Monday, October 22, 2018

Magnolia Rhapsody

Hi everyone.  One last card for the CAS Watercolour October Challenge - Orange, Green, and Brown, before it closes in a few days.

We are also celebrating our 2nd birthday this month! :)




I watercoloured a beautiful image from Penny Black called Magnolia Rhapsody.  I was happy with how it turned out until I stamped my sentiment.  It just didn't look right ... too long and narrow, or not in the right place, or something.  So I cut it down A LOT and ended up with two small pieces that I could use.  I used the smallest of the two today for my card.

I love these colours together (Distress Inks: Ripe Persimmon, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Tea Dye).  This is the first time using Tea Dye ... LOVE the medium reddy brown colour. :)  I have a few colours of distress inks that I haven't use ... always pull out my "favourites".  But how do I know if they are my favourites if I haven't given the others's a try?? :)  I need to play with the other colours ... tea dye was a success!

Here's a close-up ...
Come join the birthday celebration.






Stamps:  magnolia rhapsody (penny black); gratitude (penny black)
Paper:  Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. hot press)
Ink:  Distress Markers:  Ripe Persimmon, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Tea Dye (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Water mister, rectangle stitched frame (AliExpress)

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour October Challenge - Orange, Green, & Brown - 2nd Birthday Celebration!

20 comments:

Patti said...

Oh Loll! this is so pretty! I love these brushstrokes images. Your card is so elegant : )

Marcia HIll said...

A great save and a BEAUTIFUL card Loll! Your water coloring with the distress inks is so pretty (btw...tea dye is one of my FAVORITES!!) and don't you just LOVE that little peek-a-boo die window for cards? I think it's probably one of my most favorite dies to use!! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Bonnie said...

This looks totally intentional, Loll! Love, love, love this pretty magnolia in these colors and framed! Tea Dye is a color I don't have...yet! Guess I need to get some of that!

Susan said...

Great point about making sure we try all our colours! And a great save of your beautiful watercolouring on the magnolia - love just that little bit behind the stitched frame!

nancy littrell said...

Simply beautiful magnolia watercolored with Fall colors, Loll. Perfect for the CWCC color challenge. TFS and again..Congratulations to you and Bonnie and the DT for your 2nd Birthday. Time does fly! TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Christine Alexander said...

I hate it when the last thing you do (the sentiment ruins the look. Amazing save and love those colours :)

swldebbie said...

This is simply gorgeous, Loll. Love the colors and the layout you ended up with. Simple elegance.

Anita in France said...

Soft and so very pretty, Loll ... the colour combo is just delicious! Hugs, Anita :)

Karen D. said...

love the way you framed up this wonderfully coloured image Loll...gorgeous card mf.
xx Karen

Bobby said...

I don't know what the original looked like, Loll, but this card is so your style. Beautiful in every way.

Jo Manna said...

You've made a masterpiece out this Magnolia, great save and incredibly beautiful result. Love the clean appeal to this wonderful card! Bravo! xx

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness, this is a stunning image, a stunning card! I so love the colors of distress inks you have used and yes tea dye is a great one! I don't know that there are any that I don't love. lol I love how you did the window and the sentiment below it, it looks so beautiful. Hugs, Brenda

Linda said...

This looks beautiful, the colours are so pretty together and I love the stitched frame xx

Maria said...

Oh, just lovely as can be! Very pretty flower in gorgeous color! Beautiful stitched frame, too!

Mac Mable said...

Love how you used part of the image and what a happy accident. Accident or not I never think to use just part of an image and I really must as it looks stunning. Such a beautiful card and love the watercolour effect. Yes I have favourites too but we really shouldn't :) x

Sue said...

This is beautiful, Loll. Great idea to use just part of the stamp, I always forget that. Lovely use of the colours too.

Barb Ghig said...

Tea Dye was definitely a success...thanks for the reminder to look at all of our colors :) Such a gorgeous bloom and great save by cutting down your design, Loll...Love this beautiful card!

Brenda in IN said...

This is lovely and a great save. Beautiful colors and maybe a new "favorite"?

Susanne Vargas said...

The brushstroke image looks beautiful peeking out from the frame! Love the color combo!

BożenA said...

A very romantic card, Loll! I love this set of colors, it creates such a sophisticated picture. And yes, you are completely right, DI Tea Dye is wonderful :-)
xx