beautiful! Great CASE!