Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Watercolours Again


Hi everyone.  Playing around with the same technique as a couple of days ago (Happy Watercolored Birthday).  This time I used the orange and yellow from the Muse Card by Marion Vagg, but changed the blue to Rich Razzleberry (love this bright purple!).

I also kept the white embossed wood grain background from the Muse card, but it looks so different being an A2 card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") from the square card.  I used a white silhouette of die-cut daisies and white embossed sentiment.

Here's the Muse card from the lastest challenge (#64) ...



I'm also entering this card into CAS-ology #92 Challenge, cue word: Garden and for the Less Is More #168 Challenge (makes me smile) ... playing with inks makes me smile :)







Stamps:  Friendship Garden - sentiment (Fiskars)
Paper:  110 lb. white (Neenah); watercolor
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Wood Grain embossing folder (Sizzix), Fresh Daisies die (Simon Says), white embossing powder, heat tool, water mister



Challenges:
Muse #64
CAS-ology #92
Less Is More #168

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Here are two more of my Dirty Dozen Design Team cards from last October (click here for an explanation as to why I'm sharing them now).  Along with the theme challenge of "It's about Time", there are also challenges within the central theme ... one of them being "More is More.  This is where you make a card, and then make a stepped-up version.




Here I made a CAS Christmas card with some die-cut heated copper.  And by just adding some dry embossing and paper piercing, the card below is the "stepped-up" version :)





Stamps:  Beautiful Season (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Soft Suede (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Holiday Cheer dies (Sizzix), Country Landscape die (Memory Box), Snowflake embossing folder (Cuttlebug), paper piercing tool, template and mat; copper metal sheet .005 thickness (K&S Precision Metals), mini torch




27 comments:

Deepti said...

Oh my goodness, love the gorgeous BG in the first one and those copper Christmas trees are awesome :)

Bonnie said...

Love this coppery looking background, Loll! the white flowers are so pretty against it! Love the copper trees too! Both the first and the stepped up version are pretty. Your photos really capture the beauty of the copper.

Cathy said...

Beautiful cards Loll, love the inked bacground, really makes the white flower and sentiment pop. Those copper trees are stunning, Cathy x

lililindsay said...

What a wonderful combination of watercolours, die cut and embossing folder. Love it.

Susan said...

When I saw the first of your four cards, I thought it was a copper sheet background! Beautiful use of colours to create it, and it's perfect with the simple white branch on it. And, even though I've seen them before, I enjoyed seeing the two copper tree cards again - they are so lovely!

Colorado Crafter said...

These are all so beautiful!! Those Christmas cards with the copper trees are just so elegant. I love CAS cards that are elegant!!

rejoicingcrafts said...

Lovely red watercolour background. It makes flower die cuts stand out!!

Anne said...

Loll what a fabulous background you created, love your card!
Thank you for joining us at Less is More.
Anne
LIM Designer

Stamps and Paper said...

Loll these are beautiful, stunning background on your first card and your copper Christmas trees really stand out against the white

Anne

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous watercolouring, Loll. Perfect background for the die cut flowers. And the copper trees are gorgeous.

Sue said...

Two stunning cards, Loll! The vivid colours on the first one contrast so well with the lovely white flowers and embossed background and the copper trees look amazing on your Christmas card xx

Chrissie said...

Every one of these cards makes me smile Loll, they are all gorgeous! Wonderful techniques and effects!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the intense ink colors on the first card!

thassos456 said...

Stunning cards, love them all :)

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous Loll xx Jan

Susan (rainy) said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Love the die cut floral against that beautiful background. Your Christmas creation is incredible, too! Very cool copper trees.

Monika Reeck said...

I see your card on CASology challenge and wanna see it closer and I really love your first card it is elegant and has a magic when I see on it...great color background and lovely white flower..I see a winner here..love love love your flower card...hope you like to hop to my blog and leave me some love...I joined also the CASology challenge...hugs, Monika from Germany

bonnielynnsblog said...

My goodness these are so beautiful! I will be checking back often to be inspired!

Anita in France said...

I thought for a moment the inked background was copper, Loll ... it glows so beautifully! Then I read on down and found your gorgeous copper trees ... so stunning against the crisp white! Anita :)

Brenda said...

Oh my so beautiful Loll! I agree with Anita, it almost looks like the background is copper. It is very beautiful. I love, love your beautiful Christmas cards, those copper trees are stunning. Love it on the white. I am loving both versions. lol Hugs

Joyce said...

Your CASology card is absolutely stunning. I love that watercolored look, and the white is so striking against those bold colors. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful inking! Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

Karen M said...

Stunning cards Loll - Love the beautiful colours on your muse card and the embossed background looks fab:) hugs xx

Dotty Jo x said...

Terrific cards Loll, I like them both very much, Jo x

Jaydee said...

Loll, seriously, girl... you are so talented! I LOVE the mixed media card - it is totally stunning. The trees are unexpected and just pop from the background. Absolutely gorgeous!
hugs
jaydee

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

You are the queen of that copper - I almost thought you had used it as your panel for your Muse card, too - so rich and beautiful! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Cornelia W said...

Came over from the Muse to tell you how much I love your background on this gorgeous card. Glad I did, because your Christmas cards are fabulous, with those copper trees. I actually like the first one better - I am a SCAS kind of gal...