Monday, April 19, 2021

Birthday Card | Graciellie Design - "You Go Girl"


Well, after getting my second dose of the Covid vaccine,  I was out for the count for about two days but I am starting to feel a bit more like myself today! I wanted to try and get back into The Daily Marker's latest 10-day challenge with this ink on watercolor paper project!

I printed Gracie's latest release, "You Go Girl", onto watercolor paper and painted it with Daler-Rowney inks. I haven't used these inks for a long time and I forgot how vibrant the color is! The inks act almost like a stain so you have to really wet the paper down first and dilute them because the pigment does not 'move' at all after application. I only used 5 colors of ink in total but the color is really pure and has a lot of luminance when compared to watercolors. 

The panel was heavily spattered with gold metallic paint and cut with a stitched rectangle die. The panel was attached to a black card base and I added some sequins to finish up the card. Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope you have a great week!




  1. Beautifully designed card Rachelle,the size and vibrancy of the image is exquisite,love your choice of colours.Sorry to read that your second vaccination left you feeling so unwell,hopefully it will have been worth it. Take care Meg xx

  2. Beautiful card, I love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
    Best Wishes Lisa xx

  3. Glad you are feeling better after that second vaccine now and got time to craft. This is one stunning card. Your colouring is superb. I especially like how you mixed the colours in the flowers, it is so subtle but a special touch as is the metallic splashes.

  4. What a beautiful creation Rachelle! It is coloured amazingly and is so pretty!

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Creative Knockouts- good luck!

  5. Beautiful - love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at the Aud Sentiments Challenge.

    Helen x

  6. Red, I'm going to be so sad if Feedburner/Blogger messes around with so much that we all just throw in the towel! I love seeing your creations on IG, but to come here via an email, so I can ENBIGGEN this beauty? Gosh, I'd miss that!
    SO gorgeous! Your eye for detail just astounds me!
    That second shot kicked my butt, too - so glad you're feeling better. Tomorrow, you'll be on top of the world again!


  7. So pretty! I love those bold blooms, the vivid colors, and the fun sentiment! Thanks for playing at Time Out!
    - Shauna

  8. WOW this card is so bright and beautiful Rachelle! I love that image and your watercoloring is absolutely stunning!!
    Hugs, Tammy

  9. Beautifully coloured, a stunning card. Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafters Cafe, CarolG