Sunday, August 12, 2018

Hello ...

LOL ... I never claimed to be a 'patient' person,
and if you saw the card I shared here on my blog yesterday
and read down through my post, you know what I'm talking about!  LOL

For those of you who didn't see yesterday's post (and why not?  lol)
where they shared a beautiful inspirational sample that used the wet-on-wet 
water coloring technique and I said that I had hoped to give it a try ... AND I DID! 

Here is my card

I used the same stamp/die set as yesterday's card and after
viewing their video I gave the technique a try and LOVE how it came together.

The stamp & die sets I'm referring to are:

 I wish you could see this card in person ... it is so much prettier than 
the photo and I love this color combo.

 As in her video, I used gold embossing powder but then I decided to do another set of flowers in the yellow color so I used a Detailed Clear embossing powder for that set of flowers.  For the blue flowers I used watercolor paints but for the yellow flowers, I used TH distress ink that I stamped on my craft mat and sprayed with water ... then used my water brush.   I used Nuvo 'Midnight Blue' Crystal drops in the yellow flowers center to help pull it all together.
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss Midnight Blue
To add a little texture to the background, I used an older stencil by Memory Box called 'Bubbles'.    
The Hello sentiment is by Tutti Designs 
Tutti Designs - Word Set - Hello
 and the extra yellow sprigs  were created using a die from Memory Box called 'Climbing Vine'.
Memory Box - Dies - Climbing Vine 

I really enjoyed getting inky this weekend and learning 
a few new techniques.  I sometimes get so busy with design team
and craft show projects that I forget to just 'play for the fun of it'
as I did yesterday & today!

Hope you are having a fun weekend too!

Challenges to share in:
Craftaholics R Us Challenge #32 - Use YELLOW (8/15)

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, I truly appreciate your visit!
As always . . .


scrAPpamondo said...

WOW!!! Such striking card, absolutely LOVE it!! Fantastic colours combo and any detail is just perfect!

aussie aNNie said...

Pretty card.

Janis Lewis said...

This card is stunning. Thanks for joining us at Craftaholics R Us. Hope you'll join us again.

Barbara said...

What a fantastic card! You have motivated me to give this a try! Simply beautiful and well done!

Berni Cuttino said...

Simply fabulous. Love the colors

Bunny said...

Beautifully created. Love those bright colors. Fabulous card. [Bunny]

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so awesome and beautiful! I have to give that technique a try soon when I get caught up on all my doctor appointments and garden preserving. So many are having such fun with that idea.

Judy Woodland said...

This is so gorgeous!!! You have really done that challenge justice, I love those bold, bright colors. STUNNING!!!

Olga Bester said...

Wow! This is stunning, I can believe that it looks much better in reality!
Hugs from Africa!

Inkyfingers said...

This is a stunning card Darlene and you have coloured the blooms beautifully!
Thanks for sharing with us at HLS and I hope you will join us again soon.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my word, another stunning beauty! If anything, this is even more gorgeous than the last card! You may have found your go to watercolor technique in these last two ideas. The flower stamps are beautiful and I really love the stenciled background and leaf die. WOW!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my and such Gorgeous playing it is, I love how you combined the gold and white embossing and your water coloring is just Beautiful! Pretty addition of your die cut leaves, Lovely creation!

Ine Creaine said...

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge blog. Very nice and Good luck!
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Nora N. said...

This is stunning!! I Love the stenciling of the dots in the back and your layering. This is a beautiful card!!

Carmela Hubler said...

Gorgeous card, Darlene! Love the details on your flowers.