Hi everyone. I have a confession to make ... I LOVE die-cuts. I'm obsessed with them. :) I'm sure you have noticed that I use them on the majority of my cards. So when I saw the June Challenge at CASEplorations with Shelly Kurth's gorgeous card with the die-cut circle, I had to play along.
I started by making a Splash Watercoloured background. Click HERE to see my video tutorial on this fun and easy technique. By pouncing the watercolour paper into diluted puddles of ink, I got splashes of colour that give this background lots of visual texture. Pink and brown look great together and I'm so happy how this turned out.
The poppies were die-cut and watercoloured using diluted distress inks and a water brush. I arranged it so that a few of the flowers are outside the circle frame. The card front is popped up over the card base for added dimension, as well as popping up a few of the flower heads. A simple, small sentiment was stamped to finish it off.
I'm also entering this card into two more challenges: AAA #66 - Watercolour; and Memory Box #13 - Watercolour (I used Row of Poppies die from MB).
And this is also a CAS Mix Up card for the June's Challenge - Diecuts, with stamping, die-cuts, watercolouring, and splash watercolouring technique.
Thanks for coming by for a visit!
Stamps: Sentiment - Bloom Sketches (STAMPlorations)
Paper: White card base (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink: Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools: water mister, Row of Poppies die (Memory Box), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
CASEplorations for June - Shelly Kurth
AAA #66 - Watercolour
Memory Box #13 - Watercolour
CAS Mix Up June Challenge - Die-cuts