The picture that Color Throwdown produced for this week's challenge really appeals to me, but I found it difficult to place all these colours together.
Freshly Made Sketches and a sketch by Amy kicked off my inspiration, so using Coastal Cabana as the base, I added a strip of Venetian Romance DSP in Crisp Cantaloupe. After stamping some balloons in Versamark onto the background, I stamped two images in Basic Black of 'Happy Birthday Cupcake'. One was punched with the 1 3/4 inch scalloped circle, the other with a 1 1/4 inch circle punch and when it had dried, I watercoloured lightly with Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantaloupe.The balloons and cupcake are from the Sketched Birthday stamp set.
The tags are cut using two different tags from the Chalk Talk Framelits, the large white tag that reminds me of an over-sized food tag, and another smaller curved one in Rich Razzleberry.
The greeting stamp from Really Good Greetings is fun to ink up with Stampin' Write Markers and doesn't it look good with all those luscious shades and fancy fonts?
A scattering of Basic Jewel rhinestones is the finishing touch.
Hope you're enjoying your weekend, as much as I am. All my children and their families are about to arrive for Sunday lunch, to farewell us as we leave on a big overseas holiday very soon.