Monday, October 30, 2017

Splash Watercolouring Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today I'm honoured to have my Splash Watercolour video as the inspiration for this week's Technique's Challenge at Splitcoaststampers (SCS). :)

My dear friend, Karen (Snippets), is running the challenge.  She's been having fun lately with my Splash Watercolour technique.  The card above is heading over to the gallery at SCS for the challenge.  You have to be a member to join the challenges, but if you aren't a member, you can look around the site all you want.  It has lots of amazing instructional videos, inspirational cards, and challenges.  It's free to join and then you can upload cards to your own gallery on SCS and comment on other cards.  This is where I started with my stamping years ago and I have maintained a lot of wonderful friendships with amazing crafters that I met there.  It's worth checking out!

I started this card by heat embossing in white, a background stamp I've had for a few months.  Isn't it great??  I love it.  Then I chose my colours ... distress inks in spiced marmalade, fired brick and wilted violet.  These colours can be tricky because orange and purple mix to create brown.  So a light hand, and drying in-between layers helps.  There are lots of layers of ink on this card.

I added a simple white butterfly and stamped the sentiment in a different ink.  In order to match the wilted violet in the background (which was diluted with water), I ended up using Rich Razzleberry (SU!) and it worked perfectly. :)

Here's a close-up.

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CHALLENGE!

I thought it might be fun to run a mini challenge here as well.  I've set up a linky below - it's open for one week.  Any style of card is welcome, but you must use the Splash Watercolouring technique.  I'll do a random draw and send out a small prize package to the winner.  Come play along!  And if you are an SCS member, make sure to add your card to the TLC challenge gallery as well!










Stamps: Different Dreams (Unity); Happy Birthday (HLS)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card base and butterfly (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Versamark;  Distress inks:  Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz); Rich Razzleberry (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  White embossing powder, heat tool, water mister, Moonlight Butterfly die (Memory Box)

Challenges:
TLC #662 - Splash Watercolouring

28 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Loll you are so creative with your backgrounds and this one is no exception it’s beautiful and your butterfly is the perfect embellishment

Anne

Karen Knott said...

Gorgeous background and love the stamp
Hugs Kaz xx

Betty Keefe said...

this looks like such fun - am visiting my daughter in TX right now but am certainly going to give this a go when i get home this week! and congrats on being the inspiration for SCS!

Linda said...

Oh this is so lovely, Loll. Love the background and going to have to give this technique a try. Beautiful card.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Splash background, Loll for your heat eb word sentiment. I love how your background makes your Dream words Pop!! Gosh...and a little challenge from you too:-) We do have fun!!!

Hugs...

Izzy Scrap said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous ! Love your combo of colours and as always your fabulous CAS design ! Thank you so much for the great video explaining the Splash technique ! I have to give it a try ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring !

shirley-bee said...

This is fabulous, Loll! I love the colour combo.

Nancy Stislow said...

There you go again, mixing the most beautiful colors to achieve these wonderful backgrounds. Love that stamp too- and it's next on my wish list. Love this and would love to case it!

Ina G said...

Loll that stamp is just dreamy. Love your background array of colours and splashed patterns. And how that simple white butterfly is just perfect. RR - a big favourite colour of mine. Count me in for your mini challenge as I love that technique thanks to Karen.

Ina G said...

I meant to say Thanks to Karen I found your video. Finger pressed to quickly.

Susan said...

So great that Karen used your video for her TLC challenge! And such fun that you're doing a mini challenge here too. I posted my card on SCS for it and will do a blog post for your challenge too now that I've seen this! What a beautiful card - you did an amazing job with the purple and orange - great contrast! The white butterfly is the perfect simple addition.

Christine Alexander said...

I love that technique of yours, and always have a bunch of background on hand. your card is awesome. I love that stamp and of course the colours you chose.

sandie said...

Gorgeous Loll, super colours and well done for not mixing them. Love how you kept the die white to help the background be the star xx

Linda said...

What a fabulous background and I love the stamp. The white embossing really pops against those gorgeous colours xx

Mac Mable said...

That background stamp is great Loll. Such pretty colours together and well done on not getting 'mud' x Great technique which produces such beautiful and unique results x

Jeanne said...

Wow! Fabulous work. What a great background stamp and your beautiufl color choices really make it shine! Of course, that butterfly helps, too. Wonderful card!

Daffodil Cards said...

So Beautiful
Faith
x

Bunny said...

Fabulous Loll. Thanks for the video tutorial. Since I rarely watercolor I'm guessing that the paper makes a BIG difference. Because I see some projects I try don't turn out as well as other peoples. [Bunny]

Karen D. said...

Love your card mf. and I was so happy to feature your video at SCS! because you rock!!
xx Karen

Bonnie said...

Love the colors in your splash background and that wonderful stamp! This is one of my favorite techniques! I'm so glad you came up with it and shared it with your friends!

Maxine D said...

What a delight for the eyes your card is Loll - love it. your colour usage is amazing.
Blessings
Maxine

Susanne Vargas said...

This background is spectacular with these colors (that did not create brown), the background stamp, and this technique (which I actually used on the sympathy card in my last post)! This card is a feast for the eyes!

Julia Aston said...

Love your background with the embossed sentiment showing through Loll - a lovely b'day card with the white butterfly and sentiment! Congrats on your video being featured for the technique challenge by Karen! Julia xx

Barb Ghig said...

I love this technique and how you were able to use orange and purple so beautifully, Loll! Love your fabulous stamping/heat embossing...so crisp and clean and perfect with your lovely design!

Anita in France said...

Dreamy and gorgeous, Loll ... what a gorgeous colour combo that you so expertly kept clear and bright ... fabulous with that crisp white butterfly ... yum! Hugs, Anita :)

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning card Loll! I've been thinking I should get more involved in what's happenning at Splitcoast stampers. I haven't added to my gallery in years, but I feel it has a good community. Can you recommend any links. thanks!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super fun technique! I'll be using this again for sure :) -- love your card also.

Ros Crawford said...

You make the most beautiful cards and I love watching your videos... This is gorgeous!