Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Flowery Birthday


Hi everyone.  Today's card is for the current Muse Challenge #83 ... where the Muse is my very talented friend, Vicki Dutcher.  I'm not really one to use angled panels, but Vicki's card inspired me to give it a try ... and I used a template that my friend Nancy had sent me many months ago.  Thanks to both for encouraging me to give this a try.

Vicki's inspiration card




I watercolored the background, following the technique from Dina Kowal (here's a link to Dina's video tutorial).  I love making these fun and easy watercolored backgrounds ... not that it was easy UNTIL I saw Dina's tutorial ... then it all clicked - thanks Dina! :)

I stamped the flowers with Archival Black ink and then watercolored in shades of pink (inspired by Vicki's card again).  I stamped a big sentiment onto vellum and heat embossed in white ... love how this turned out!

ETA:  I just saw a new challenge blog for AAA Cards ... where the current challenge is CAS with Watercoloring - #18 ... so I'm going to enter there as well.









Stamps:  Night and Day Flowers (Hero Arts); The Big, the Bold and the Happy (Winnie and Walter)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Watercolor (Tim Holtz)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Raspberry Ripple (SU!); Black ink (Archival by Ranger); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, paint brush for splattering, White embossing Powder (Hero Arts), heat gun


Challenge:
Muse #83
AAA #18

24 comments:

Lea Brawn said...

Such a pretty card x

Chriss Blagrave said...

This is just gorgeous Loll! Thanks for the link to Dina's video tutorial, I learned a lot. I may have the confidence to try my hand...

Bonnie said...

This turned out beautifully, Loll! Love those flowers and the beautiful background! Thanks for the link. I hope to watch it and learn.

Brenda said...

I've never done an angled panel either Loll, but I love the look. Your card turned out beautiful, I love your background, your flowers are watercolored so pretty and they just jump off the page. Love your sentiment embossed on the vellum too. Hugs, Brenda

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful water coloring, Loll! Your background looks amazing and your flowers are gorgeous! Love your vellum sentiment panel, too!
Thanks so much for the link to the video!

Lee-Anne said...

Love your watercolored background, Loll...soft muted and gorgeous! The tilted panel is a great look...and oh those flowers...so striking in the pinks! Beautiful!!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

LOLL, Love, LOVE, Love this, the waterspots, the stamp you used, LOVELY!!!!

sandie said...

I must watch that video as I love the background, so subtle. And wonderful flowers x

Stamps and Paper said...

Your flower is stunning Loll and looks great against your background...off to see the video...

Anne

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a beautiful card Loll and such a great take on the photo card! I really love your vellum overlay with the sentiment, it's so soft and elegant! hugs :)

Benzi said...

Your background is super....love Dina's tutorials. It's a beautiful card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

FABULOUS! You learn quickly - the background is awesome and I am thrilled my card inspired you -- Thanks for joining in with Muse :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

I popped over to Dina's video - she does make it look easy! - Thanks for the link!

Bobby said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the background and went to watch the video. I also have that flower stamp and love them with the black outline.

Jane said...

Loving your watercoloured background. Thanks for the link to the tutorial - that's my next parcel of time accounted for. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Victoria Lavender said...

Hi Loll! Very pretty, a lovely card. I'll have to check that video too. Thanks for playing with AAA Cards. Cheers, Victoria

Angela said...

Loll, it is so great to see your gorgeous watercolored flowers and card in the AAA Cards gallery! Thank you so much for sharing your art work with us!

cm said...

Stunning flowers and the background is absolutely eye-catching! Thank you for the link to Dina's video - which I watched and thoroughly enjoyed. I tried my hand at creating a background...let's just say much, much more practice needed. I think it's all about the paper (Canson on my wish list!).
Hugs~c

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

This blossom is just beautiful! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Deepti said...

This is gorgeous :)

Hannelie said...

Beautiful water colors on your flower and a wonderful background as well!
So glad to see you here at AAA cards Lol!

Shona Chambers said...

Just beautiful and the background colouring is amazing. I'm only just getting the courage to watercolour, hopefully one day I will be able to create something as gorgeous as this!

Karen Mead said...

Your card is gorgeous - I adore those pretty flowers! Your angled panel looks great too - I struggle with these! Hope you have a great week - hugs xx

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful take on Vicki's Muse card.