Tuesday, January 26, 2016

New Beginning


Hi everyone.  Playing with watercolours again this afternoon.  This time I've done a watercolour wash (wet on dry) using Dawn's wonderful instructions from the on-line watercolouring intermediate class that I'm taking. :)

I have a two-fer as Darnell would say.  I did the watercolour wash of a sunrise onto a horizontal piece of watercolour paper and then cut it in half to make two cards. :) Always good to build my stash, or maybe this will go in the donate box.  Either way, I got good use out of one card front. :)

Here's the second ...



I learned something by accident with this card.  I decided to heat emboss the image and sentiments (liquid platinum for the first card, white for the second).  My heat tool is very hot ... it's not a crafting heat tool, it's something I "borrowed" from my hubby's workshop and have kept for the past five years. :)  It's meant to strip paint, so it's pretty hot.  Anyways, the watercolour changed colour when it was heated. The red turned darker and almost purple in spots.  Still happy with the look, but not as bright as before the heating.

I mentioned earlier today that I got my new STAMPlorations order, and in it was this beautiful stamp set by Deepti Malik.  I love the image and her sentiments are so perfectly matched. :)

I was inspired to make this card after seeing this beauty by my very talented friend Maria (reislingmama). After doing my wash, and then looking at my new stamps, I thought of Maria' gorgeous card so this became a CASE. :)  Thanks for the inspiration Maria!!

More watercolouring to do and I'll be back tomorrow with more to share with you. Thanks for taking the time to visit.








Stamps:  New Beginning (dee's artsy impressions)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Watercolour paper (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  New Gamboge, Alizarin Crimson watercolour paints (Winsor & Newton); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  1" flat brush, Liquid Platinum embossing powder (Ranger), white embossing powder (Hero Arts), heat tool


26 comments:

Aileen Ryan said...

I'm with you on this stamp Loll, it is so so pretty. I will have to add it to my need, must have list. Your watercolouring have made the stamped image even more beautiful. Love both these cards.

Bonnie said...

Your wash is perfect for this stamp, Loll! And what a wonderful sentiment!

Nancy Stislow said...

Loll, you have a talent for taking a stamp and turning it into a work of art! Each time I see one of your creations I have an urge to go shopping! Beautifully done and the watercolor works so perfectly with this beautiful stamp and sentiment!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh, WOW! You are on a roll Loll! You did make me chuckle with your story about 'your' heat gun ;) These have turned out beautifully - by whatever method you used to heat the embossing powder with! Glad to hear you are having a ball! Hazel xx
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APS DoRight said...

Your wash is perfect--and just right for this lovely stamp and sentiment! (my wash was a fail....) Gorgeous card!

Brenda said...

Your water color is gorgeous Loll, even if it did change colors a bit. I love the sunrise colors, and those sentiments are just perfect to go with the image. Love these stamps. Hugs, Brenda

TK said...

Your watercoloring is perfect, and the stamps are wonderful!

Diane said...

Wonderful water coloring and both designs are fabulous.

Hugs Diane

Shirl said...

Beautiful stamp and sentiment on your gorgeous background. Love your card.

Shirl

nancy littrell said...

Wow, Love your WC wash behind your heat EB image. How cool that you got 2 images for 2 cards from your practice piece. I'm inspired by you and the Class my friend. Hugs, Nancy

Susan said...

What perfect colours for that stamp - and I love both sentiments. Two lovely cards from your watercolour wash!

Suchi said...

Oh WOw! It is stunning Loll! :)
Suchi xx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hi Loll,
your cards are just wonderful. I love the perfect background, beautiful color gradation. Gold embossing makes the card is extremely elegant.
hugs,
BozenA

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful watercolour washes, Loll! I find that heat, even from a 'normal' heat gun, changes the colour, usually making it duller and less vibrant, especially with distress inks.

Linda said...

These are simply gorgeous Loll, the embossing looks fab against that stunning background. Beautiful colours too. xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Loll!! Your watercolour backgrounds are stunning and I absolutely love that platinum embossing powder, wow!! What a brilliant design, love em both! hugs :)

Kathyk said...

Lovely twofer, Loll, beautiful mix of colours

Thanks for your help over the delicata ink ..... your card looked so gorgeous that I just HAD to have some!

Kathyk

Gail Townsend said...

Two gorgeous cards, love the background. Xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous Loll... and it gladdens my heart to see that even someone as awesome as you occasionally CASE's cards!
Fab watercolouring.
I appear to have 'mislaid' some of my followers - hope you're not one who has deserted me?!! x

Inkyfingers said...

Oooh - these are just gorgeous Loll and the beautiful sunset watercolour background is perfect for the image.
Hugs
Carol x

Anita in France said...

Love this new stamp from Deepti, Loll ... you've showcased it so beautifully ... that sunset colour wash is stunning! Looking forward to seeing more homework from your OCC! Hugs, Anita :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your showcase of Dee's stunning stamp is sensational, Lolly! That sunset coloring is so perfect for the design!! I purchased that set, too, and can't think of any better way to use it than you've done with these twofers!! (And thanks for the shoutout!) Hugs, Dolly

MaryH said...

More gorgeousness! Love the way the colors fade in this wash, very ombre looking. This was a lovely stamp to emboss and do this technique. You're gonna be at the head of the class! TFS & HUgs

Barb Ghig said...

Two really gorgeous cards, Loll! I love the softness of the colors...they're perfect with Dee's new stamp set...WOW!

Donna said...

Simply beautiful... and so very stunning. X

Bobby said...

That stamp is the perfect way to show off your watercolor wash, Loll. I don't know why I skipped this in practice. It has to be easier than the things I'm trying to do.