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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Mix It Up Challenge - Anything Goes + Open Technique

Hello my friends!
A new month means a new challenge over on the Mix It Up Challenge Blog.
Remember, this is a monthly Anything Goes challenge but with a fun twist that you can choose to join in on ... or not!  This month's theme is:

Anything Goes + Open Technique
(any technique you want ... please specify the technique you used)

I'm using the 'Watercolor on Dark Cardstock' technique that I spotted on YouTube HERE by artist Korin Sutherland and Faux Stitching.

 After 'splattering' varies colors of watercolor with an artist brush onto a 4x6 panel of
navy blue (regular) card stock, I came up with a panel like this ...
To create my card, I matted this panel onto white card stock, then used navy blue card stock as my background panel onto a white card base.  Using a white gelly roll pen, I did some faux stitching around the outside edge for added texture.
I've used the following dies  ...  Spellbinder 'Shining Star' (S2-181) and the sentiment is from the Sue Wilson 'Twinkle, Twinkle Clouds & Stars' die set (CED21015).

Here's the inside, which was computer generated onto a 4x6  panel then die cut.


I do hope you'll pop over to the Mix It Up Challenge Blog and join in the fun!
You have until 6 PM EST the last day of the month to enter!
I'm so inspired by the rest of our amazing DT 
and I can't wait to be inspired by YOUR project!

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!

                   

12 comments:

  1. What an awesome background for your star! Love the inside too!

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  2. Oh, I like it! It would be fun to do a splattery background like this on dark cardstock. Gee, I could do that! I've been debating over maybe getting some of the black watercolor paper. It looks fantastic with metallic paints and I have plenty of those. Decisions, decisions. In the meantime I have your awesome card for inspiration!

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  3. Fabulously designed, great inside too....x

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  4. Oh wow that is so cool, great background for your star, I bought some black watercolor paper and have yet to use it, I need to break it out, thanks for the inspiration.
    You are a very busy woman at the beginning of the month aren't you :)

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  5. What a fabulous background for your lovely star. Love the navy blue & white combo. Awesome sentiment on the inside, my friend. Love it!
    Hugs,
    ♥ Lena
    Lena’s Creations

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  6. How fun this is with the background you created, a very fun and clever birthday card!!

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  7. Dear Darlene ! First I wish to thank you for your kind comments on my Blog. I alssways take a look to your cards and they are beautiful. This card with a bright star and amazing background is great too. Hugs, Veana R.

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  8. Wow, this is a stunning card Darlene and I am SO intrigued by your background! Off to take a look at this technique. Have a great weekend! Vicky x

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  9. Fabulous card and such beautiful splattered panel!

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  10. Amazing, Darlene! I could have sworn you splattered acrylic paints! My watercolors couldn't possibly be that bright and bold! Would love to know the brand...but oh never mind, I have no business buying any more watercolors, lol. XOX

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  11. Great watercoloring idea! Love the finished product!

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  12. Gorgeous background Darlene. Nice choice of dies and great faux stitching. Sorry it has taken a while to comment - recovering from knee surgery. Thanks for your lovely comment on my MIU card.

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