Saturday, June 01, 2013

Summer Daisy



Hi everyone.  Here is my Design Team card for the latest challenge at Addicted to CAS.  Love these three colors of ink together for the watercolored backdrop.

This challenge is being run by the incredibly talented Marie (Baileyrosy), and she chose this fabulous word ...







Prize:  $15 voucher for Paper Makeup Stamps
(must follow challenge rules to be eligible to win)



Stamps:  Autumn Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White, Watercolor; Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo (SU!)
Ink:  Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Leafy Branch die (C.C. Designs), Medium Daisy Punch (Punch Bunch), Itty Bitty Punch (small circle - SU!), Aqua Painter, sponges, Crystal Effects, Water Mister; stylus, tweezers and mat; piercing tool and template, sticky strips, glue, and dimensionals

I started with the background paper ... watercolor paper that was misted with lots of water.  I used the three colors of re-inkers, placing a few drops in each of my palette cups and adding a few drops of water to dilute slightly.  Then I picked up one color at a time with my Aqua Painter and touched the wet watercolor paper ... the ink color spreads with the water.  I cleaned my Aqua Painter and then repeated the process with the other two colors.  The more ink you add, the more saturated the color.  And if there's too much water and the ink starts to run, paper towel blots it up and then you add more ink as needed.  Fun to make!




Here's a close-up:





I hope I have inspired you to join in our fun challenge ...  Addicted to CAS - Circle(s). Come check out all the wonderful creations by the other Design Team members.


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Just a quick comment on my Card Candy.  I've had a few inquires about where to buy my candy ... thank you for your sweet comments, but I make it just for fun and to give friends.  If you are interested in making your own set, send me an email and I'll give you detailed instructions on how I made them.  :)

Thanks also to everyone that commented on my latest Card Candy Giveaway - #3 (Clouds and Apples).  I used the True Random Number Generator to pick the winner of the Card Candy:


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Cathy (Cathy's Card Spot)


Congrats Cathy ... please email your mailing address to me (click on the "Email Me" in the right-hand column near the top), and I'll send you the Card Candy.



26 comments:

Valerie said...

Fab card Loll, looks like a tropical sunset:)
Val x

sandie said...

I so love this background-you card and Sue's has really made me think I should try the water colouring again as so far I have not been successful. But your cards are an inspiration!

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Loll, thank you so much for the card candy. I am so thrilled to have won some of your gorgeous work :) Cathy x

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous card, Loll - I love that colour combo, and the background is dreamy. And woohoo, my card candy (giveaway #2) arrived today. They're fab, can't wait to use them. Thanks again :)

Donna Przybylowski said...

Love the card Loll, such happy soft colors, so soothing, makes me want to grab a cocktail and sit and watch life go by!!
Thanks for sharing,
hugs
Donna

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful bg sponging -- perfect with the added flower~

Susan said...

Beautiful use of your card candy! Love the background - thank you so much for explaining how you did it. I'm inspired to try it!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Beautiful!

Karen B said...

Gorgeous card Loll. That watercoloured background is SO effective - love it.

Karen x

MaryH said...

How beautiful this simple circle is, with the addition of your marvelous colors. I must try this with a hibiscus die that I have...Thanks for the joy of seeing a wonderful card, and a great idea to try. Happy Weekend. Hugs & TFS

Kylie said...

Ah-ah-ah-mazing, Lolly!!!! That background is to die for!!!! Beautiful!!!! xx

nancy littrell said...

OMG Loll....you have totally inspired me to try an idea for your challenge using a Bouncing Brayer BG I made yesterday. Off to create :-) TFS your absolutely STUNNING CAS card my friend!

Anonymous said...

Loll once again you have created a piece of art, the water colour background is stunning and the addition of the pretty flower and leaves just elevates the whole card. Always a pleasure to visit you and admire your works of art.

Marie

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a stunning card Loll and just love your colours...

Anne

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A beautiful work of art Loll. Love the colours and the painting technique - absolutely fabulous!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Anonymous said...

Great color mix Loll. Matches your card colors very nicely. Like this! Congrats to Cathy on winning!

Harriet Skelly said...

Loll I love the beautiful watercoloring behind the flower - stunning effect!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm really late getting around to my lovely friends this week. This card is like a delicious rainbow sherbet, Lolly! Did you think of that when you were making it? It is extraordinary!!

Sue said...

This is absolutely stunning, Loll. Those colours do look so good together and your flower is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Loll. Love the effects you have created with your watercolour panel.
Florence x

Gemma said...

Truly stunning and thank you for popping by mine and leaving such a sweet comment on my challenge card recently...means a lot!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Shana Gaff said...

You make watercolouring look so easy Loll! This is so beautiful! I love the little window.

Anastasia (Νατάσα) said...

What a stunning watercolour colouring Loll! Love it! And the flower adds the perfect elegance to the card!

Anonymous said...

Gasp ... really, gasp! This is so totally stunning, Loll ... I LOVE the gorgeous colours you've used and your wonderful bloom is sooo delicious! Anita :)

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful watercolors behind your pretty bloom Loll!

Christine said...

Wow, your warm colors in the background make me think of something tropical or carribean.
Fabulous card!
hugs
Christine