Thursday, March 29, 2018

Watercolour Sprays

Hi everyone.  Sharing two cards that are the same except for the die-cut and sentiment.  After a card class I had a few weeks ago, there was a left over piece of watercolour sprays on mixed media paper.  This is a combination of several colours ... I believe red, brown, magenta and a little gold on top.  I love the dramatic look of these colours together.

Two easy cards where I just cut my already sprayed piece of mixed media paper in half to create a panel for each card.  Backed it with a piece of black card stock that was only about 1/8" bigger, creating a very thin frame.  Added a black die-cut (this is a longer die-cut, but I just ripped off the bottom few leaves), and stamped a simple sentiment.

Here's a close-up of both cards ...


and ...

Thanks for coming by for a visit!






Stamps:  Thanks Sentiment - Where Your Heart is (Simon Says Stamp); Happy Birthday Sentiment - Penguin Party (Create a Smile)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 series); Black (Stampin' Up!); White (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Sprays made from Liquid Watercolour concentrate (Dick Blick), Flower Frolic die (Penny Black); Meadow Leaf die (Poppy Stamps)

24 comments:

Viv's Visuals said...

I envy your inventiveness to use up bits of waste Loll. These are perfect cards (as always!) x

Debbie said...

Very nice, Loll. Love that feeling when you are able to make some simple, but pretty, cards from leftovers. (Of course, this also means that I keep way more leftovers than I am ever likely to use.)

Bonnie said...

Beautifully dramatic pieces that show beautifully with the narrow black frame and black die cuts!

BożenA said...

Oh, Loll! Awesome! I love the intense colors of the background in contrast with the white base. Adding a black frame further highlights the contrast. Both cards are stunning, Loll !!
Hugs,
BożenA

Liz said...

Super cards, Loll. I love the effect of the black die cuts against the rich colours of the background. xx

Cathy said...

You're a master and ressurecting leftover scraps Loll and the results always look amazing! Cathy x

Nancy Stislow said...

I always love the way you use the magnificent backgrounds you create. I'm learning to use mine in the same way. You also have the ability to stretch it into multiple cards. Love that! Thanks for the inspiration and love these warm colors.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Twofer's, Loll using you leftover sprayed background. The colors you used on your background are so rich and pretty. Thank you so much for sharing, my friend. Hugs...

Marcia HIll said...

These are both just lovely Loll!! I've never tried spraying water colour before, but admit I am intrigued and need to try it out!! I've been so stuck on the Magicals and Finetec Pearls lately, that I haven't worked on much else...maybe I need to try them in a spray bottle!! But anyway, love how both your cards turned out, and what a good feeling to know you made something so pretty from something that was just "leftovers"!! :0)

Maxine D said...

What dramatic cards Loll - the shine IRL must be stunning.
Blessings
Maxine

Susan said...

Lovely rich colours in those sprays - definitely worthy of a black silhouette and border!

Christine Alexander said...

love the colours Loll, so dramatic and perfect with the Black frame and die cut.

Sue said...

Two gorgeous cards, Loll. The black die cuts look dramatic against the richly coloured background and I like the thin black frames too.

Jeanne said...

Dramatic and elegant are what these two cards are. So striking! Thanks so much for sharing. :) Happy Easter! Happy Weekend!

Brenda in IN said...

Both cards are great. I love how you use a die cut over a lovely background. The backgrounds really are the star of the show. I hope you have a nice Easter weekend.

Patti said...

Wow! these watercolor backgrounds you have created are amazing! Truly the most elegant backdrop for the black die cuts!! : ) I love when I can use up "leftovers" yummm!

Patti

Mac Mable said...

My type of colours too...Love them and the black die cuts look so very bold against those fabulous backgrounds x

Daffodil Cards said...

Should have come here first before posting my DT card at The Male Room challenge, perhaps I would have had a better result LOL.
Faith
x

JosieD said...

Dramatic yet CAS cards...so good looking. Like the colors you combined for the background....you have an extra special skill for that for sure! And the black frame sets off the black die cuts so nicely.

Anita in France said...

These are both so rich and dramatic, Loll ... and so striking! Hugs, Anita :)

Linda said...

What fabulous colours, and the black die cuts give such a dramatic look. love both designs xx

Barb Ghig said...

I love the dramatic look of these colors, too...they make your silhouettes pop on your designs, and would work well for a male or female recipient! Gorgeous cards, Loll!

Papercraft Boutique said...

You made fabulous cards using "leftover" pieces, Loll! I love the depth and richness of the watercolour sprayed background. The black die-cut and matte are perfect for bringing out the dramatic background panel. Hideko xx

Barb Ghig said...

You did an amazing job using these leftover pieces...I love the dramatic color palette and as always, your CAS design is so pretty!