Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Colourful Thanks


Hi everyone.  Time for the new April Sketch Challenge at Happy Little Stampers. Kylie has once again come up with a wonderful sketch that can be used for any style of card. Hope you'll play along! :)


I had fun experimenting with my latest crafty purchase --- liquid watercolour concentrate.  There are lots of different ways to use the watercolour concentrate. Today I squirted it directly onto my craft sheet (just like I did with re-inkers when I made this video on the Saturated Watercolouring Technique), then I squirted Frost Pearl paint on top, misted all over with water and plopped my piece of watercolour paper on top, pressing down and holding for a few minutes so it would absorb the colour.  I then picked up the piece and dipped it again for any areas that weren't covered.  I made four background pieces, using one on my card today and saving the rest for another time. :) The two colours I used were Magenta and Orange ... aren't they awesome together??!! And I love the streaks of the frost paint.

I simply placed the panel behind a rectangle aperture on my card front.  Very simple and clean design that get's a lot of impact from the vibrant watercoloured panel.  I die-cut 'thanks' three times from white card stock and glued them together to make a thick die-cut.  Then I coated it (twice) with Clear Wink of Stella to give it a little sparkle (not able to capture the sparkle with my camera).

I hope you'll join us for our fun and easy April Sketch Challenge at Happy Little Stampers. See you in the gallery! :)








Paper:  White (Neenah); Arches 140 lb. cold press watercolour paper
Ink:  Magenta and Orange liquid watercolour concentrate (Dick Blick)
Accessories & Tools:  Frost White (Tsukineko); water mister, Rectangle Nestability (Spellbinders), Thanks die (Paper Smooches), clear wink of stella

Challenges:
HLS April Sketch Challenge


24 comments:

  1. I can recognise your stunners from a distance Loll . . . anything fabulous usually screams Loll and this one is no exception! LOVE it as always! Have a lovely week! Hazel xx

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  2. Love this Loll, your background piece looks fabulous. I haven't seen those liquid watercolours before...may have to investigate! Carol x

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  3. Beautiful background - would love to try that technique when I come over!

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  4. Love that background Loll. the card is gorgeous!

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  5. Stunning background colours Loll and such an easy technique but so effective

    Anne

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  6. Stunning, Loll ... that pearly background is awesome ... and so gorgeous with all that crisp white! Anita :)

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  7. I echo Hazel, I can recognize your beauties instantly :)
    This is gorgeous and reminds me of a hand dyed silk scarf! Beautiful colours and luster.

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  8. Breath-taking in such vivid marbled colors. You've enabled me to get on the hunt for a new product,once again. Just got the Gansai w/color set before leaving on our trip, no time to play with it. Really love the CAS look, but the colors are so vibrant, they just sing. Love the framing & die. Also liking this splashy new header too! Love it all. TFS & Hugs

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  9. Hi Loll,

    This is so gorgeous, love the colours, sunset/rise in the making.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. What a beautiful piece, Loll! Love these colors and the frosty paint added to it! Big impact for sure!

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  11. Gorgeous background! Love those colors. Stunning card, Loll.

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  12. I have just learned about liquid watercolors, I never knew there was such a thing until day. lol I love your beautiful, vibrant colorful watercolor background Loll! The shimmer streaks are so cool looking and yes, I so love the orange and magenta color combo! Love, love, love! Hugs, Brenda

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  13. Beautiful card and great video! I have tried this technique with photo inks and acrylic colors with great results.

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  14. what a great sketch and your bg is a delight x

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  15. Beautiful background...love it! :0)

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  16. Gorgeous Loll! I love how you made a window to showcase that stunning panel of vibrant colours! What a beautiful thank you card! hugs :)

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  17. This is gorgeous! I enjoyed the tutorial a lot :)

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  18. That is an awesome technique...love the colors, Loll!

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  19. Absolutely Stunning Loll! I love your magenta and orange color combo with the frost white streaks. Such rich depth and really makes your layered thanks pop! TFS my friend.

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  20. Love the frosted magenta and orange combo, Loll!

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  21. woah! the pearl element you added to your watercolours is simply stunning. A small panel that really packs a punch and the simple die cut word is just perfect. Gorgeous, my friend xx
    ps - thanks for looking after everything while I was away. You are seriously the best!!! xx

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  22. Your marbled panel is breath-taking, Loll! Vibrant, CAS and ever so classy! Gorgeous!
    Hugs~c

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