Friday, February 16, 2018

You Are Loved

Hi everyone.  It's time for the reminder about CAS Watercolour February Challenge - Heart.  The challenge is being hosted by the very talented Bonnie.


I didn't know where I was going with this card ... it just evolved and turned into something completely different than what I had in mind at the start.  The background is cold press watercolour paper.  I had created a background a while ago with orange and pink re-inkers and cling wrap.  I cut the flower heart from white for the front of my card and was going to just place it over top, but I wanted something with more umph! This means the original background wasn't going to show at all. :)  But the colour does add to the depth of the zig watercolouring I did on top.

First I used the card front as a template and outlined the image onto my watercolour panel using a metallic gold pen.  I used my zigs to watercolour the flowers in deeper colours.  Placed the die-cut panel over top and was happy with the results.  Stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in gold to match ... this is a great sentiment set that was gifted to me by a sweet friend.

I hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see the reminder cards from our wonderful Guest Designer, Sue (Sue's Card Craft) and our talented designers.  Then come join us!







Stamps:  Simply Said: You (Avery Elle)
Paper:  Watercolour Paper (Arches 140 lb. cold press); White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Zigs
Accessories & Tools:  Flower Heart die (Simon Says Stamp); Gold metallic pen, paint brush, gold embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour February Challenge - Heart

31 comments:

  1. OMG, Loll, I LOVE the rich beautiful tones you created by coloring over your reinkers cling wrap background with your Zigs. I have not tried that technique. What a cool way to save a watercolored background that isn't exactly the result you hoped to achieve. Love your die cut heart with your gorgeous background. A really stunning card my friend. Hugs...TFS all the details too!

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  2. What gorgeous colours. Beautiful card, Loll. xx

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  3. Your 'wandering' journeys always turn out so fantastic! The zigs really added such depth behind the pretty cutout heart. It's lovely. TFS & Hugs

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  4. Love that stunning background Loll! Looks fabulous behind that pretty die cut panel and the outlining shows it off beautifully! Such an inspiration! Have a wonderful weekend my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  5. ALways stunning cards, this is no exception, fabulous colours.
    Faith
    x

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  6. Stunning card. The colours are so fabulous with your added pen technique.

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  7. Love that your heart card is so colourful Loll and moving away from the reds and pinks that are so popular this month. Simple and outstanding.

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  8. So eyecatching Loll! Gorgeous colours, Cathy x

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  9. I love this. I think this is such a nice die. (so nice I had to buy it when it came out) Your colors are beautiful. [Bunny]

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  10. Beautiful colours behind the die cut (and such a lovely die cut too!). A perfect CAS card!

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  11. Those colours are so rich Loll. the extra effort was certainly worth it. :)

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  12. Those background colors are gorgeous, Loll! So glad you didn't hide them! They certainly deserve to be highlighted. Wonderful card! :)

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  13. Absolutely beautiful with these rich colours, such a gorgeous contrast with the white beautiful die cut panel ! Thanks for sharing and for the reminder ! Have a fabulous weekend. xx

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  14. What a cool card Loll and I love how you worked to make the background more vibrant with the gold pen and the Zigs, and then still kept the depth and dimension using the die cut overlay. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! :0)

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  15. Gotta love it when cards come together organically... and come together it did! This is gorgeous!, Loll. Your Zig watercolouring is incredible as always. Love the vibrant colours. xx

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  16. Beautiful card, Loll. Lovely water-colouring and the outlines give the design so much dimension.

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  17. I love this die, and the outline really makes the colours pop ..... gorgeous! xx

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  18. wow, the outlining really makes the shapes pop. Awesome end result.

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  19. I've had a couple of those 'things aren't quite right' moments lately, Loll. Adding extra color was a great solution because they really shine through the die cut.

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  20. There's something almost stained glass about this delicious heart, Loll ... the intensity of the colour outlined in gold is just stunning ... glorious against the white! Hugs, Anita :)

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  21. I love the depth and vibrancy of the colors, Loll! Both colors and your design are so beautiful! I was wondering how you achieved the definition - the metallic gold pen! It's a great idea. It looks like you beautifully heat-embossed the inside-rim of the die-cut in gold. Hideko xx

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  22. Outlining the openings makes the flowers pop more - love the effect! And, of course, the colors! This card is so very pretty!

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  23. Oh Loll this is stunning - love he deep vibrant colours you have obtained behind the die cut
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  24. Funny how a card can morph right in front of our eyes! Those bright colors really shine through and the gold is bold! Wonderful card, Loll!

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  25. Love the die cut heart with the gorgeous colours of the background...beautiful :)
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  26. love this...so happy with all the bright colours...
    so well done mf.
    xxKaren

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  27. I love how you emphasized the contours of flowers with golden color. This die gained a completely different look. Loll, you can positively surprise :-) Another card that you will not forget.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  28. Yes the addition of the zigs makes your wonderful card really pop. Great die cut too on your ever so pretty card x

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  29. I really like your new decorative designs! it's so beautiful so much and good idea on site.

    Animation

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  30. This is so bright and beautiful Loll and love the way you have outlined the flower design with gold, it really gives it punch! x

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