Before we get to the card details, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you that sent me comments, emails and cards with well wishes. I really am humbled by your generous support during my recovery from surgery. Thank you all so much! I'm truly blessed!
Crazy title for a challenge, right?? :) That's the challenge that sparked this card - AAA Game 33 - use orange on your card.
I LOVE orange, especially the shades of orange in Distress Inks. So that means I needed to watercolour --- again! :) This time I stamped in black ink and heat embossed in clear. Then I watercoloured with distress inks. After the flower was dry, I just randomly added lots of water to the background and dropped in bits of orange and green DIs. Something new for me to try and pretty happy how it turned out. The sentiment is also stamped in black and clear embossed.
I wanted to post this today, so I took pictures before the card was completely dry ... you can see there's some warping. :) Once it's dry, I'm going to weight it down to flatten it out and it will look better. :)
I'll add this to the growing gallery at Happy Little Stampers February CAS Challenge - Embossing. And also, I used my water brushes to "Make My Mark" at ATS&M Challenge #132.
Stamps: Tiger Lily (Penny Black); Lots of Thanks (Simon Says)
Paper: Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink: Black (Memento); Distress Inks: Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Rusty Hinge, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools: clear embossing powder, heat tool, waterbrushes
HLS February CAS - Embossing
ATS&M #132 - Make Your Mark