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:

Nancy Stislow said...

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!

Bonnie said...

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

nancy littrell said...

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

Nonni said...

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

TK said...

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

Bobby said...

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

Sheila H said...

Great color combo!

Susan said...

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.

Anita in France said...

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

Shylaa Shree said...

love the background and fabulous colour combo

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love the gorgeous autumnal colours on this card.

Sue xx

Lisa Lara said...

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

Jeanne said...

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

Susanne Vargas said...

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

Viv's Visuals said...

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

Di said...

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

Hugs

Di xx

Linda said...

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

Mrs A. said...

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

Elizabeth said...

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

Brenda said...

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

Barb Ghig said...

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 :)

Maxine D said...

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

Valerie Nolan said...

Beautiful card Loll, loving that colour combo!
Val x

Mac Mable said...

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

lilian said...

Lovely card Loll

Lilian

Julia Aston said...

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

MaryH said...

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

Vicki Dutcher said...

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