Sunday, March 10, 2013

Shades of Green


Hi everyone.  Shades of Green ... that's the name of the challenge over at Inkspirational this week.  The challenge is still open for a couple more days, so check it out.  The photo above looks like it's a bit out of focus ... my camera was having difficulty knowing what to focus on because the background watercoloring is blurry looking and so it was hard to get a clean, crisp photo.  At least the sentiment seems to be in focus.  Anyways, this cloudy and dull weather isn't helping much with my photos these days.  Yesterday was gorgeous and sunny out ... and of course, no pictures to take then :)

Also entering this into this week's CAS-ual Fridays Challenge (CFC93 - color blocks).

Here's the challenges:








Stamps:  Just Believe (SU!)
Paper:  White, watercolor
Ink:  Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Certainly Celery (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Lorelai Outline Leaf die (Poppy Stamps), sponge dauber, aqua painter, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sticky strips, glue, and dimensionals



I randomly sponged the three shades of green on my watercolor paper and then went over the sponging with the aqua painter to blend.  I let it dry and then cut it into three 1" wide strips.  I mounted the strips onto a piece of white cardstock, which is popped up on the card front.

Easy and fun ... I do love watercoloring no matter which technique I use (there are several).


Here's a close-up of the main image:



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19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Loll love the beautiful shades of green

    Anne

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  2. Stunning... I started to think about a window with three window screens: I'm looking out to the forest and rays of sunlight spread beautifully through the trees... The water coloring looks so amazing.

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  3. Wow! Your watercolors are fantastic! I also love the simplicity of the leaf over top. Great job with the color green! So glad that you joined us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

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  4. Beautiful background to show off those pretty leaves! Perfectly CAS!

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  5. Beautiful background! I love the water coloring and the leave die! Perfect!!

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  6. Gorgeous card Loll! I love the sponged background with the simple leaves on it!

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  7. Beautiful card Loll, the watercoloured blocks look fantastic. So effective with the leafy diecut on top.

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  8. Gorgeous card - your watercolouring looks fab! Hugs xx

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  9. This is fabulous Loll, I love the water colouring and the die cut is just a great focal point. I love the CAS look of your card! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.

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  10. It doesn't look blurry on my monitor, Lolly. It looks George S. in every way! Beautiful watercoloring!!

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  11. This is very artistic, Loll. It reminds me of beautiful wall art. It's simple yet stunning!

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous Loll - love the green watercoloured background and the leaf outline die is perfect over the top! So tranquil and serene yet fresh and springy too - I'm with Colleen on the beautiful wall art!
    Thanks so much for joining us again at Inkspirational, I always love seeing your fab creations! Ruth x

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  13. Just beautiful, Loll! I LOVE the shades of green you used and that fabulous dies cut leaf! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

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  14. Fabulous card Loll. I love how you used shades of green to create your background panel piece. Thanks for playing along at Inkspirational this week.

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  15. This made me daydreaming, soo gorgeous and elegant! Love the diecut leaf in front, just the perfect touch! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational:)

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  16. Beautiful watercolour wash, Loll ... the die cut leaf is just fabulous, love how it and the colour sweep across the blocks! Anita :)

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  17. love the delicate leaves. very pretty card! thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week! =)

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  18. I really love your watercoloring and the bright leaf against it! Thanks for joining us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

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  19. Loll, visiting your blog is one of the first things I do each day. Such beauty there! I CASEd this card, and thought you might like to see my version. I used a slightly different technique for the background. I love the vivid, bright colors you achieved. I'll try again to get a brighter background. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    Barbara
    barbara@inkyfun.com

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