Friday, September 26, 2014

Watercolor blooms

It's Bellarific Friday!!!!  Last weeks challenge was to use this sketch.

sketch-19--Sept-26 copy

     It's perfect for a CAS card.  I went through several ideas before I came up with this design.  I embossed the top panel with a striped embossing folder and popped it up on foam dots.  For the image I stamped Flower Garden with Versamark onto some watercolor paper and then embossed it in gold.  I used Aged Mahogany and Peeled Paint Distress inks to paint the image.  For the sentiment I die cut the word Thanks four times and glued them together for some body and them embossed with the same gold.  A few sequins to add a little bling and voila'!

     I really enjoy the look of watercolor and hope to play with it some more.
     If you haven't visited the Blogabella blog lately you really need to.  Em is debuting a ton of new stamps and she's been giving some sneak peeks.  AMAZING stuff!  I have a couple of cards to share myself so be on the look out.  If you like the Townies you definitely need to come back.
     Okay, so the new challenge is.....

1 image, 2 embellies, and 3 papers

     A recipe for fun!  Thanks for stopping by!
     Be blessed!

Paper--Recollections, Strathmore 140 lb cold press watercolor paper
Stamp--Stamping Bella "Flower Garden"
Ink--Versamark, Aged Mahogany and Peeled Paint Distress inks
Tools--The Paper Studio A2 Stripes embossing folder, Simon Says Stamp Thanks die, Quickutz Nesting Circles, Marvy Uchida heat gun
Miscellaneous--Ranger gold embossing powder, sequins from my stash


  1. Wow Tracy ,this is so beautiful and elegant.

  2. Wow! Stunning card, Tracy! So elegant and really beautifully colored. Love the gold touches. Love the striped embossed panel, too. Just WOW!

  3. Love your gold embossed thanks die cut word! so pretty as well as the lovely painted flowers!

  4. GORGEOUS card Tracy, and of course the most gorgeous image and colours used..
    The Journey is the Start

  5. Another WOW card, Tracy. Love the way you glued 4 thanks together and embossed the word with gold. Elegant. Haven't tried coloring with distress inks, but you've given me the inspiration to try it. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Geri N

  6. Gorgeous card!! Just so pretty!

  7. How beautiful, Tracy, and I love the CAS style! Stunning flowers and colors! Hugs!

  8. that a gorgeous card tracy, it so pretty you got the golden touch, very beautiful crafty work. very colorful so pretty .... your gallery is just super nice .graphics are very nice . your website it just very pretty. best of luck . do come visit me some time. . WE.HOBBIESANDCRAFTS.NET. and please sign my guestbook at the bottom of my webpage to let me know you came to see me ( thank you.very much do look around the website you may find some thing that can help you out or help some one you know with something... love a beautiful thing. do send your friends.

  9. Gorgeous and delicate poppyflowers, Tracy, love your watercolouring! Hugs, Ira
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  10. This is stunning Tracy. I love the image, beautiful colouring and wonderful embossed to give such an elegant look.
    hugs Sue xx

  11. So pretty, Tracy! Love the embossed panel with the window and the stacked thanks die cut. The watercolor blooms are beautiful, too!
    Hugs, Anja

  12. So lovely! Love those embossed and beautifully colored flowers and the card design is stunning!

  13. What a BEAUTIFUL CAS design, Tracy! I love flower cards and the gold embossing looks so stylish in this one. xxx

  14. Beautiful!! I love the flowers and the scoring ... so elegant!

  15. Love the distress color flowers with embossed panel and the thanks sentiment is looking gorgeous in gold, Love this CAS creation!

  16. Love the flowers Tracy. I have not tried the watercoloring yet but will have to. Hugs joann sassy raggedy

  17. Now that's a card that you can't stop looking at. The sentiment and how you created that is superb. I love that you take the time to make your own embellishments to such perfection. It's a gorgeous card and the technique is inspiring!!
    Hugs H,


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