Sunday, October 23, 2016

Orange and Purple Autumn


Hi everyone.  I'm really loving orange and purple colour combo right now. :)  I used it on THIS CARD I posted a little while ago. :)

For today's card I used the "Splash Watercolouring" technique to create my background.  Click HERE to see my video tutorial on this fun and easy way to create a watercoloured background.

The flower stem is smooshed into diluted dark purple distress ink, and more was used to splatter a little for the background.  Sometimes distress inks don't stamp well ... but with using my Misti and stamping the sentiment twice, I was able to get a clean, crisp impression.

This is a reminder about the new CAS Watercolour card challenge that just launched at the beginning of October ...



There's only a couple more days to play along October's challenge if you haven't already. The challenge is open until Oct. 24th at midnight (PDT).

Create a CAS (CLEAN and SIMPLE) Watercoloured card following October's challenge - Autumn, and then link up on the challenge blog.    Come join the fun! :)

I used snippets of watercolour paper for my splash panel and for the die-cut flowers.  I'm heading over to join the fun at the Snippets Playground.

Thanks for stopping by.






Stamps:  A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Worn Lipstick, Seedless Preserves (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Flower Frolic die (Penny Black), paint brush for splattering

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour October Challenge - Autumn
Snippets Playground - Week 252

28 comments:

  1. Loll, I'm in awe of the colors you mix and how beautifully they turn out! I'd never think to mix these two and yet, what a fabulous look using them! I agree about distress inks not stamping well. You stamped that sentiment perfectly!

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  2. Beautiful, rich, Autumn colors, Loll! Another gorgeous card!

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  3. Gorgeous Fall colors Loll. I love your purple die cut flowers and your splashed watercolored background and die cut. I see where your MISTI saved the day on your twice stamped sentiment:-) TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

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  4. That sure is a wonderful color combo, no wonder you love it! Beautiful card.

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  5. Wonderful splashiness! I agree, your colors are perfect together for fall!

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  6. You're starting a new color trend, Loll. And I like it.

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  7. I would never have thought to put purple and orange together, but I sure like what you did with it. The purple splatters on the orange are perfect to tie in with the die cut.

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  8. Bold and dramatic, Loll ... and gorgeous ... those colours are fabulous together! Hugs, Anita :)

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  9. love the background and fabulous colour combo

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  10. I love the gorgeous autumnal colours on this card.

    Sue xx

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  11. OOh I love the look of the purple with the orange Loll. I just love the look of texture you achieved in your background.

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  12. Gorgeous! I love that orange and purple together. So striking!

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  13. Love your beautiful, warm colors on this card! That gorgeous background makes the die cut really pop!

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  14. I would never have used this colour combo Loll but it is FAB-U-LUSS! Great job as always and have paid you credit for my latest little offering which (again as always) is nowhere near as good as yours but good for me!! x

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  15. Hi Loll! This really is totally stunning! And I do love your tutorials - makes me want to get messy :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  16. What a stunning colour combination, love the die cut too.
    What did we ever do before the MISTI .... wouldn't be without mine! xx

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  17. Gosh these colours look so scrumptious together. I must, must try this technique out.
    Hugs Mrs A.

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  18. Fabulous card, Loll. I love the combination of colours and the background is gorgeous. The die cut flowers are a great use of snippets. Elizabeth xx

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  19. Wow Loll, I'm loving this color combo too!! What a beautiful card! Sorry I have been MIA for so long, life has a way of racing by and I'm still sitting at the starting line. lol I am going to go through and see what all I've missed, which I know it will be lots of amazing cards!!! Probably won't comment on everything though cause I'm still sitting at that starting line. lol But I will be looking and reading! Big hugs, Brenda

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  20. Gorgeous watercolored background, Loll! I love the color combo, especially with your die cut stem and flowers! Another great example to inspire us! Can't wait to play along again next month :)

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  21. Oh Loll this is stunning - I am glad you mentioned about distress inks not stamping well as I find that too. Love your colours!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  22. Beautiful card Loll, loving that colour combo!
    Val x

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  23. Great colours together and yes I agree about the distress ink stamping and the wonderful Misti x

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  24. A great color combo Loll! the purple stems look great against that splattered orange!

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  25. Love this rich warm spattered fall background. Had to stop to discover the floral stem was a dark purple - gosh, it's so beautiful. The colors work terrific together, and it's such a gorgeous seasonal shade with the 2 colorways combined as you've done here. The Misti is the best tool for restamping...especially if you're doing a one layer card! TFS

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  26. Fabulous video - short,m sweet and to the point. Great end result too :)

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