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:

Pat said...

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


Viv's Visuals said...

Just scrummy Loll. Going to try this technique!

Susan said...

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

nancy littrell said...

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

Happy Dance said...

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

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

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

MaryH said...

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

Mrs A. said...

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

Nancy Stislow said...

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!

Bonnie said...

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

Betty Keefe said...

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

TK said...

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

Christine Alexander said...

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

Maxine D said...

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

Kath said...

A beautiful card - love the watercolour background.
Kath x

sandie said...

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

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

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

Marcia HIll said...

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

Valerie Nolan said...

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

SARN said...

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

Susanne Vargas said...

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!

Petra Swart said...

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

Daffodil Cards said...

How very beautiful.
Faith
x

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely glorious...Thank you x

Vicki Dutcher said...

So fabulous with the black silhouette

Anita in France said...

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

Barb said...

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

Di said...

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

Hugs

Di xx

Sheila H said...

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

Sue said...

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

Barb Ghig said...

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

Julia Aston said...

The black looks beautiful against the red watercoloring Loll!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

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

Jo Manna said...

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