Monday, July 29, 2013

Let Your Dreams Take Flight


Hi everyone.  I'm working my way through the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges.  I have covered off two challenges with this card (DTGD13UnderstandBlueA, DTGD13Onehappystamper).  Sorry the sentiment is hard to read but I used Basic Gray for stamping and it's very light ... but perfect for the challenge.

I used the re-inker spread technique for this card (at least that's what I call it ... I first saw it on Dawn O's blog).  I have a plastic paint palette (from the $1 store) ... I placed three drops of water in two of the sections, then added one drop of yellow re-inker to one and one drop of turquoise re-inker to the other; stirred them with the end of my paint brush to mix.  Then I misted watercolor paper until it was very wet, stood it upright over some paper towels to catch the excess run-off.  Then I place it flat and used my Aqua Painter to pick up diluted re-inker and squirt it onto the watercolor paper.  I repeated this a few times until I was happy with the colors.  Let it dry, cut off a piece and used it for the butterfly die and used the large piece for the background of my aperture.  Just love yellow and turquoise together!

Here's a close-up:




Stamps:  Be Happy Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White, Watercolor
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Gray (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Kaleidoscope Butterfly die (Memory Box), palette, aqua painter, water mister, Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue, glue dot, adhesives and dimensionals





20 comments:

  1. I love yellow and turquoise together too. What a beautiful watercolor background and the delicate butterfly looks so pretty on it!

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  2. This is lovely & so sunny looking. Thanks for the technique how-to's, as it sounds like something I'd love to try. Your Take Flight does just that with the lacy butterfly. TFS

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  3. Loll this is stunning and I love the sound of that technique, I have been playing with watercolours recently so will have to check out this. I think the yellow and turquoise together really does make for a great combo x

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  4. This is gorgeous Loll - thanks for sharing the technique; must give it a go as it's really cool. Gorgeous colours and lovely butterfly.

    Karen x

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  5. Such a lovely technique Loll what stunning colours you have got...pretty butterfly too

    Anne

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  6. Lovely card - have some re-inkers in draw, never used! Soooo gonna give this a go...TFS Loll
    Hugs. Denise (UK) xx

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  7. very pretty. Love the color combo. I am going to have to try this tech. TFI

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  8. Fabulous effect with that technique Loll, love that the butterfly is the same colour.
    Val x

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  9. I am terrified of butterflies. But this is a stunning card loll.
    Love Lea x

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  10. Hi Loll, what a fabulous card, gorgeous colour combination and a brilliant inking technique (thank you for sharing the details). Love it!
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

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  11. Hi Loll, gorgeous card, love these colours together. TFS the technique, it looks so effective :) Cathy x

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  12. Loll, your CAS cards are so beautiful. I really like the white on white,
    and the main focus area with pastel colors...
    cheerios gail

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  13. So very pretty Loll and so very soft and colorful, love the design, so simple and so pretty.
    Hugs
    Donna

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  14. Love this design and these colors, Lolly, and how each element reflects and adds depth. Thank you, as ever, for the generous how-to!! xxoo Dolly

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  15. This is a stunning card, Loll - love everything about it.

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  16. Beautiful card - these colours are gorgeous! xx

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  17. This is so pretty, Loll! I love the light colour scheme.

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  18. Gorgeous watercolor technique and colors Loll. TFS your technique. I love your color combo too. A nice combo that does not get muddy when it blends together. TFS

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  19. This is Beautiful Loll, the inking is gorgeous..its all so pretty.
    Huge hugs Mau xx

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  20. One of my favorite color combos! Beautiful in every way. hugs D

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