Monday, July 29, 2013

Let Your Dreams Take Flight


Hi everyone.  I'm working my way through the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges.  I have covered off two challenges with this card (DTGD13UnderstandBlueA, DTGD13Onehappystamper).  Sorry the sentiment is hard to read but I used Basic Gray for stamping and it's very light ... but perfect for the challenge.

I used the re-inker spread technique for this card (at least that's what I call it ... I first saw it on Dawn O's blog).  I have a plastic paint palette (from the $1 store) ... I placed three drops of water in two of the sections, then added one drop of yellow re-inker to one and one drop of turquoise re-inker to the other; stirred them with the end of my paint brush to mix.  Then I misted watercolor paper until it was very wet, stood it upright over some paper towels to catch the excess run-off.  Then I place it flat and used my Aqua Painter to pick up diluted re-inker and squirt it onto the watercolor paper.  I repeated this a few times until I was happy with the colors.  Let it dry, cut off a piece and used it for the butterfly die and used the large piece for the background of my aperture.  Just love yellow and turquoise together!

Here's a close-up:




Stamps:  Be Happy Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White, Watercolor
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Gray (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Kaleidoscope Butterfly die (Memory Box), palette, aqua painter, water mister, Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue, glue dot, adhesives and dimensionals





20 comments:

Bonnie said...

I love yellow and turquoise together too. What a beautiful watercolor background and the delicate butterfly looks so pretty on it!

MaryH said...

This is lovely & so sunny looking. Thanks for the technique how-to's, as it sounds like something I'd love to try. Your Take Flight does just that with the lacy butterfly. TFS

sandie said...

Loll this is stunning and I love the sound of that technique, I have been playing with watercolours recently so will have to check out this. I think the yellow and turquoise together really does make for a great combo x

Karen B said...

This is gorgeous Loll - thanks for sharing the technique; must give it a go as it's really cool. Gorgeous colours and lovely butterfly.

Karen x

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a lovely technique Loll what stunning colours you have got...pretty butterfly too

Anne

denmo said...

Lovely card - have some re-inkers in draw, never used! Soooo gonna give this a go...TFS Loll
Hugs. Denise (UK) xx

Jackie W said...

very pretty. Love the color combo. I am going to have to try this tech. TFI

Valerie said...

Fabulous effect with that technique Loll, love that the butterfly is the same colour.
Val x

Lea Brawn said...

I am terrified of butterflies. But this is a stunning card loll.
Love Lea x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Loll, what a fabulous card, gorgeous colour combination and a brilliant inking technique (thank you for sharing the details). Love it!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Cathy said...

Hi Loll, gorgeous card, love these colours together. TFS the technique, it looks so effective :) Cathy x

Albertarose said...

Loll, your CAS cards are so beautiful. I really like the white on white,
and the main focus area with pastel colors...
cheerios gail

Donna Przybylowski said...

So very pretty Loll and so very soft and colorful, love the design, so simple and so pretty.
Hugs
Donna

Darnell J Knauss said...

Love this design and these colors, Lolly, and how each element reflects and adds depth. Thank you, as ever, for the generous how-to!! xxoo Dolly

Susan said...

This is a stunning card, Loll - love everything about it.

Karen M said...

Beautiful card - these colours are gorgeous! xx

shirley-bee said...

This is so pretty, Loll! I love the light colour scheme.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous watercolor technique and colors Loll. TFS your technique. I love your color combo too. A nice combo that does not get muddy when it blends together. TFS

Mau xx said...

This is Beautiful Loll, the inking is gorgeous..its all so pretty.
Huge hugs Mau xx

Danielle Vincent said...

One of my favorite color combos! Beautiful in every way. hugs D