Hi everyone. I made a card today inspired by three challenges. First the beautiful card done by Chrissie Stokes for Muse # 115. I just love her watercoloured images and the bold and vibrant colours on the black background. The other inspiration was the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch #121, and I'm just squeaking in under the wire for the Less Is More Challenge #221 - Add a Tag.
I experimented a few days ago with a new-to-me technique (faux glass technique) after seeing this beautiful card done by Cathy (Cathys Card Spot). I followed her link to the video tutorial by Sandy Allnock. I had fun creating the background with three shades of red watercolours and some Brilliant Gold Pearl Ex dissolved in water. I definitely need some practice with this technique as my colours didn't turned out very bright, but it was fun to play. :)
I cut out the piece described above with a tag die and then stamped over top with three blooms and heat embossed it in gold, along with embossing the sentiment in gold too. And I took some more pearl ex and water and splattered that background of the tag. I stamped the background of the card base with one of the stamps from Gorgeous Grunge and heat embossed it in gold as well.
Stamps: Bloom with Hope (SU!); Gorgeous Grunge (SU!); A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Accessories & Tools: Stitched Tag Die (Paper Smooches), Watercolour paints, paint brushes, Brilliant Gold Mica Powder (Pearl Ex), gold embossing powder (hero arts), heat tool, gold cording
CAS(E) this Sketch! #121
Less Is More #221 - Tag