Watercoloured petunias handmade card by Debby Hughes using the new Pretty Petunias set from Pretty Pink Posh. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2018/01/shakin-it-up-for-pretty-pink-poshs-4th-birthday/

How beautiful are these Pretty Petunias from Pretty Pink Posh! Today’s post is part of a blog hop to celebrate Pretty Pink Posh’s 4th birthday (more details on the hop below). I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.

PRETTY PETUNIAS

Watercoloured petunias handmade card by Debby Hughes using the new Pretty Petunias set from Pretty Pink Posh. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2018/01/shakin-it-up-for-pretty-pink-poshs-4th-birthday/

The new Pretty Petunias set is filled with lovely flower and leaf line images just perfect for a bit of no-line watercolouring. I stamped a bunch of images from the set in Antique Linen Distress Ink on Arches Cold Pressed watercolour card. The light colour and water reactive nature of this ink means that as you watercolour the ink blends in with the painting to leave a no-line look which I just love for delicate florals.

Watercoloured petunias handmade card by Debby Hughes using the new Pretty Petunias set from Pretty Pink Posh. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2018/01/shakin-it-up-for-pretty-pink-poshs-4th-birthday/

I painted the images with my favourite Daniel Smith watercolours. For the flowers, I mainly used Quinacridone Coral with hints of Hansa Yellow Light to give a peachy look in places. For the deeper tones, I used Quinacridone Rose, even mixing in a little Lunar Black for the darkest flower centre. When the flowers were dry, I added dots of white gouache to the centres to brighten them and add detail. I then die cut the flowers and leaves with their matching dies.

Watercoloured petunias handmade card by Debby Hughes using the new Pretty Petunias set from Pretty Pink Posh. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2018/01/shakin-it-up-for-pretty-pink-poshs-4th-birthday/

To construct the shaker element, I cut a Scallop Frame from Ivory card, added acetate to the back and a double layer of foam adhesive around the edges. I then adhered this to a piece of Authentic Seaside patterned paper (6×6 pad sold out but 12×12 pad still available) with a couple of scoops of Sparkling Clear sequins (4mm and 6mm sizes). I adhered the shaker to an Ivory Stitched Rectangle and then on to a Fog card base. I adhered the flowers with foam adhesive around the edges of the frame. For the sentiment, I die cut a Hello Friend Script from Slate card and adhered just the hello portion to the front of the shaker with dots of Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

BIRTHDAY FRIENDS

Birthday shaker handmade card by Debby Hughes using the new Birthday Friends set from Pretty Pink Posh. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2018/01/shakin-it-up-for-pretty-pink-poshs-4th-birthday/

For my second shaker card, I used the Birthday Friends set. I stamped the cute images in Intense Black ink on Neenah Solar White card, coloured them with a range of Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and Copic markers and then die cut with their matching dies. This is my first time trying out the Illustrator markers from Spectrum Noir, and I have to say I was very impressed. These are alcohol markers, and I used the Portrait and Landscape sets and then added in Copic markers for more colours. The markers blended well and didn’t bleed excessively when laying down several layers of colour. Also, the two brands played nicely with one another so I could add and blend colours from the two manufacturers. One significant advantage is that the markers have a brush tip one end; this is the tip I use most often, but also a bullet tip the other end – great for getting into the nooks and crannies when colouring small images. Oh and then there’s the price, the Illustrator markers work out at $3.75 each which is favourable compared to the $7.99 of a Copic marker. My favourite of the colours is the Olive Green from the Landscape set – a perfect, on-trend, chartreuse. I used this on the little boys top. With the images now coloured, I added Spectrum Noir sparkle pen and white gel pen details and then die cut them with their matching dies.

Birthday shaker handmade card by Debby Hughes using the new Birthday Friends set from Pretty Pink Posh. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2018/01/shakin-it-up-for-pretty-pink-poshs-4th-birthday/

To construct the shaker element, I die cut the four squares die from the Stitched Duo 3 die set from the top right corner of a panel of white card. I lightly blended Barely Beige ink along the lower third of the white panel to ground the characters for when I added them later. I then adhered acetate to the back of the window and a double layer of foam adhesive and mounted it over a panel of card on which I had stamped and coloured the sun from the Camping Friends set and then blended Lake Shores ink around it before adding a sprinkling of 4 and 6mm Sparkling Clear sequins.

Birthday shaker handmade card by Debby Hughes using the new Birthday Friends set from Pretty Pink Posh. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2018/01/shakin-it-up-for-pretty-pink-poshs-4th-birthday/

I added the shaker panel to a white card base, and then foam mounted the three partygoers. For the sentiment, I coloured a scrap piece of card with a pink Copic and then stamped the birthday wishes sentiment from the Birthday Friends set in Versafine Onyx Black ink, trimmed to a banner and foam mounted to partially cover the window.

BLOG HOP

As mentioned above, today’s post is part of a blog hop to celebrate Pretty Pink Posh’s 4th birthday. Hopefully, you will have arrived here from Lexa Levana’s blog, but if not then a good place to start is the Pretty Pink Posh blog.

There will be giveaways during the blog hop festivities, along with prizes for those who comment during the blog hop. Plus, Paulina is giving away a not-yet-released set for qualifying purchases, while supplies last!

Now it’s time to hop on over to …

JENNIFER MCGUIRE!!

SUPPLIES

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I genuinely appreciate your support.

Pretty Pink Posh PRETTY PETUNIAS
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Pretty Pink Posh PRETTY PETUNIAS DIES
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Pretty Pink Posh BIRTHDAY FRIENDS
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Pretty Pink Posh BIRTHDAY FRIENDS DIES
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Pretty Pink Posh HELLO FRIEND SCRIPT DIE
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Pretty Pink Posh SCALLOP FRAMES DIES
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Pretty Pink Posh STITCHED DUO 3 Dies
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Pretty Pink Posh CAMPING FRIENDS
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SSS STITCHED RECTANGLES Dies
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM SPARKLING CLEAR…
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Pretty Pink Posh 6MM SPARKLING CLEAR…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG…
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SSS SLATE Card
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Lifestyle Crafts PLASTIC SHEETS Clear…
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Arches COLD PRESSED WATERCOLOR PAD…
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad…
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SSS LAKE SHORES Dye Ink
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SSS BARELY BEIGE Dye Ink
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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SSS Daniel Smith Debby’s Set…
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Daniel Smith QUINACRIDONE CORAL 5ML…
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Daniel Smith HANSA YELLOW LIGHT 5ML…
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Daniel Smith QUINACRIDONE ROSE 5ML…
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Daniel Smith LUNAR BLACK 5ML Extra…
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Winsor & Newton Permanent White Gouache
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Authentique SEASIDE 12 x 12 Paper Pad…
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Ranger Perfect Pearls PERFECT PEARL…
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Copic Markers
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Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers
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Crafter’s Companion LANDSCAPE…
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Crafter’s Companion PORTRAIT…
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Crafter’s Companion CLEAR OVERLAY…
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Ranger MINI GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue GAC27898
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Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE UM-153
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MINI MISTI
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3M DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
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MAGNETIC BLOCK FOR MISTI
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MINI MISTI Grid Paper Pad
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring Board
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SSS SMALL TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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SSS LARGE GRID PAPER Pad
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Ranger MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue
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Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE
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Sizzix Big Shot STANDARD CUTTING PADS
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE
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Sizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM
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Sizzix EXTENDED MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM
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Watercoloured petunias handmade card by Debby Hughes using the new Pretty Petunias set from Pretty Pink Posh. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2018/01/shakin-it-up-for-pretty-pink-poshs-4th-birthday/

Birthday shaker handmade card by Debby Hughes using the new Birthday Friends set from Pretty Pink Posh. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2018/01/shakin-it-up-for-pretty-pink-poshs-4th-birthday/

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