Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Rescued Background


Hi everyone.  Second post for today! :)  I mentioned earlier that I had dug through my discarded watercolor pieces from yesterday.  One of the pieces was an embossed resist watercolored background, using the large En Francais stamp from SU! (love this stamp!).  I stamped and embossed in clear and then added my watercoloring.  Because of the texture on watercolor paper, sometimes it's hard to get a clean stamped image and that's what happened to my full-size background ... there was a big gap in the middle where the script didn't stamp or emboss.  So I decided to look at it again today, and used only a portion, cutting off the mistake.  I sponged a little of the baked brown sugar ink around the edges and then took a wet brush to blend it into the watercolored background.  I actually surprised myself with how this turned out.  I LOVE everything about this card.  This has a vintage feel, but is still in my CAS style.

I was planning on giving the card I posted early today (Happy Mother's Day) to Nikki to celebrate her first year as a mom ... but now I'm thinking I might give her this one instead. :)

I'm entering this card into ATS&M #94 - CAS and Simon Says - Anything Goes challenges.







Stamps:  En Francais (SU!); Be Happy Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  Watercolor (Arches); 110 lb. white (Neenah); Baked Brown Sugar, Real Red (SU!)
Ink:  watercolor paints (pink, med. brown, dark brown, coral); baked brown sugar (SU!); versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Lavish Branch die (Memory Box), Hydrangea punch (Martha Stewart), clear embossing powder, heat tool, watercolor brushes, sponge, Stamp-a-ma-jig, mini bronze pearls


Challenges:
ATS&M #94 - CAS
Simon Says Anything Goes

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful colors on your emboss resist...perfect backdrop for your die cuts, Loll!

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  2. OMG Loll...absolutely Stunning...AGAIN! All in the same day...WOW! I love your colors you used for your W/C background and the B Brown Sugar sponging along the edges. Gorgeous flower spray too. I think it was how all the colors blended so well together, including your die cut branch and punched flowers. Nikki will love either card. :-) TFS my friend.

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  3. gorgeous colors and design - aren't you glad you rescued it?!!! wonderful card!!

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  4. Oh my this is gorgeous Loll! So glad you were able to rescue this piece of water color-I love the colors in this one, love the script on top-give a romantic feel to this card. And the spray of flowers are just beautiful on that water color background!! Great rescue! Hugs

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  5. Lovely card!!! Super background for the flowers, and I love the CAS feel to your card.

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  6. This is fabulous. I love your watercolour over resist script background!

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  7. Absolutely beautiful card!! I love the clear emboss resist BG on this one :)

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  8. Loll, I love this card! Gorgeous rich colours and lovely flowers. The technique from the course worked really well on this one!

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  9. So glad you decided to rescue the watercoloured panel. Your card is simply stunning!

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  10. Such a gorgeous card Loll lovely colours and so pleased you rescued you background

    Anne

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous card, the background is fabulous, well worth saving.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

    luv

    Debby

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  12. Oh, well rescued Loll........this is so effective and makes a lovely card.

    Karen x

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  13. Glad to see that you used up some of your ops! paper like I had mentioned yesterday. We personally may look at it as a mistake or technique gone wrong, but I think what you have turned out is fantastic and your friend would love to receive either of these cards. Great job! Looking forward to more watercolour posts.

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  14. This is really beautiful, Loll. Great job blending and I like the darker edges.

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  15. What a pretty design Loll.

    Hugs diane

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  16. I was "ooh-ing" and "aah-ing" over this one as soon as I opened the page. How great that you rescued the background from the trash!! I can't believe that I have that same hydrangea punch and have never used it! Shame on me!!! I see you use it often and i love it every time I see it on one of your cards!

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous, Loll! I love the rich colours and the resist embossing. Fabulous inking too. Thanks for your kind comment about my grunge card, I'm not very confident about it and not sure if I will be doing using that style very much in future but I wanted to have a go. Have a great rest of the week. Sue xx

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  18. Wonderful colors lately Loll. Love this card and the Mother's day card is beautiful!

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  19. Beautiful background - gorgeous card!

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  20. OH WOW! That was worth the rummage, Loll ... this is so gorgeous! Anita :)

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  21. Hi Loll. Fabulous rescue attempt. Love the way you combined it with the little flowers for a vintage feel CAS. Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Monika

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  22. I had that very same thing happen to me with that very same stamp Loll. Mine is quite as noticeable because I did it in light blue. I still have the panel sitting on my craft desk as I didn't know what to do with it then. Now I do :o) Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration and for joining us at ATS&M this week. FABULOUS!

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