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:

  1. 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...

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

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  3. 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

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  4. 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!

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  5. 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!!!

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

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

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

    Anne

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  9. 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 :)

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

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

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

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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.

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

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  16. 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!

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  17. 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

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

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

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  20. 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!

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  21. 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

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  22. Beautiful take on Vicki's Muse card.

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)