Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Colourful Thanks


Hi everyone.  Time for the new April Sketch Challenge at Happy Little Stampers. Kylie has once again come up with a wonderful sketch that can be used for any style of card. Hope you'll play along! :)


I had fun experimenting with my latest crafty purchase --- liquid watercolour concentrate.  There are lots of different ways to use the watercolour concentrate. Today I squirted it directly onto my craft sheet (just like I did with re-inkers when I made this video on the Saturated Watercolouring Technique), then I squirted Frost Pearl paint on top, misted all over with water and plopped my piece of watercolour paper on top, pressing down and holding for a few minutes so it would absorb the colour.  I then picked up the piece and dipped it again for any areas that weren't covered.  I made four background pieces, using one on my card today and saving the rest for another time. :) The two colours I used were Magenta and Orange ... aren't they awesome together??!! And I love the streaks of the frost paint.

I simply placed the panel behind a rectangle aperture on my card front.  Very simple and clean design that get's a lot of impact from the vibrant watercoloured panel.  I die-cut 'thanks' three times from white card stock and glued them together to make a thick die-cut.  Then I coated it (twice) with Clear Wink of Stella to give it a little sparkle (not able to capture the sparkle with my camera).

I hope you'll join us for our fun and easy April Sketch Challenge at Happy Little Stampers. See you in the gallery! :)








Paper:  White (Neenah); Arches 140 lb. cold press watercolour paper
Ink:  Magenta and Orange liquid watercolour concentrate (Dick Blick)
Accessories & Tools:  Frost White (Tsukineko); water mister, Rectangle Nestability (Spellbinders), Thanks die (Paper Smooches), clear wink of stella

Challenges:
HLS April Sketch Challenge


24 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I can recognise your stunners from a distance Loll . . . anything fabulous usually screams Loll and this one is no exception! LOVE it as always! Have a lovely week! Hazel xx

Carol said...

Love this Loll, your background piece looks fabulous. I haven't seen those liquid watercolours before...may have to investigate! Carol x

Susan said...

Beautiful background - would love to try that technique when I come over!

Anonymous said...

Love that background Loll. the card is gorgeous!

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning background colours Loll and such an easy technique but so effective

Anne

Anita in France said...

Stunning, Loll ... that pearly background is awesome ... and so gorgeous with all that crisp white! Anita :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

I echo Hazel, I can recognize your beauties instantly :)
This is gorgeous and reminds me of a hand dyed silk scarf! Beautiful colours and luster.

MaryH said...

Breath-taking in such vivid marbled colors. You've enabled me to get on the hunt for a new product,once again. Just got the Gansai w/color set before leaving on our trip, no time to play with it. Really love the CAS look, but the colors are so vibrant, they just sing. Love the framing & die. Also liking this splashy new header too! Love it all. TFS & Hugs

Jacquie said...

Hi Loll,

This is so gorgeous, love the colours, sunset/rise in the making.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful piece, Loll! Love these colors and the frosty paint added to it! Big impact for sure!

Pam said...

Gorgeous background! Love those colors. Stunning card, Loll.

Brenda said...

I have just learned about liquid watercolors, I never knew there was such a thing until day. lol I love your beautiful, vibrant colorful watercolor background Loll! The shimmer streaks are so cool looking and yes, I so love the orange and magenta color combo! Love, love, love! Hugs, Brenda

Nan said...

Beautiful card and great video! I have tried this technique with photo inks and acrylic colors with great results.

sandie said...

what a great sketch and your bg is a delight x

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful background...love it! :0)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Loll! I love how you made a window to showcase that stunning panel of vibrant colours! What a beautiful thank you card! hugs :)

Deepti said...

This is gorgeous! I enjoyed the tutorial a lot :)

Lee-Anne said...

That is an awesome technique...love the colors, Loll!

nancy littrell said...

Absolutely Stunning Loll! I love your magenta and orange color combo with the frost white streaks. Such rich depth and really makes your layered thanks pop! TFS my friend.

Lisa Lara said...

This is incredible Loll.

shirley-bee said...

Love the frosted magenta and orange combo, Loll!

Kylie said...

woah! the pearl element you added to your watercolours is simply stunning. A small panel that really packs a punch and the simple die cut word is just perfect. Gorgeous, my friend xx
ps - thanks for looking after everything while I was away. You are seriously the best!!! xx

cm said...

Your marbled panel is breath-taking, Loll! Vibrant, CAS and ever so classy! Gorgeous!
Hugs~c

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Totally gorgeous! X