Monday, March 11, 2019

More Vellum Watercolouring

Hi everyone.  Another card to share with watercolouring on vellum.  I've had fun playing with this month's CAS Watercolour Challenge!


I was recently away for a few days, relaxing in a cabin on Galiano Island, overlooking Active Pass.  I have mentioned many times before on my blog, it's a favourite place for hubby and I to get away.  While I was there, I had some time to watercolour lots of images with my zigs.  The flower used today was one of those.

I previously made a smooshed background with yellow, green and blue inks ... can't remember what I used, but most likely Distress inks (my fav!).  I wanted to add something different to the look of the vellum, so I dry embossed with a delicate leafy design and used a flat sponge and silver Inka Gold to just catch the tops of the embossing to add highlights to my background.  I framed a small piece with a square stitched die and then added the fussy-cut flower that I mentioned above.  The card front is popped up from the background with a silver stamped sentiment.  I popped up the flower as well to add lots of dimension.  Added the flower to the corner of the square.

Here's a close-up ...







Stamps:  Persian Motifs (Altenew); Senitment (SU!)
Paper:  Vellum; White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Zigs; Silver Delicata (Tsukineko); Distress inks
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, Spring Leaves embossing folder (Elizabeth Craft Designs); Silver Inka Gold (Viva Decor), flat sponge, white embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour March Challenge - Watercolouring on Vellum

26 comments:

Julie B said...

Such a pretty effect Loll. :)

Viv said...

What a fab background Loll! Gorgeous flower too - another perfect card. x

Cindy H. said...

Wow, this is so stunning! I have a ton of vellum and never use it but you've inspired me to get some out and play :) Thanks for the inspiration.

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful watercoloring on vellum, Loll! I also love your dry embossing and how you added silver Inka Gold to the top of the leaves...and what a gorgeous bloom! This is such a lovely birthday card! xx

Barb Ghig said...

I meant to add...I'm so happy that you had a relaxing time on Galiano Island :) Welcome home!

Darnell said...

So much to savor with this, Lolly! I'm glad you had a wonderful time at our (we wish) cabin and I can just see you there, coloring. Aaah! Anyway, back to earth, I love how you did that background; that's worth a post all on its own! Your vellum flower is stunning! It looks like it's backed with the white? What did you use to attach the vellum to the white backing so it's not visible? The peek-a-boo frame and silver sediment are perfect! Hugs, Dolly

Betty Keefe said...

gorgeous card, Loll - love the colors you used!

nancy littrell said...

Love your dry embossed leafy background Loll for your beautiful Zigs watercolored die cut vellum flower. Simply beautiful with wonderful textures. TFS my friend...Hugs..Nancy

Trina P. said...

Welcome home, Loll! Sounds like another fabulous restful trip.
And then you spoiled us immediately with this beauty! Gorgeous watercolouring on vellum and the dry embossing takes it to the next level. Amazing textured background... love the addition of the silver Inka Gold. xx

Bonnie said...

Love, love, love this pretty watercolor flower, Loll! And the embossed vellum is a wonderful touch, especially with the DI background! A gorgeous card, my friend!

Susan said...

Love the look of the dry embossing and Inka Gold on the vellum - such a great effect. And a really beautiful fussy cut flower for your focal image.

Maria said...

So gorgeous, Loll! It looks so dreamy! I could stare at this beauty for hours, very pretty!

Robyn Oliver said...

This card is just beautiful Loll, the touch of metallic on the embossed vellum adds so much dimension and yes highlights.. gorgeous flower too

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful fussy cut velum flower Loll, I can't believe you fussy cut it I thought it was a die cut :)

Nancy Stislow said...

I've always loved your watercoloring. This time your background just captivated me. I'd have guessed those were die cuts you added to it and just love the effect of the embossing. This is so imaginative and beautiful!

Daffodil Cards said...

So Beautiful
Faith

Karen Dunbrook said...

I love the wonderful look you achieved Loll...glad you are getting some R & R time.
xx Karen

Bobby said...

The silver tipped leaves look like there's sunlight shining on them, Loll. The coloring on the vellum is so vibrant and beautiful.

Linda said...

This looks so pretty, great colours and I love the touch of the Inka Gold too xx

Marcia HIll said...

Your flower is GORGEOUS...love the soft water coloring!! Your embossed vellum background is SOOO pretty! Love the water coloring on that too and also the touch of the silver Inka Gold on the raised parts of the vellum. Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Anita in France said...

That does sound relaxing, Loll ... the magic of Galiano Island and being creative all at the same time! This is beautiful ... the shimmer of the silvery topped embossed background is so eyecatching ... and the watercoloured flower is simply lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda in IN said...

Oh wow, this is so beautiful. I love that background with a touch of gold. The flower is gorgeous. I'm so happy you were able to spend time at your cabin with hubby. It is so nice to get away and relax.

My Paper Epiphany said...

What a fabulous idea to dry emboss the watercoloured vellum and add the shimmer m- beautiful!!! It looks like I might have scared people off with this theme:(

Ina G said...

Simply beautiful Loll. Love the use of the peek a boo die.

Jo Manna said...

This is an incredible BG that could stand alone, wow what depth and richness. Your bloom is a beauty too. Love this square frame, hummm another die to order LOL.
Sounds like you had a beautiful honeymoon. Live is Good :D
xxx

Brenda said...

Wow, this is a beautiful card Loll! I love that background you have with the vellum, the embossing looks so pretty. I thought at first the inked top of the vellum looked like water droplets. lol It certainly is the most perfect embossing with this beautiful bloom! Glad you and hubby got to get away to your favorite place....the cabin on Galiano Island! It's always nice to get away and recharge those batteries on a low key get away. Hugs, Brenda