Monday, March 31, 2014

Watercolored Leaves


Hi everyone.  Today's card is for the Splitcoaststampers CAS challenge (#266 - design seeds color chart - still life blues).  Don't you just love these colors - they are so pretty!!



I really wanted to watercolor, so decided to pull out my favorite two-step stamps from Stampin' Up! - Gently Falling.  This set is perfect for using with watercolor paper.  I inked my solid stamp (using markers) with three shades of blue from the color palette, misted with water and stamped onto watercolor paper.  Once dry, I used the dark blue to ink the outline stamp, misted with water and stamped overtop ... using my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line things up.

I fussy cut the leaves and layered them on top of a piece of cork ... I'm happy with how this turned out.  But I can just imagine my son saying "Blue leaves Mom ... really??!" :)  Thank goodness we can take creative license with our images and colors because I LOVE my blue leaves :)

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On another subject ...  I'm going to share a photo of my beautiful grandson, Cooper which was taken a couple of weeks ago.  It's not the best because there are shadows from his bassinet, but I LOVE the look on his face - makes me smile.  He's so happy and content ... and he brings so much joy to our family :)












Stamps:  Gently Falling (SU!); Autumn Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Watercolor
Ink:  Soft Sky, Baja Breeze, Island Indigo (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Water mister, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Cork



Challenges:
SCS CAS #266


19 comments:

  1. Oh, Loll...that sweet boy is just adorable! You, lucky, lucky girl! Yes, I do believe we can take creative license and color things as we please :). I love the look of the blue leaves against the cork...fabulous!

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  2. The blue leaves are beautiful, Loll! Last Fall we had a lot of pink leaves and I'd never noticed pink leaves before. Who knows maybe we'll have blue leaves this fall as they're very pretty! Cooper is ADORABLE! How can you not love that sweet face! Looks like he already knows his Nana!

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  3. That child is way too cute! Love the card too but that baby!

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  4. While your card is awesome, the grandson takes the post! HOW CUTE IS HE!!!!

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  5. I think your 'blue' leaves are gorgeous, Loll! Beautiful water coloring, amazing details, and the cork background is just perfect! Speaking of perfect...Cooper is absolutely adorable! I can just imagine the joy he has brought to your family, too...thanks for sharing his pic with us :-)

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  6. Your blue leaves are just lovely. They are especially striking against that cork too! And the little fella is just delightful. What a happy little face, it just made me feel good. Wish I could just pick him up & give him a cuddle. TFS both the pretty card & the little cutie with us. I see I have missed some posts, so I'm off for a real enjoy. Hugs

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  7. Wow, I am loving your blue leaves Loll!! You make everything look so easy and so perfect. I have this set and I'm going to attempt to try this technique. I don't have SU markers, but I have some watercolor crayons that I'm hoping will work, just will have to color on the paper instead of the stamp. Don't have any cork either, but I have kraft paper. lol Now that little grandson of yours is simply adorable!! I can see he brings lots of joy to the family for he has certainly brought a lot of joy to me seeing that sweet smile. He is a cutie and a keeper. Hugs

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  8. Cooper is so adorable Loll! I love the look. :)

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  9. Love your blue leaves (of course, since I love blue!) and I love the way the cork is so perfect for the colour challenge! Fabulous photo of Cooper - what a sweetheart!

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  10. I love your blue leaves! I love this card. The cork is a great textural touch. It really makes your blue leaves pop. And your grandson is just adorable :)

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  11. OMG Loll.........TFS your Gorgeous card and Adorable Cooper :-) Hugs, Nancy

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  12. Oh, forget the card totally! Cooper stole the show on this post, Lolly! Sorry I've been a bad bloggie friend with visiting. My cold is finally better and I've been able to enjoy and fill up with loads of inspiration catching up with your posts!! Thank you!! Hugs, Dolly

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  13. Your blue watercolour leaves against the brown is beautiful and really lovely VAS card...
    Cooper is adorable what a happy baby he looks...enjoy him Loll they grow up so fast

    Anne

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  14. What a great idea using the cork Loll. It adds such an interesting dimension to the whole card. Just love the photo of Connor........looks like he thinks the world is funny!

    Karen x

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  15. Love the blue flowers and the gorgeous cork! And what an adorable and happy little boy x

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  16. Your blue leaves are beautiful Loll but totally overshadowed by your gorgeous grandson!
    Val x

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  17. Those blue leaves looks fabulous against the cork background, Loll ... all rustic and nature-y! Your little Cooper is such a delight ... so sweet and adorable ... you must be so proud! Anita :)

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  18. Well!! Ur card is awesome but today I cant't get my eyes off ur grandson, he is adorable :)

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  19. That baby boy is adorable - how lucky you are to have him in your family; hope you get to see him often. Oh, and I love your blue leaves too!! :-)

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