Saturday, October 11, 2014

Thank you Nancy


Hi everyone.  Back with another watercolored card.  This one was sent to my very good friend, Nancy.  She has now received the card, so I'm sharing it with you. :)

Used Distress inks again for this card ... the colors are more vibrant that with the Stampin' Up! inks (which I used on some of my watercolored cards to get a subtler look).  This time I used masking so it appears that one leaf is behind the other.  Definitely need practice ... but I'm learning lots. :)

I thought Nancy would appreciate these lovely fall maple leaves from her Canadian friend :)

I'm entering this into the Time Out challenge (#16 - CASE of Heather Telford).  Heather's card is so amazing!  Mine is a very CAS version. :)

And also entering into AAA Cards #23 - Watercolors (second entry); Virginia's View #8 - CAS (second entry) and also CAS-ology #116 (cue card:  Splatter) - again, second entry. :)













Stamps:  Gently Falling (SU!); Lots of Thanks (Simon Says)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Archival Black (Ranger); Distress inks:  Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick
Accessories & Tools:  Waterbrushs, water mister, heat tool, paint brush for splattering



Challenges:
Time Out #16
AAA #23
Virginia's View #8
CAS-ology #116

23 comments:

Karen B said...

You're definitely on a roll with all this watercolouring Loll - another beautiful card.

Karen x

LEELOOE said...

A wonderfully serene, adding good energy card. Nancy only envy such a gift.

loyaz said...

Great Card LOLL, thanks so much for sharing

nancy littrell said...

Not only was your card even more gorgeous IRL, but it is also a card that needs to be touched! All the colors, textures from the watercolor paper and masked leaves are just stunning!!! Denny and I are enjoying both this beauty and my birthday card more than you can even imagine.

TFS Loll and being such a very special and talented close friend :-) Hugs, nancy

P.S. I have got to try your technique...Soon!

sandie said...

such a joy to look at it, wonderful background...would be great at TIME OUT this week!!

sandie said...

Thanks for linking up to TIME OUT..you already know I love this and not as CAS as mine Loll...great minds and all that!!!

Lee-Anne said...

So beautiful, Loll! Love the rich warm colors!

Stamps and Paper said...

Another stunning leaf card Loll

Anne

Karen Mead said...

Your watercolouring looks amazing loll - I love this card! Hugs xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

I think Fall is your season! Another stunning leaf card - I love the bg too!

Bonnie said...

Such pretty leaves and background! Your masking looks perfect to me!

Becca Cruger said...

Your watercoloring is just fantastic! Beautiful card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

thanks for joining in with AAA. :)

Susan said...

I'm sure Nancy loved the card! I do! Great background!

Anita in France said...

Breathtaking, Loll ... this is just so lovely! Delighted you played along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

I don't know how you do it, but you manage to combine crisp and clean with shabby and messy! What a wonderful background and the leaves are brilliant! Love it! hugs :)

Sue said...

Stunning card, Loll, such an eye catcher! Love the background and leaves x

cm said...

Water-colouring is your niche, Loll (then again, you work magic with everything you touch). The background, the leaves...fall splendor splendidly captured! Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs~c

Judy1223 said...

Loll, this is so rich and deep and perfect for fall! Love the splatter, a perfect touch! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

Meghan said...

Confining your splatter to a smaller, more dense area keeps this card clean and simple Loll! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Anonymous said...

Great CAS card! Thank you for joining us at the Time Out Challenge.

Susangail Powell said...

this is BEAUTIFUL!!! Everything about your card is beautiful!

Brenda said...

Wow Loll, this is a stunning card!! I am so loving those maple leaves and the way you water colored them. You did an amazing job at masking the leaves to make the one look like it is behind the other one!! I really gives the illusion that the top leave is lifted up some, so I'd say you are doing great with that technique! The colors are so pretty and perfect autumn colors. The background amazes me too. I so want to be like you when I grow up. lol Hugs, Brenda