Tuesday, February 21, 2017

With Love

Hi everyone.  Today I'm back with another "LOVE" card for the CAS Watercolour February challenge.


I'm having a lot of fun with this challenge.  My card today can be used for so many different occasions ... it can be given to my sweetie, my kids, a dear friend, or even sent as a sympathy card.

The background for today is made with leftover ink from THIS CARD.  Mopped up the left over ink with a paper towel, placed the towel over a piece of hot press watercolourpaper, spritzed with water and pressed with my fingers to transfer the ink.  Love it! :)

Simply cut the watercolour piece down to size, framed it with a thin bit of black cardstock in the background, popped it up on the card and added a die-cut flower silhouette.

I hope you'll come join us for this challenge.  There's still a few days left to play along.

I used snippets for everything on this card except the card base, so I'm heading over to play at the Snippets Playground.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!







Stamps:  Sentiment - Rose Thoughts (Stampendous)
Paper:  Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. Hot Press); Black (SU!)
Ink:  Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Leftover ink from Liquid Watercolour Concentrate in Red and Purple (Dick Blick), paper towel, Flower Frolic die (Penny Black)

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour February Challenge - Love
Snippets Playground - Week 269 & 270

34 comments:

  1. I love the technique for transferring the ink from the paper towel to the watercolour paper Loll and must give that a try, and the black background layer, die cut PB flower and the black inked sentiment are a great contrast. x


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  2. Just scrummy Loll. Going to try this technique!

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  3. Great paper towel background! Love the hot pink contrasting with the black.

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  4. Beautiful paper towel background technique Loll. I love your black accents with your pretty background. TFS my friend. Hugs.

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  5. Soooo pretty, Loll. That it can work for so many occasions is a bonus, too. I love the textured look that the toweling gave to the pinks. Such a pretty branch, and the font on that sentiment is lovely. Wonderful card, my friend. Bev

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  6. So pretty :) i love it and what a cool way to use snippets and left overs.

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  7. What a fabulous leftover piece you've created! It looks lovely with the black floral silhouette and I also like the font on the pretty sentiment too! Well done! TFS

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  8. Looks very impressive and I love the colour. hugs Mrs A.

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  9. WOW! You make it sound easy but not always the case here. This looks like a hand watercolored piece! Love that technique! That background is so soft and random. LOVE this!

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  10. I really need to try this technique. Love it! Love the black silhouette flowers that have an Oriental feeling! A gorgeous card, my friend!

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  11. thanks for sharing how you achieved that lovely watercolor effect for your background - lovely colors, lovely card

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  12. Simply beautiful snippets, and such a beautiful font on that sentiment!

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  13. I always love the impression the paper towel makes, awesome card

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  14. What an awesome card Loll - love how nothing goes to waste in your playhouse!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  15. A beautiful card - love the watercolour background.
    Kath x

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  16. striking Loll-that black against the pink is really dramatic-love it and sending my love-hope all is well xx

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  17. I LOVE that this is just from your 'mop up' piece Loll! I wish my 'mop up' pieces were this beautiful! I love how the black die-cut just pops against that stunning piece! Have a wonderful day my friend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  18. CAS perfection...love this Loll!! :0)

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  19. Wow what a beautiful leftover card Loll! The black diecut looks amazing against that background. Your card designs always blow me away! xx

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  20. This is SUCH a lovely card Loll (well, ALL your cards are lovely)! I love the colour contrast of the background against the silhouette flower stem.

    I'm beckoning you over to join me and some of the other rebels for a little lunchtime refreshment behind the Playground bike sheds!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  21. Well, I think I'll have to try this paper towel technique! I always like not wasting things (like mopped up color) and your background looks so pretty and soft! It makes the black die cut really pop!

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  22. Oh, that is such a beautiful flower die and it looks wonderful in black against your lovely pink bg, Loll!!!! For sure a card that can be used for many occasions!!!! Wonderfully done!!!!
    Have a great day!!!
    Hugz

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  23. Absolutely glorious...Thank you x

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  24. So fabulous with the black silhouette

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  25. Striking and gorgeous, Loll ... the texture in the background is fabulous ... what a brilliant technique! Hugs, Anita :)

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  26. This really is beautiful Loll. It's very stylish. Barbxx

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  27. So stylish Loll! I love this card, elegant, elegant!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  28. Your design is stunning. I love the black mat and the texture.

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  29. So elegant, Loll! The beautiful die-cut has such impact on that lovely background.

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  30. I love the results of this technique, Loll...so striking, and perfect with your silhouette!

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  31. The black looks beautiful against the red watercoloring Loll!

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  32. I love your cards CAS! There are always so much favor to the recipient. Great contrast and amazing watercolor background. WOW!
    Hugs,
    BożenA

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  33. Such a clever use of black, gives the card the "wow" factor! Beautiful xx

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